TCCC accepting resumes for Communications and Administration Associate

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) welcomes applications for the position of Communications and Administration Associate, available immediately. This position is part-time, working 10-20 hours per week, and reports directly to the Director of Communications and Operations. The work schedule will be based on the needs of the Director and TCCC staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communications: Draft content for website, social media, newsletters, reports and press releases.
  • Fundraising: Confidentially maintain database of partners and donors, and draft grant applications and donor letters.
  • Meeting Coordination: Schedule meetings, prepare agendas and materials, track attendance and draft minutes for various meetings.
  • Event Planning: Draft and send invitations, track RSVPs, prepare nametags and order supplies.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

Qualifications include:

  • Associate degree or higher, or equivalent previous work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrable attention to detail, integrity, organization and administration skills in prior work.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; proficiency in WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Contact: Send resume and three writing samples to Ashley Heffernan, Director of Communications and Operations, at

About Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) is a community-wide movement in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, South Carolina, focused on improving the quality of life of its citizens and its workforce through education. Using data and focused community collaboration across a continuum from “cradle-to-career,” TCCC serves as a catalyst for widespread, systemic change, with the ultimate goal of increased success and economic prosperity for all.

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Kindergarten Readiness Network meeting

Special thanks to all those Kindergarten Readiness Network members who attended today’s meeting!

  • Rev. Bill Stanfield provided an update on the Metanoia Early Childhood Center in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston.
  • TCCC staffers LaTisha Vaughn and John Read spoke about the Kindergarten Readiness Network’s purpose and TCCC’s definition of equity.
  • Trident United Way’s Vice President of Evaluation and Public Policy, Jonathan Rauh, shared Reading by Third data, and TCCC’s Director of Data Management and Analysis, Sarah Piwinski, shared 2017-18 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results.
  • Mary French, who is managing the network’s home-visitation program for all newborns, gave an update on the addition of more telehealth capabilities.
  • Institute for Child Success Vice President Bryan Boroughs updated the network on the Birth to 8 Framework and the S.C. Early Childhood Common Agenda.
  • TCCC’s newest staff member, Thetyka Robinson, Director of Facilitation, introduced herself to the network and led a discussion on who else needs to be in the room.

Lowcountry College and Career Ready Project

Kevin O’Gorman, chief academic officer for Berkeley County School District, convened the Steering Committee for the region’s new Lowcountry College and Career Ready Project.

The tri-county region’s four regional school districts share the common goal of ensuring that students are “future ready,” as defined by both academic standards and the skills identified by the local business community in the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Common Skills in High Demand report. The report outlines the core expectations for entry-level positions within various career clusters and determines both the specific academic skills and the performance level of those skills requested for “readiness” in those jobs.

The Lowcountry College and Career Ready Project is working on ways to embed these skills into the PreK-12th grade school curricula, create a regional report card and begin redesigning other aspects of the system (e.g., teacher professional development, instructional coaching, classroom observation, after school and summer activities) to reflect these new expectations.