Nov 01, 2019
Under the direction of the Vice President of Quality and Workforce Development, the Quality and Workforce Development Project Manager leads in the planning, coordination, and execution of training and technical assistance events, internal and external coordination, and other deliverables related to supporting government funded early care and education programs. The project manager provides the support structure to meet the needs of these organizations and facilitates training and technical assistance activities. Tracks access and use of training and technical assistance offerings. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides leadership in executing the technical assistance work for Provider programs. Serve as the primary liaison between Illinois Action for Children and training consultants for early learning programs, providing coordination of training and technical assistance. Serve as primary contact for Community-Based Organizations seeking/using city, state, federal and private, connecting them to technical assistance, education resources, and facilitating coordination with community systems development team. Manage internal and external communication related to CBO training and technical assistance activities. Recruit and identify trainers for early learning programs Training and Technical Assistance Manage contracts with external trainers and independent consultants, including tracking of contract development and execution, reporting and payments. Coordinate logistics for all early learning programs Training and Technical Assistance appointments. Coordinate logistics for webinar trainings and technical assistance offerings Facilitates meetings of local funder, IAFC, and Training Team to review progress. Works with IAFC evaluation team to assess implementation process and outcomes. Writes technical assistance plan and tracks progress. Analyzes program data to evaluate goal achievement and inform program design. Visits/communicates with CBO program directors to ensure delivery of services. Supervises external independent trainers/consultants for this project. As a part of IAFC’s provider resources team, works closely with the training and consultation teams, the community systems development team. Externally this position works with training consultants, and funders to discuss implementation plans and program modifications. Performs other tasks as needed to advance the work. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field. Master’s degree in early childhood education or Type 04 (early childhood) teacher certification preferred. At least 5 years’ experience in early care and education Experience facilitating adult groups and planning meetings Excellent written and oral communication skills Access to transportation in order to visit community sites Ability to build strategic relationships with principals, directors and other community? leaders OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES Ability to work independently, with a flexible schedule, which may include nights and/ weekends Able to present information effectively and respond to questions Ability to visit communities that are sometimes located in unfamiliar areas. Ability to work well independently and as a team member Effective written and spoken communication Ability to relate to a variety of personalities and cultures Accurate record keeping skills Ability to travel locally Ability to attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings Valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation and insurance required Salary: $58,200/year minimum Location: Uptown, Chicago, IL IL Action for Children is EEO/M/F/V/D employer.
IL Action for Children 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA Full-Time