|The Early Childhood Specialist is responsible for recruiting child care facilities, providing coaching and technical assistance, and facilitating training sessions to improve the quality of early childhood programs in our community. This position is community based in nature and requires education, promotion and training of diverse groups and stakeholders throughout the community. The goal of this program to make sure that children are safe, healthy and successful learners.|
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities:|
|• Build relationships with child care facilities and recruit them to participate in our program |
• Collaborate with participating child care facilities to establish goals and create individualized quality improvement plans
• Conduct regular on-site visits to participating facilities to offer coaching and technical assistance
• Support educators in implementing quality improvements and addressing challenges
• Organize and lead monthly cohort trainings: Plan and facilitate monthly cohort and best practice trainings. These sessions should align with program goals and support ongoing improvement efforts.
• Maintain records and documentation: Keep detailed records of program participants, their goals, and progress. Upload documentation to the MOPD (Municipal Office of Professional Development) system as required.
• Attend CLASS Reliability and Practice-Based Coaching training: Stay current with best practices in early childhood education by attending relevant training sessions and maintaining a high level of expertise in the CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) and practice-based coaching methods.
|Education and/or Work Experience Requirements|
|A minimum of at least one (1) of the following:|
• Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Development, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field
• Minimum of three years paid professional experience working with groups of young children and families in a child care setting
|• Possess a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance|
• Negative criminal and CAN background check
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong knowledge of child development, early childhood education, and best practices
• Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills
• Excellent computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office and Google Suite)
• Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
|• Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards|
• Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
|This job operates in a professional office environment, as well as community and outdoor environments throughout the year according to event structure. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines as well as audio and video equipment with or without reasonable accommodation.|
|• Moderate travel including overnight is required for this position|
• Reliable transportation is required for this position