ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
October 10, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
About the Organization
Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at www.zerotothree.org.
The PATH Dissemination Specialist is responsible for contributing to the compilation of a comprehensive research-based body of knowledge, resources, tools, and practices to support Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (TMIECHV) grantees in implementing the goals of the Tribal Home Visiting program. The Dissemination Specialist implements effective dissemination strategies to provide grantees and stakeholders with relevant information about the Tribal Home Visiting program. Candidates with strong connections and/or experience working with tribal communities are highly encouraged to apply.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Work closely with the PATH team, consultants, contractors and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) leadership team to ensure that resource development and dissemination goals are successfully completed and deliverables are met in a quality and timely manner. As part of this:
o Catalog relevant existing and new resources on a continuous basis;
o Develop universal resources and tools such as annual and regional meeting materials and e-newsletter articles;
o Research available resources to maintain relevant content for the Tribal Home Visiting (THV) information portal and the THV website;
o Implement effective dissemination strategies to assist grantees with their own dissemination goals; and
o Maintain grantee profiles.
• Work closely with the PATH team to conduct an annual Technical Assistance (TA) needs assessment, a TA evaluation, and other reports and evaluation documents to help monitor TA activities. As part of this:
o Track TA performance data;
o Share observations of lessons learned in the planning and delivery of TA; and
o Participate in quality improvement efforts.
• Assist the PATH team and consultants to plan and support all levels of TA activities to grantees. As part of this:
o Contribute to training and TA activities, especially as related to the development and use of resources and materials;
o Actively participate in the development and implementation of national and regional grantee meetings; and
o Coordinate with other partners, model developers, and other TA providers, as appropriate.
• Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the department.
Skills & Experience
• Have 2-5 years of experience in home visiting, early childhood, mental health, public health or related field;
• Expertise in effectively communicating with, training, and providing TA in the above domains to professionals and paraprofessionals in American Indian / Alaska Native communities;
• Strong knowledge of home visiting, child development, maternal and child health, early learning, family support, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect;
• Ability to work collaboratively with individuals representing a range of backgrounds, diversities and skill levels;
• Experience in facilitating groups, including decision-making and managing conflict.
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes in the work environment;
• Excellent writing and verbal skills with a proven ability to develop materials and communicate issues around home visiting, child development, maternal and child health, early learning, family support, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect;
• Ability to interpret data and provide basic data analysis;
• Ability to work with a team as well as independently;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents;
• Ability to manage multiple tasks; and
• Travel, including overnight stays, required.
• Encourages and practices critical thinking;
• Is self-reflective and empathic;
• Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results;
• Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others;
• Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior; and
• Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization.
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, mental health, public health or related field.
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is constantly required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also, may need to remain seated for long periods of time and have the ability to perform repetitive motions. Employee is frequently required to hold a writing instrument, and have the ability to communicate verbally. The employee may need to push or pull objects, walk, reach for objects, bend, squat, stand, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for data preparation or analysis, and expansive reading. /P>
The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. When travel is expected, the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Benefits
About ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
OUR CORE VALUES STATEMENT
We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do.
By embracing our values, every member of the ZERO TO THREE community contr...ibutes to a healthy and positive culture, a more successful organization, and better outcomes for infants, toddlers and their families.
Passion and persistence in helping infants and toddlers thrive
The centrality of healthy positive relationships, including:
A commitment to family in our work and in staff work-life balance
Consistent and authentic collaboration
Respectfulness, inclusiveness and diversity
The highest standards of excellence in our work, including:
Integrity, openness, honesty and transparency
Opportunities for leadership and professionalism
Evidence-based learning and reflection
The freedom to make and learn from mistakes