Director, Early Learning Quality Advancement
Company: Child Care Resources Inc
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Director, Early Learning Quality Advancement Reference ID :
14628 Location : Charlotte, NC Category : Non-Profit/Volunteering
Job Type : Full Time Description Summary Please apply directly at :
Job Title: Director, Early Learning Quality Advancement Department:
Early Learning Quality Advancement Reports To: President & CEO,
Child Care Resources Inc. FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt Child Care
Resources Inc. (CCRI)--is a private, non-profit child care resource
and referral (CCR&R) agency that works with families and
communities to help ensure that all children have access to
high-quality, affordable early learning and school-age
opportunities and experiences that enable them to succeed in school
and in life.-- CCRI works with child care programs and early
educators to build knowledge and skills that can improve teaching
practices and learning environments, resulting in higher quality
care for children provided.--CCRI also provides technical
assistance to help directors and teachers enhance the quality of
care provided for children and families to help meet short- and
long-term goals, maintain higher quality, address professional
development needs, and support program start-up or corrective
action requirements. CCRI is seeking an experienced early care and
education professional to lead its Early Learning Quality
Advancement (ELQA) team. This full-time, exempt, senior-level
position provides direction and supervision to the organization's
training and technical assistance/coaching staff delivering
professional development services to child care practitioners
across a five county region (Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Rowan,
and Stanly). Key activities include: leading and managing daily
ELQA operations; grant and report writing, budgeting, and system
development to meet ELQA goals and objectives; coordinating and
implementing services to advance the agency's mission and
philosophy; developing projects to enhance the growth and
development of the ELQA team and those it serves; and facilitating
interaction between counties and agencies across the region. Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited
- Provides leadership, coordination, and oversight to all work of
multiple ELQA activities, managing work to meet outputs and
outcomes and preparing reports to meet fund source
- Manages the recruitment, screening, training, and supervision
of assigned ELQA staff, based on goals and objectives, to support
understanding, implementation, and adherence to standardized
definitions, protocols, and expectations for service delivery;
supports continuous quality improvement; and conducts annual
- Develops and implements systems that support accountability
within assigned ELQA initiatives; compiles, analyzes, interprets,
and reports ELQA data across Region 6 to improve programs and
ensure that outputs and outcomes are achieved or exceeded.
- Monitors programmatic compliance of CCR&R service delivery
across Region 6 to ensure attainment of contracted
- Assumes primary responsibility for all grant and report writing
for assigned ELQA initiatives.
- Develops and manages budgets that respond to specific grant
goals and identified priorities, monitors all expenditures for ELQA
initiatives, and works with Contract Manager and Finance to ensure
that all expenditures meet requirements and FSRs are accurate and
- Provides technical assistance across Region 6 to facilitate the
development and achievement of outputs, outcomes, and accurate and
timely data about the services in each county.
- Oversees development, dissemination, and analysis of CCRI's
Region 6 Training Calendar and annual provider surveys to ensure
that trainings are delivered per ELQA contracts, address market
needs, and meet/exceed contracted deliverables.
- Serves as a NCCCR&R Council Member to develop a strong
successful CCR&R system across North Carolina.
- Facilitates communication within Region 6 from NC Division of
Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) and the NCCR&R
Council and acts as a liaison between CCRI, DCDEE, and counties
within Region 6.
- Participates in ELQA leadership meetings and serves on internal
and external committees as assigned by agency leadership.
- Convenes meetings at least quarterly for all counties within
Region 6 and at least two meetings per year for Region 6 CCR&R
Directors and Smart Start Partnership Executive Directors to
- Develops and leads presentations for stakeholder groups and for
local, state and national conferences to further the goals and
objectives of the agency.
- Participates in senior management team meetings to further
agency goals and objectives, and acts as a liaison between senior
management and ELQA.
- Practices professional renewal through a variety of means such
as attending regional and national conferences, participating in
professional organizations, and remaining abreast of current
research and literature.
- Develops and maintains a competent, productive staff by
maintaining an organizational climate of respect and equity, using
feedback and coaching to build independence and quality.
- Promotes a positive image of the agency in the community.
- Ensures the coordination of ELQA and agency policies,
procedures and activities and supports agency-wide efforts to meet
defined, overall goals and benchmarks.
- Advocates for children and families in support of the agency's
missions and goals.
- Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth and
orderly functioning of CCRI. Requirements SUPERVISORY
RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for the policy implementations and
managerial oversight of assigned ELQA staff including but not
limited to NC CCR&R Council and United Way funded staff.
QUALIFICATIONS-- To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.--The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required.--Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Master's in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or
related field preferred.
- Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or
- NC Institute for Child Development Professionals - EEC Level 11
(at a minimum).
- At least 10 years of experience in the early care and education
- Eight to 10 years of senior-level supervisory/management
experience preferred; 5 years required.
- Prior senior level experience in child care administration;
providing technical assistance to adults; and working with
children, families, and child care programs.
- Demonstrated competence in leadership, management, budgeting,
supervision, and strong knowledge of the state and local child care
- Ability to establish good rapport with parents, child care
providers, and CCRI staff.
- Working knowledge of state and local eligibility regulations
for funding and child care services.
- Ability to use good judgment in making decisions regarding
agency policies and interpretation of local, state and federal
- Demonstrated competence and experience with computers and
database systems. LANGUAGE SKILLS Excellent oral and written
communication skills required. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Highly developed
quantitative ability required. REASONING ABILITY Highly developed
analytical thinking and problem solving required. CERTIFICATES,
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Valid Driver's License, Auto Liability
Coverage, and Transportation. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands
are those representative of established, general office activities
including, but not limited to, the use of personal computers, other
office equipment, filing and light to very moderate lifting and are
those activities that an employee must do to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment is that
of a general office environment characterized by well-lighted
workspaces and offices, a moderate noise level and all season
climate control. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Some evening/weekend work and local travel is required. Nice To
Haves CCRI offers a generous benefits package including health and
retirement plans along with an organizational match. CCRI is an
equal opportunity employer.--CCRI does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap,
age,disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under
federal, state or local laws.
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