Company Name:

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Location:

Boise, Idaho

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Project/Program Management

Industry:

Educational

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

April 2, 2018

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Steps to Quality Coordinator for the IdahoSTARS project

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) invites interested applicants for the full-time (40 hours per week) position of Steps to Quality Coordinator for the IdahoSTARS project, to join our organization as we work to promote quality in early care and education. Under the direction of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC), the Steps to Quality Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, implementation and evaluation of Idaho’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) while accomplishing tasks which advance the mission of Idaho AEYC. Supervised by the Leadership Director for the IdahoSTARS Project and as part of a team of professionals, the Steps to Quality Coordinator plays a vital role in the achievement of IdahoSTARS’ goals for improving the quality of care for children 0-13 in Idaho. This position works in collaboration with the University of Idaho’s Center on Disabilities and Human Development.

You will have an opportunity to:

• Participate on a forward-thinking team to promote and meet the three goal areas of the IdahoSTARS project:

a. Promote quality child care and research informed practices

b. Deliver high quality professional development

c. Collect, use and share information to build and sustain high quality child care environments

• In collaboration with the IdahoSTARS Child Care Resource Center Assistant Director, provide direction and support to ensure Steps to Quality is building the capacity of child care programs to provide quality child care

• Guide Steps to Quality through continuous quality improvement, focusing on processes, customer service, and the use of objective data to analyze and improve the system

• Lead evaluation, strategic planning, budgeting and outreach for Steps to Quality

• Collaborate with all IdahoSTARS project Coordinators and external partners to ensure Steps to Quality is aligned within and across systems

• Provide technical assistance and customer service to the Child Care Resource Center staff to effectively deliver the program, including regular dissemination of data to support decision making

• Support the day-to-day delivery of Steps to Quality, including compliance with contracts for technical assistance to child care professionals, assessors and program evaluation consultants

• Actively supervise the Assessment Coordinator and Steps to Quality Program Assistant

• Travel as necessary to ensure the project is meeting its strategic goals

• Assume all other duties as assigned to further the mission and vision of IdahoSTARS


At a minimum you should have:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or Related Field

• Minimum of (2) years of supervision or administration in Early Care and Education Programs

• Record of successful accomplishment in organizational leadership, staff development and program/budget management for complex, large scale collaborative projects

• Experience with organizational change

• Strong content and working knowledge related to best practice in child care, including familiarity with Environment Rating Scales, child screening and assessment, early learning curricula, Idaho E-learning guidelines

• Ability to work across systems, facilitate partnerships, align processes

• Ability to lead and engage others through continuous quality improvement

• Skilled in team-building, conflict management, problem-solving

• The ability to work on several projects at various stages of completion. A confident, business-like and professional presentation. Flexibility, determination and good humor

• A demonstrated ability to write clearly and precisely. Strength in proofreading and an ardent attention to detail. Strong skills in use of computers for database management and work processing

• Excellent organization and administrative skills; a strong, consistent attention to detail, an organized work style, and the ability to follow through on work assignments with a minimum of direct supervision

• Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend


The preferred candidate will have:

• Master’s degree in Human/Child Development, Early Childhood Education or equivalent and at least three years of relevant work experience. Experience in non-profit, advocacy or other community based groups is valuable.

Company Name:

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Location:

Boise, Idaho

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Project/Program Management

Industry:

Educational

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

April 2, 2018

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