Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.
Closing Date: Open until filled; First Consideration Date is November 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
DESCRIPTION: The Early Childhood Program Specialist 3 plans, organizes, performs, directs and assesses all work related to the development, implementation and evaluation of educational programming and childcare routines for individual children and for a class of children for infants, toddlers, or preschoolers. The teacher works intimately with parents/families building trust and respectful partnerships through which childrens’ individual learning plans and classroom curriculum are developed and implemented. This position leads the class’ education team and serves on the childcare leadership team. Under the general direction of the Director and working together with the Early Childhood Program Specialist 2, and with input from the part-time staff, this position will establish the classroom environment, learning experiences and systems including room arrangement, materials and supplies. Responsibilities include the following:
Apply licensing regulations, national accreditation standards (National Association for the Education of Young Children - “NAEYC”) and theory of best practices in Early Childhood Education to perform functions as lead teacher.
Implement a developmentally appropriate and current relevant curriculum.
Perform scheduling functions, including setting up parent conferences.
Direct and monitor the work of staff, practicum and volunteers; evaluate practicum and interns.
Build partnerships with instruction and the community.
Develop high-functioning classroom teams.
Perform record keeping.
This is a classified staff position reporting to the Director of the Center for Families.
For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English, and will include communication with people for whom English is a second language. Working with children requires the ability to walk or run quickly, change positions frequently, kneel or sit on the floor or sit on small chairs and uneven surfaces, and lift/carry a child up to 50 pounds. There is exposure to a variety of weather conditions and noise levels, and exposure to cleaning agents.
40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Schedule is 10.5 months per year with periodic scheduled days of leave without pay. July/August is 32 hours per week as part of the leave without pay cycle. Center coverage is from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, with regular schedule falling within those time frames. Some evenings and Saturdays are required.
Salary range 42. Beginning salary is $2,984 - $3,353 per month, with progressive increases to $3,883 plus a full state benefits package, including tuition waiver for college classes. Experience and training will be considered in salary placement.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must have the following documents attached in order to be complete:
Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application). (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process. Please provide thorough responses.)
Names and contact information for three professional references (no friends or family accepted).
For veterans’ preference, please scan and attach your DD214 form.
Transcripts showing the following: Completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 30 college credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and/or Child Development. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the application stage. Official transcripts will be required if selected for the position.)
Candidates are urged to submit their application packets by or before the first consideration date. Consideration after that date is dependent on the applicant pool and is not guaranteed.
You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
Union Shop Fee: You must become a member of the classified union or pay a representation fee or nonassociation fee within thirty (30) calendar days of your hire.
You must successfully pass a DEL criminal history and abuse background check.
You must provide a current record of negative tuberculin test results.
You must possess valid certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid for pediatrics and adults and bloodborne pathogens or HIV prevention training.
You must possess a valid food handler’s permit.
You must complete 30 hours of STARS basic training, or show Proof of Exemption within 6 months of employment.
Other conditions will be detailed upon offer of employment.
All new positions are contingent upon funding.
EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Established in 1967, Edmonds Community College is a public, two-year, state community college. It strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning. It serves more than 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,400 international students from 62 countries. The college offers 68 associate degrees and 58 professional certificates in 29 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit www.edcc.edu.
EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1832, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Bachelor of Arts or Sciences [preferably in Early Childhood Education (ECE)] with at least 30 ECE credits.
Two years of experience working with children with ages ranging from 3 months to 5 years old in an early learning and/or childcare environment.
Experience assessing the emotional and learning needs of infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers, and planning and implementing age-appropriate curriculum, preferably using Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold.
Experience applying quality learning standards, i.e. NAEYC, licensing, Early Achievers or Head Start.
Experience communicating with parents and staff about child development stages.
Ability to maintain professional, ethical, and confidential boundaries with families and staff.
Ability to work as a team member.
Experience in leadership roles and directing the work of others.
Proficiency using a computer and Microsoft Word and Excel.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences and abilities.
Additional Salary Information: See Compensation section of announcement for details on salary and benefits.