Job Description

Training & Devt Consultant

Requisition IDreq10969
Working TitleTraining & Devt Consultant (Gallup)
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The UNM Early Childhood Services Center (ECSC), seeks candidates for Training and Development Consultant to support the Statewide CYFD Comprehensive Early Learning and Consultation initiative. This position will be based out of Gallup, New Mexico. Using the Integrated Learning Approach, Training and Development Consultants utilize practice-based coaching and are responsible for providing on-site/virtual technical assistance, coaching, and training related to early childhood and criteria content knowledge as a form of professional development that positively influences the quality of learning experiences that educators, administrators, and children receive as they participate in state funded early childhood initiatives.

The ideal candidate has a background in early childhood education and is passionate about seeing young children succeed within caring, culturally-sensitive, inclusive, developmentally-appropriate and stimulating learning environments. The candidate uses his/her knowledge of early childhood education, adult learning principles, reflective practice, technical assistance, coaching, consultation, and training to support the interests and learning needs of educators and administrators and partners with them to successfully implement the tools used in NM PreK funded classrooms and the FOCUS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS).

The team of consultants utilize a relationship-based, educator-focused, and strength-based approach as they build trust and rapport with educators and administrators and partner with them in an ongoing cycle of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Through on-site/virtual coaching visits, learning communities, and by facilitating training events, consultant’s partner with educators and administrators to enhance their understanding and implementation of the Authentic Observation Documentation Curriculum Planning (AODCP) process, the NM Early Learning Guidelines, Essential Elements of Quality, engage in dialogue about best teaching and care practices, and to support optimal child learning outcomes.

This is a term position subject to continuous employment renewed annually - Term end date is subject to change based on annual funding.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • At least three documented years’ experience working with infants, toddlers, or preschool children
  • Documented two years’ experience of successfully providing technical assistance, training, coaching or consultation support
  • Documented three years’ experience in the field of family engagement, mental health, culturally relevant practices, curriculum, assessment and working with early care and learning programs
  • Experience with observation documentation/assessment and curriculum process, developmentally appropriate practice, and designing and implementing quality early childhood learning environments
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining supportive work relationships in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to establish trust and rapport with members of diverse communities
  • Ability to travel statewide
  • Holds a valid NM driver’s license
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and data management skills
  • NM Trainer Registry Certified
Additional RequirementsOfficial transcripts, High school diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see the minimum qualifications for specifics.This position requires frequent travel.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCE Restricted Operations (373A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2020
Pay$2,986.30 Minimum to $4,478.93 Midpoint (Monthly)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date10/17/2019
Application InstructionsComplete Online Application, attach Resume and Cover Letter

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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