The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.Cultivate Learning fosters the quality that makes access to learning meaningful. Backed by the University of Washington, our research-powered innovations and hands-on partnership create a fertile environment for smarter teaching and learning. We advance opportunity by lowering barriers to entering the profession and guiding educators to success. And we identify the building blocks of quality along with the path to use them - in Washington state and across the country. Every child deserves to flourish from a foundation of quality learning. This core belief drives our work to provide talented learning professional the support they need to build that foundation. At Cultivate Learning, we translate insight into learning opportunity.Cultivate Learning has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Full-Time Content Specialist/Trainer. Reporting to the Associate Director of Resource Development, the Content Specialist/Trainer will be a key member of the resource development team and will be independently responsible for collaborating to conceptualize, develop, and disseminate professional development materials and higher education courses in the areas of early care and education teaching practices. The Content Specialist/Trainer serves as a key link between Cultivate Learning and partnering agencies such as the Office of Head Start's National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NCECDTL). We are looking for the ideal candidate to have content knowledge and professional development experience in these following areas:*Head Start Education Manager roles and responsibilities*Instructional Leadership*Coordination of content for large-scale meetings or events*In-person training development and implementation*Evidence-based practices in early care and education*Instructional leadership*Practice-Based Coaching*High quality teacher-child interactions and environmentsEssential Functions/Major Responsibilities:In support of this effort the duties of the Content Specialist/Trainer will include, but are not limited to the following: 30% Content Development*Develop, write, and edit professional development content for higher education and professional development materials. Formats include print, Web, digital, and others.*Translate evidence-based research materials into language that can be understood by college level students, teachers, early care and education providers, and other users.*Translate evidence-based research into culturally relevant and responsive professional development material for college level students, teachers, early care and education providers, and other users.*Research existing evidence from multiple sources to identify appropriate practices to be highlighted by Cultivate Learning.*Actively participate in a review and evaluation process, including peer review, to ensure creation of quality content.*Collaborate across the center with the media team, graphic design team, and other units.*Other duties as assigned.30% Training*Based on existing content, develop in-person Training of Trainers (ToT) for Transition to Kindergarten and Instructional Leadership trainings.*At the direction of NCECDTL, conduct in-person trainings on Transition to Kindergarten and Instructional Leadership.*Conduct culturally relevant and responsive trainings.30% Education Manager Institute*Oversee and collaborate with NCECDTL to create and manage the content scope and sequence of the Education Manager Institute in July 2020. The Education Manager Institute will be a 2 and a half day event for 600 - 700 participants and held in a city to be approved by the Office of Head Start.*Orchestrate logistics and manage on-site support at the Education Manager Institute and lead in-person trainings.*Lead the planning committee and coordinate meeting logistics with EarlyEdU staff, NCECDTL and staff from other Office of Head Start Training and Technical National Centers. *Embed leadership learning and development into session and programmatic offerings.10% Project Management*Lead content development and special projects from inception to completion, be able to track many details and logistics concurrently, juggle priorities and project manage on a regular basis.*Collaborate across multiple teams within Cultivate Learning and NCECDTL to coordinate content and training activities.Requirements:*Bachelor's degree in education or related field AND at least 3 years of experience working or consulting with early care and education environments.*Experience as an education manager or other related role within Head Start.*Experience in supporting early childhood educators in their teaching roles*Experience in writing, developing and editing professional development materials for early childhood teachers and informational materials for parents.*Experience with in-person trainings conducted and facilitated to meet the needs of the audience.*Experience in coordinating the content scope and sequence of large-scale meetings.*Commitment to equity in early learning and professional development for early care and education providers.*Ability to work independently and as an integral member of a team.*Ability to problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects and exercise good judgment in a fast paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner.*Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. Strong written and excellent communications skills with both the ability to be articulate and present well in writing, verbally, and via technology.*Strong organizational skills.*Ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner.*Proficiency with personal computing environment, Microsoft Office Suite, and the Internet. *Ability to travel semi-frequently across the country for in-person trainings.*A commitment to working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and ability to acknowledge biases.Desired:*Coaching experience on effective teaching practices.*Biliterate in Spanish.*Willingness to translate professional development material for Spanish speaking providers.*Demonstrated experience/expertise with incorporating adult learning principles into content development and training.*Experience contributing to the development and implementation of large-scale training events.*Familiarity with video/web conferencing technology such as Zoom or Skype for Business.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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