Project Manager & Trainer
at Easter Seals DC/MD/VA

Date Posted: 7/3/2017

Job Description

Overview of Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA

Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA (www.eseal.org) serves Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. For nearly 100 years, we have been at the forefront as a recognized leader providing exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in our community. Our community-based programs are designed to support and strengthen families, enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, create stronger communities, and reduce system wide health care costs.

We work through public-private partnerships to provide services in the most efficient manner possible. These traits were demonstrated most recently in the opening our Intergenerational Center, which has quickly become an international model of excellence for delivering superior outcomes including creating meaningful connections between generations. It was opened through visionary partnership among local, state, and national government as well as private individual, corporate, and foundation investment. The shared resources created a maximum return on investment for the community.

POSITION SUMMARY

Easter Seals has obtained a contract to develop and offer a 2-week intensive professional development course on “Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs.” The course will be offered 20 times each year for 3 participants each time. It will feature a combination of classroom instruction, work with our in-house therapists, classroom observation, and nightly assignments. The project will be housed at the Easter Seals Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Child Development Center in DC.

The Project Manager/Trainer will report to the Senior Director for Children’s Services and have overall responsibility for all aspects of the project including but not limited to management of the content and curriculum creation process and final product, program-related operations and logistics, delivery of the training, relationship management involving key stakeholders (i.e., management, program funders, consultants and participants), communications and program evaluation and reporting.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the materials and curriculum development consultant and process
  • Work in partnership with the Senior Director of Children’s Services and the Regional Director of Early Intervention Services to develop and implement a comprehensive and measureable project planning, implementation and evaluation plan
  • Convene internal stakeholders for recurring progress update meetings
  • Provide sound financial management of the program. Coordinate with consultants, funders, vendors and others around accounts payables and receivables and related financial matters
  • Lead the coordination of logistics and facilities-related matters (i.e., classroom/training space, registration, scheduling, etc.) with input and guidance from the Senior Director of Children’s Services and the Center Director
  • Lead all program monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Respond to program inquires and serve as the primary point of contact with the customer, managing project content and delivery
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, early childhood education, social or behavioral sciences or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional work experience in early childhood education with a specific focus on children with special needs or disabilities or related field
  • Master Trainer status/certification ideal

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Strong program management skills
  • Knowledge of best practices in inclusion of children with disabilities
  • Working knowledge of curriculum development
  • Deep knowledge of adult training principle
  • Experience working within early childhood education settings
  • Understanding of the military child care system is ideal but not required
  • Master trainer level skills
  • Great customer service attitude
  • Deep working knowledge of The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Interested candidates must provide a resume, cover letter, and 3 references.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Type: Education
  • Experience: At least 10 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 7/3/2017

About Us

Overview of Easter Seals Serving DC/MD/VA

Easter Seals Inc. was founded in 1919 and has grown to become a national leader in offering help, hope and answers to more than a million children and adults living with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and other disabilities or special needs each year. Easter Seals operates through a network of self-governing, financially independent affiliates.

Easter Seals Serving DC/MD/VA (www.eseal.org) is the affiliate serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. For more than 75 years, we have been at the forefront of providing exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in our community. Our community-based programs are designed to support and strengthen families, enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, create stronger communities, and reduce system-wide health care costs.

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