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.
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.
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.