Partnership Specialist (Pender NE Location)

Do you believe high quality Early Childhood Education is the foundation for future learning? You can be part of the team that makes the difference in a child’s early years and build excellent partnerships with NENCAP Early Childhood Programs as a PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST.  Based in Pender, NE this position will oversee assigned Head Start partnership programs with public school systems in our service area.  Work M-F. Hourly wage plus full benefits. A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education or a Bachelor’s or advanced degree and equivalent coursework in early childhood education with early education teaching experience is required. Solid communication skills and strong management/supervisory skills are needed. Responsible for monitoring and supporting Teachers and Family Service Workers to implement high quality programming and family engagement activities

according to Head Start Performance Standards.  Job application, job description, education requirements, wage and benefit information are located on our website  by clicking Employment or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300. To apply, submit a completed Agency application with education credentials or transcripts. No resumes accepted. Send applications to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, PO Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667. Position

open until filled.

  • EOE
  • 80% Federally Funded
  • Non-Profit Agency


High School Graduate or GED and one of the following:

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in early childhood education
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree and course work equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with early education teaching experience.


The Partnership Specialist is responsible for understanding and monitoring developmentally appropriate practices for preschoolers and family engagement of the Head Start Program, Education Partners.  Maintain a system of tracking staff performance on a regular basis.  Facilitate a process to help staff develop individual plans to improve their environments, teaching practices to support young children’s growth and development and overall program quality.  Be the lead contact in specialty areas such as mental health as assigned.  Submit checklists/observation reports to supervisor.  Make monthly visits to each classroom to ensure children are appropriately supervised and engaged. Complete assigned observations and discuss results with each designated teacher. Review and evaluate lesson plans, family goals, observations, education calendars, documentation of home visits, Parent Teacher conferences, and other education records prepared by Teachers.  Monitor Family Service Workers progress in conducting and documenting home visits, the Family Partnership Agreement, Family Service Outcomes, Health Screenings and other records prepared by the Family Service Worker.  Assist and support staff in professional development.  Attend and contribute to monthly Early Childhood management staff meetings. Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.


Wage starting at $18.00 per hour, plus benefits.  Education and experience will be considered and may increase the starting wage. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.