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.
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.
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
Official transcripts, High school diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see the minimum qualifications for specifics.This position requires frequent travel.
Main - Albuquerque, NM
CE Restricted Operations (373A)
Term - Full-Time
Term End Date
$2,986.30 Minimum to $4,478.93 Midpoint (Monthly)
This 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.
Temporary 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.
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