• Senior Training & Technical Assistance Specialist

    Job Locations US-Remote
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/18/2019 10:44 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Children and Youth
    Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
    Location : Name
    BUILD Initiative
  • Overview

    The BUILD Initiative (BUILD) (www.buildinitiative.org) is supporting leaders and teams to promote optimal health and wellbeing for children prenatal to five; shift or realign systems to increase access to opportunities for young children and families; and engage community members with lived experience in the definition, design and development of solutions. BUILD is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).


    The Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist to support training and technical assistance for a National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) awarded by the Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care. NCPFCE will identify and disseminate evidence-based and exemplary practices to early childhood programs related to parent, family and community engagement practices that are positively associated with the development of and learning for children from birth-to-five.


    The Senior Trainer will identify, develop, and deliver all NCPFCE training, professional development, virtual learning opportunities, and technical assistance for the Head Start and Child Care community. This position will work in close partnership with a team to ensure high quality delivery and dissemination of training and technical assistance products in line with the goals, needs, and rich, diverse experience of the Head Start and Child Care community. This position may also require presentations at state, regional, and national conferences and active participation in state, regional, and national meetings, at times requiring extensive travel. The Senior Training & Technical Assistance Specialist is also responsible for reviewing and contributing to expanding NCPFCE training resource.


    The ideal candidate will have experience in child development/early childhood education and family services, with extensive knowledge about working with children and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. A deep understanding of the role of families in the development and learning of children is essential. This position will require demonstrated experience in planning and leading projects to facilitate learning through training delivery and product development. In-depth knowledge of adult learning principles is highly desirable.


    This is a great opportunity to work with a major national voice in shaping and informing the conversation about the importance of parent, family, and community engagement. In addition, this person will work to contribute to our strategy to create more effective, research-based policies and practices to support the Head Start, Child Care and early childhood community in the regional, state, and local efforts to promote school readiness and family engagement outcomes for children and families served by Head Start.


    This position reports to the Director, Training and Technical Assistance, National Center.

    • Contribute to the planning, development, and execution of professional development strategy, including the creation and delivery of content and services to enhance and promote effective family engagement practices. Work with NCPFCE leadership team to develop and executive vision, strategy and work plans;
    • Plan and lead efforts to deliver training in the Head Start System in collaboration with the Director of T/TA. Planning efforts may include contributing to the development of a product menu, coordinating staff planning calls, and guiding dissemination efforts;
    • Support planning and implementation of training and learning events that include follow-up technical assistance to help program staff, T/TA providers and other early childhood professionals apply the knowledge to practice. Training will include on-site and online offerings. Ensure projects are completed on time and within budget;
    • Manage and contribute to projects to design and deliver multi-media learning products to promote and advance learning with and from the Head Start community, early childhood education field, and to support capacity building for the T/TA Network;
    • Serve as project manager for efforts to develop and disseminate evidence-based and exemplary practice in line with the vision, strategy and work plans. Manage the work of content experts, consultants, and consortium partners as needed and coordinate with internal staff teams;
    • Support collection of data to track T/TA delivery and NCPFCE performance in partnership with the Evaluation Team. Contribute to data collection, synthesis, and analysis for NCPFCE T/TA delivery and regional office and grantee performance (e.g. program information report (PIR), monitoring);
    • Produce reports and promote the use of NCPFCE performance data and cross-center for continuous improvement and to evaluate progress toward shared goals and objectives;
    • Liaise cross-functionally with internal teams to maintain consistency and alignment with BTC and NCPFCE overall content, philosophy, research, and evaluation supporting training content;
    • Represent the National Center and present information at national conferences and forums;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Special Requirements


    The individual will be expected to travel two to four times per month on average.


    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Master’s degree preferred;
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management, facilitating adult learning (including the professional development program development), or training and technical assistance delivery;
    • Knowledge and experience with early education programs and systems, especially Head Start, Early Head Start or Child Care;
    • Previous experience in managing cross-functional teams, individuals and teams of consultants, and other stakeholders.

    Personal Attributes

    • Strong judgment, integrity, and capacity to work under federal directives and scrutiny;
    • A passion for the mission of the Center and sensitivity to the needs of the children and families served by the Offices of Head Start and Child Care;
    • Flexibility and agility in responding to changing deadlines, priorities, and requests;
    • Self-starter and effective team player with a collaborative, collegial spirit;
    • Stellar written and verbal communication skills for our intended audiences;
    • Ability to travel is required;
    • Excellent computer systems skills; knowledge of and interest in new media/Web 2.0;
    • Strong interpersonal skills necessary for engaging with a wide array of stakeholders, via telephone and other media and in person;
    • Ability to resolve problems effectively and handle sensitive situations and confidential information with discretion.

    TSNE MissionWorks and the BUILD Initiative envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/BUILD will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.



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