The Delaware Department of Education is seeking an Education Associate for Part B 619 (619 Coordinator) The Education Associate, 619 Coordinator, is responsible for establishing state systems to support the implementation of state/federal early childhood special education regulations/procedures for children ages 3 to 5 years and for fostering fully inclusive environments, programs and policies across the state's early learning initiatives.
This position provides direct supervision to two Field Agents (Part C Liaisons) and supports, monitors and reports to the federal Office of Special Education Programs on APR Indicator 6 (LRE), 7 (Child Outcomes) and 12 (Timely Transitions) in collaboration with the Exceptional Children's Resources Workgroup. The scope of work requires significant coordination and collaboration both within the Department of Education, across other state Departments, public and private organizations, early learning programs, and with district and school personnel. This individual will be a member of the Office of Early Learning (OEL) team and will participate as needed in meetings and relevant activities as the 619 Early Childhood Liaison to the Exceptional Children Resources Workgroup.
To learn more about this position, please go to: www.joindelawareschools.org.
All applications must be submitted online, resumes will not be accepted. Applicants must apply online at: www.joindelawareschools.org.
Closing Date: May 30, 2018 at 11:59pm
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a concentration in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or directly related field.
Minimum of five years successful related experience, including supervisory experience.
Substantive knowledge of early childhood special education content, policy and systems, from birth through age 5.
Strong large-scale project management experience – including developing and executing contracts and budgets and ensuring deliverables are met within budget and on time.
Knowledge of and experience with facilitating national best practice in early childhood education and inclusion, coaching, and systems development and integration.
Experience managing or delivering technical assistance to diverse early learning programs and practitioners.
Proven experience in data analysis.
Experience with federal grants preferred.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve effectively and efficiently, and to resolve organizational roadblocks.
Superior project management skills, and delivery of results against tight deadlines.
Results-oriented professional with demonstrated ability to self-motivate and to work independently.
Creative and strategic thinker with strong collaborative skills.
Comfort and facility with data analysis.
Team orientation and willingness to contribute at all levels to ensure successful implementation when working under pressure.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Exercises discretion and confidentiality.
Internal Number: 180426 - 125331
About Delaware Department of Education
Delaware's Department of Education is committed to promoting the highest quality education for every Delaware student by providing visionary leadership and superior service. The Office of Early Learning (OEL) works with public and private partners, to create, fund, coordinate and implement early learning services and policies that strengthen the critical role that families, early learning programs and schools, and communities play in a child’s life. OEL's work is organized into six key areas: 1) Program and Practitioner Support, 2) Standards and Curriculum; 3) Data and Evaluation; 4) Early Intervention; 5) Family Engagement and Support, and 6) Systems Integration.