Children need to spend their most critical years with dedicated, educated, trained, and well-compensated individuals in order to thrive. The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute leads the work to establish and implement an early childhood workforce system to ensure funding, standards and competencies, career development resources, qualifications and credentials, professional development (training and strengths-based coaching), and program quality assurance and improvement for individuals who work with young children throughout New York. Housed at the City University of New York, the Institute is a fast-paced, dynamic public/private partnership that is committed to the early childhood workforce across New York State.
The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (Institute), housed at the City University of New York, is a fast-paced, dynamic public/private partnership that is committed to identifying, establishing, and implementing the services, supports, and systems that the early childhood workforce across New York State needs. The Institute launched a Leadership Initiative in 2017 aimed at strengthening current early childhood leadership and management as well as to identify and support the development of future early childhood leaders. The Institute seeks to replicate the Leadership Initiative in two communities in New York State in 2019.
The Institute will hire two part time Leadership Initiative Regional Coordinators. This position will be responsible for implementing the Early Childhood Leadership Initiative project model in the local community, based on a model created and refined by the Institute. The Coordinator will work closely with a local partner agency to engage stakeholders, recruit members, identify local professional development resources and leadership needs, and craft appropriate and effective responses to those needs.
In this role, the Regional Coordinator will report to the Institute’s Director of Leadership Initiatives and work with colleagues implementing Leadership Initiatives in new communities in New York. The Coordinator will also work closely with the local partner organization to refine the model and services to meet local needs.
Equipped with a wide range of experiences in the field, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of the professional development needs of the early childhood workforce with particular focus on early childhood leadership.
This is a federally-funded grant position through December 2019 with a strong possibility for continued funding after that. This role has two open positions – one in Buffalo and one on Long Island.
Provide a resume and cover letter specifying qualifications/experience relevant to this position. Please indicate which area in New York (Buffalo or Long Island) you are interested in working.
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