Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at www.zerotothree.org.
Summary The Senior Training and Technical (T/TA) Assistance Specialist will provide training and technical assistance within the National Center for Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO). This National Center, funded by the Office of Head Start (OHS), works closely with the OHS to ensure that all Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) agencies have access to current, high-quality and evidence-based information, resources, and T/TA to support program management, leadership, governance and fiscal operations. Specifically, the Senior T/TA Specialist will enhance Regional Grantee Specialists’ knowledge of program management functions and the development of EHS-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) through the provision of T/TA related to program management and partnership creation through various means including virtual technology, phone conferences, and on-site visits.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manage PMFOs Implementation Planner Consultants, including ensuring they are informed of OHS policy changes and initiatives.
Develop training materials and resources to support program management, governance and leadership within Head Start (HS) and EHS-CCP programs .
Provide training and technical assistance on:
Program monitoring, self-assessment, and continuous quality improvement approach
Strategic planning and program planning; developing written plans; and the HS planning cycle.
Determining community needs and conducting and using a community assessment.
Key management systems and procedures for ongoing monitoring, addressing deficiencies, and quality improvement plans.
Human resources, including staff qualifications and professional development, human resources management, personnel policies, staffing requirements/program options, hiring, and degrees/credentialing.
Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA). Requirements and procedures for eligibility determination, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance of children in HS/EHS.
Eligibility/enrollment of homeless, refugee, migrant, AIAN and other vulnerable children/families.
Record-keeping and reporting (administrative requirements and standards, PIR, record access and retenti
In collaboration with other Program Management T/TA Specialist:
Provide regular and ongoing updates to the Product Development Manager and the Program Management/Governance Manager
Work closely with the Product Development Manager and the Program Management/Governance Manager to identify new products/materials that need to be developed or existing OHS products/materials that need to be revised in regard to EHS-CC P programs.
Work closely with the Program Management Team Leader to provide seamless delivery of Program Management/EHS-CC P T/TA.
Participate in the development and dissemination of resources and materials to support OHS initiatives including full enrollment, hurricane response and recovery as well as new initiatives that OHS defines.
Travel, nationally, as requested by the PMFO Director, to provide training and to have additional contact with remotely-based staff.
Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
Support implementation of evaluation activities and ensure that all documentation and reporting is complete.
Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the program.
Skills and Experience
5 years of senior management experience with HS/EHS, OHS Regional T/TA system, early childhood field, and/or nonprofit agency.
5 years’ experience providing management T/TA to non-profit leadership teams and Boards of Directors.
Strong knowledge of and experience with HS/EHS, child care programs and systems, and/or the HS Program Performance Standards at state and local levels.
Excellent skills and experience planning, coordinating, and providing customized management T/TA.
Excellent public speaking, group facilitation, and writing skills.
Effective T/TA skills and knowledge of adult learning, leadership, reflective practice and team processing.
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; successful experience working with diverse groups.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities effectively.
Encourages and practices critical thinking
Is self-reflective and empathic
Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results
Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others
Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior
Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in organizational development or a related field preferred; bachelor’s required.
Physical Requirements While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is constantly required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the
ability to perform repetitive motions and reach for objects. Employee is frequently required to hold a writing instrument, communicate verbally, and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The may be required to grasp objects, push and pull objects, bend, stand, walk, squat or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for data preparation or analysis, and expansive reading.
Working Conditions The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. When travel is expected, the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Telecommuting is allowed.
About ZERO TO THREE
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
OUR CORE VALUES STATEMENT
We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do.
By embracing our values, every member of the ZERO TO THREE community contributes to a healthy and positive culture, a more successful organization, and better outcomes for infants, toddlers and their families.
Passion and persistence in helping infants and toddlers thrive
The centrality of healthy positive relationships, including:
A commitment to family in our work and in staff work-life balance
Consistent and authentic collaboration
Respectfulness, inclusiveness and diversity
The highest standards of excellence in our work, including:
Integrity, openness, honesty and transparency
Opportunities for leadership and professionalism
Evidence-based learning and reflection
The freedom to make and learn from mistakes