The Regional Lead manages the delivery of mentoring and evaluation services in assigned geographic regions and serve as part of the Leadership Team. Responsibilities include supporting and supervising mentor/evaluators in their assigned geographical region (both partner and paid ECU-EESLPD staff), assist Lead Coordinator in assigning classroom teachers in their region to mentors and/or evaluators, participate in leadership meetings with Lead Coordinator and holding regional meetings to disseminate information and provide training, taking a lead in the development and delivery of training, recruiting new partner mentor/evaluators, and serving a caseload of teachers with mentoring and evaluation services and, therefore, meeting all required duties of the ECU-EESLPD Mentor-Evaluator. This position will report directly to the Project Lead Coordinator in the ECUEESLPD program office. The position will be contracted on a yearly basis and is contingent on funding. Regional Lead Duties will include the following: Coordinate information to/from the ECUEESLPD Office, State EESLPD Office licensure staff and assigned Region; Work closely with EESLPD Project Lead Coordinator and co-workers to accomplish team goals and objectives. Teamwork is critical; Provide support and training for mentors, evaluators, partners, and site administrators; Lead recruitment efforts to develop partners to help in conducting mentoring and evaluation activities; Provide support of partners through shadowing, demonstration and/or technical assistance to provide effective mentoring or evaluation of teachers.; Establishe and promote ongoing relationships with Early Childhood Education partners in assigned Region; Assist in reviewing and recommending the updating of materials and documents developed by the State EESLPD Office leadership (Guidance & Protocol, forms for teachers/Mentors/Evaluators, EESLPD Teacher Manual and training materials); Provide recommendations to the EESLPD Project Lead Coordinator for responding to specific types of mentoring/coaching/evaluation needs and assists in preparation of written strategies, protocols, and procedures; Conduct inter-rater reliability checks for Evaluators in assigned Region in collaboration with ECU-EESLPD Project Lead Coordinator and provides coaching support as needed; Participate and assist in planning for regional and state EESLPD meetings; Develop and plan for the implementation of research-based, evidence-based Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and assists Mentors/Evaluators in assigned Region with the development and implementation of PLCs. Assists in updating materials for mandated Professional Development (e.g., PD Series: EESLPD Orientation, NC Educator Effectiveness System, Mentor Training, SMART Goals, Licensure) and participates in delivery of Professional Development; Inform regional team members about Professional Development opportunities and establishes connections with other professional development providers throughout eastern NC; Assist in planning for Professional Development needed by regional team members not otherwise provided in the Region in collaboration with Early Childhood Education partner agencies (e.g. Smart Start, CCR&R, LEA/NC Pre-K Contractor, Head Start, NCaeyc sub-chapter). Serve a caseload of teachers as mentor/evaluator. (Refer to Mentor/Evaluator job description.); Perform other duties as assigned.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Master’s degree in education with a concentration in early childhood education, child development, human Development/family studies, special education (early intervention/preschool). Equivalent education, experience and NC Education License may be considered. A minimum of 3 years of progressive, successful experience as an early childhood leader at local, regional or state-level, including experience as a mentor, evaluator and/or trainer for the EESLPD Office. Teamwork is essential to this position.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500050
Organizational Unit Overview:
This position is EHRA-NF, grant-funded – Regional Lead . The $1.7 million dollar grant (renewable in 1-year cycles) is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to mentor and evaluate 400 BK-licensed teachers in 54 counties in the eastern part of the state. This grant, Early Childhood Educator Support, Licensure, and Professional Development at ECU (ECU-EESLPD) is being awarded because ECU is a leader in teacher preparation in the state and will offer ECU an opportunity to build on its strong teacher education presence by serving the lead teachers in the state-funded PreK classrooms for at risk 4-year-olds that are located in sites other than public schools. These sites include Head Start, Developmental Day, and child care centers. Teachers in these classrooms must receive mentoring and evaluation services, as required by the state-mandated Teacher Support Program and Beginning Teacher Support Program. These services will be administered through the
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