Employment


The Down East Partnership for Children is now recruiting applicants for the following positions:

  • Evaluation Specialist
  • CCR&R Regional Behavior Specialist
  • Community Outreach Specialist

*See Job Descriptions and submission details below*

 

POSITION:    Evaluation Specialist

REPORTS TO:    Program Development Manager

CLASSIFICATION:  Non- Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK:    40 Hours

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Coordinate the gathering and management of all data and research for the Down East Partnership for Children to support the evaluation process.

ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • To work independently
  • To be a part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • To manage multiple processes simultaneously
  • People skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Data management skills
  • Statistical analysis skills
  • Strong math skills
  • Strategic planning knowledge
  • Excellent writing skills

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 3-5 years of actual experience in program evaluation and/or research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Grant writing experience preferred

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Evaluation/Program Support

  • Complete quarterly reporting process:
    • Coordinate data collection from funded programs (internal and external)
    • Provide technical assistance to programs utilizing other reporting processes as required by funder
    • Organize data and submit to NC Partnership for Children, and other funders as needed
    • Analyze data and compile for Quarterly Review
    • Submit original quarterly reports to Operations Specialist to file in program files
    • Maintain file of copies of reports
  • Quarterly Review:
    • Facilitate the Quarterly Review Meetings and program action plans as appropriate; Develop necessary documents for meeting participants
    • Provide the Executive Director a review of quarterly program performance and spotlight areas of concern and notable successes.,
  • Review indicators to determine need for specific measurement instruments; research availability of appropriate instruments; develop new instruments as needed; and utilize as appropriate.
  • Provide support to the Program Development Manager to manage the process for review/edit/amendment of logic models for DEPC program files as required by funding sources.
  • Annually, participate in contract monitoring site visits to each externally funded program to ensure focus on long-term progress and the achievement of our Strategic Framework goals and targets.
  • As needed, research best practices for program improvement
  • Assist programs with survey development, data collection and analysis, and presentation of survey results as necessary

 Reporting & Communication of Evaluation Information

  • Review, report and evaluate yearly program evaluation data including funded program output counts, outcome results and progress toward achieving Strategic Framework targets and other evaluation standards.
  • Disseminate evaluation and strategic planning information and data to the DEPC staff, Board, committees, community partners, major funding sources and the general public as appropriate.
  • Collect any other program reports as requested by either the North Carolina Partnership for Children, SNAP-Ed, or other funders.
  • Communicate all program changes to the Program Development Manager and the R&D Director
  • Track the long-term impact of DEPC services.
Database Management/Maintenance
  • Management of GemsLite database
    • Develop processes to transition usage of the Family First database to GemsLite
    • Provide technical assistance/training for GemsLite users
    • Maintain updated information in databases (GemsLite)

Program Development/Grants Management

  • Work with funded programs and community partners to utilize data to drive programmatic and community-based planning processes.
  • With appropriate grants management team members, assist with program reporting for funding sources including
    • Data collection from subcontracted programs
    • Report writing and editing

 

Strategic Framework/Model of Services Evaluation

With Research & Development Director, and Program Development Manager support evaluation of the DEPC Strategic Framework and the model of services including:

  • As needed, manage needs assessment process including summarizing and reporting the results.
  • Work with funded programs to incorporate use of specific measurements database and/or other evaluation methods, as needed.
  • Assist in all Grant Evaluation Projects, which may include coordinating data collection of child assessments, family, and teacher surveys.

Other

  • Monitor local statistics relating to quality of life for children and families.
  • Provide support to the Program Development Manager for planning and facilitating the Evaluation Committee as the oversight committee for the evaluation process.
  • Collaborate with the Program Development Manager to ensure ongoing information sharing.
  • Attend Early Childhood Community Partners, DEPC staff, Research & Development team, DEPC Executive Committee, and Board meetings as necessary to report on evaluation activities and build data use skills.
  • Attend local, regional, and state evaluation meetings or conferences.
  • Responsible and accountable to the R&D Director for day-to-day activities.
  • Responsible for other duties as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director and Research & Development Director.

EDUCATION:

  • A BA or BS degree in a field with a strong math and/or statistical background. Masters preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing this job the employee is:
    • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and talk or hear
    • Periodically required to stand; walk, stoop, kneel
    • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and the ability to adjust focus to operate the computer

The position also requires the ability to periodically work under time pressure

**To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Sydney Land, DEPC, PO Box 1245, Rocky Mount, NC 27802 or email to: sland@depc.org.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Down East Partnership for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

POSITION:       Regional Behavior Specialist

REPORTS TO: Provider Services Program Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK:   40 Hours

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Coordinates CCR&R Region 14 activities to promote social/emotional competency in young children in child care settings within the five county (Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Warren and Wilson) service area. This position will provide resources, training and technical assistance to child care providers so they can identify, prevent, and address challenging behaviors in young children in child care settings, ultimately resulting in more positive relationships and the expulsion of fewer children in child care programs. The Regional Behavior Specialist is a Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) employee and will work collaboratively with the state team of Behavior Specialists and the Project Manager.

ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Process management, problem solving and strategic planning skills
  • Presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently and organize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Initiative to plan and execute tasks and programs with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong understanding of adult learning styles and appropriate educational practices.
  • Strong understanding of child development and the early childhood educational system.
  • Strong understanding of developmentally appropriate practices
  • Ability to present a professional positive attitude and composure in day to day stressful and in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to establish rapport and effectively communicate with individuals of varying ages, educational levels, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal early childhood issues, resources and legislative processes.
  • Knowledge of NC Child Care Licensing System, Environment Rating Scales, CLASS and Foundations
  • Computer experience with database, publishing, spreadsheets and work-processing programs.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three years of management experience working with early care and education programs, their families or the programs that serve them.
  • At least three years paid experience in early childhood education classroom.
  • Must be a strong team player
  • Successful experience and knowledge of the coaching model and continuous quality improvement process

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate partnerships with other behavioral health specialist, educators and mental health professionals to develop resources to assist child care providers/families in promoting positive behaviors in young children.
  • Promote awareness of the availability and resources of Behavior Specialists to child care providers and intermediary agencies.
  • Update the regional resource list of social emotional practitioners, educators, and mental health professionals.
  • Deliver at least 24 contact hours of training regionally focused on social-emotional development and challenging behavior using the HSB standardized trainings.
  • Provide 15 technical assistance on-site visits in local child care settings per month to mentor and assist teachers in promoting healthy social-emotional development.
  • Participate in project meetings and professional development opportunities and special projects as directed by the project manager.
  • Participate in the project evaluation plan, including data collection and timely, accurate submission of data each quarter.
  • Work collaboratively with the state team of HSB Specialist and the Project Manager, as well as other consultants, TA personnel and local agencies and groups within assigned region, to achieve goals of project and ensure successful evaluation.
  • Treat all information on clients, employees and Board Members in a confidential manner.

TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend all CCR&R staff meetings, DEPC staff meetings and retreats which may include an out of town retreat.
  • Provides support to the Lending Library, as assigned
  • Represents the Down East Partnership for Children and CCR&R accurately and professionally in the community
  • Travels as needed to attend and to assist in providing training, presentations, etc.
  • Identifies organizations with which to coordinate and share resources, and develops working relationships with them
  • Advocates for quality child care and other support services for families and children
  • Assists with all child care provider recruitment activities
  • Involved with Community Outreach/Business Outreach
  • Involved in national, local agencies, organizations or civic groups promoting DEPC and a Member of the NAEYC
  • Trained in Playground Safety Practices
  • Receives the Early Educator’s Certification with PD and TA Endorsement
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the CCR&R Provider Services Program Manager, DEPC Executive Director and/ or Program Director

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a closely related field and at least 3 years experience working with early childhood programs in the capacity of teacher or director.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing this job the employee is:
    • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and talk or hear
    • Periodically required to stand; walk, stoop, kneel
    • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and the ability to adjust focus to operate the computer
  • The position also requires the ability to periodically work under time pressure

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Wendy Price, PO Box 1245, Rocky Mount, NC 27802 or email to: wprice@depc.org.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Down East Partnership for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

POSITION:                   Community Outreach Specialist

REPORTS TO:             Communication and Development Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION:        NON-EXEMPT

HOURS PER WEEK:     40 Hours

PRIMARY PURPOSE:  Provide support for Community Outreach, Research and Development Team, DEPC fund-raising efforts, and Operations.

ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Discrete with confidential information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; communicate verbally with people in person, through email, and on the phone
  • Detail Oriented
  • Manage multiple tasks from multiple sources and set priorities
  • Self-starter
  • Proficient in technology
  • Handle money, make deposits
  • Work under time pressure

 

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, data entry, web-based programs, and social media environments
  • Experience working in a dynamic team environment
  • Fundraising experience preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Community Outreach, Development, Research/Evaluation, and Operations

 

Community Outreach

  • Assist with all aspects of the Community Outreach Committee (meets quarterly)
    • Meeting preparations
    • Compiling minutes
      • Additional follow-up as needed
    • Maintain DEPC and other brochures and fliers in information racks in coordination with Family Services
    • Maintain all promotional items
    • Assist R & D Director with keeping Community Outreach Plan updated
    • Assist with public outreach events
      • Scheduling, planning, and set-up for Week of the Young Child, expos, fairs, etc.
        • Maintenance of materials for display boards
      • Assist in gathering information for internal and external communications
      • Coordinate bulk mailings including the annual report
      • Maintain Constant Contact database and other contact management databases
      • Assist with updating DEPC website content, calendars, and E-Blast communications

 

Research & Evaluation

  • Meet with R&D Director weekly to coordinate R&D support activities
  • Provide program support and assist R&D team members as needed
  • Assist team members with coordination of distribution, collection, and data entry for program evaluations, community surveys and other assessments
  • Participate in R&D team meetings

 

Development

  • Assist with development team meetings
    • All meeting preparations
    • Compile minutes
    • Additional follow-up as needed to support work of Development Committee
  • Provide support for all fundraising efforts
    • Week of the Young Child Sponsorships
    • Annual Fundraising Drives
    • All other activities (thank you letters, personal follow-up letters, etc.) pertaining to development work of DEPC

Operations

  • Review daily receipts and prepare the bank deposit, securing the proper approvals
  • Make daily deposits and necessary follow-up details
  • Front desk support, which includes greeting clients, answering phones, and serving as the face of DEPC

 

Other

  • Attend DEPC staff meetings and retreats, which may include an out of town retreat
  • Responsible and accountable to the R&D Director for day-to-day activities
  • Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director and the Research and Development Director

 

EDUCATION

  • Two year degree OR equivalent education and experience

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • While performing this job, the employee is:
    • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finder, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms
    • Periodically required to stand; walk, stoop, kneel
    • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include:
    • Close vision
    • The ability to adjust focus to operate the computer

 

Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and references to Debra Lanham at 215 Lexington Street, P.O. Box 1245, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 or email to dlanham@depc.org