Policy Associate II: Child Welfare Workforce Development

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Portland, ME
  • May 25, 2021
Full time Workforce Education

Job Description

 

 

Position Title: Policy Associate II: Child Welfare Workforce Development Campus: Multiple Locations City, State: Portland, ME Department: Catherine E. Cutler Institute - PMCCI Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 105 Work Schedule: 8-4:30 variable Statement of Job:

The Cutler Institute at the University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Policy Associate II: Child Welfare Workforce Development to support grant-funded initiatives.

This position will provide leadership and excellence in training to support a statewide initiative funded by Maine DHHS. The project team works to build the capacity of Maine's child welfare agency through high quality training design and delivery and policy revision. This position will provide training and facilitation as part of a dynamic team helping to support the state's child welfare workforce in effectively serving children, youth and families.

The Policy Associate II: Child Welfare Workforce Development will lead and deliver the foundational child welfare training within a region of Maine. The Associate will collaborate with OCFS staff. Fidelity to both the curriculum and consistency across the statewide training program are critical, requiring ongoing coordination with the full training team, OCFS staff, and evaluation/CQI staff. The Associate will prepare for each training cohort and coordinate and manage delivery. The Associate will incorporate a variety of delivery modalities and adult learning principles to ensure an active learning environment that is effective with various learning styles.

We are looking for applicants with demonstrated content expertise in state and national child welfare initiatives, training, and workforce development. This position will also bring knowledge of and direct experience with the development, design, delivery and quality assurance/program evaluation of training as well as project management skills. This position contributes knowledge to the field through writing & dissemination through publications and presentations. Some travel may be required.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values:  Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.  

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Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's degree and five years of relevant professional experience, Bachelor's degree and ten years of relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in training and workforce development.
  • Demonstrated skills in group process, supervision, shared decision making, and leadership
  • Knowledge of and direct experience with the development, design, delivery and quality assurance/program evaluation of training.
  • Project management skills and experience.

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: paid time off (holidays, vacation, & sick), health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, tuition waiver program for employee & dependents, a 403(b) retirement plan, and more.

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To apply:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae.

All required materials must be submitted by June June 13, 2021.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711

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The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

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