Director, Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director, in collaboration with Early Childhood faculty and staff, will implement Early Childhood Education (ECE) Career Pathways grant and ensure that grant activities are implemented in accordance with the grant proposal and grant regulations. Duties include data tracking and report completion, oversight of grant activities, working with an outside vendor to complete assessment of industry needs, grant documentation, fiscal management, participant recruitment, grant partnership management, and community advocacy. All activities will be carried out in collaboration with relevant faculty and staff. This is a grant-funded position through June 2025. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of grant funding and performance of professional duties.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Monitor and coordinate ECE Career Pathways grant project activities to ensure implementation and service delivery as described by the funded grant program, including staffing, programmatic, and fiscal obligations.
- Work with the ECE Coordinator and faculty on the implementation of the project and compile accurate data for the writing and submission of reports and the renewal of proposals.
- Assist with an ECE Southeastern Massachusetts industry assessment.
- Work with faculty and staff to analyze the industry assessment and use results to plan direct services to educators.
- Assist in developing collaborations with early childhood providers in the College's service area.
- Act as a liaison between employers, public schools, high schools, local and regional business partners, the workforce career center, and other partners.
- In collaboration with the ECE faculty and Workforce Development Division, assist with the development of the CDA Plus program design and other non-credit programming.
- Facilitate the implementation of the CDA Plus program at CCCC.
- Maintain coordination of grant services between offices at CCCC including admissions, communications, advising, registrar, business office, grants office, financial aid, and the early childhood program.
- Utilize advising technology.
- Promote and sustain positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
- Participate in meetings on and off campus as they pertain to the project, students, and staff.
- Support ECE Career Pathways students with their Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP).
- Organize and facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLCS) for grant participants.
- Track project expenditures to ensure consistency with grant and college budget process.
- Track project data and take responsibility for grant reporting (including goals, outcome, and evaluations, and other items as required by the College or by funding agency).
- Attend regional and statewide meetings related to the project.
- Coordinate access to academic and career advising for grant-funded students.
- Coordinate evaluation process with the Project Evaluator and IR/Internal Evaluation Team.
- Monitor project activities to ensure compliance with grant-funder regulations and guidelines.
- Write and submit reports in collaboration with the ECE Faculty Chair.
- Conduct regular meetings with appropriate staff, including Early Childhood faculty and advisors.
- Supervise ECE Career Pathway Grant Retention Specialist, Supplemental Instructor and the Simultaneous Interpreter.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or closely related field.
- Demonstrated success in supporting and retaining students towards course and program completion.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze information.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate complex grant activities, including budgeting and reporting.
- Demonstrated ability to interact with early childhood education and out-of-school time educators including family and center-based educators, school personnel, and the College.
- Demonstrated ability to write clearly and compose concise, coherent reports.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with all stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to travel to attend meetings and participate in conferences, including evenings and weekends.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Grant management experience.
- Familiarity with the Cape and Islands region Early Education and Childcare stakeholders.
- Experience in Early Childhood Administration or ECE classrooms.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Annual Salary Range of $63,000-68,300 (dependent upon qualifications). Full-time, Non-unit Professional position. Includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program including option for membership in the Massachusetts State Employees' Retirement System.
Grant-funding: Contingent upon award of Mass EEC Early Career Pathways Grant.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 7, 2023
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This appointment is subject to grant funding and the FY2024 budget appropriations.
Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.
The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.
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**ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.**
Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given the opportunity to upload required documents: a cover letter, which should specifically address the minimum and preferred qualifications, and a resume. Please note that candidates invited to interview for the position will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.
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