Educational Service District 112 (learn more)


Vancouver, Washington (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3956260
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

General Responsibilities

Under the direction of the ECE Manager, the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Specialist will support high quality instructional leadership practices in early childhood centers, serving children across a range of ages as well as programs in an effort to support child care stabilization. The CQI Specialist will work with members of the extended leadership team and the ECE partner staffing agency to strengthen high quality early childhood education by providing on-site, job-embedded professional development and technical assistance to Center Directors and classroom staff. The CQI Specialist plays a key role in building organizational capacity at the center and classroom level to think deeply about critical issues and implement strengths-based, innovative solutions that meet the needs of enrolled children and families using an equity and trauma-informed lens. This position will support School Age Centers only and is Full-Time, 12 months (year round). Effective September 1, 2022, the salary for this position will be $49,857.60

?Essential Functions/Other Functions

Essential Functions:

  1. Collaborate with team members to support initial orientations and on-boarding, as well as on-going training, as needed.
  2. Provide a variety of job-embedded professional learning experiences for staff including reflective practice, training, professional learning communities, coaching and mentoring.
  3. Work as part of a team to ensure compliance with performance standards, regulations, policies and procedures, and contract deliverables as well as documentation and reporting.
  4. Work as part of a team to analyze data to support ongoing continuous quality improvement.
  5. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with families, staff and community partners.
  6. Work collaboratively with other program leaders to meet the needs of the individual child with concern for age, interest, abilities, special talents, cultural backgrounds and individual styles.
  7. Implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support to strengthen social emotional development and self-regulation.
  8. Support and model effective high-quality instructional practices for Center Directors and classroom staff with the implementation of curriculum and assessment.
  9. Support staff working with children with special needs in collaborating with families, staff and community partners to build on children's strengths and interests while helping them gain new skills.
  10. Actively participate in the on-going and continuous quality improvement process by reflecting on current practices, identifying opportunities for growth, supporting staff in implementing goals, assessing impacts and re-evaluating next steps.
Other Functions:

  1. Other duties as assigned, must be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs and demands of the programs.
  2. Maintain strong professional and personal boundaries.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to on-going professional learning and growth.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to equity and trauma informed practices.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications & Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree and one year of experience providing administrative support to an educational program OR an Associate's degree and two years of experience providing administrative support to an educational program.
  2. Experience with program compliance monitoring and program data analysis.
  3. Experience with Microsoft Office products and database software.
  4. Understanding of Early Head Start, ECEAP and child care performance standards and regulations.
  5. Experience working with low-income or at-risk populations.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Knowledge of and experience with STARS, MERIT, and Procare (as well as ELMS, TS GOLD and ChildPlus - Birth to 5).
  2. Knowledge of and experience with Early Achievers, CLASS and ERS tools. (Birth to 5)
  3. Knowledge of and experience with Program Quality Assessment. (School Age)
  4. Knowledge of and experience with Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.
  5. Bilingual-Bicultural. (All areas)
Working Conditions/Employment Requirements

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  1. Travel throughout the ESD service region.
  2. Physical environment may include office setting, childcare, preschool programs, or community work sites.
  3. Extended or flexible hours as necessary.
Employment Requirements - ESD job offer is contingent upon satisfying the following:

  1. Successful completion of a portable background check and clearance through the WA State Department of Children, Youth, & Families.
  2. Tuberculosis test to meet state health requirements.
  3. Health Exam.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $47,257.60 to $49,857.60 Per Year
  • Job Category: State-level Positions > Specialist
  • Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Mayra Najera, HR Coordinator
    • 2500 NE 65th Ave
    • Vancouver, Washington 98661

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