Limited Term Researcher/Professional Development Specialist

Newark, New Castle County
Jan 30, 2014
Limited Term Researcher/Professional Development Specialist Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood Department of Human Development and Family Studies This position is a full-time grant-funded position. Deadline: January 31, 2014 CONTEXT OF THE JOB: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) within the College of Education and Human Development is a diversified Department with undergraduate and graduate programs that require a close working relationship with the State of Delaware, Federal Agencies, local school systems, and numerous Health and Service agencies. The Department houses the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, supporting the workforce and programming services for children aged six weeks to twelve years of age in early care and education; the quality-assured Professional Development for child-care programs; the Nemours Healthy Kids project; and the Delaware Stars for Early Success Program. The Professional Development Specialist works under the general direction of the Director of the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood Education and the Institute’s Director of Professional Development. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and coordinate the delivery of professional development content appropriate to the early-education and school-age audiences following quality-assurance system requirements. Works with the Institute’s Director of Professional Development to: design and deliver a variety of professional development content to early-education(specially in the areas of curriculum and assessment) and school-age providers in the state; coordinate, modify and adapt professional development techniques; and establish strategic and technical plans for planning, implementing, and evaluating professional development efforts to early-education and school-age child care programs. Professional development will be designed using an array of educational technology. Makes public trainings and presentations to technical assistants, program staff, and the broader early-childhood and school-age community on topics of quality programming. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must have a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related discipline with five years of job-related experience. Possess knowledge and experience in child development, curriculum and assessment, early -care and education and school-age environments, professional development. Good knowledge and use of a variety of educational technology strategies to develop and deliver innovative professional development strategies to the early education and school-age community. Knowledge of social media and its uses relevant to professional development. Applicant must be detail oriented, proficient in Microsoft Office and database software and experienced in program planning, implementation and evaluation skills. Must possess effective communication skills with ability to interact with a wide range of constituents. How To Apply When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application. Equal Employment Opportunity Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at