Program Administrator, CSC Zigler Center

Connecticut, United States
31 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at 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. Recently, faculty from the Zigler Center developed a classroom observation tool called the CHILD (Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development; 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. Under the direction of the Principal Investigators (PIs), the Program Administrator designs, coordinates, delivers and evaluates Infant-Toddler CHILD training and development to improve the quality of services provided to infants and toddlers. This position may require travel.

Essential duties of the role call for incumbent to: serve as primary point of contact for the I-T CHILD, providing training and technical assistance, and leads activities around the I-T CHILD’s ongoing quality improvement efforts and research activities; organize and lead I-T CHILD trainings and provides technical assistance; work closely with PIs in advancing the CHILD program: assist in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contribute to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program; track all program activities and regularly inform leadership of progress on each initiative; recommend structural or programmatic adjustments, changes, or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals and objectives; manage program communications; identify outreach potential and promote philanthropic and collaborative support of the program; assist in data collection efforts as needed.

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 infant and toddler development.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with effective time management skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven experience with public speaking and excellent presentation skills (e.g., delivering trainings, teaching classes).

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven ability to work with outside providers building strong relationships and fostering mutual respect for the program in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s degree in infant/toddler development/mental health, early childhood care and education, or related field. Bilingual.

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