Parent Possible equips parents with the tools and information to be their child’s most valuable teacher, trainer, and mentor in life. We promote and oversee delivery of three proven parent engagement programs, providing access and support, ensuring efficacy and impact, and advocating and collaborating with early childhood partners across the state.
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PAT CERTIFIED NATIONAL TRAINER
HIPPY PROGRAM MANAGER
PARENTS AS TEACHERS CERTIFIED NATIONAL TRAINER
Parent Possible is seeking an additional Parents as Teachers (PAT) Certified National Trainer to be a member of the PAT Colorado State Training Team. A Certified PAT National Trainer facilitates high quality virtual training of the PAT model that promotes best practices in the fields of early childhood education, parenting, and family support.
This is an independent contractor position. Candidate must be approved by Parents as Teachers National Center and successfully complete all Foundational and Model Implementation (FMI) trainer certification requirements.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with Parent Possible and the Colorado State Training Team to schedule a minimum of five virtual FMI trainings annually (each training is two weeks long and requires approximately 4-5 hours per day dedicated to training activities and approximately 3-4 hours the week/weekend prior to training)
• Co-facilitate FMI trainings with another Certified National Trainer, which includes delivering training content and managing technology (slides, chat, breakout rooms, etc.)
• Complete administrative tasks associated with the training, which includes reviewing participant assignments, answering participant questions and responding to emails
• Meet training objectives by providing consistent and responsive training experiences for participants
• Demonstrate knowledge of adult learning principles through presentation style and facilitation techniques
• Build group cohesion and community among participants
• Participate in Parents as Teachers communications such as monthly trainers’ calls and responding to email
• Maintain current knowledge of changes in research, policy, procedures, curricula, training, and other Parents as Teachers news
• Participate in professional development related to the Trainer Core Competencies, including an annual 2 day trainers’ meeting
Knowledge and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, social work, family studies, psychology, or related field
• Experience as a PAT home visitor and/or PAT home visiting program supervisor
• Successful experience in developing and delivering effective trainings for a diversity of individuals and populations
• Knowledge of and ability to apply adult learning principles in trainings and facilitation of groups
• Demonstrate the Parents as Teachers approach: partnering, reflecting, and facilitating
• Assist learners in applying training content to their individual and collective roles and programmatic expectations
• Collaborate with co-trainer around planning, management of the virtual environment, integration of training content, and reflective practice
• Bilingual and biliterate English/Spanish preferred
• Communicate clearly both individually and with groups
• Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and provide feedback on assessments, evaluations, and professional development resources
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Proficient in Zoom Meetings and the ability to manage Zoom features during training
• Skilled in navigating web-based tools such as digital curriculum, media, and learning management systems
OTHER POSITION INFORMATION
• Certified National Trainer is an Independent Contractor and not an employee of Parent Possible. Federal and state payroll taxes, liability insurance, unemployment compensation insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance, and other such benefits and liabilities are the sole responsibility of the Trainer. Parent Possible will issue Trainer a 1099 annually.
• Trainer will use their personal equipment and technology (computer, monitor, stable internet connection, etc.) to support effective virtual trainings. Parent Possible will provide a Zoom account for CO PAT virtual trainings.
• Some work on the weekend and in the evenings is possible
• Trainer candidate is provided a one-time stipend of $5,200 to compensate for time during the certification process, which will take approximately 9-12 months and includes participation in two FMI virtual trainings and meetings with a Trainer Development Specialist
• Certified National Trainer pay is $2,016 per virtual FMI training ($252 per live session)
• Certified National Trainer pay is $175 per day for attendance at PAT National Trainers Meeting (typically 2 days per year). Travel costs for attendance at annual PAT National Trainers Meeting is provided.
• Ability to travel out of state for annual Certified National Trainer meeting and PAT National Conference, typically held in October
Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
HIPPY PROGRAM MANAGER POSITION
This is a great time to join Parent Possible as we are expanding and growing our services to impact more families and children in Colorado. We are seeking a HIPPY Program Manager to provide guidance, fidelity monitoring, training, and technical assistance to HIPPY sites in our state. Through the evidence-based, parent-centered HIPPY program, home visitors at sites across the state work directly with families to facilitate their child’s school readiness and engage parents in their child’s learning. The HIPPY Manager will work with the HIPPY Team at Parent Possible to ensure quality HIPPY programming in Colorado. This position reports to the HIPPY Program Director.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Management Fidelity and Development
• Support the growth of new HIPPY program sites across the state.
• Provide outreach to potential program sites and start-up guidance and support for new site development.
• Provide state-level guidance and technical assistance to Colorado’s HIPPY program sites in implementing programs with fidelity.
• Develop in-depth knowledge of HIPPY and AmeriCorps programming, including current issues and challenges facing individual sites, key resources available to sites, and clear understanding of site quality and progress toward stated objectives.
• Conduct on-site and virtual monitoring visits of program sites utilizing quality/fidelity protocols and HIPPY Accreditation Standards and maintain records of visits, findings and CQI plans.
• Generate correspondence and response to HIPPY sites and state funders related to policies, procedures, progress reports, and other general inquiries.
• Meet with the HIPPY Program Director regularly to discuss program policies, budget, calendar, goals, outcomes, and other relevant issues pertaining to the HIPPY program in Colorado.
• Collaborate with HIPPY sites on family and home visitor recruitment events.
• Support sites with new HIPPY Coordinator, HIPPY Supervisor and HIPPY home visitor onboarding including the application process, background checks and file set-up and maintenance.
• Assist HIPPY sites to identify program objectives and performance measures, assess progress toward those objectives and measures, and make necessary adjustments so the identified level of progress is met.
• Assist sites to ensure fidelity around data collection and evaluation.
• Engage and support home visitors to ensure a successful program year.
• Empower and mobilize home visitors to continue to engage with their local communities and to pursue academic and professional opportunities in the early childhood field.
• Gather stories, videos, and pictures from HIPPY sites across the state to incorporate in monthly reports, social media accounts, websites, and any other relevant activity.
• Provide training and technical support around the HIPPY model and HIPPY Accreditation standards to HIPPY sites across the state.
• Assist in the scheduling, logistics and materials preparation for meetings, conference calls, special events, trainings, and presentations.
• Provide AmeriCorps HIPPYCorps member guidance on using the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award.
• Attend training courses and other opportunities for professional development as needed.
• Assist HIPPY Program Director and other Parent Possible staff with special projects and initiatives as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills Required
• Passionate about the core work of Parent Possible, HIPPY, and AmeriCorps, and experience translating that passion into program expansion and growth
• Experience in early childhood education, homevisiting, social work, family studies, psychology or relevant experience implementing an AmeriCorps program
• Successful experience in developing and delivering effective training for a diversity of individuals and populations.
• Ability to travel throughout Colorado, requiring 1-2 nights of travel per trip.
• Bilingual and biliterate English/Spanish preferred.
• Passionate about the core work of Parent Possible, HIPPY and AmeriCorps.
Communication and Relationship Building Skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to engage new volunteers, members, or community members to grow a network.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Organizational Management Skills
• Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to accuracy and detail
• Self-starter with ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions and competing priorities, independently manage multiple tasks and projects, and manage time efficiently to meet multiple deadlines
• Articulated belief in the mission and programs of Parent Possible, and the ability to quickly learn about the organization’s services and priorities
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule when needed
OTHER POSITION INFORMATION
• Starting salary range is $48,000 – $52,000, commensurate with experience.
• This is a salaried, full-time position with an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, and IRA with 3% employer match from date of hire. Parent Possible also offers paid time off and paid parental leave, summer hours with paid alternating Fridays off June-August, and a paid holiday office closure from December 24th to January 1st.
• Parent Possible is committed to professional development for all staff, including a dedicated professional development budget for each staff member and regular opportunities for training and coaching.
• Parent Possible is a hybrid work environment, with staff working predominately remotely. Generally, there are 1-2 required days per month in the office for staff meetings, staff retreats, or other critical team-based work. All staff are awarded a remote work stipend on hire to support the setup of their home office. A permanent remote position may be considered for this role, but some in-person time in the Parent Possible office and at HIPPY program sites will be required.
• Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. Finalists for the position will be asked to complete a brief presentation. All Parent Possible employees must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com.