Lock Haven University invites application for Early Childhood Liaison; the EC Liaison is critical to the goals of the OCDEL/PASSHE ECEPDO. Liaison roles are varied and based upon the needs of the students, the region, the program and academic curriculum. The Liaison acts as a connection between the regional HUB and the individual providers and programs.
Be available a minimum of 20 to 40 hours per week (part time or full time).
?Develop a firm understanding of the process goals and timeline of the PDO grant?Be available a minimum of 20 to 40 hours per week (part time or full time)?Liaisons will conduct site visits to establish and maintain relationships and connections with the early childhood field in each region. Liaisons will develop positive relationships with assigned area partners and instructors, reflecting an understanding and identification with the values, skills, and knowledge base of the profession.?Liaisons will help recruit early childhood students into the professional development programs ?Be able to travel and attend project wide and regional meetings (state and regional meetings).?Attend Field Liaison staff meetings. ?Meet individually with student either by telephone or face-to-face or Zoom at least once per semester. Feedback between Liaison and students is expected regularly.?Maintain on-going communication, as needed, with Instructors regarding student experience and any related progress in the program. Inform Statewide Field Director of any concerns related to student progress in the program that may impact and/or be related to the experience/program?Be available to program and student throughout the academic year, including making additional site visits, as warranted.?Document all field site visits through use of Field Site Visit form.?Become aware and communicate to the Director of Field Education the strengths, resources, and limitations of agencies and Field Instructors, to meet the individual educational needs of the students. ?Notify the field director regarding contact information changes for students, field instructors or agencies.?Maintain current and updated clearances and mandated reporter training.
As listed under essential duties
?Master?s degree in early childhood education or related field.?5+ years early childhood practice experience in Birth to 5 early care and education.?Understanding of adult learning methodologies and diverse learning styles of students.?Knowledge of current birth to 5 early childhood systems and structures within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (OCDEL, NAEYC Standards, Keystone STARS, PreK Counts)?Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate respect for issues of multiculturalism and diversity.?Strong oral and written communication skills. (Must be comfortable working with email communication).?Excellent organizational and time-management skills.?Ability to exercise independent professional judgment when appropriate; strong decision-making ability.?Ability to travel in regional hub to meetings with stakeholders.
Must be able to travel to and from grant program responsibilities and tasks throughout the region; all travel will be compensated.
Travel will be set at 50% of the position.
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