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Early Childhood Equity Specialist

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

MAEC was founded in 1991, as an education non-profit dedicated to increasing access to equitable educational opportunities so all children and students can learn and achieve at high levels. Its mission is to promote excellence and equity in education to achieve social justice.

MAEC  is committed to (1) meeting State Education Agencies (SEA), Local Education Agencies (LEA) and Early Childhood Program program needs; (2) developing exemplary early childhood professionals; (3) fostering the success of all children, youth, and families; and (4) actively developing and promoting innovative, effective, and efficient products, practices and services in order to fulfill these commitments. This is essential work that makes a difference in the lives of children, families, and educators.

The MAEC EC Department provides a range of services to educators and systems to promote equity and positive outcomes for young children and their families. All services are based on our foundational commitment to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and how to support early learners and their families with culturally responsive practices.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Early Childhood (EC) Department seeks accomplished early childhood specialists who believe in MAEC’s mission to promote excellence and equity in education to achieve social justice and provide a range of professional development experiences. As an Early Childhood Equity Specialist, you will provide professional development and technical assistance to support State Education Agencies (SEA’s), Local Education Agencies (LEA’s), and early childhood professionals throughout the country. The specialist will develop content, provide professional development training, technical assistance, coaching, and facilitate communities of practice (CoP), supporting equity in early childhood systems. This position is critical in delivering research-based educational practices that address a wide variety of needs for early childhood professionals. The Early Childhood Specialist will work with the team to develop in-person and online professional learning resources and materials for coaching and Communities of Practice (CoP).

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required
  • Experience using virtual platforms and technologies, i.e.  Zoom, Adobe, Teams etc.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High comfort level with ambiguity
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Clear ability to provide project management on projects, including developing and overseeing budgets, teamwork flows, and quality control

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A qualified candidate will have a broad understanding of early childhood programs and services and how the early childhood system functions
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in child development, early childhood education, or related field
  • Active interest in equity, diversity inclusion, and social justice.
  • The candidate would have a strong understanding of how early childhood system components, such as funding, policy, equitable access, and program implementation, interact with one another at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate and showcase how advancing equity in research is incorporated into research designs, methods, and dissemination strategies.
  • Subject matter expertise of the complex nature of the early childhood system, such as federal, state, tribal, and local policies and practices related to ECE.
  • Strong track record of providing technical assistance to state or local entities .
  • Ability to engage a variety of stakeholders, including policymakers, advocates, practitioners, families, and researchers
  • Flexibility in managing workflow and accommodating priority activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong client relationships
  • Ability to travel, if needed (once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. MAEC offers a competitive benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program.

This can be a remote or hybrid position. If you live in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area this position may be hybrid depending on your location.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@maec.org. Both cover letter and resume must be sent as attachments and not in the body of the e-mail.  Also please use “Application: Early Childhood Equity Specialist Position” in the title of your e-mail.

 

NO PHONE CALLS.

 

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