Training and Technical Assistance Manager Position Posted!

The Office of Innovative Projects is hiring! Are you passionate about building quality systems and supports for young children in Michigan? Are you an experienced provider of professional learning, a skilled facilitator, and/or data geek? Do you like to have fun? Join our vibrant team at Innovative Projects and make a difference for personnel, early childhood systems, and the young children they serve!

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Closing date:  September 15, 2021

The Training and Technical Assistance Manager is responsible for management of statewide and regional professional learning initiatives operating out of the Office of Innovative Projects, including:Early On Training and Technical Assistance (EOT&TA), Preschool Special Education Training and Technical Assistance, and Eastern Early Childhood Support Network. These projects are funded by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) through grants by the Michigan Department of Education and Ingham Intermediate School District. The individual in this role is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and management of activities and staff related to these projects. Professional learning and technical assistance includes, but it not limited to, providing and facilitating content expertise on evidence‐based practices, strategies for implementation, and guidance and support to local personnel in areas related to: compliance with federal regulations and state policy, supporting early childhood outcomes for infants and toddlers,strategic planning, and leadership development for the delivery of early intervention services for eligible infants and toddlers and their families.

Manage and coordinate the statewide system of training and technical assistance for Michigan’s early intervention, early childhood special education, and Eastern region Great Start/Early Childhood Support Network personnel, who include: Early On Coordinators, 619 Contacts, service coordinators, service providers, local interagency coordinating council members, Great Start Regional Resource Centers, Great Start Collaborative Directors, Great Start Parent Liaison, and parents. Facilitate ongoing personnel development to professional learning/training staff members related to supporting local service areas’ compliance with federal regulations and state policy; implementation of evidence‐based practices,administrative requirements of the state’s early intervention system; appropriate assessment of infants and toddlers; intervention; supporting developmental outcomes, and early childhood systems building.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by such a person.

Supervise professional learning/training personnel who are responsible for providing statewide technical assistance and professional development to constituents throughout the state.

Education: Advanced degree (Master’s level) in appropriate early intervention/health, special education, education, or human service field with at least 5 years’ experience in service delivery.

Experience: Experience providing professional learning and technical assistance for education, health, or human service. Administrative experience in early intervention, special education, or Great Start Collaborative. Experience managing human and material resources.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None required.

Other knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of child development specific to infants and toddlers and/or preschoolers, including atypical development, and corresponding appropriate and evidence‐based intervention. Skills in training, technical assistance, and public speaking. Skills in organizational development and group dynamics, e.g. team building, problem‐solving, and decision‐making.

The office environment is busy and heavily utilized both by telephone and walk‐in traffic. Many meetings, appointments, and staff training are simultaneously occurring. It is also anticipated that some stress will be associated with this position primarily due to deadlines and irregular workflow. It is necessary that the individual have the capacity to remain calm, considerate, and tactful.

The position type is office‐oriented and administrative with work using typical office equipment and engaging with colleagues, funders, stakeholders, and co‐workers. Expectations are for year‐round work.Hours are typically within a normal business day, though longer days are may be anticipated during times of heavier workflow and events.

Regular travel within the state and travel to national conferences 2‐3 times per year.

Posted: August 27, 2021