Purpose: The Regional Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator is responsible for bringing greater consistency, levels of education, and opportunities for professional recognition to the early childhood workforce in the assigned region through collaboration, alignment, and professional development planning so that children, families, and the workforce may thrive.
Position Location: Field Staff. This position works from a home office.
Work area: Grant Blackford, Jay Madison, Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Handcock, Shelby Rush, Fayette Wayne, Union.
Position Status: Full Time/Exempt
Reports To: Workforce Systems Senior Director
1. Demonstrated passion that aligns with IN AEYC’s mission and vision for children and families in the state of Indiana.
2. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Child Development, or a related field; Master’s preferred.
3. Minimum of five years experience in the early childhood profession and three years in a supervisory position.
4. Experience in the accreditation process and attainment and/or renewal with one of the approved accrediting bodies for Paths to QUALITY™.
5. Demonstrate good communication skills; both oral and written. Comfortable presenting to groups, collaborating in groups, and writing reports.
6. Demonstrate proficiency with all areas of Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, PowerPoint as well as conduct and participate in Zoom meetings on camera.
7. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and provide support to a diverse client population in a variety of settings, provide effective and efficient caseload management, and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
8. Must have a reliable automobile, and a valid driver’s license.
9. Ability to travel at different times of the day and in different time zones, throughout the state, overnight stays, and weekend travel.
10. Must have reliable internet service and cell phone service.
11. Must be capable of maintaining a workstation, maintaining digital documents, and spreadsheets.
12. Applicant will be subject to criminal history checks as required by the OECOSL.
13. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.
14. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
15. Ability to treat the information on Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children clients (individual people and organizations), staff, and Board members in a confidential manner.
1. Establish/continue relationships with local education and training entities and public and private agencies that either have or have not historically supported the early learning workforce.
2. Assist in the design and implementation of workforce projects, workforce supports, and Indiana Trainer & Training Approval System tasks as assigned.
3. Identify and respond to referrals from partners and individuals from across the state.
4. Track data on the interaction with caseloads in assigned regions.
5. Collaborate with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA to recruit, retain and recognize sponsoring programs and recipients.
6. Interacts with High School Career Technical Education Programs (CTE) to connect instructors and students with the Early Childhood Profession and higher education scholarship opportunities.
7. Collaborate with the Non-Formal CDA Project to coordinate and conduct both interest and enrollment opportunities, assist Non-Formal CDA Project in locating Instructors, PD Specialists, and ECE Reviewers, and/or provide advice to students seeking their CDA through non-formal learning opportunities.
8. Work closely with system partners, IN AEYC projects, and chapters in assigned regions by providing guidance, accountability, and assistance. Gathering necessary data for evaluations.
9. Provide targeted support to programs seeking or maintaining national accreditation by one of the OECOSL-approved national accrediting bodies.
10. Supports applicants in submitting the required paperwork to assist with accreditation fees.
11. Build and maintain relationships with Regional INAEYC Chapter Board Members.
12. Assist Regional Chapter Board Members in following association procedures. Also assists with planning, attending, and executing regional board meetings, and special events including conferences, training, etc.
13. Build and maintain relationships with local coalitions and groups by establishing regular contact and traveling to meetings to contribute to workforce initiatives.
14. Engage in regional, state, or national conferences, training, and meetings as assigned.
15. Other duties as assigned by Senior Leaders.
The Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IN AEYC) is an equal-opportunity employer. IN AEYC is committed to the practice of fair employment, compensation, and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, age, status as a veteran or any other category protected by Federal, State, and local laws.