National Office Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director: Affiliate Programs

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA is a 33-year-old national nonprofit headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas that focuses on pre-school readiness. The national office currently partners with local organizations that share its mission of helping parents become their child's first and most important teacher. Affiliates deliver an evidence-based curriculum, with online options, designed for 2 to 5-year-olds and provide family support services. HIPPY programs serve families from diverse ethnicities in urban and rural areas that are primarily lower income. Currently, over 13,000 families and 14,000 plus children are served through 130 affiliates in 21 states. 

 

The National Office is responsible for:  

  • Coordinating training and technical assistance to HIPPY programs across the country;  

  • Monitoring program quality; 

  • Developing the HIPPY curriculum and program model;  

  • Conducting outreach, advocacy, and networking efforts;  

  • Managing the national data system for local programs;  

  • Coordinating research and evaluation; and  

  • Supporting state HIPPY networks. 

 

HIPPY USA is seeking to fill the management position of Assistant Director: Affiliate Programs.  This individual will be responsible for the quality implementation of the HIPPY model. The selected candidate will drive the continuous improvement of HIPPY programs by overseeing fidelity, monitoring identifying, and promoting best practices in the field working in collaboration with National Trainers, and providing training to affiliate and state office personnel as needed.  The Assistant Director will also be responsible for program expansion and model adaptations.

 

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience providing training and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations or educational institutions as well as superior organizational and communication skills. Candidates with post-graduate degrees and less than 5 years of experience are also encouraged to apply. Candidates with significant experience (preferably supervisory experience) with HIPPY programs or other home visiting programs are strongly encouraged to apply.   Relocation costs, if applicable, are negotiable.  A remote option may be considered.

Travel required-40%

Responsibilities:

1.  Provide executive oversight of program operations, ensuring their compliance with national standards of

    program quality to achieve positive outcomes for families.

  • Oversee a program monitoring and evaluation system designed to ensure quality implementation and fidelity to the model by programs.

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

  • Utilize program feedback and evaluation data to improve the quality of program operations.

2. Oversee the delivery of technical assistance and training to HIPPY programs.

  • Develop systems to provide ongoing technical assistance to the local programs and state entities, including new uses of technology.

  • Coordinate and oversee the services provided by HIPPY’s network of national trainers.

  • Ensure HIPPY program coordinators and supervisors receive timely training and support.

  • Support the capacity of the HIPPY State Offices to provide training and technical assistance to programs within their states.

  • Develop training programs based on identified needs.

  • Provide ongoing communication to programs.

  • Work with potential sponsoring agencies to develop implementation plans.

  • Provide training and technical assistance to new programs to ensure quality implementation of the model.

3.  Oversee all programmatic work of the national office.

  • Respond to questions from the field regarding model implementation and fidelity in a timely manner.

  •  Design trainings deemed necessary by the field and national office.

  • Coordinate a consistent message for national trainers, state offices, and program leads.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, adult education, or relevant field.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in education or social program management.

  • Significant experience developing and/or implementing programs in diverse communities.

  • Experience providing technical assistance and training to nonprofit organizations or educational institutions.

  • Experience with program monitoring and/or evaluation.

  • Ability to handle multiple complex tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to think strategically, implement plans, and produce results.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Must possess leadership and management qualities and have strong organizational skills.

 

Other Information

  • Salary commensurate with experience.  

  • Competitive benefits package.  

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by October 2,  to:

HIPPY USA

Attention:  Christa Haring Biel

Director of Education and Research

1221 Bishop Street

Little Rock, AR 72202

Or email: charingbiel@hippyusa.org

No phone calls, please.

HIPPY USA is an equal opportunity employer.

Regional Field Operations Specialist

Based in Texas

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA is a 33-year-old national nonprofit headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas that focuses on pre-school readiness. The national office currently partners with local organizations that share its mission of helping parents become their child's first and most important teacher. Affiliates deliver an evidence-based curriculum, with online options, designed for 2 to 5-year-olds and provide family support services. HIPPY programs serve families from diverse ethnicities in urban and rural areas that are primarily lower income.   Currently, over 13,000 families and 14,000 plus children are served through 130 affiliates in 21 states. 

The National Office is responsible for:  

  • Coordinating training and technical assistance to HIPPY programs across the country;  

  • Monitoring program quality; 

  • Developing the HIPPY curriculum and program model;  

  • Conducting outreach, advocacy, and networking efforts;  

  • Managing the national data system for local programs;  

  • Coordinating research and evaluation; and  

  • Supporting state HIPPY networks. 

HIPPY USA is seeking an individual to fill the position of Regional Field Operations Specialist. This position will be in Texas. The chosen candidate will be responsible for supporting training, technical assistance, and program operations across the HIPPY USA network of sites with federal funding in Texas. The candidate will lead communication and collaboration across these sites with the national office in Little Rock and the federal funding office in Austin, TX. The selected candidate will also oversee the delivery of training and technical assistance, including the support of site-based data reporting for federally funded Texas HIPPY sites.  

Candidates must have a bachelors' degree in education, adult education or relevant field, and excellent verbal communication, writing, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Candidates must show initiative, innovation, and creativity, and be able to handle multiple complex tasks and work collaboratively with minimal supervision.  The position is remote and the candidate must live in Texas. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Coordinating ongoing communication with HIPPY sites and HIPPY USA;  

  • Conducing training and technical assistance with HIPPY sites;  

  • Understanding federal reporting requirements; 

  •  Guiding sites for maintaining reporting compliance and data quality;  

  • Reviewing and monitor data provided by HIPPY sites;  

  • Providing coaching and 'data walks' around measurable outcomes.  

Qualifications:  

  • A bachelors' degree in education, adult education, or relevant field.  

  • At least five years' experience in developing quality improvement processes in education or human services organizations.  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.  

  • Ability to work independently.  

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines.  

 Additional Information:  

  • Candidate must currently be a Texas resident. 

  • Salary commensurate with experience.  

  • Competitive benefits package.  

  • Some national travel is required.  

  • Cover letter and resume must be submitted by October 2, 2020. 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter:

HIPPY USA

Attn:  Christa Haring Biel

Director of Education and Research

1221 Bishop Street

Little Rock, AR 72202

Or email: charingbiel@hippyusa.org

No phone calls, please.

HIPPY USA is an equal opportunity employer

For over 30 years, 

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA  has equipped parents with skills, tools, and confidence to prepare their children for success in school in their most important role as their child's first teacher.

HIPPY USA  is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

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