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Regional Quality Improvement Coordinator – Downstate

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
Date Posted: 08/26/2021
Salary / Wage: $78,000.00 - $90,000.00
Location: Downstate, New York
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Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Quality Improvement, the Regional Quality Improvement Coordinator (QIC), will work closely with the central office staff to implement the continuous quality improvement cycle of QUALITYstarsNY throughout New York State.  The QIC will supervise a team of Quality Improvement Specialists serving specific regions across the state, who are responsible for creating and managing each program’s Quality Improvement Plan and its supports, including fund allocations.  The goal of this position is to effectively supervise and support the Quality Improvement Specialists with attention to monitoring Quality Improvement Plans.  The QISC is responsible for building the capacity of QIS through leadership, professional development, and a range of other supports to ensure success in the role. 

Applicants should reside in New York City, Mid-Hudson, or Long Island regions to be considered for the position.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Supervision 

  • Cooperate and collaborate with other central office staff on a regular and consistent basis to reach and/or exceed project goals as indicated in annual work plans.
  • Supervise and coordinate assigned Quality Improvement Specialists, including case management and the effective development and monitoring of the Quality Improvement Plans.
  • Timely completion of annual performance evaluations for all assigned Quality Improvement Specialists and coordinate professional development opportunities to encourage growth and success.
  • Co-Lead the bi-annual staff retreats in collaboration with other central office staff and Quality Improvement Specialists

Management & Monitoring 

  • Implement, and monitor quality control systems to ensure accountability for contract and grant deliverables, including documentation, tracking, and data analysis.
  • Contribute to the development and revisions of the QIS Staff Manual.
  • Collaborate with project director and project managers to monitor and improve the database system(s), including the development and revisions of technical manuals for staff and participants.
  • Support management of the hiring and on-boarding process for Quality Improvement Specialists, including development and facilitation of the new hire orientation.
  • Support review of data to inform and strengthen practices that align with state and local priorities.
  • Respond to data analysis and write reports that describe progress toward project goals and outcomes.

Communication & Partnerships 

  • Engage in building relationships with key stakeholders, representing and promoting the work of QUALITYstarsNY locally and across the state at various events, trainings, and meetings.
  • Develop partnerships with key agencies across the state to enhance the project and supports for participants.
  • Attend and contribute to project planning meetings and the development of the annual project calendar.
  • Maintain efficient and organized records and files as part of the administrative team.
Other Duties
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings as required.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications 

  • A Master’s Degree in early childhood education or related field of study
  • The equivalent of 5+ years in a leadership role with project or program management experience in early childhood education or a related profession
  • The equivalent of 3+ years of experience providing coaching and technical assistance/support to leaders of early care and education programs
  • Strong managerial and supervisory skills to motivate the team to accomplish goals in an effective and timely manner
  • Experience using data systems to inform daily practice, supervision, and evaluation
  • Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate complex systems with integrity, efficiency, and accuracy
  • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills, including ability to facilitate training and presentations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and general fluency with various technology tools and platforms
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including overnight stays

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience with QUALITYstarsNY strongly preferred
  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Sense of humor
  • Reflective nature
  • Comfortable with competing and shifting priorities
  • Sound judgment and decision making

Physical Requirements

  • This position is a remote (work-from-home) position. This position is expected to routinely use standard office equipment such as conference/webinar software, personal computers, laptops, photocopiers, and presentation materials. Laptop and personal mobile device will be provided.
  • While performing these duties, the employee is required to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting items (up to 40 pounds), bending, reaching, sitting for prolonged periods of time, and repetitive motion (keyboarding). Reasonable accommodations will be made for employees with disabilities or other needs per RFCUNY policies.
  • Ability to travel regularly to various QUALITYstarsNY locations, and other agencies/partners locally and across the state.

Application Instructions:

Please provide a resume and cover letter specifying qualifications/experience relevant to this position.

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EEO Info 

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people of any race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expressions, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, or protected veteran status to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.  CUNY is an EEO/AA Employer.


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About Goals

Your goals describe specific areas that you are working on (or plan to work on) to improve or maintain the quality of your program. Goals connect your quality improvement work to the QUALITY standards and your rating and allow you to schedule and prioritize chunks of work in your progranm. Goals group together and organize related action items (tasks) and provide a narrative framework to keep you, your program, your QIM and Central Office on the same page.

Goal Scope and Scale

You have a lot of flexibility in developing QI Goals, but some rules of thumb help keep Goals useful, readable, and manageable:

  • Time: A Goal should be achievable roughly within a rating cycle, If you are struggling to put even an estimated end date on a Goal, it may be too broad. Ideally, several Goals will fit (with some overlap) within a rating cycle.
  • Standards: A Goal should roughly fit within a standard subcategory. This is flexible, of course, but if your Goal is spanning multiple standard categories, it may be too broad.
  • A Goal may be too small if it can be accomplished in one or two small steps.
  • A Goal may be too broad if you can't define concisely how you will know when it is complete.
Goal Label

The goal label is simply a brief title that allows you to distinguish this goal from others in a list or report. The more robust description of the Goal comes in the Goal statement below.

Think of it like naming a file on your computer so that later you can recognize it. This label will appear on your goal as a "title" along with your Goal statement, as well as being the identifier in drop-down or selection lists for viewing/using Goals.

Goal Statement

What is your goal?

Goal Rationale / Inspiration

Where did this goal come from? What in your rating and/or conversations about the program led to the development of this Goal? Why is this particular area of quality improvement a priority?

Quality Impact

How will the quality of the program improve? What will be different about the way the program works, looks and feels? How will children, families, the director and staff experience the program differently?

Goal Activity Summary

Summarize / brainstorm the actions you think you'll need to take to accomplish this goal. You'll be defining specific action items as you go, but record the big picture here. What practices will need to change? Who will need to be involved? What will need to be purchased? What training/coaching will be needed?

Goal Existing Resources

What existing strengths and resources will help this goal be successful?

Goal Barriers

What factors, events or concerns might prevent you from accomplishing this goal? If you've attempted to make these changes in the past, what barriers arose and prevented you from following through? What resources or information could help you overcome these barriers and accomplish this goal?

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