Careers at CCRN

The employees at CCRN value integrity, reliability, collaboration, excellence, and community. We are self-described as a family-friendly culture. If you would like to work in an environment of passionate individuals dedicated to community child care, our open positions are listed for your information and application.


Registration Specialist

Child Care Resource Network: 1000 Hertel Ave, Buffalo NY 14216

Under the direction of the Registration Supervisor, the Registration Specialist is responsible for registering and monitoring new and renewing Family Child Care and School Age Child Care programs in Erie County in accordance with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) contract objectives. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Responsibilities are listed in descending order starting with those anticipated to require the greatest percentage of your time.

1.Act in accordance with the agency’s mission, vision and values

2.Register and monitor new and renewing Family Child Care and School Age Child Care programs to include:

   •Processing applications 

   •Conducting inspections and complaint investigations

   •Overseeing corrective action plans

   •Conducting safety assessments for persons identified with a criminal history or previously indicated case of child abuse and/or maltreatment

   •Conducting enforcement actions for programs with repeat and/or serious violations

   •Providing technical assistance regarding start-up, renewal and program compliance

3.Meet all Registration contract performance standards and timelines in accordance with policies and procedures established by NYS OCFS and CCRN

4.Maintain accurate and complete electronic and paper files in accordance with policies and procedures established by NYS OCFS and CCRN

5.Participate in Registration quality improvement projects 

6.Maintain ongoing, professional, and accurate communication with partnering agencies/programs, including but not limited to the Buffalo Regional Office, Local Department of Social Services and New York State Office of Children, Family Services and USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program

7.Make informational and educational presentations to parent, provider and community groups

8.Attend various local, regional and state committees as assigned

9.Serve as a member of the Child Care Resource Network Team and attend meetings and training as required

10.Carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description, in accordance with the agency’s team philosophy.

Qualifications and Competencies:

1.Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice or related field and three years of relevant office and field experience, including customer service; OR Associates Degree and six years of experience; OR High School graduate and nine years of experience.

2.Experience efficiently prioritizing and managing a wide range of assignments with thorough attention to detail and follow through

3.Ability to make independent decisions which adhere to the purpose, mission and goals of the Child Care Resource Network

4.Excellent human relation skills as well as the ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with a wide range of people including the current predominant linguistic, racial and ethnic populations of Erie County

5.Computer skills including data entry and proficiency with Microsoft© Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint 

6.Willingness to travel within Erie County

7.Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Additional preferred competencies:

1.Case management experience 

2.Experience with Legally Exempt Child Care and/or Registered Family or School Age Child Care

3.Working knowledge of

a.Social Service Law 390

b.New York State OCFS Family Day Care and School Age Child Care Regulations 

c.State issued Release Notes and Memorandums, Guidelines and Policy Statements

d.Child Care Facility System (CCFS)

4.Multilingual in English and Spanish or other languages that would support servicing our customers.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  

Valid NYS driver license and vehicle with current registration and insurance


Physical Demands: 

1.Ability to receive and convey detailed information

2.Frequently communicates with executives and employees

3.Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator and similar machines

4.Must be able to remain in a stationary position

5.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

6.Able to ascend and descend stairs

7.Occasionally position self in small chairs or on floor to communicate with children

8.Able to drive locally, day or night.


To apply please send resume and cover letter to


Marketing & Events Intern:

Child Care Resource Network: 1000 Hertel Ave, Buffalo NY 14216

If you are looking to work with a dynamic team of passionate individuals and have a drive to help your community and gain practical job experience at the same time then Child Care Resource Network is the place for you. 

Child Care Resource Network is seeking an intern for the spring and/or summer semesters. The intern will work closely with the Director of Community Impact and Communications Specialist and assist in the maintenance of all social media platforms, the CCRN website, and blog. Additionally the intern will help create short advocacy and awareness videos to share with legislators and supporters, well as support in the planning and execution of our annual “Cheers to Child Care” fundraiser. 

Qualifications Competencies: 

1. Currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university. 

2. Have a basic knowledge of the Adobe Suite.  Primarily Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro

3. Have strong writing and grammar skills 

4. Social media management experience a plus

5. Event planning or promotional experience a plus

6. Students working toward a degree in Hospitality, Communications, or Marketing preferred

To apply submit resume and cover letter to  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, disability, victims of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or any other legally protected category. 

Child Care Resource Network is a not-for-profit agency that promotes quality, affordable, accessible care and learning for all children by supporting and empowering families, caregivers, education professionals, and employers in Buffalo, Erie County and WNY.  


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