Alaska System for Early Education Development (SEED) Director
Application Dates: Open until filled
The Alaska SEED Director provides leadership and direction for the Alaska System for Early Education Development (SEED). This includes coordinating a statewide committee of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and School-age (SA) partners and moving current goals and activities of the committee forward.
- Provide leadership of SEED including daily programming/initiatives, SEED Steering Committee and work groups, and overseeing the implementation of the SEED Strategic Plan.
- Manage the SEED Registry utilizing best practice as defined by the National Workforce Registry Alliance.
- Oversee Registry processes including policies/procedures, quality assurance processes, and reporting.
- Work with stakeholders to develop data reports that inform statewide initiatives.
- Track statewide professional development and other ECE and SA data and trends; produce relevant reports for stakeholders and the public.
- Work closely with public and private partners to develop policy to improve the quality of EC and SA education.
- Work to ensure statewide professional development work aligns and advances thread professional development efforts.
- Develop and implement training and trainer approval system.
- Oversee updates of Alaska’s Core Knowledge and Core Competencies.
- Track national trends in ECE systems to inform the decisions and activities of the Alaska Early Childhood Coordinating Council (AECCC).
- Partner with national organizations such as Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Workforce Registry Alliance, etc.
- Collaborate with all early childhood professional markets to increase SEED Registry membership.
- Manage statewide professional development funding from the State of Alaska and the reconciliation of monthly and quarterly financial data with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
- Develop and coordinate projects and programs as assigned.
- Collaborate with Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in pursuing grant funds.
- Provide accurate program data for grant proposals and reports.
- Other duties as assigned.
- BA required, MA/MS preferred, in education, child development, public administration, and social work or related field.
- Prior experience with program development and reporting required.
- Prior experience with grant writing required.
- Prior experience with supervision required.
- References and valid identification required.
- Must pass background check.