Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Educator Residency Manager is responsible for implementing a Residency Model to strengthen our ECA Learning Centers, address workforce shortages and fill Learning Center enrollment vacancies in the classrooms. The Educator Residency Manager will recruit, onboard, instruct and support entry level staff through an accelerated program to achieve a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. This position will be responsible for creating the framework of the Residency program, marketing and recruiting new staff and providing technical support with on-the job learning to assist cohorts in gaining higher skills and credentials.
Employee maintains frequent contact with the Marketing Department and Center Management staff, IAEYC, T.E.A.C.H., Council of CDA, High School Career Counselors, Higher Ed and Workforce Development. Must have the ability to teach, guide and coach adults and have extensive knowledge of NAEYC and other developmentally appropriate practices for children. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Work may require light to moderate lifting. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Local travel required.
Employee is expected to make substantial contributions to the agency’s mission by providing services that produce desired outcomes. Employee’s work is periodically reviewed by the Chief Operating Officer.
Finalize Residency framework and model structure. Establish milestones for individual learning and process to appraise progress of cohorts.
Develops plan to market, recruit and assess applicants for cohorts. Responsible for the pre- and post-employment process; scheduling and conducting interviews, accessing applicants, orientation and onboarding Cohorts.
Works in collaboration with the Marketing Department to market and promote model as a paid “on-the-job” training opportunity. Manage recruitment strategies to include partnering with high schools and higher education, social media, workforce initiatives, job fairs and career search sites.
Assists cohorts through the onboarding process, including background checks, pre-employment physicals, TB and drug screen. Facilitates cohort orientation including ECA policies and procedures, health, dental and 403B enrollments and other employee benefits.
Facilitates and schedules CDA training, classroom observations, homework and reflection. Assist in scheduling CDA observations.
Provides instruction and technical assistance to cohort to achieve their CDA credential, including support of completion of Professional Resource Binder, test preparation, preparation for Observation and Reflective Dialogue and support with practical implementation of CDA skills.
Ensure CDA requirements are met. Manage T.E.A.C.H. scholarships, contracts and bonuses.
Collaborate with Center Management Team to fill gaps in classrooms, scheduling classroom training, observations and determine placement upon completion of training.
Collect, manage and report on data as required regarding student assessments and program outcomes.
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related Education field with documented early childhood coursework.
Knowledge and experience in early care and education including the professional development of other adults.
Experience teaching in an early childhood environment.
Experience in program management or administration preferred.
Working understanding of basic human resource principles, practices and procedures.
Requires strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task with an attention to detail.
Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal and communication skills necessary for an effective and positive manner.
Strong computer skills with proficiency of Microsoft Office applications, Learning Management Systems and Information/Technology services.
Valid driver’s license.
Location(s): Administration Office
Age Requirements: 21 years or older
Degree Requirements: Master’s Degree
Degree Focus: Early Childhood Education or related Education Field
Travel Requirements: Yes
Language Requirements: English
Schedule: Monday-Friday, occasional evenings and weekends
Status: Full-Time (40 Hours)
Work Nights or Weekends: Yes