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Early Childhood Manager

Washington, DC
Full-time
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How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online application here:  https://Generation_Hope.formstack.com/forms/apply_now

*Please do not call

The Early Childhood Manager works with the Director of Programming to manage Next Generation Academy Program, focusing particularly on providing high-quality educational programming and services to the children of Generation Hope Scholars. The Early Childhood Manager should have a solid track record in working with youth and children, a strong background in early childhood education, experience in managing a team, possess strategic planning skills, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers. She/he must have a demonstrated interest in serving low-income students and children and be dedicated to doing whatever it takes to support our Scholars and their children.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Primary Responsibilities:

Early Childhood Education Program Design and Evaluation

  • Design curricula aligned to standards that challenge, engage, inspire, and empower our Scholars’ children. Our Early Childhood Manager must be able to identify and develop high-quality early childhood instruction. Curriculum modules should be focused on literacy, language, cognitive, and social-emotional development and should be designed with an equity lens. 

  • Foster a cohesive shared vision for early childhood education at Generation Hope and ensure that Hope Coaches (i.e. case managers), facilitators, leadership, volunteers, and Scholars all understand the philosophy and purpose of Next Generation Academy and how they can support its success.

  • Use data to improve instruction. Our Early Childhood Manager should be familiar with developmental assessments and implement clear, consistent strategies for using data to analyze student success and use the results to address gaps and inequities.

  • Track and maintain Scholar and child data (i.e. contact information, grades, mentor meetings, developmental screenings, and milestones) using evaluation tracking software. Partner with the Director of Programming to collect and analyze data for program evaluation purposes. 

  • Work with the Volunteer & Outreach Associate to improve recruitment of Resource Families and ensure childcare volunteers are trained and carrying out programming according to our early childhood philosophy.  

 

Program Implementation

  • Plan and lead educational programming for Scholar’s children during Generation Hope trainings, monthly dinners, etc., This includes recruiting and organizing external facilitators for childcare sessions, refining and updating policies for childcare volunteers, and improving and leading all training for childcare volunteers. 

  • Plan monthly Family Dinners and Parent Connect meetings in DC, Maryland, and Virginia including recruiting facilitators. 

 

Supervision and Leadership 

  • Manage 2-4 case managers, ensuring they are supported in their professional growth through weekly 1:1 meetings, home visit observations, and regularly providing coaching  and guidance. 

  • Work with the Director of Programming and College Completion Manager to hold weekly program team meetings and Next Generation Academy staff meetings and to plan regular morale activities for the program team.

 

Case Management 

  • Manage a small caseload of Scholar Families, providing academic and life support to ensure that they earn their degrees, monthly home visiting using the Parents as Teachers curriculum, and support for their child’s development.

 

Partnership Building 

  • Ensure a positive and impactful volunteer experience for our Resource Families, including gathering their feedback throughout the year both formally and informally, working with the College Completion Manager to ensure that Resource Families are being thanked and appreciated, leading the Resource Family interview, selection, and matching processes, and planning and executing the annual Resource Family trainings.

  • Build community partnerships with nonprofits, service organizations, and government agencies that can provide services for the children of Generation Hope Scholars 

  • Represent Generation Hope at relevant convenings on early childhood topics, such as conferences, roundtables, etc., as appropriate. 

 

Other

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of both federal and location-specific childcare policies and best practices in selecting childcare, and be able to provide advice on childcare issues to Scholars, Sponsors, and program staff as necessary. 

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field plus one-year related work experience in a licensed early childhood program OR a combination of post-secondary education and experience equal to five years
Skills/Experience: 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HARDWORKING, INNOVATIVE, COLLABORATIVE INDIVIDUAL WHO THRIVES IN A FAST PACED ENVIRONMENT. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE THESE QUALITIES/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field plus one-year related work experience in a licensed early childhood program OR a combination of post-secondary education and experience equal to five years

  • At least 3 years experience working with high school or college-age youth, particularly youth from marginalized communities

  • At least two years of management experience 

  • Ability to analyze and interpret program performance data and make data-driven adjustments to maximize the impact

  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process improvements

  • Goal-oriented, with strong initiative and creative problem-solving skills

  • Experience creating and executing overarching plans to meet organizational goals

  • Demonstrated ability to innovate in order to improve programs or processes and dedication to the goal of continuous improvement

  • Flexible and willing to contribute when necessary to projects outside of own department

  • Experience planning and facilitating or co-leading workshops and events

  • Access to reliable, insured transportation to get to events around the D.C. metro area

  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs and schedules of Scholars and their children. Must be available for special events and trainings, which may occur on evenings and weekends.

  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to Generation Hope’s mission and values

THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS ARE PREFERRED:

  • Experience working with teen parents strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with low-income children a plus. Experience with home visiting or family case management a plus. 

  • Experience with program evaluation a plus.

  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Compensation/Benefits: 

Generation Hope offers a competitive salary and full benefits 

How to Apply: 

To apply, please complete the online application here:  https://Generation_Hope.formstack.com/forms/apply_now

*Please do not call

Additional Information: 

Generation Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Generation Hope will not discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding, or reproductive health decisions), age, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, and disability.

Organization Info

Generation Hope

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington DC
Annual Budget : 
$1-5M
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
2010
About Us
Mission: 

Generation Hope surrounds motivated teen parents and their children with the mentors, emotional support, and financial resources that they need to thrive in college and kindergarten, thereby driving a two-generation solution to poverty.

Programs: 

Generation Hope's mission is to surround motivated teen parents and their children with the mentors, emotional support, and financial resources that they need to thrive in college and kindergarten, thereby driving a two-generation solution to poverty. To date we have provided more than $600,000 in tuition assistance, supported almost 200 teen parents in college, and celebrated 76 degrees earned through our program.

Our Scholar Program includes tuition assistance, one-on-one mentoring, case management, career readiness programming, and mental health support to help teen parents earn college degrees and achieve economic mobility. Our Next Generation Academy includes literacy, social-emotional, cognitive, and parenting interventions through a comprehensive home-visiting model to prepare the children of our Scholars for kindergarten.   

In an effort to address the systems that impact our Scholars, and student parents across the country, we regularly work with think tanks, policy makers, higher education leaders, and other practitioners, and look forward to expanding that work. Media coverage has included CNN, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Washington Business Journal, The Steve Harvey Show, NBC4 Washington, WJLA, The Washington Post, Chronicle for Higher Education, New America, and more. 

For more information, please visit: www.supportgenerationhope.org.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 5 2020
Active Until: 
Mar 5 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Generation Hope
industry: 
Nonprofit