Lead Associate, Early Childhood – NM (P2) 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Details

Description

 

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

 

Summary

Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. In times of crisis, Save the Children does whatever it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives and build resilience for years to come.

We are seeking a Lead Associate, Early Childhood. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring our prenatal to age five programs are implemented effectively and achieve results for the children and families with whom we work. Working on-site and remotely, you will provide training, technical assistance, and management support to a portfolio of program partners. You will report directly to the State Director and will work collaboratively with state and national colleagues to continuously improve our programmatic work across the state.

 

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Program Implementation 55%:

  • Guide and support program staff to ensure quality implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Save the Children’s program models according to established standards.
  • Provide in-person and remote training and technical assistance for program staff; maximize the use of technology to do so.
  • Train program staff in various areas including child development, observation and assessment, data collection, and home visiting.
  • Visit each assigned site in compliance with the program model to conduct observation, coaching, and mentoring. Complete site visit reports. In state travel will be required for each of the site visits.
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date data collection and reporting for each assigned site.
  • Consult with the Advisors about program questions and needs.
  • Regularly communicate with the State Director and Advisors about program implementation challenges and successes and how to resolve complex issues.

Partner Operations and Management: 20%

  • Support the State Director with partner management including but not limited to annual partner planning, subaward budget and spending, grant budgets and reports, annual district/site stakeholder meetings, partnership performance management, sponsorship, and emergency/disaster communication and reporting.
  • Meet regularly with each site supervisor.
  • Ensure timely and accurate incident reporting and necessary follow-up.
  • Support the State Director with identification and assessment of new sites.
  • Provide new sites with start-up support including but not limited to hiring and training program staff, technology and program materials, and Partner Portal usage.

Local and State Relationships/Advocacy: 10%

  • Support the State Director, and program partners as appropriate, with local, regional, and state community engagement activities, community partnerships/coalitions, and state level relationships.
  • Support the State Director with local, regional, and state program presentations.
  • Support program partners with media opportunities to highlight Save the Children programs.

Continuous Improvement: 15%

  • Participate in Save the Children Lead Associate calls, meetings, and trainings.
  • Stay current on relevant national standards and best practices.
  • Share knowledge and experience with the national program team and program specialist colleagues.
  • Participate in national program team projects and USP work groups.
  • Provide stories from the field to national staff.
  • Support the State Director with VIP visits and other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of relevant experience delivering literacy/reading and/or math education programs
  • Experience with early childhood development programming support, including home visiting programs
  • Working knowledge of budget and subaward management
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the state up to 40% of the time.

 

Compensation

Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $54,400 – $60,800 base salary.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.


Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

 

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.  As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)