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School Readiness Manager

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City of Cambridge
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Cambridge, MA
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Published 26 days ago

In November of 2015, the Cambridge Early Childhood Task Force issued a set of recommendations in a report entitled “Starting Early: Addressing the Achievement and Opportunity Gaps in Cambridge.” The overarching vision was to create a community-wide system of affordable, high quality early education and care that begins with prenatal care and extends through 3rd grade. The School Readiness Manager leads efforts to ensure a seamless transition from the wide variety of early childhood settings in the community to the public school system. This includes managing partnerships between community-based and school-based programs, overseeing the Kindergarten transition process, supporting in the development of shared assessments and school readiness goals, establishing a framework for the implementation of Universal Pre-K, and supporting the data and evaluation efforts related to short and long-term child outcomes. The School Readiness Manager reports to the Executive Director of the Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Along with the Executive Director, serve as a representative of the Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership among the Kindergarten Leadership Team, as well as other key, school-based groups.
  • Work collaboratively with the Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership’s Professional Development Specialist and Cambridge Public Schools’ Professional Learning and Educator Development Manager to ensure alignment in professional development opportunities across all early childhood programs and to identify opportunities for shared professional development.
  • Develop strategies and opportunities for shared curriculum, assessment, and school readiness goals.
  •  Under the direction of the Executive Director, work to support Cambridge’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten efforts to serve all 4-year old children.
  • Keep abreast of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education policy as it relates to Universal Pre-K and P-3 initiatives.
  • Manage Kindergarten Transition Plan annually that includes Transition Forms and transitions activities in preschools, school, and the community to ease children’s entry into elementary schools. 
  • Coordinate Kindergarten transition bags with School Registration Center.
  •  Serve as a key contributor in the planning and implementation of an annual Professional Development Week for all Cambridge providers.
  • Collect and analyze data to ensure the Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership’s impact at the child/school level.
  •  Serve as a liaison with school-based programs to promote collaborative work between the early childhood community and the public schools.
  • Maintain a commitment to ensuring anti-racism, equity, and inclusion are incorporated into every aspect of the work.
  • All other duties that may be assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an early childhood administrative role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience with early childhood practice, policy, and systems.
  • Knowledge of early childhood standards, curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning and professional development.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, cultural competency, and interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with demonstrated experience convening committees and workgroups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent technological skills to create efficient systems of communication.
  •  Experience working in an urban setting and with diverse groups.
  • Knowledge of the Cambridge community is an asset.
  • The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.  Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

RATE: $81,650-$103,161 + excellent benefits     

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 05/18/21. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.




In November of 2015, the Cambridge Early Childhood Task Force issued a set of recommendations in a report entitled “Starting Early: Addressing the Achievement and Opportunity Gaps in Cambridge.” The overarching vision was to create a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$81,650 - $103,161annually

Benefits

Excellent Municipal Benefit Package

Excellent Municipal Benefit Package

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Cambridge, MA
Associated Location
795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
Room 309

How to Apply

Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 05/18/21. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.

Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA…

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