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Parent Infant Early Childhood Program Manager (Sign On Bonus)

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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Job Description
The Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work has two opportunities for Program Manager positions to join the Institute’s Parent Infant Early Childhood (PIEC) team. The Institute’s PIEC team provides training and technical assistance to guide systems and programs in their efforts to improve outcomes for young children and their families across several local and statewide programs, including Maryland’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMH) workforce and the state-wide Pyramid Model efforts. These positions will serve as key leadership positions within our National Pyramid Model and Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation work (respectfully), funded by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and will be responsible for overseeing the coordination of technical assistance to programs and jurisdictions implementing each model, providing management and supervision of work plans and grant deliverables, and be responsible for developing and facilitating the day-to-day activities and events of the training and program support teams, to include a variety of routine professional and analytical assignments involving the practical application of management principles and techniques. The School of Social Work is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. The selected candidate for this position is eligible for a sign-on bonus totaling a minimum of $5,000. Half of the bonus is payable within the first 30 days of hire and the remaining half is payable after successful completion of 12-month probationary period. The sign on bonus is eligible only to candidates new or returning to UMB.
The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs of children and families. PIEC team (comprised of national experts in the fields of developmental psychology, maternal and child health policy, program development, trauma, evidence-based interventions, and research) works to support EBP implementation and outcomes, mental health financing, homelessness, and substance use in transition-age youth who are pregnant and parenting, early childhood workforce development throughout the state of Maryland. All PIEC projects include robust evaluation and data collection. The PIEC team regularly contributes to federal and Maryland state quarterly and annual reports, policy and position papers, publishes in scientific publications, and regularly presents and lectures locally and nationally. UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job). UMB employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses.  Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website.  Essential Functions
  • Manage the day-to-day activities and quality of technical assistance support provided to MSDE as well as engaged jurisdictions and programs.
  • Conduct, compile, and synthesize research, best practices, and data on specific topics at the request of MSDE and local teams within the state participating in the work. Develop presentations, briefs, articles and other forms of content dissemination. Participate in the development and implementation of dissemination strategies.
  • Work with lead PIEC management in developing project goals and milestones, and manages technical assistance activities to ensure alignment with objectives and timelines. Develop internal capacity, infrastructure, systems and procedures for planning, managing, tracking and achieving goals and outcomes. Support innovations that improve project quality, expand impact, and encourage growth and sustainability. Ensure strategies and procedures are compliant with regulations, contract requirements, and organizational guidelines.
  • Collaborate with the evaluation team on creating systems to collect data, monitoring program activities, and facilitating use of data collection systems by programs.
  • Develop project budgets and carry out expenditure analysis on a timely basis and work with the project team to re-program funds where necessary in order to achieve project priorities.
  • Track and monitor subcontractor compliance with reporting requirements and work with the PIEC team to create quarterly reports for MSDE.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s degree. Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Administration, or other related field preferred.
Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Administration, or other related field.
Experience: Four (4) years of experience program oversight including program planning, budget, and coordination.  Preference for prior experience working in children’s behavioral health.
Specific Preferred Qualifications for IECMH Consultation Program Manager
  • Experience within the IECMH Consultation workforce. Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood educational settings as well as social and emotional curriculum for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. Demonstrated knowledge of components related to early childhood equity efforts within classroom and community settings. Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood and classroom assessments, including the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA),Ages & Stages Questionnaire Social Emotional (ASQ SE), Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development (CHILD),Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool for Preschool Classrooms (TPOT) and The Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS). Experience with reflective practice, preferably reflective supervision.
Specific Preferred Qualifications for Pyramid Model Program Manager
  • Experience with early childhood development and behavior, as well as the Pyramid Model framework. Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood educational settings as well as social and emotional curriculum for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners, and/or demonstrated knowledge of home-based early childhood services, inclusive of Part C Early Intervention and Home Visiting. Demonstrated knowledge of components related to early childhood equity efforts within classroom and community settings. Demonstrated knowledge of PM fidelity, including the Benchmark of Quality (BOQ), the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool for Preschool Classrooms (TPOT) and The Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS) and EIPPFI. Experience with Practice Based Coaching (PBC) and coaching of classroom providers and preferably leadership teams.
  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Employs anti-racist practices and principles to accomplish work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infant and early childhood mental health, and social emotional curriculum, EBPs and best practices.
  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision. Ability to make independent decisions that are a matter of significance. Skill in leadership, coaching, and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
  • Ability to network with, and present information to other team members, external partners at clinical agencies, external partners at funding organizations, and research participants. Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.
  The Hiring Range for this position is in the $80,000s, commensurate with education and experience.  UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Social Work - Institute Personnel
Job Posting: Sep 14, 2022
Unposting Date: Oct 14, 2022, 10:59:00 PM


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