The Senior Director of Early Childhood Professional Development will work in partnership with the Executive Director to support both City and State efforts to address the needs of the early childhood education workforce, including in response to new federal initiatives. In response to new requests and needs, the Senior Director will build a significant and comprehensive portfolio designed to support thousands of early childhood educators in response to new opportunity and changing policy and practice.
The Senior Director will lead the Institute’s projects that require expertise in direct service to children and the workforce. The Senior Director will create seminal materials that serve as the framework for the early childhood workforce, manage coaching and induction initiatives for educators and providers and their supervisors, the design and implementation of professional development for teachers and leaders serving young children, supervise a team of screening and assessment specialists, and other special projects as they arise.
Equipped with a wide range of experience in the field, the ideal candidate will have experience in a leadership position, an intimate knowledge of early childhood education across sectors and teacher preparation and a deep understanding of the professional development needs of the early childhood workforce. They will have had experience creating and providing high quality professional development, including coaching; supervising a staff; and building partnerships and systems with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, funders, and institutions of higher education.
Leadership and System Development
Project Management, Data and Reporting
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