thread Professional Development Manager

Company/Organization: thread

Location: Anchorage

Application Dates: Open until filled.


Job Description

thread is seeking two Professional Development Managers.

The Professional Development Manager is responsible for supporting thread’s statewide work to increase the quality of early childhood education programs and educators by providing training, education, technical assistance, consultation, and funding through supervision of staff, oversight of teams, and project management. This includes the following:

  1. Lead a statewide team to ensure consistent implementation of professional development thread services to early childhood programs and educators through team goals, policies and procedures, work plans, work groups, etc.
  2. Manage teamwork flow, roles and responsibilities, documentation, data management, and forms to meet objectives set by agency management.
  3. Oversee and support statewide team communication, strategic planning, data analysis, and performance measures.
  4. Oversee the development and implementation of policies and procedures for quality assurance.
  5. Oversee all grant activity as assigned. Provide accurate grant/program data and budget oversight as assigned.
  6. Supervise and train staff, as assigned, using a strength based and reflective approach both in person and virtually.
  7. Provide team leadership and direct services to parents, providers, and the community as needed.
  8. Liaison and facilitate communication between all thread directors/managers/team leads to align agency goals and services.
  9. Liaison with stakeholders to support the early childhood field through education, training, technical assistance, consultation, and coaching.
  10. Ensure all assigned staff are trained and knowledgeable on thread’s culture, database, and agency tools and resources.
  11. Occasional in-state and out of state travel, sometimes in small aircraft, is required.
  12. The specific work a Professional Development Manager could oversee and/or conduct includes, but is not limited to:
  • Oversee and manage thread services to early childhood programs and families to include Alaska IN! and Program/Classroom/Individual Child Consultation.
  • Oversee projects which impact the professional development of early educators.
  • Oversee and coordinate thread training and educational opportunities to advance the professional development for early educators statewide.
  • Oversee and manage thread’s calendar for trainings including internal and contract trainers.
  • Recruit, train, and support a statewide pool of qualified trainers and training organizations.
  • Oversee and manage quality initiatives to early childhood programs.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee thread’s professional development fee-based services.
  • Oversee and implement projects aimed to improve quality for specialized groups, populations, and those new to the field.
  • Implement and train staff on best practices related to technology to deliver training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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