Early Childhood Specialist Manager - Region VI
Head Start Early Childhood Specialist Manager – Region VI - Home Based
Remote work initially. Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted 50% travel to Region VI States (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX) - must reside in one of these States
Based at the Regional Office located in Dallas and will involve at least 50% travel to the 5 states within Region VI.
Support the Professional Development of ECE Specialists by providing ongoing mentor/coaching
Establish and implement a quality control system for the TTA provided by ECE Specialists.
Ensure that work plans, Monthly Travel Plans and other deliverables are met in a timely manner
Maintain ongoing and effective communication with the OHS Central Office, Regional Office Technical Liaison and T/TA Coordinator as appropriate
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (18 ECE credits are required, transcripts will be requested)
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Demonstrated client management and relationship building experience.
Minimum of 5 years working in a program serving young children, i.e. infants/toddlers and/or preschool age children
7 years training and technical assistance experience; this experience should include the provision of training and technical assistance and consultation with directors, board of directors, staff and parents; and experience analyzing and redesigning systems for Head Start programs in order to improve the effectiveness and quality of program operations
Demonstrated experience coaching or mentoring others in order to improve/enhance performance
Significant background in use of data collection systems that track measurable outcomes.
Demonstrated knowledge of Head Start and Early Head Start performance standards and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
Must have valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check
Masters degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (18 ECE credits are required, transcripts will be requested)
3 years project management experience, specifically in supervising staff and managing complex projects at the state and/or Federal level
Working knowledge of OHS priorities and regulations
Familiarity with the Improving School Readiness for Head Start Act of 2007
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients
Ability to mentor/coach TTA specialists
Ability to provide presentations to individuals, small and large groups
Ability to review, aggregate, and present data gathered from multiple sources
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to prioritize and manage workload and deadlines
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