University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 236941

Position Summary:
The Early Learning Engagement Specialist at PBS Wisconsin plans, promotes, and delivers professional development opportunities for early childhood educators across Wisconsin focusing on meaningful media integration leveraging programming and resources from PBS KIDS. The person in this position identifies and develops partnerships with early childhood organizations, agencies, and networks to identify and serve the needs of educators serving Wisconsin's youngest learners, with an emphasis on alignment with the Wisconsin Registry Professional Development Approval System. Together with one other Early Learning Engagement Specialist, the person in this position ensures adherence to policy, assists with program administration, and strives to expand and ensure access to program materials and educational services for diverse audiences. This position reports to the Manager of Education Engagement.

Principal duties:
1. Plans and leads professional development opportunities for educators working in childcare centers, Head Start, PreK, and other preschool settings around the state to increase educator awareness, confidence, and capacity in utilizing media resources from PBS KIDS to build social-emotional learning, STEM, and literacy skills with young learners.
2. Cultivates and maintains partnerships with organizations that serve early learning educators such as the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA), Head Start, the Registry, the Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners, and other formal educational organizations and networks.
3. Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of education engagement programming.
4. Supports Ready to Learn grant execution and rigorous reporting requirements, including managing and adhering to project budgets.
5. Stays abreast of classroom media, lessons, educator engagement resources, and evaluation tools from PBS KIDS and apply them to engagement opportunities that reach early learning educators.
6. Assists with the communication of PBS Wisconsin Education's early learning events and resources.

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