Education and Support Fund
Job Title: Early Educator Training Program Manager Annual Pay: 50K to 60K +competitive benefits package
Location: Providence, RI
The SEIU Education and Support (ESF) seeks to fill a newly created Early Educator Training Program Managerposition to coordinate the SEIU 1199NE-State of RI Child Care Training and Support Fund. This position will be responsible for implementing an array of education and training programs for family child care providers including a new peer to peer mentoring initiative and technology support. The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director or designee and be held accountable to measurable and mutually-agreed upon training fund standards and goals of the joint Child Care Training Fund Committee of the State and SEIU 1199NE. This full-time position will require flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
The ideal candidate for the position will have experience in executing early childhood education and training programs in a small to mid-sized grant funded non-profit organization, be a self-starter of a mission driven organization and possess a quick thinking and flexible style.
The SEIU 1199NE-State of RI Child Care Training and Support Fund was created through a collective bargaining agreement between SEIU 1199NE and the State of RI. This agreement is funded through tax payer dollars and requires comprehensive oversight and regulatory authority over its transactions. The fund is jointly administered by the State of RI and SEIU 1199NE.
About the National Early Childhood Training Center
The National Early Childhood Education Training (NETC), is a program within SEIU ESF, a 501.c3 SEIU affiliated independent organization. NETC aims to address the profound professional training and development, leadership and resource needs of the early childhood workforce, the vast majority of whom are low-income women of color through an educator driven approach.
- Implements all aspects of a peer to peer mentoring program including recruitment, scheduling, and handling logistics; maintaining working relationships with partners; tracking and compiling data including attendance reports and program evaluations; using the organization’s database.
- Coordinates state-approved training opportunities aligned to the state’s quality rating improvement system, BrightStars.
- Recruits mentors and mentees from current FCC providers who demonstrate commitment to the competencies and skills outlined in the Early Childhood Education Workforce Knowledge and Competencies (WKC) and are actively engaged in BrightStars and in good standing with the Department of Children, Youth and Families.
- Develops reports to the State of Rhode Island, including billing for payment, portal usage for submitting attendance online, compliance to CCAP and DCYF licensing policies and adherence to federal regulatory changes impacting small business practice for union members.
- Works collaboratively with partners including the State Department of Human Services (DHS), Brigthstars navigators and assessors, higher education institutions, and other vendors and instructors.
- Provides training resources to FCC programs.
- Ensure all professional development and technical assistance is vetted and approved through the joint State/Union training committee and is aligned to Rhode Island’s Workforce Knowledge and Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the Rhode Island Early Learning Development Standards
- Ensures staff/trainers possess specialized knowledge and skills as determined by Rhode Island’s Workforce Knowledge and Competencies Framework for Early Care and Education Professionals.
- Serves as an active liaison to DHS for reporting on system issues, billing discrepancies and opportunities for improved service-delivery of key outcomes aligned to the RIBridges’ Integrated Eligibility System.
- Demonstrates a commitment to advancing providers along the quality continuum to actively support the Governor’s third-grade reading goal and CCDF State Plan to ensure children receive comprehensive early childhood instruction during their first four years of life.
- Minimum 2 years experience in an adult education setting, community college system, or other similar organization – either in an administrative or instructional role.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
- Computer proficiency.
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Must be flexible, organized, and a self-starter.
- Fluency in Spanish and English.
- Experience/knowledge in the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards (RIELDS,) Rhode Island’s Quality Rating and Improvement System and Rhode Island’s Workforce, Knowledge and Competencies.
- Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds including people from low-income communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color.
- Experience with professional development and training systems.
- Experience as a Child Care provider/educator.
- Systems-thinker: willingness to coordinate with other community-based partners to deliver high-quality programming/professional development to family child care providers.
The SEIU 1199NE-State of RI Child Care Training and Support Fund was created through a collective bargaining agreement between SEIU 1199NE and the State of RI. This agreement is funded through tax payer dollars and requires comprehensive oversight and regulatory authority over its transactions.
A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.