Program Administrator, Zigler Center

Connecticut, United States
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy within the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners in an effort to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas. Faculty from the Zigler Center developed a classroom observation tool called the Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development (CHILD; Gilliam & Reyes, 2016, 2017). The CHILD promotes the quality of social-emotional interactions in early child care and education settings and is being used in several cities and states, including Canada. We provide trainings for early childhood mental health consultants, child care providers/teachers, and other individuals interested in the utility of the CHILD Tool.

The incumbent will be involved across several projects including the CHILD’s implementation in home-based child care programs in New York City as part of a randomized controlled trial. Primary responsibilities:

Train early childhood mental health consultants on the use of the CHILD Tool (both for center-based and home-based settings).
Oversee implementation of the CHILD in New York City, and provide technical assistance to early childhood mental health consultants.
Provide CHILD-informed early childhood mental health consultation to child care providers, as needed.
Assist in the recruitment and engagement of research participants.
Contribute to continuous quality improvement of the CHILD Tool, which involves video coding and conducting reliability sessions.

The role requires flexibility to work with interventions spanning multiple modalities, across multiple research studies, with telehealth technologies. Depending on the situation of the pandemic, may require occasional travel within the United States.

Please upload as an attachment with your application sample training, workshop or presentation that you authored.

Essential Duties

1.  Organizing, delivering, and facilitating CHILD trainings, and applying a variety of training techniques, concepts (e.g., adult learning), learning tools, and practices to ensure maximum participant engagement and effectiveness of training 2.  Conducting basic quantitative or qualitative data analyses 3.  Creating and maintaining database to track certification progress of trainees, ensuring trainees pass reliability testing and are certified, and maintaining accurate records 4.  Primary administrator for the learning management system (LMS) and monitoring progress of online users (training on LMS will be provided)5.  Contributing to the ongoing quality improvement efforts including development and refinement of the CHILD Toolkit 6.  Conducting classroom observations using the CHILD Tool and other classroom observation tools 7.  Summarizing findings from literature reviews 8.  Contributing to manuscript writing and publish articles for peer-reviewed journals 9.  Presenting research findings at professional conferences 10. May perform other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Proven knowledge of early childhood development.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven ability to provide training and consultation to mental health consultants, child care providers, teachers, and other professionals.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Well-developed interpersonal and collaborative skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a fast-paced and dynamic research team.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to oversee the implementation of the CHILD (Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development; Gilliam & Reyes, 2016, 2017) and provide technical assistance to early childhood mental health consultants.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to work with interventions spanning multiple modalities, across multiple research studies, with telehealth technologies.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish (oral and written).

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