Classified Title: Project Administrator Working Title: Care & Education Workforce Development Project Lead Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,104 - $96,472 per year Employee group: Part-time Schedule: Sunday through Saturday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Telecommute Department name: 60008577-Development, Engagement & Learning Syste Personnel area: School of Education
THIS POSITION IS PART-TIME/SALARIED/EXEMPT, LOCATED IN WASHINGTON STATE.
The Johns Hopkins School of Education has just launched a new unit, the IDEALS Institute, focused on promoting high-quality early learning, developmentally appropriate care across the life-span, and impactful educational practices. This new unit is spinning-off from its previous affiliation with an existing multi-million-dollar portfolio of work to better position its expanding growth and impact in the field. The Project Lead for Care and Education Workforce Development provide leadership and on daily management for two major initiatives run by the IDEALS Institute in Tennessee and Washington state respectively, in addition to providing subject expertise on strategies to professionalize the child care and early education workforce. IDEALS is currently seeking two candidates, localized to these areas, with the ability to travel in those states and cross country, as needed.
IDEALS’ portfolio of work is heavily concentrated in: early learning, care, and education; workforce development; and system-level shared services promoting collaboration among states and agencies. Within these areas, IDEALS’ focus runs the gamut from teachers, families, administrator, policy-makers, and other stakeholders. Currently, IDEALS is developing a workforce registry for use in Tennessee and Washington, along with numerous formal and informal strategies for improving the professional skills and knowledge of the workforce in those respective states as well as expanding nationally.
The Project Leads will serve as direct liaisons sponsors and stakeholders, attending project leadership meetings, delivering trainings, and relaying project information and needs back to the core team based in Baltimore. Ideal candidates will present information and recommendations at meetings, travel to meet with various stakeholders, as well as produce papers and reports. These candidates must have direct experience working in QRIS, workforce development, and training/ta systems at the state or national level. Experience with the TECTA training portal in the Washington Care Courses is highly preferred. Ideal candidates will also have first-hand experience of the operations of the systems in Washington, particularly with experience/deep understanding of the state management and policy-setting roles. This is currently a part-time position with the potential for full-time placement.
The positions report to different Directors dependent on state. For Tennessee, the Project Lead will report to the Director for Early Learning Policy and Systems. For Washington, the Project Lead will report to the Director for Workforce Development. The split is based on specific project requirements by state, but both positions will work closely with each other, as the both units within the Institute collaborate frequently. These positions participate with the leadership team in updating on status of the projects, as well as identifying barriers and solutions, and working to create new opportunities. Both positions are primarily based in their targeted state, but travel to other states, including quarterly travel at least to Baltimore, is required. Attendance at regular meetings through virtual media is also expected. These positions will work closely with technical and content teams from IDEALS, as well as leadership/contributors in each state’s system.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for maintaining the project scope in their respective states, and ensuring on-time and exemplary fulfillment of grant/contract deliverables.
Ensure articulation of the states’ needs and requests to the Baltimore team for execution.
Responsible for production and distribution of training and project content – including thought pieces such as white papers and articles.
Coordinate communications between Baltimore team, respective state teams, and any identified stakeholders.
Attend advisory groups and stakeholder meetings on behalf of JHU IDEALS.
Identify and advocate for new opportunities related to IDEALS work in connection with each state.
Bachelor’s degree in education, early education, sociology, child development, educational leadership, or workforce/teacher preparation, or related field is required.
Five years experience in the design and execution of workforce development initiatives in the care and early education sectors.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Graduate degree or higher in education, early education, sociology, child development, educational leadership, or workforce/teacher preparation, or related preferred.
Experience working in Tennessee or Washington state departments of health, human services, and/or education strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and inter-personal skills.
Experience working in the targeted state systems preferred, but overall state systems is required.
Demonstrated successful experience writing content and reports, making presentations and interfacing with high-level state/national leaders.
Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications.
Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and web-page layout.
Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
Out-of-town, overnight travel is required.
Be willing to roll up sleeves, thrive in a start-up culture, and willing to pitch in as needed.
Must want to make a difference and be mission- oriented.
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