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Early Childhood Professional
Career Opportunity

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) has the following full-time position available in the Portsmouth office:

Special Projects Coordinator

Duties/Responsibilities: The candidate is responsible for stimulating community interest in establishing, expanding, and improving the quality of early care and education settings as a representative of COAD. The candidate will help to establish and improve quality child care programs; provide intensive technical assistance toward Ohio Step Up to Quality ratings; conduct program assessments and quality improvement plans and develop/provide training to adult learners.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field is required.
  • Three years’ experience working directly with infants/toddlers and preschool children in an early education setting,
  • Two years of experience working with adult learners.

A great candidate will have solid customer service skills, strong organizational and communication skills, and be able to prioritize multiple tasks; this position requires daily outreach in a ten county region, (occasional overnight travel is required). Candidates with knowledge and experience in Ohio’s child care / early childhood education systems, specifically best practice in infant/toddler and preschool settings will be preferred. Valid Ohio drivers’ license and vehicle insurance required.

Resume with cover letter must be received by: 03/24/2017
Submit by mail to:
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 787
Athens, Ohio 45701
By email:
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COAD ECE Division Opportunity
Special Projects Coordinator
Location: Athens, Ohio
Minimum of 24 hours per week; potential for 40 hours with benefits

COAD Early Care and Education Division seeks a dynamic professional to serve the 31 county region with support for special projects. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple projects at once and adjust as project emerge. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team; able to relate with individuals of all socio economic sectors. Strong organizational and coordination skills required.

Provides support to the entire division to meet requirements of a variety of projects and contracts, the Early Care and Education Division's ‘special projects’. Activities include assisting the regional coordinators to successfully offer customized training; develop and distribute division marketing publications; conduct limited outreach; provide support to special projects, programs, and services in conjunction with the Assistant Division Director and the Division Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Works in collaboration with ECE Division leadership, other agencies, departments and organizations, to develop and /or deliver special projects and services. Assist in training coordination, and prevention services coordination; facilitate training; arrange training events; works in conjunction with division personnel to coordinate data collection, tracking, reporting; assists with marketing and communications pieces; social media and web based applications; makes community presentations.

Education and/or Experience

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Services, Adult Education, Communications, or a related field is required; preference is given to child development/early education and experience with adult learners; and qualifications meeting Ohio approved trainer standards, for ECE Division and the Ohio CCR&R Network; may also require two years’ experience in a Developmentally Appropriate Early Care and Education Program.

Resumes will be received until 3/24/17.

Submit resume and cover letter via email to :
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or by US Mail at
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 787; 1 Pinchot Lane
Athens, OH 4570

Early Childhood Opportunity
New Philadelphia, Ohio

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) Early Care & Education Division seeks a confident professional to establish and implement the Eastern Ohio Regional Prevention Program. The program is part of the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund’s model to conduct statewide activities and projects at the local and regional level, designed to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Working with COAD’s ECE leadership team, the individual selected will develop services according to an existing implementation plan, including: conducting community outreach, recruiting participants, facilitating family education sessions, evaluating and reporting results. The work will include developing a web based communications venue, where families and providers can learn prevention strategies in a convenient, coordinated fashion using technology. Daytime and some evening travel is required; services will be conducted over a ten county region in Eastern Ohio.

The individual must have strong organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills; be able to take and give instruction among adults; able to work with socially diverse populations across the region; able to manage multiple services within a project; be familiar with children and family social matters; and have proficiency in planning and use of technology in social media applications.

Preference will be given to applicants with at least 3 years’ experience working in a leadership capacity in social programs, especially working with families and caregivers. Supervisory experience is required; as is experience with budgeting and grant management. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in social work, early education, leadership, or related fields.

Resumes will be received until 3/25/17.

Submit resume and cover letter via email to :
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or by US Mail at
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 787; 1 Pinchot Lane
Athens, OH 45701