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Vice President

JOB SUMMARY: The Vice President will oversee  all aspects of the Technical Assistance Department, promote advocacy and appropriate legislation for all programs, oversee the implementation of programs, oversee development & communications including developing & obtaining new funding sources; supervise staff; represent PCA-NJ and its subsidiary, the Child Wellness Institute (ChildWIN), in networks and collaborations; provide training and educational presentations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Oversee the Technical Assistance Department; all grants, contracts, outcomes and budgets and its employees
    • Manage the State, Federal, and Foundation Grants that fund programming and act as the liaison between PCA-NJ and funders
    • Maintain relationships with the National Replication agencies for each of these programs. Oversee and coordinate the replication of all PCA-NJ prevention and education programs including: Healthy Families, Parents As Teachers Community Education, Parent Linking Program (PLP), Human Trafficking Prevention, Connections Matter and Essex Pregnancy and Parenting Connection (EPPC).

 

  1. Manage evaluation and research efforts in all programs:
    • Initiate and engage in research projects with local universities to demonstrate program outcomes and efficacy as appropriate, obtain funding resources as needed.
    • Establish mechanisms required to accurately collect data for evaluation of programs in terms of levels of service, technical assistance provided, and outcomes of participants.
    • Analyze data and prepare reports reflecting evaluation and research results.

 

  1. Development and execution of agency policy agendas
    • Assist each program with developing an advocacy agenda
    • Initiative and oversee PCANJ advocacy work
    • Establish solid connections and relationships with state legislative leaders

 

  1. Assist with development and oversight of Child Wellness Institute
    • Research, present, and obtain approval of new program initiatives
    • Assist in obtaining funding
    • Assist in the growth and development of PCA-NJ’s subsidiary, Child Wellness Initiative; including seeking funding, replication and expansion

 

 

  1. Oversee development & communications
    • Direct research for funding resources
    • Support the writing and submitting of grant proposals and follow- up on inquiries
    • Engage in establishing new partnerships to support PCA-NJ and ChildWIN

 

  1. Assist with networking and marketing of PCA-NJ.
    • Identify and network with individuals and organizations as needed for the development of programs throughout New Jersey.
    • Attend and present at conferences, give trainings and presentations as appropriate.
    • Oversee Development staff’s creation of marketing materials and marketing efforts for programs.
    • Sit on various committees to network and promote PCA-NJ

 

  1. Actively participate on PCA-NJ’s Management Team.
    • Become knowledgeable of all programs at PCA-NJ
    • Attend and participate in Management Team meetings and other staff and team meetings.

 

  1. Work with the PCA-NJ Board of Director’s as appropriate.

 

  1. Fulfill other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education and work experience:

 

A master’s degree (PhD is desirable) in social work or related field with a minimum of five years of progressively more responsible experience.  Experience with children, families and at-risk parenting populations is preferred.  Practical and managerial field experience in program development and implementation.  Solid experience in supervision, collaboration building, proposal writing, grants management, and research/evaluation, and development.

 

  1. Skills and experience:
    • knowledge of program planning, development, and implementation;
    • effective supervisory skills;
    • experience/knowledge of legislative/government systems and processes
    • experience/knowledge of development & communications
    • demonstrated experience in grant writing;
    • experience with interagency collaborations;
    • skills in running meetings and making public presentations;
    • ability to build relationships with persons at all levels of human service;
    • awareness of cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of service;
    • ability to manage multiple projects;
    • ability to assess program efficacy and supervise program to facilitate overall effectiveness;
    • excellent team-building skills;
    • ability to motivate others;
    • education and experience in conducting evaluations;
    • computer literacy; and
    • highly organized and flexible.

 

  1. Candidate must possess strong desire to learn and a commitment to professional development in all of the above areas.

 

OTHER CONDITIONS OF THIS POSITION: Travel throughout New Jersey will be necessary.  Hours may need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work.

 

SUPERVISOR:  Reports to the Executive Director.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position, why you are a strong candidate for consideration, and salary expectations to [email protected].  Be sure to include “Vice President” in the subject line.

 

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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TA Specialist – District/Head Start Grow NJ Kids Technical Assistance Center- Central Region

JOB SUMMARY: The District/Head Start Technical Assistance Specialist is responsible for providing assistance and guidance to programs participating through public schools or Head Start in the New Jersey Quality Rating Improvement System – Grow NJ Kids. This individual will work to develop collaborative relationships with Head Start and District staff in Hudson, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and/or Somerset Counties to ensure they are knowledgeable about the Grow NJ Kids process, implement and maintain the quality standards, and successfully achieve a quality rating.

 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Work collaboratively with DOE master teachers and HS quality specialists/coaches using various approaches such as:
    • Quarterly networking meetings
    • Bi-Annual webinars
    • Frequent phone and email support; and,
    • On-site visits and consultation as needed
  • Provide DOE/Head Start partners with consultation and training to ensure they are knowledgeable about the Grow NJ Kids process, from enrollment to rating and throughout their continuous quality improvement (CQI) journey.
  • Reflect with DOE and Head Start representatives as thought partners on their based coaching practice with teachers to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance on the ERS tools and how they are utilized in the Grow NJ Kids system for quality improvement, TA and rating.
  • Collaborate with TAC State Anchors to coordinate accountability sessions to support proper use and success with ERS tools.
  • Provide coaching, resources and strategies to DOE Master Teachers and Head Start Specialists so they can successfully support schools in the quality improvement process (for e.g.: tracking PD of staff, tracking the various family meetings held and when, tracking timing for teacher assessments, understanding training requirements, documentation, etc.)
  • Assist with clarifying any standards/documentation required for rating and quality improvement process.
  • Continually provide all up-to-date resources from DFD and NJCQR around the rating process. Essentially, keeping them “in the loop.”
  • Support CQI efforts post-initial rating to ensure ongoing improvement and continuation of quality efforts.
  • Maintain regular communication and collaborative relationships with regional TAC Head Start/District TASs.
  • Monitor each program’s/providers activities and progress and submit quarterly data reports
  • Represent the program both outside and inside the agency.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated experience & proficiency in the following areas:
    • Infant/toddler – understanding of the Birth to Three Early Learning guidelines, knowledge of the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale and infant toddler curricula;
    • Preschool classroom expertise – understanding of NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, preschool curricula and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale;
    • Early Childhood Program Management – familiar with best business practices and/or the Program Administration Scale;
    • Family Engagement expertise – familiarity with Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework (self-assessment, improvement planning, protective factors survey), home visiting, and parent representation on community councils.
  • An in-depth understanding of GROW NJ Kids quality rating and improvement system that includes related content knowledge, planning expertise, process expertise and topical expertise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmental screenings and working with children with special needs, inclusion practices, intervention strategies for children with challenging behaviors, national health and safety standards, nutrition and special diets, and higher level early childhood curriculum expertise
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and facilitate meetings with proficient public speaking skills.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with persons at all levels.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program planning, development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in community organization and collaboration building.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve independently.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Highly organized, motivated and flexible.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Education and Work Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood (or related field) and 3+ years’ experience working in district-based, former Abbott and/or Head Start Programs. Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the Grow NJ Kids quality improvement process from enrollment through rating.

 

 

OTHER CONDITIONS:

Travel throughout the state of New Jersey will be necessary; with a focus on Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.  Hours will need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work, training, site visits or agency related activities.

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position, why you are a strong candidate for consideration, and salary expectations to [email protected].  Be sure to include “District/Head Start TAS” in the subject line.

 

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Technical Assistance Specialist – Grow NJ Kids – Newark Area

JOB SUMMARY: The Early Childhood Coach/TA Specialist is responsible for coaching, mentoring, and providing support to childcare centers participating in the Grow NJ Kids Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). This individual will guide childcare centers and family childcare providers serving children from infancy to kindergarten while working to improve the quality of their care in five categories: Safe, Healthy Learning Environments, Curriculum and Learning Environment, Family and Community Engagement, Workforce/Professional development, and Administration and Management.

 MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support, mentor and coach childcare center directors, administrators, teachers, center staff and Family Child Care Providers to help them improve quality by meeting the Grow NJ Kids quality rating and improvement system standards. This includes providing on-site and/or virtual, individualized technical assistance for multiple providers.
  • Support programs through a self-assessment process, quality improvement planning, identification of needed training and resources, and ultimately support the program as they prepare for quality rating.
  • Use a variety of assessment tools to support program improvement in various areas including environment (ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS), family engagement (Strengthening Families Self-Assessment), and program administration and business practices (PAS)
  • Attend ongoing training to become certified and/or reliable raters in developmental screening tools and Environmental Rating Scales (ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS). Use skills and knowledge gained in training to enhance TA services provided.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of webinars, peer learning communities, networking meetings and newsletters.
  • Maintain site visit calendars to ensure obligations are efficiently planned, executed and met with quality.
  • Collect data and maintain documentation of all activities to guide performance and support outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders in region and statewide to promote & support GROW NJ Kids implementation. This includes facilitating ongoing relationships with, Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies, partner TA Centers, Grow NJ Kids Training Services, County Councils for Young Children, NJ Workforce Registry, NJ Center for Quality Ratings, Health Consultants, Socio-Emotional Supports, Grow NJ Kids programs and other school and community based agencies.
  • Represent the program both outside and inside the agency.
  • Monitor each program’s/providers activities and progress.
  • Submit monthly/quarterly data and progress reports.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated experience & proficiency in the following areas:
    • Infant/toddler – understanding of the Birth to Three Early Learning guidelines, knowledge of the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale and infant toddler curricula;
    • Preschool classroom expertise – understanding of NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, preschool curricula and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale;
    • Early Childhood Program Management – familiar with best business practices and/or the Program Administration Scale;
    • Family Engagement expertise – familiarity with Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework (self-assessment, improvement planning, protective factors survey), home visiting, and parent representation on community councils.
  • An understanding of GROW NJ Kids quality rating and improvement system that includes related content knowledge, planning expertise, process expertise and topical expertise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmental screenings and working with children with special needs, inclusion practices, intervention strategies for children with challenging behaviors, national health and safety standards, nutrition and special diets, and higher level early childhood curriculum expertise
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with persons at all levels.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program planning, development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in community organization and collaboration building.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve independently.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Highly organized, motivated and flexible.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 Education and Work Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood (or related field) and 3+ years’ experience with early childcare and education, children and families. Experience providing professional development to other adults is required.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate expertise through certification, endorsement, or practical experience in the following content areas: Learning Environment and Curriculum; Family and Community Engagement; Child Growth and Development: Infant/Toddler Mental Health; Program Organization and Management: Health, Safety and Nutrition; Special Education and/or Inclusion; Family Childcare

Bi-lingual, English/Spanish candidates preferred.

OTHER CONDITIONS:

Travel throughout the state of New Jersey will be necessary; with a focus on Essex and Hudson Counties. A valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is required. Hours will need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work, training, site visits or agency related activities.

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position, why you are a strong candidate for consideration, and salary history/expectations to [email protected] .  Be sure to include “Technical Assistance Specialist – GNJK Northeast Region” in the subject line.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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