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FHI360 Professional Development Specialist, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) in Albany, New York

The Professional Development Specialist, MSHS will serve on the cross-organizational team for the National Center for Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NC DTL). The goal of the NC DTL is to provide PD that reflects current evidence and leads to improved school readiness for all infants, toddlers, and preschoolers enrolled in the various HS/EHS programs options. The NC DTL is responsible for ascertaining TTA needs of grantees and creating, managing and disseminating TTA content that supports the provision of internal TTA, grantee targeted TTA, and universally accessible TTA. The PD Specialist will be responsible for being the liaison to/for Region 12 PD needs; their work will focus on the creation and updating of culturally relevant and responsive resources and the delivery of virtual and face-to-face TTA for MSHS and island-based grantees.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide systematic and tailored TTA supports to Region 12 related to the school readiness needs of grantees

  • Developing, adapting and disseminating culturally responsive resources

  • Planning and implementing culturally responsive in-person and virtual TTA

  • Support both the regional offices and Regional TTA Specialists to enhance their ability to support the school readiness work of grantees and to support their TTA planning process. (Region 12)

  • Participate in regional meetings and the annual PD Planning Process, and all assigned monthly calls for National Centers and Regions

  • Present at national and regional conferences

  • Serve on national committees and workgroups as assigned

  • Keep up to date on research and innovations as it relates to MSHS communities, child development and TTA delivery

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required; Master’s preferred;

  • Bilingual in Spanish;

  • At least 8 years with Migrant and Season EHS/HS (Region 12) experience; must have experience with Infant/Toddlers and PreK

  • Experience with providing virtual TTA (e.g. (iPD) Portfolio, webinars);

  • Experience with providing in-person TTA, group facilitation and presentations;

  • Experience with practice-based tools in plain language;

  • Experience with Instructional design;

  • Experience implementing culturally responsive TTA;

  • Experience using data to inform PD planning;

  • Experience coaching and mentoring EHS/HS staff (Practice-Based Coaching -PBC);

  • Strong knowledge of early childhood development and services to young children and their families with an emphasis on Migrant and Seasonal children and families;

  • Experience with dual language learners;

  • Experience organizing, developing and providing resources and technical assistance to a variety of audiences;

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes in the work environment;

  • Excellent conceptual, writing and oratory skills; with a proven ability to develop materials, and communicate MSHS and DLL Infant-toddler child care and early childhood development issues;

  • Ability to be agile in differentially matching their presentations and activities to grantee levels of knowledge, skill, and practice;

  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently;

  • Strong oral, written and computer skills;

  • Ability to work collaboratively;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks; and

  • Ability to travel up to 14x per year

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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