The EES Project Lead Coordinator recruits and supports Regional Leads, Mentors and Evaluators, including partners, for the assigned region to ensure that nonpublic NC BK licensed teachers receive all services that meet the NC State Board of Education's educator licensure policy. This position develops and supports collaborations with NC early childhood education partner agencies in designated counties such as: NC Pre-K, Developmental Day, Head Start, Smart Start, CCR&R, and Demonstration Sites. These collaborations support expansion of the number of teachers that can be served through the Beginning Teacher Support Program and Licensure Renewal Process.
The EES Project Lead Coordinator works directly with the State EES Office leadership and East Carolina University to support effective teaching practices in early childhood classrooms and consistent implementation of services across the State. This position may also collaborate with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to ensure consistent implementation of the NCDPI Educator Effectiveness System.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development/Family Studies, Special Education (early intervention/preschool), or is currently enrolled in graduate studies.
A minimum of 3 years of strong, progressive administrative leadership at regional or state level, including experience as a mentor, evaluator and/or trainer for the EES Office. Additional experiences as a classroom teacher, student teacher advisor or BK faculty is preferred.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Dispositions Required in this Position:
Professional Knowledge – In child development and application of theory; adult learning theory and evidence-based practices in designing and delivering effective professional development; NC Professional Teaching Standards; NC Department of Public Instruction's Educator Effectiveness System; NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development; NC Pre-K and Developmental Day Program Requirements; NC State Board of Education Teacher Licensure Policy: Beginning Teacher Support Program; NC Department of Public Instruction's Mentor Standards and knowledge about NC educator licensure requirements. Knowledge of the EES Framework (procedures, guidelines and implementation) is preferred.
Technical Knowledge – Ability to use and instruct in the use of the NC Department of Public Instruction's Home Base/ NC Educator Effectiveness System, database spreadsheets, Power Point presentations, Listserv/Blog. Additional skills for using technology and computer in daily work with teachers and colleagues.
Analytical Thinking – Ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources and identify alternative solutions in teacher evaluation processes and personnel issues.
Problem-solving and Decision-making – Knowledge and ability to identify problems and use effective approaches, in collaboration with Regional Leads, for choosing a course of action and developing appropriate solutions (considering facts, constraints, and consequences).
Strong Oral and Written Communication – Ability to present information clearly and concisely to EES State level and program staff, DCDEE Regulatory Section staff, local NC Pre-K contractor agency staff, lead teachers, site administrators and other relevant stakeholders individually and in groups. Ability to understand and relate to the audience.
Exceptional Interpersonal Skills – Ability to actively participate as a member of a mentor-teacher- evaluator team and ability to build and maintain ongoing, collaborative, working relationships with coworkers to meet regional and state goals. Teamwork is essential to this position.
Building Collaborative Partnerships – Internally and with technical assistance professionals across sectors to support coordination of effective mentoring, coaching and evaluation of teachers. Strong personnel management experience and skills.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.