The incumbent of this position is responsible for Oversight of the implementation, management, and sustainability of a statewide apprenticeship program for early childhood education in coordination with the US Department of Labor (DOL) and providing assistance and support to the T.E.A.C.H. NH program.
This position is full time: 35 hrs/wk, 52 wks
Received: Works under the direct supervision of the Early Childhood Specialist, and general supervision of the Child Development Director.
- Coordinate all processes with US Department of Labor, NH representative
- Staff and assist in convening of the Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program (ECAP)/T.E.A.C.H. NH Advisory Group in conjunction with the T.E.A.C.H. NH Counselor and other agency staff as assigned.
- Establish criteria and application process for programs, mentors, and apprentices.
- Create and maintain manual for expectations, processes, and tracking for ECAP and assist in maintenance of T.E.A.C.H. NH administrative documentation.
- Facilitate recruitment of programs and apprentice candidates; develop informational materials and web presence.
- Review and approve applications for all aspects of program participation.
- Review and approve applications for apprentice candidates including determination if candidate must complete a pre-apprentice program before being accepted.
- Establish criteria for successful completion of apprenticeship requirements and all necessary forms, tools (ex. journals, portfolio, artifacts, files, observations) and evaluation materials.
- Identify parameters for application of prior learning to competencies, hours, and coursework.
- Create or identify and implement mentor training (ex. course or seminar).
- Track data required for completion of competencies, hours, and coursework for apprentices and report to DOL.
- Monitor and evaluate the desired outcomes and performance measures for the apprenticeship program and report to the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration (BCDHSC).
- Monitor budget for expenses, mentor stipends, and any other affiliated costs.
- Schedule and host mentor and apprentice collaboratives and networking (statewide or regionally) for the purpose of recruitment, fostering retention and peer support.
- Monitor how the apprenticeship is working for programs, apprentices and mentors. Identify and document successes.
- Identify and document barriers to participation or progress from program, apprentice and mentor vantage points.
- Assess overall participation experiences and use data to formulate necessary adjustments and improvements to assist in minimizing barriers to participation.
- Support T.E.A.C.H. NH statewide and administrative needs as assigned.
- Monitor program compliance and impose sanctions when appropriate.
- Possess good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as a part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings and other community outreach activities.
- Possess ability to work independently, with little supervision, and complete multiple tasks and job responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
- Support the mission and philosophy of Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS). Work in partnership with participants without judgment or bias, recognizing and respecting individual differences and backgrounds.
- Demonstrate the highest standards of personnel integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fortitude in all our Community Action activities in order to inspire confidence and trust in Community Action.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel when needed.
- Will maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients, and maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with SNHS policy and procedure.
- Abide by all SNHS Safety policies and procedures.
- Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.
- Responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and will gather sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs which are beneficial to the client and his/her family.
- Perform other related duties as required.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Have the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with state agencies, state college faculty, early childhood providers, and those individuals entering the workforce
- Have the ability to travel statewide as required.
- Demonstrated ability to be objective, fair and unbiased and adhere to conflict of interest policies.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with 18 ECE credits.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in an early childhood setting.
- Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education with at least 5 years’ experience may be considered in lieu of a Baccalaureate Degree, with the approval of the Child Development Director.
- Familiarity with NH state level early childhood workgroups and initiatives.
Southern New Hampshire Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer