Empire State Plaza
Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university and three years of relevant experience*; Degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field preferred.
• Minimum five years’ experience managing childcare centers.
• Knowledge of NYS OCFS childcare center regulations.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and WebEx.
• Ability to manage competing priorities.
• Ability to frequently travel to areas not served by public transportation.
• A satisfactory equivalent combination of appropriate experience and education as determined by the NYS Office of Employee Relations.
*Substitutions: J.D. or Master’s degree may substitute for one year of specialized experience; Ph.D. may substitute for two years of specialized experience.
Duties Description With a focus on excellent customer service, the incumbent is responsible for providing technical assistance to the NYS Network Child Care Centers and assisting with the implementation of the DIRECTIONS: Pre-Retirement Planning Webinars.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
Network Child Care Centers:
• Provide technical assistance to approximately 30 not-for-profit worksite childcare centers in the NYS Child Care Centers network throughout New York State.
• Support each center’s board of directors regarding their fiduciary, operational, organizational, and legal responsibilities.
• Through onsite visits and regular contact, provide guidance to center directors in curriculum development, program planning, personnel issues, employment laws, New York State Office of Children and Family Services’ (OCFS) regulations, Department of Health protocol, and all areas of fiscal responsibility.
• Survey, plan, and coordinate training for all center directors and board members including statewide conferences, train the trainer sessions, and regional trainings based on the specific needs of each center.
• Deliver not-for-profit board training.
• Review and write recommendations regarding grant applications for Health & Safety, Professional Development, and Training Grants.
• Assist with organizing, coordinating, and managing grant reimbursement documentation.
• Distribute the annual childcare center survey and track the information provided by the centers for future reports.
• Report quarterly on OCFS violations received by the centers.
DIRECTIONS: Pre-Retirement Planning Program
• Participate in 20-25 annual webinar sessions as back-up host.
• Assist with managing Webex technology and collecting poll data.
Other Work-Life Responsibilities:
• Promote all Work-Life Services programs through presentations at agencies, participation in union conventions, and hosting information tables.
• Manage coordination and distribution of the Welcome to the Family and Elder Care packets, ordering additional materials as needed.
• Assist with management of the Work-Life Services website through WebNY.
• Track the usage of the WLS website and provide reports.
• Monitor the WLS mailbox and respond to requests for information.
• Additional duties as assigned.
Communicate Effectively Orally and in Written Correspondence
• Ability to provide excellent customer service.
• Provide written feedback to centers, write reports for the joint Labor-Management Committee and other stakeholders and contribute to the quarterly report to the Governor.
Additional Comments The Office of Employee Relations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability or other protected class status in the admission to, access to, or employment in their programs or activities.
Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Empire State Plaza
Notes on ApplyingPlease reference Vacancy No. 118211 when applying.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to HR@oer.ny.gov (M.S. Word or PDF is the preferred format). Hard copy via US Mail is also accepted.