PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM SPECIALIST
|Req #: ||142092 |
|Department: ||COLLEGE OF EDUCATION |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Posting Date: ||02/09/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. |
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The Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Professional Development (CQEL) is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and provides training and research on the quality of childcare and early learning in WA State. Currently, CQEL is involved in the Washington State QRIS initiative, Early Achievers.
CQEL has an outstanding opportunity for a Professional Development Curriculum Specialist. Reporting to the School Age and Youth Development (SAYD) Director, the Professional Development Curriculum Specialist will design and create professional development resources addressing coach and staff needs in the Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) sector. The Professional Development Curriculum Specialist is integral to promoting and expanding on the existing Early Achievers Coaching Model, Practice-Based Coaching, and creating standards for the SAYD field through resource development and distribution.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
In support of this effort, the Curriculum Specialist duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Coordinate with the Director and Early EdU production team to produce various professional development resources, based on the Practice-Based Coaching model, Program Quality Improvement domains and Quality Seal domains. Develop coursework and materials for online MOOCs.
Manage a collection of video exemplars in English and Spanish of exemplar interactions between adults, children, and youth in various childcare settings, afterschool programs, and collection of video exemplars of the ELO Coach Model. Complete a library of in-service suites adapted from the NCQTL Suite series (and other suites), including adaptation of the revision of materials by new video, materials and resources that reflect diverse ELO settings.
Adapt current content to address needs of Family Child Care, 21st Century sites and other licensed and unlicensed school and youth serving programs by adding video exemplars from these settings, creating new materials and handouts to support providers in English and Spanish.
Manage distribution of existing and new CQEL professional development resources via the Coaching Companion (a web based coaching application).
Collaborate with the Director to coordinate and carry out various professional development and training events for school age and youth development staff, coaches, and administrators, related to the Practice-Based Coach Model and Quality Standards. This includes the provision of in person training, web-based online courses, and in-person trainings to afterschool providers in upcoming EA Institutes on various topics related to area of expertise (could include Engagement, Staff Support, Skill building, etc.).
Lead on the production of online web-broadcasts MOOCs.
Lead on the expansion of CQEL media library, identifying media needs, coordinating collection, and coding of new media resources.
Lead on development of new CQEL training materials and adaptation of existing resources.
Work to lead project efforts and liaison with CQEL staff on project specific deliverables. Examples include media staff responsible for media related efforts and progress.
| Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Sciences or related field, and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience in the social sector (i.e. education, social work, or similar field). |
Knowledge of and experience with design, development and delivery of professional development resources and experiences focused on afterschool educators and coaches.
Extensive experience with on-line and web-based media content delivery models.
Ability to consistently apply sound professional judgment and critical thinking to address complex issues, solve problems, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Experience with data entry, working with databases, paperwork management, and working within project deadlines.
Ability to track complex projects and to ensure their timely completion.
Ability to work with people of various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Experience with word processing/editing program, preferably Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet programs.
Willingness to travel occasionally.
Training and Proficiency requirements:
Demonstrate understanding of the rationale behind the Practice-Based Coaching Model.
Demonstrate understanding of the rationale behind the Quality Seal and the state requirements for education programs serving young children and youth.
| Bi-lingual in English and Spanish or English and Somali. |
Master's degree in Early Childhood education or related field.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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