Education Associate/Part B 619 Coordinator

Location
Dover, DE 19901, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 15, 2018
Ref
5200006785
Close Date:
07/14/2018

Title of Position: Education Associate/Part B 619 Coordinator

Reports to: Director, Office of Early Learning

Description of Position:

The Delaware Department of Education is seeking an Education Associate for Part B 619 (619 Coordinator) The Education Associate, 619 Coordinator, is responsible for establishing state systems to support the implementation of state/federal early childhood special education regulations/procedures for children ages 3 to 5 years and for fostering fully inclusive environments, programs and policies across the state's early learning initiatives. This position provides direct supervision to two Field Agents (Part C Liaisons) and supports, monitors and reports to the federal Office of Special Education Programs on APR Indicator 6 (LRE), 7 (Child Outcomes) and 12 (Timely Transitions) in collaboration with the Exceptional Children's Resources Workgroup. The scope of work requires significant coordination and collaboration both within the Department of Education, across other state Departments, public and private organizations, early learning programs, and with district and school personnel. This individual will be a member of the Office of Early Learning (OEL) team and will participate as needed in meetings and relevant activities as the 619 Early Childhood Liaison to the Exceptional Children Resources Workgroup.



Major Responsibilities Include:
  • Establish state system to support implementation of state/federal early childhood special education regulations/procedures.
  • Develop and implement strategies to provide support to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) related to federal/state regulations.
  • Support, monitor and report to OSEP on APR Indicator 6 (LRE), 7 (Child Outcomes) and 12 (Timely Transitions.)
  • Collaborate in the State Systematic Improvement Plan (SSIP) activities as appropriate.
  • Attend Part B Exceptional Children workgroup meetings and activities when relevant to Early Childhood Special Education.
  • Design and facilitate effective coaching and professional development, in a variety of contexts, and in collaboration with team members and external partner organizations.
  • Develop and disseminate materials to support best practices that lead to high-quality, inclusive environments.
  • Coordinate or participate in state meetings and committee work to further the development of a high-quality, inclusive early learning system for Delaware.
  • Approve and monitor LEA/Charter School Consolidated Grant applications for IDEA 619 (3-5) funds
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Office of Early Learning Director.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

Education: Master's degree from an accredited college or university, with a concentration in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or directly related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years successful related experience, including supervisory experience.
  • Substantive knowledge of early childhood special education content, policy and systems, from birth through age 5.
  • Strong large-scale project management experience - including developing and executing contracts and budgets and ensuring deliverables are met within budget and on time.
  • Knowledge of and experience with facilitating national best practice in early childhood education and inclusion, coaching, and systems development and integration.
  • Experience managing or delivering technical assistance to diverse early learning programs and practitioners.
  • Proven experience in data analysis.
  • Experience with federal grants preferred.

Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve effectively and efficiently, and to resolve organizational roadblocks.
  • Superior project management skills, and delivery of results against tight deadlines.
  • Results-oriented professional with demonstrated ability to self-motivate and to work independently.
  • Creative and strategic thinker with strong collaborative skills.
  • Comfort and facility with data analysis.
  • Team orientation and willingness to contribute at all levels to ensure successful implementation when working under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Exercises discretion and confidentiality.

Salary:

Salary will be computed in accordance with the education, experience, and training of the individual selected and in accordance with salary schedules for employees of the Department of Education. Direct deposit of payroll checks is a condition of state employment, and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.

Notes:

A criminal background check is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate during the interview process an understanding of diversity, educational equity and multicultural education. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The selected candidate should expect to perform any other related activities needed to deliver the position's key duties and responsibilities and follow any other instructions as defined by his/her supervisor.

The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran's status in employment or its programs and activities. Inquiries should be directed to the Department's Human Resource Office, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware, 19901, Telephone No. (302) 735-4030.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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