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Director, Early Learning Quality Advancement

Company: Child Care Resources Inc
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

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 to:

  • 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 requirements.
  • 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 performance reviews.
  • 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 deliverables.
  • 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 within budget.
  • 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 promote collaboration.
  • 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 related field.
    • NC Institute for Child Development Professionals - EEC Level 11 (at a minimum).
    • At least 10 years of experience in the early care and education field.
    • 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 delivery system.
    • 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 regulations.
    • 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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