Professional Development Coordinator
To be responsible for assuring that all Project ACT trainings offer quality, comprehensive and up to date information to child care professionals. Identify training topics for development that will assist Project ACT in meeting all grant requirements and funding commitments. Create and update Project ACT trainings to include current research, innovative techniques, and effective strategies child care professionals can use in their classrooms or family child care program to include all children. Promote high quality online training for child care professionals and encourage follow up on site technical assistance following training.
What does this opportunity give me?
- Community outreach. Work with a diverse population.
- Pride. Work for a company that is passionate about our mission and helping people find their path to independence.
- A strong team and support system.
- Impact. Make an immediate difference in someone’s life.
- Challenges. Be a part of a growing organization that is a leader in its field.
What will I do at Abilities Network?
- Work with Maryland Family Network to ensure Project ACT has the appropriate trainings available for delivery.
- Utilize the library of available trainings and share with Maryland Family Network the Project ACT trainings that would be appropriate for a generalist to deliver.
- Maintain up to date list of trainings both on Project ACT systems and in print. Work closely with the Training Coordinator to maintain the online training calendar and monitor training registrations.
- Assist with website maintenance and updating of information.
- In conjunction with the Program Manager, develop and produce quarterly newsletters and other resources that benefit the child care community as well as families.
- As one of Project ACT’s primary trainers, implements community and grant-funded trainings.
- Present the training content in a dynamic and professional manner and promote Project ACT’s training and technical assistance throughout all external presentations.
- Formally and informally survey the emerging needs of child care professionals, parents and all training attendees.
- Coordinate with the Maryland Family Networks Child Care Resource Center personnel to ensure that information and needs are communicated regarding training and technical assistance.
- Attends all internal or external meetings, to represent Project ACT.
- Attends MSDE training meetings and communicates information to the Program Manager relevant to Project ACT training.
- Support activities and events of Abilities Network when possible.
- Performs Technical Assistance (TA) duties: scheduling TA with providers, completing the TA sheets, and gathering the necessary materials relevant for the TA.
- Assists with and implement additional grant funded opportunities as appropriate to maintain Project ACT’s funding and success.
- Performs all other duties assigned by supervisor and as necessary to fulfill the mission of Abilities Network. What does Abilities Network need from me?
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education or related field. Must have specific course work in child development and in curriculum development. Must have four years experience working with children ages 0-10 years. Strong professional writing and presentation skills with a minimum of 1 years group training experience. Excellent research, interpersonal and organizational skills required. Experience with conference planning, coordination and marketing preferred. Some knowledge of Maryland EXCELS and MSDE accreditation requirements preferred.
Must have the ability to travel around the state to provide trainings and technical assistance, and the availability to work some evenings and weekends. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs, transport materials and move about training facilities necessary to train groups effectively.