Classification Title: Training & Development Director I
College/Division: College of Education
Department: CED Child Development Research Center
Advertised Salary Range: $43,030 - $51,250
Advertised Job Summary:
The Training and Development Director I (Quality Coach) functions as a part of the South Carolina Child Care & Resource Referral team of statewide Training & Development Directors (Quality Coaches) that provides technical assistance to parents, early childhood programs, and community partners as it relates to all the core components of the Department of Social Services, Division of Early Care and Education grant requirements.
Job responsibilities include:
Technical Assistance: Collect, analyze, and use data from early childhood programs, licensing representatives, and community partners in the service delivery area to meet the diversity of early childhood settings (center-based, faith-based, school-based, home-based). Conduct on-site and virtual technical assistance to assigned counties/regions and develop quality improvement plans in partnership with early childhood programs to maintain or increase program-wide quality levels. Implement and work with child care networks and/or Communities of Practice with child care programs to increase program quality and advocacy.
Training: Conduct and develop partnerships with appropriate organizations in the community to offer training opportunities for early childhood programs, parents, and/or community members. Develop training content and professional learning plans that encourage engagement of early childhood programs and include follow-up technical assistance, including on-site/virtual when appropriate, to help early childhood educators put knowledge gained in training into practice in the program.
Consumer Awareness: Distribute brochures and resource information to community partners and local organizations regarding quality child care. Participate in agency activities including but not limited to Technical Assistance Coordination Team (TACT) or other networking meetings, conferences, seminars, and events to promote the services of the SC CCR&R for early childhood providers, parents, and community members.
Other: Assist other departments in major projects and perform other resource and referral duties as needed, including planning and implementing statewide initiatives. Perform other duties as assigned.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Master's degree and 1 year training and development experience, or bachelor's degree and 3 years training and development experience.
For this position, the selected applicant must obtain two approvals, both from SC Endeavors, within 12 months of employment: (1) Approval as a South Carolina Certified Trainer Credential in all areas of child development (2) Approval as a South Carolina Certified Technical Assistance Provider.
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.