Job Openings at SERVE Center
Position: Program Coordinator-Foster Care
Position Number: 005440
SERVE houses the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), the U.S. Department of Education’s information and technical assistance center in the area of homeless education. The primary tasks of NCHE are to develop and disseminate materials on effective strategies, provide information and referrals upon request, and facilitate networking among educators, administrators, and service providers to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness can access educational opportunities and be successful in school. SERVE also manages and coordinates the North Carolina Homeless Education Program (NCHEP). This position is that of program coordinator to support the collaboration required by ESSA at the state level in NC, bringing together the NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate deliverables to insure the individual technical assistance requests are met and in compliance with ESSA, the Fostering Connections Act, and the McKinney-Vento Act as well as other related federal laws.
- Research and develop reports, briefs, documents and awareness materials appropriate for a wide range of audiences to address Child Welfare and Foster Child Education. Oversee input of information into databases and assist with developing various reports as needed. Provide assistance to federal, state and local educational agencies in compiling data on homeless students and developing reports for program improvement.
- Develop conferences and meetings to support the development of interactive and engaging workshops and presentations for state and local audiences. Conduct on site and online training (webinars), lead planning teams and oversee their tasks, develop conference materials, conduct conferences and meetings, provide follow up with participants to insure compliance to the grant deliverables.
- Initiate, develop and maintain partnerships to share program information, develop joint projects and facilitate inter-agency collaboration; plan and conduct partner meetings and conference calls with an online component as necessary.
- Initiate, develop, maintain and assist with online technology initiatives that facilitate networking and learning, including online professional networking communities, virtual conferences and webinars.
Master’s Degree in education, social work or related field or a bachelor’s degree with three (3) – five (5) years’ experience. Must have proven experience in applying or providing technical assistance or information on the Fostering Connections Act, the McKinney-Vento Act or equivalent experience with other federal laws related to the education of children in poverty. Must have experience working with foster children, homeless or at-risk children and families as well as experience in planning, hosting and conducting on-site and on-line conferences and meetings. Experience in leading work groups.
Applicants should have the capacity to organize and manage multiple tasks, be able to work with a variety of clients and stakeholders from varying backgrounds, think analytically, and have excellent writing skills. Applicants need technological proficiency and interest in utilizing state-of-the-art technology for training and technical assistance, the ability to plan, conduct and facilitate conferences and meetings.
Submit your application by: 02/14/2017
Submit your application at: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/7960