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SEIU Education & Support Fund

SEIU Education & Support Fund


Director of National Early Educator Training Center

Location of position is Connecticut, Maine, and Rhode Island

 

Position: Director of National Early Educator Training Center
Organization: SEIU Education and Support Fund
Location of position: MA, RI or CT
Salary range: $75,000 – $85,000

Organization Overview
SEIU Education and Support Fund (ESF) is a 501(c)(3) that provides education and training programs to empower workers, raise standards, and promote high quality jobs. The National Early Educator Training Center (NEETC) aims to ensure that all early childhood education (ECE) professionals feel engaged and empowered in their profession; are respected and well compensated; and have access to educator-centered professional development and training. The NEETC does this by bringing together early educators to design and facilitate worker-centered, relationship-based, and accessible education and training programs.

Position Summary
SEIU Education and Support Fund (ESF) seeks a visionary, enthusiastic candidate to fill a newly created full-time position for a Director of National Early Educator Training Center. This position is an exciting opportunity to lead the programmatic and infrastructure development of the NEETC into its next phase of development. The ideal candidate for the position is a self-starter, a systems thinker, is comfortable with ambiguity and is passionate about building educator centered professional development, education and training programs for home based early childhood educators. This position will report to the Executive Director. The person hired for this position will need to reside within 3 hours of Amherst, MA allowing for some in-person time with team members.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Lead multi-state efforts to identify overlapping professional development needs of the ECE workforce and facilitate the replication of innovative programming to address these needs.
  • Cultivate and manage trusting, collaborative relationships with a diverse set of partners, including state based union affiliates/Locals, state agencies, higher education institutions, other ECE training organizations.
  • Develop and manage all elements of developing ECE programs including administering needs assessments, designing curriculum, evaluation
  • Develop early childhood curriculum and competencies across a variety of training settings, including in-person group classes, online, and thru coaches, mentors and peer networks.
  • Establish and maintain a national learning community by convening virtual and in-person gatherings of key stakeholders to share best practices and strengthen policy and advocacy work at the state and national levels.
  • Identify and capture revenue sources from government and private funding sources

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience working with diverse communities including low-income women of color and is committed to advancing equity and inclusion efforts in the organization
  • Is flexible, comfortable working independently and is a sophisticated collaborator
  • Experience in serving ESL populations and workers in isolated professions and those who have traditionally been excluded from pathways to advancement
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Travel up to 20% of time including air travel and multi-day trips
  • Is committed to a worker-center, empowerment-based approach to training

Experience

  • Five years of increasing experience in developing and implementing early childhood, adult education or workforce development programs.
  • Managing staff and consultants toward program outcomes.
  • Experience with labor management training funds a plus.
  • Bilingual, bicultural a plus.

Pay and Benefits
We offer competitive wages and top-notch benefits, including 100 percent employer paid medical, dental, and vision as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Our team members are expected to demonstrate respect for all co-workers and training participants. We also recognize the desirability of increasing employment opportunities for people of color, women, LGBTQ, people that are bilingual or multilingual, and people with disabilities.

Application Requirements
A résumé and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reasons for wanting to apply for this position and provide an example of your demonstrated success in a similar position.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé and cover letter to: kursten.holabird@seiuesf.org. The position will be open until filled.

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