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School Services Manager

Position Summary:

The School Services Manager will be a key member of Children’s Institute’s Whole Child Connection team, responsible for overseeing, strategizing, and operationalizing the Connection’s work with schools and school districts from grades K-12. Reporting to the Whole Child Connection’s Director, the School Services Manager’s primary responsibilities will be: 

Responsibilities:

  • Service Management and Oversight -- Oversee and manage all aspects of the Whole Child Connection’s school services including identifying new business, managing contracts with schools and districts, and coordinating project teams to work with school and district partners.
  • Facilitation and Training -- Oversee the Connection’s training offerings for schools, including managing a team of per diem training staff, developing new content, and facilitating large and small group adult learning sessions and workshops.
  • Coaching and Consultation -- Oversee the Connection’s coaching and consultation model, including a three phase needs assessment and action planning process for schools and districts and a practice-based coaching process for classroom teachers.
  • Knowledge Building -- Maintain up-to-date knowledge on best practices and current research in social-emotional learning, school climate, whole child development, and other school-based approaches and initiatives, as well as the factors at play in schools and districts.
  • Strategy Development -- In partnership with the Whole Child Connection leadership, oversee development and refinement of the school services strategy including identifying new projects, crafting grant proposals, and developing partnerships to continue the work.


Qualifications:

We are seeking individuals with a passion for and deep understanding of social-emotional learning, education, youth development, and continuous improvement. Candidates who thrive in fast paced environments, who enjoy community collaboration, and who are motivated self-starters that take initiative and attend to details will thrive in this position. Successful candidates will have a deep understanding of social-emotional learning, child and youth development, school culture/climate, effective learning environments, and related fields. They will also be familiar with the complexities of the education system at the classroom, school, and district level.

  • Master’s degree required, preferably in education, psychology, human development, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of project management experience.
  • Deep content knowledge in whole child development topics, including social-emotional learning, school culture and climate, and youth development. Experience in school settings is essential.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of best practice in adult learning.
  • Substantial training/coaching/consultation experience with adult learners and comfort working with and providing consultation and training to a range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple projects.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We welcome qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to help us best serve our great Community!

If this job sounds like something you would find fulfilling and is aligned with your career goals, even if your experience isn’t exactly in line with the points above, please consider applying anyway. Experience comes in many forms and your interest and passion can go a long way. We know that a diverse team makes for the best collaborative work and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives and experiences to the team and encourage everyone who is interested in the work to apply.

Please submit your application through the University of Rochester/Office of Human Resources: http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs (Job ID 218420). Please note, when you get to the UR website, click “all other openings” under the job search box. Then search for the job ID number in the keyword box at the top of the page. You will see that the job description on the UR website is a generic description for a Sr. Health Project Coordinator and does not match this one above. Please do not worry – you are in the right place! Please proceed to apply. All questions can be directed to Dawn Breitung at dbreitung [at] childrensinstitute.net.


Whole Child Health Consultant and Trainer

Position Summary:

The Whole Child Health Consultant and Trainer will be a key member of Children’s Institute’s Whole Child Connection team, supporting educators and youth development practitioners in their efforts to integrate a whole child focus in classrooms, schools, districts, and youth development programs. The Whole Child Health Consultant and Trainer’s primary responsibilities will be: 

Responsibilities:

  • Consultation -- Coordinate and implement the Connection’s three phase needs assessment and action planning process in school districts and youth development programs, including conducting interviews and focus groups, developing reports, and facilitating action planning sessions with staff.
  • Facilitation and Training -- Facilitate large and small group adult learning sessions and workshops for educators, school administrators, youth services and out-of-school (OST) time providers, and other practitioners.
  • Coaching -- Provide one-on-one and small group coaching to individuals in school settings including teachers, school teams, and administrators and/or in youth development settings to program directors, supervisors, and front line staff.
  • Resource and Tool Creation -- Create comprehensive, engaging externally-facing resources, tools, presentations, and other content and provide practical, actionable guidance to educators, youth services and OST providers, and other practitioners.
  • Organizational Support -- Contribute to the development of new projects and proposals and to other work across Whole Child Connection.


Qualifications:

We are seeking individuals with a passion for and deep understanding of social-emotional learning, education, child and youth development, school culture/climate, effective learning environments, and continuous improvement. Candidates who thrive in fast paced environments, who enjoy facilitating adult learning, and who are motivated self-starters that take initiative and attend to details will thrive in this position. Successful candidates will also be familiar with the complexities of the education system at the classroom, school, and district level and the challenges and opportunities in the youth development arena particularly with youth services and OST programming.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in education, psychology, human/youth development, or related field.
  • Deep content knowledge in whole child development topics, including social-emotional learning, school culture and climate, and youth development.  Experience in school and/or youth development settings is essential.
  • Self-starter with comfort working autonomously.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of best practice in adult learning.
  • Substantial training/coaching/consultation experience with adult learners and comfort working with and providing consultation and training to a range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple projects at once.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We welcome qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to help us best serve our great Community!

If this job sounds like something you would find fulfilling and is aligned with your career goals, even if your experience isn’t exactly in line with the points above, please consider applying anyway. Experience comes in many forms and your interest and passion can go a long way. We know that a diverse team makes for the best collaborative work and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives and experiences to the team and encourage everyone who is interested in the work to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how your experiences match the job description.

Please submit resumes to:
dbreitung [at] childrensinstitute.net (Dawn Breitung)
Assistant Director, Whole Child Connection
Children's Institute
274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 295-1000, ext. 255


Trainer – per diem

Position Summary:

Children’s Institute, a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Rochester, seeks qualified individuals to provide high quality training to various child-serving audiences (i.e., teachers, early education professionals, youth workers) on an as needed basis. Content areas may include social emotional learning, play therapy, early childhood development and/or assessment. Must have strong training background with ability to engage varied audiences, deliver content effectively with the goal of skill transfer and retention, and maintain high levels of professionalism and courtesy, while supporting the overarching mission of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive support of children. Background in emotionally responsive skill development and practice preferred. Applicant will have to be open to continuous improvement and demonstrate flexibility in scheduling, workload, travel, and ability to work with members of different teams/projects. Ideal candidate will be involved in developing, as well as delivering, trainings. 

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver trainings, workshops, conference sessions, and coaching based on Children’s Institute protocol across various projects and programs, including Whole Child Connection, Primary Project, and the RECAP early childhood assessment.  
  • Expand research base and knowledge of content areas to align with current educational trends and practices.
  • Present a professional image and message as a representative of Children’s Institute.
  • Attend planning meetings as needed.
  • Ensure that training participants complete an evaluation for reflection. Use feedback to improve upon training content and delivery skills as warranted.  


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with background in education, social work, early childhood education, or social emotional learning, youth development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in teaching, training, or professional development preferred.
  • Open and collaborative style for teamwork and cooperation.
  • Consistent and continual support of Children’s Institute mission to serve, support, and nurture all children.


Please submit resumes to:
dbreitung [at] childrensinstitute.net (Dawn Breitung)
Assistant Director, Whole Child Connection
Children's Institute
274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 295-1000, ext. 255


Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.