Early Childhood Specialist, New England Head Start Training & Technical Assistance (New England)
The University of Massachusetts' Donahue Institute's Head Start business unit provides training, consultation and other technical assistance to Head Start grantees throughout the six New England states. This training, consulting and technical assistance supports Head Start programs in their continuous improvement of comprehensive child development services to low-income children and families from birth to age five, with special focus on helping preschoolers develop the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in school. The UMDI Head Start business unit also supports Head Start programs' work with families to help them understand and meet their children's educational, health, nutritional, dental and social emotional needs. Head Start federally funded programs are operated throughout the United States through grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies.
Early Childhood (EC) Specialists will work directly with grantees to provide training, consultation and technical assistance regarding services and professional development to support children's readiness for school and family engagement.
The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.