Employment


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

  • Evaluation Specialist
  • CCR&R Regional Behavior Specialist
  • Ready Communities Specialist
  • Program 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.

 

Ready Communities Specialist

 

REPORTS TO:                    Ready Communities Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION:              Non-Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK:           40 Hours

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

  • Identify and facilitate training for local leadership to support quality early education and family support programs, SNAP-ED, advocacy and health through grade 3. This position is responsible for establishing and maintain community outreach via educational forums, supporting the Latino and Hispanic Outreach Committee, and supporting the School Community teams and other community/neighborhood groups and agencies.  This position will oversee the coordination of the Faith-Based Initiative, the Latino & Hispanic Outreach Committee, outreach programs, assist with Community Fellows as needed and identify volunteers for community-based action based upon DEPC’s mission and goals.

 

ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organizational & time management skills
  • Stress Management skills; able to multi-task
  • Facilitation skills
  • Recruitment skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Successful experience working with community groups/agencies including the faith community
  • Work independently
  • Work as part of a team (inclusive of Ready Schools, HKC, and Ready Communities)
  • Adaptable to change
  • Strength-based approach for working with families, communities and service providers
  • Ability to use culturally sensitive practices
  • Ability to work with many levels of staff within an organization and with cross stakeholder collaboration
  • Prior public speaking experience
  • Computer proficiency/social media proficiency
  • Experience with Community Involvement / Community Building work/preferably in a faith-based environment
  • Flexible schedule; may require some nights and weekends

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least (2) years’ experience in adult education, human service or related field.
  • At least two years of community-based experience
  • Must hold a 4 year degree
  • Coordination of events such as trainings, meetings or conferences

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Management

  • Assist with Child Find, including recruitment for NC PreK and kindergarten registration
  • Identify targeted agencies, businesses, groups, civic organizations, providers, higher education and individuals to engage and solicit potential volunteers and partners for DEPC initiatives
  • Oversee the Faith-Based Initiative: Recruit and engage diverse faith-based partners in DEPC Initiatives to include All Pro Dads, SNAP-ED, School Community Teams, and faith-based educational forums
  • Provide coaching and support to the Latino & Hispanic Outreach Committee and connect members to community-based action around the health, early care, and family support systems
  • Assist as needed in the Community Fellows 10 Week Leadership Program
  • Maintain communication with community-based volunteers to keep DEPC abreast of community opportunities and to inform volunteers of DEPC initiatives, events, etc.
  • Assist Ready Communities Coordinator in marketing and building the capacity of the Ready Communities plan

Other

  • Complete monthly and quarterly reports
  • Work closely with the Evaluation Coordinator, Program Manager & Ready Community Coordinator to ensure a quality evaluation process
  • Represent DEPC in meetings and activities/expos related to the Ready Communities and Ready Schools program
  • Attend DEPC staff meetings
  • Participate as a member of designated community committees as requested by supervisor or DEPC management
  • Responsible and accountable to the Ready Communities Coordinator for day to day activities and other duties as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director and the Research and Development Director

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, human service or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license

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 or 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.

 

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. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Down East Partnership for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

POSITION:                 Program Specialist

REPORTS TO:           Program Director

CLASSIFICATION:     Non-Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK:  40 Hours

ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Excellent computer skills
  • Very detailed oriented
  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Very good organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently but be part of multiple teams
  • Strong customer service skills, including phone etiquette
  • Ability to relate well to a wide diversity of families and children

WORK EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-4 years experience as administrative assistant
  • Very good computer skills including Microsoft Office and data entry
  • 2-4 years computer experience
  • Valid Drivers License

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

A.  Provide support to teams with:

  1. Scheduling, reserving sites, completing purchase order requisitions, ordering food, picking up supplies and set-up/clean up of meetings.
  2. Compiling reports as requested.
  3. Provides production support for letters, memos, reports, brochures and fliers
  4. Copy and collate written materials
  5. Provides intake for scholarship program and receipts vouchers for the scholarship program
  6. Designs the Professional Development training calendar and facilitates the distribution process to child care programs
  7. Records minutes for CCR&R Advisory Committee, and other meetings as requested.
  8. Maintains calendar of trainings and workgroup meetings
  9. Coordinates the process for the annual CCR&R Core Services Evaluation to be mailed to providers, collects surveys, and compiles data into a final report.
  10. Coordinates office management systems and organization for daily operations of CCR&R
  11. Provides support for Subsidy program with parent mailings, copying materials, and data entry, as needed.
  12. Provides support for annual scholarship renewals.
  13. Provides support in the Lending Library and Teacher Resource Room, as needed.

B. Database Maintenance and Entry

  1. Provides input and  maintenance of  program databases, including Family First
  2. Provides support to maintaining the community resources section in the Family First Database
  3. Completes the provider update process for NACCRRAware database
  4. Inputs Consumer Education data into NACCRRAware monthly
  5. Provides support to the Parent Referral Follow-Up Survey process, quarterly
  6. Mails/emails Family First follow-up surveys quarterly and enters returned data into spreadsheet/data analysis system.

 

Family Resource Center Support

  • Responsible for greeting clients, answering phones, receipts payments, etc. in conjunction with Family Resource Center Specialist.
  • Processes the mail including receipting monies received in the mail
  • Processes checks from check run including FSR and PSA checks (twice a month)

Other Responsibilities

  • Attends monthly CCR&R staff meetings, Operations staff meetings, DEPC staff meetings and retreats (which may include an annual out of town retreat)
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the CCRR Program Managers, Program Director, Operations Director, and/or Executive Director

EDUCATION:

  •  AA degree or equivalent education and experience 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
    • 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
  • The position requires the ability to communicate verbally with people

 

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.