Responsible for the development of PEI programming focused on early childhood including the supervision of a team of program specialists. Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of PEI's programming, including development of major agency procurements, providing and overseeing technical assistance and support for contractors, interpreting contract requirements, overseeing the planning and coordination of outreach and education activities related to Early Childhood efforts, collaboration with new and emerging program models and support of existing programs, and the federal grant programs including grant reporting and application.
Works closely with multiple state agencies, divisions and programs, national, state and local stakeholder groups and provider groups to increase and develop coordination and collaborative initiatives.
Assumes a leadership role in the field of home visiting programs and early childhood service coordination, actively engaging partners to increase effective service delivery and improve outcomes for families in Texas. Responsibility includes the development and implementation of new program components, program evaluation, data analysis, quality review, researching best practices, coordination with cross-agency programs and entities such as collaboration with new and emerging program models and support of existing programs.
Establishes goals and objectives; develops guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; develops schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinates and evaluates business functions and trends; develops and evaluates budget requests; and monitors budget expenditures. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.EJF 1. Oversees Early Childhood unit programs and projects, including determination of need, procurement, community and stakeholder relations, program development, training, and technical support.
Establishes goals and objectives for projects and grants. Establishes goals and objectives for early childhood projects and grants. Supervises the provision of services children and families from diverse communities for the purpose of preventing abuse and neglect and supporting strong and stable families and communities. (30%)EJF 2:
Manages and develops staff through development of performance plans, review of performance data, consultation, training, and performance appraisal. Responsible for hiring and selection, assigning work, completing performance evaluations, recommending personnel disciplinary actions, and scheduling and approving leave. Provides leadership and management for Early Childhood team, creating an internal culture of excellence. (20%)EJF 3.
Develops and implements statewide coordinated early childhood programs, policies and services across health and human service agencies, governmental agencies and community organizations. Works with DFPS and PEI leadership and other HHS agencies to build support for a common vision, goal, and objectives to improve the coordination, quality, efficiency and effectiveness of early childhood programs and services. Provides advanced technical assistance for DFPS, and consultation to stakeholders including health and human services agencies and other public or private entities.
Represents PEI and DFPS at meetings, hearings, conferences and workgroups.
Assumes a leadership role in the field of youth and family service coordination, actively engaging partners to increase effective service delivery and improve outcomes for families in Texas. Develops team subject matter expertise, responsible for technical assistance plans and implementation support. (15%) EJF 4.
Prepares written project updates, summaries, legislative reports, strategic plans, and website updates. Prepares communication materials, presentations and program materials.
Analyzes state and federal legislation with a special emphasis during the Texas Legislative Session.
Develops policies and procedures, such as shared program standards and goals. Collects public input to guide program planning, where appropriate. (15%)EJF 5. Develops and enforces of systems of accountability.
Oversees and manages budget development, resource development and grant management processes. Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates policies and procedures. Oversees monitoring of contracts and contracted providers.
Manages the requirements of multiple funding streams, and coordinates strategies for grant funding and other resources and manages communication with funding partners. Closely collaborates with the Research and Safety team on data collection and benchmark measurement, including process evaluation, process evaluation, CQI process, communications planning and training coordination. (10%)EFJ 6. Works collaboratively with leadership team of PEI to coordinate work across programs and projects, develop office goals and strategies, and provide internal support and leadership (10%). Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience with state and federal human services grants and contracts. Experience with early childhood programs, community-based family support programs and/or social services program development and delivery. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university preferred.Additional Information:
There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the responsibilities, and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position.
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