|Date Opened||7/31/2018 2:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$84,204* - $107,758/year (*New hires to State service start at the minimum of salary range)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||8/15/2018 11:59:00 PM|
The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is a unique state agency in Connecticut that helps families with young children achieve better life outcomes. A new state agency, OEC is called on in its enabling statute to be data-driven, human-centered, and result-focused. We touch the lives of over 200,000 young children, parents, and caregivers annually through our integrated focus on early care and education programs and safety supports, our home visiting programs, and other critical early childhood services. By scale of funding, OEC is one of the largest departments of Connecticut state government, deploying and leveraging approximately half a billion dollars each year in service of vulnerable families and communities. Connecticut is a leader in the nation. Whereas early childhood programming in most states is fragmented across multiple programs which families must navigate, only a handful of states have created agencies dedicated to integrating the supports families with young children require – an only Connecticut’s has clear data-driven mandate. The majority of brain development occurs in early childhood, setting the stage for the rest of a lifetime. Experiences that support or impair a child’s development during this time can have significant and long lasting impacts. New parents and caregivers need support to weather the challenges and costs of parenting and caring for young children. OEC acts on the overwhelming evidence that intervention early in life, is the most promising way to break the cycle of poverty. Your work here will have an impact on the economic security, health, safety, and resilience of families with young children. You will help make childcare safer, more accessible and of higher quality; you will provide families with the support they need to help prevent child abuse, neglect, and trauma; you will help families gain greater economic stability; you will support families with young children who have developmental delays. This position will play a critical role in the development of this new agency, showing that a family-centered, data-smart approach to service delivery drives measurable better results for children. We are looking to significantly expand our ability to use data analytics to help families and programs achieve outcomes. The person serving in this role will be part of a new team focused on bringing the best research and analytic talent to bear on pressing social issues. As critical member of the research team, this position will be responsible for helping develop a new way of putting research and data analytics at the heart of policy making - helping the agency transform into a research-driven agency - making smart decisions about how to best support families and programs. Working closely with programmatic, fiscal, and technology staff, this person will help enable smarter policy development, streamlined program enrollment for families, modern performance tracking, predictive-analytics, and other user-centered services and systems. This is an exceptional opportunity for candidates who have research expertise that they want to use to make meaningful social change and help state government be more effective at serving families with young children. This position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT. This is a 40-hour a week role. this position will require traveling to meetings in Connecticut, and traveling to meetings in other states 1-2 times per year.
* New hires to State service start at the minimum of the salary range.
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Questions about this recruitment and these required documents should be directed to the Office of Early Childhood human resources office: Ellen Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 713-6670.
The candidate will be a creative team player with a can-do attitude and a passion for supporting families with young children and will possess:
Fluency in multiple languages is preferred.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.