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Statewide Training & Industry Navigation Manager

Apply now Job no: 503071
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Institute for Early Education
Pay Grade: 35
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary: 

The StrongStart Statewide Training and Industry Navigation Manager is responsible for oversight of training, including the development of new content, and industry navigation for the  StrongStart Training and Technical Assistance Grant.  The StrongStart Statewide Training and Industry Navigation Manager will oversee the Training Specialists at each of the Professional Development Centers statewide to support consistent quality in service delivery and content statewide. 

Examples of Duties: 

  • Responsible for oversight of training, development of new training content, and industry navigation at the state and regional levels;
  • Work with Coaching System Manager and PDC Manager to ensure that whenever possible training is aligned with continued technical assistance;
  • Work with Grant Coordinators to ensure the provision of technical assistance at the program level for programs that have been prioritized by EEC;
  • Work with the Pyramid Model Consortium staff to support the delivery of training and technical assistance and to build regional capacity to enhance the implementation of Pyramid Model practices;
  • Maintain a proactive approach to industry navigation in order to promote increased access to T/TA services;
  • Work with Statewide PDC Manager and regional PDC Coordinators to practice preemptive industry navigation and to establish clear protocols for documenting industry navigation services;
  • Support the development of age-appropriate professional learning content and build the capacity of each PDC to provide T/TA for age-appropriate services for all eligible educators and programs;
  • Ensure that all training and technical assistance received by a program or educator has a clear and strategic connection to that program's QRIS CQIP and be aligned with an individual's career pathway;
  • Support the Grant Coordinators in the development of professional learning content and materials, ensuring a higher level of consistency and quality;
  • Work with Grant Coordinators and Statewide PDC Manager to provide all PDCs with training content, ensure that trainings are provided consistently and equitably across all regions, collaborate with the PDCs to adapt the delivery of this content as needed, monitor the availability and quality of trainings delivered by PDCs and/or third-party vendors, and ensure that trainings are genuinely accessible to ECE/OST educators in each region.


Post Masters certificate/Advanced graduate education in ECE and more than 10 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Salary Ranges

This is a grant-funded position currently expected to extend through June 30, 2022, subject to ongoing funding approval and business needs. There is a possibility of extension beyond June 30, 2022, contingent on the availability of funding and operational needs.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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