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JOB #R2201404

Head Start Early Childhood Manager - Region VI

ICF seeks an experienced Early Childhood (EC) Manager for the Office of Head Start Region VI Training and Technical Assistance (OHS TTA) Contract to co-lead a team of EC Specialists and provide one-on-one management and supervision of EC Specialists employed by ICF. The EC Manager will coordinate and collaborate with other members of the TTA management team to plan training and technical assistance to support grantees individually or in group settings and implement a comprehensive system of quality assurance and control.

This position is home-based in one of the Region VI states (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas). Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, travel will be required to fulfill the requirements of the position. Travel will by in any of the regional states.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA or BS degree in early childhood education/development, education leadership, or related field from an accredited university or college
  • If the highest degree was awarded more than ten years ago, the resume should specifically detail courses, conferences, seminars attended or relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with 3 years provision of TTA to Head Start or other early childhood programs related to school readiness
  • Minimum of 3–5 years of progressive supervision/management and staff development, with experience for managing remote-located staff preferred
  • Experience in coaching staff
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and managing/improving projects, including implementing QA systems
  • Experience in analyzing, aggregating, and presenting data
  • Experience in oral and written communication to various audiences

Key Responsibilities

The Regional EC Manager shall provide the following in-person or virtually as determined by the regional office.

  • Implement a comprehensive system of quality assurance for TTA to grantees and contract deliverables related to the work of Early Childhood Specialists
  • Provide effective and timely ongoing oversight and coaching to Early Childhood Specialists
  • Develop and implement professional development for EC Specialists to increase their capability to support grantees in key performance areas including coaching, curriculum implementation and fidelity, teacher-child interactions, family engagement, child and family outcomes, assessment, and data aggregation and analysis
  • Implement TTA data aggregation, analysis, and reporting processes that inform and improve the quality and responsiveness of Early Childhood Specialist services and improves coordination with state, regional, and national priorities, and other early childhood TTA systems, as directed by the region
  • Conduct at least two field observations of the Early Childhood Specialists in each performance period to assess quality of TTA provided and determine professional development needs
  • Communicate with the Regional Office staff to ensure coordinated support, messaging, and prioritization of technical assistance to grantees
  • Participate in national and regional work groups and meetings as directed by the OHS
  • Provide direct TTA to grantees, as requested by the Regional Office
  • Support emerging OHS initiatives and priorities
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with various levels of staff and client
  • Maintain CLASS Observer and/or Trainer Certifications
  • Report suspected child abuse per procedures developed by regional leadership
  • Takes responsibility for own professional development and actively seeks to continually build content knowledge
  • Complete annual compliance trainings as required by contract and ICF

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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