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Early Childhood Specialist Manager

fhi360 Albany, NY
  • Posted: October 25, 2019
  • Full-Time

FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position Early Childhood Specialist Manager.

Project Description:

The Office of Head Start Region XI Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) network provides local grantees with high-quality, sustained, and intensive training and technical assistance. T/TA is provided to individual grantees, to clusters of grantees with similar interests, and at state and regional events. Region XI grantees includes American Indian/Alaska Native grantees in 26 states across the country.

Position Description:

The Early Childhood Specialist Manager will work with the Regional Office on short, intermediate, and long-term planning in accordance with OHS Central and Regional Office priorities and make sure they are aligned with FHI 360 policies and procedures.


+ Implement a comprehensive system of quality assurance for training and technical assistance to grantees and contract deliverables related to the work of EC specialists;
+ Provide ongoing supervision to EC specialists to ensure the provision of high-quality training and technical assistance;
+ Develop professional development plans for EC specialists to increase their expertise and capacity for supporting the development of coaching models to build program capacity for scaling up evidence-based practices, strengthening processes for programs, and data mining with grantees to align professional development systems;
+ Provide reporting of comprehensive data analysis linking regional and state TTA to OHS Central and Regional Office priorities and grantee service delivery, including an analysis of EC specialist activities as posted on HSES, trends, regional needs, and intensity/quality of TTA provision on a schedule agreed upon between the contractor and the COR;
+ Participate in regional-level meetings with Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO)Directors, state Child Care administrators and other state-level early childhood systems partners, as directed by the RPM; and
+ Participate in national and regional briefings as well as other regional office meetings, as requested by the RPM and/or COR.

Minimum Requirements:
+ Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, social sciences, or any other related field; Master's degree preferred.
+ Typically requires a minimum of 8+ years of project management, and Head Start technical and training assistance experience.
+ Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
+ Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
+ Demonstrated talent management, strategic planning, performance management, staff development, and capacity building experience.
+ Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope
+ Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
+ Demonstrated experience with the Office of Head Start.
+ Position will require at least 50% of travel.

Offer will be contingent on award of proposal and approval of funder.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others - and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

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Albany, NY
12260 USA

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