Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $41,225 annually or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Lead Regional Quality Child Care Consultant, in collaboration with the Assistant Director, is responsible for assuring that the assigned regional office staff meet the goals of the IdahoSTARS program. The Lead Consultant is responsible for oversight of their assigned region including daily on-site supervision of regional office staff; ensuring adherence to established processes and procedures; providing consultation services (site visits) to child care providers; providing technical assistance to child care providers and utilizes an early childhood coaching approach; recruiting IdahoSTARS qualified trainers to participate in the Idaho STARS training system; providing resources to child care providers and registry participants; and providing leadership in the development and completion of community outreach events and opportunities in order to increase awareness of the value of quality care and education.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Child Development or related field; plus minimum of five years successful experience in the field of early care and education. Experience: Conducting adult workshops and training (small and large groups); Providing liaison with customer/provider groups; Gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing facts; Computer literacy to include database experience; Devising solutions to problems; Writing concise reports; Interpreting federal or state regulations/guidelines; Managing office budgets.
Preferred Qualifications: Education: Masters Degree with minimum of five years experience in the field of early care and education;
Experience: Coaching in an Early Childhood setting; Interpreting federal or state regulations/guidelines; Possess a good understanding of the written and spoken English and Spanish languages utilizing appropriate grammar and accurate spelling; Conducting independent research; Supervising adults and managing staff. Leading or Directing and early care and education program.
Ability to: Maintain high level of confidentiality; Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills; Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in composing written statements; Manage a variety of projects simultaneously; Portray a professional demeanor; Work occasional evenings and weekends.
Knowledge of: IdahoSTARS and the Idaho Child Care Program; Quality inclusive child care and developmentally appropriate practices.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: SP002712P
Posting Date: 02/10/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Applicants need to address each individual required qualification, along with preferred qualifications that apply, in their letter of qualification.
Applications received before February 28, 2021 will receive first consideration.
Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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