Washington Association for the Education of Young Children
Promoting Excellence in Early Learning
 

WAEYC is the professional association for those working with children ages birth through eight years old in Washington. We have 11 local Affiliate Chapters and 1600 members throughout the state.

Available Job Postings

Updated 04/03/17

New Job Posting 03/30/2017

Title: Childcare Specialist Substitutes – 10 Openings


Name of School, City, State: Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA


Description, Responsibilities and Duties

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is seeking Childcare Specialist Substitutes to provide assistance to day to day responsibilities for teaching staff and promote best practices and support for the health, safety, and educational needs of children ages infant to 5 years enrolled in Tacoma Community College's Early Learning Program. Teachers will work with lead teachers planning and implementing curriculum appropriate for toddlers or preschoolers. Teachers will develop appropriate practices to address infant, toddler, and preschooler’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. May assist in kitchen or front office as necessary.
Tacoma Community College is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle with a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier, magnificent Olympic Mountains, and the amazing Puget Sound and offers residents and visitors a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities. TCC is a comprehensive state-supported community college servicing more than 720,000 residents of the Tacoma-Pierce County area and enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually (6,000 FTE). The College’s service district includes all of Tacoma and the Pierce County portion of the Olympic Peninsula and serves the Tacoma and Peninsula school districts. TCC is a diverse, creative and engaging institution - recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream “Leader College”.
These are part time hourly substitute specialist applicants. Scheduled hours are dependent on Center's need up to 17 hours per week. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. Candidates will be called in as needs occur. The pay range is $12.00 to $15.00 per hour DOE/DOQ.
To view details and apply please visit
An Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: Qualifications for this position is high school diploma or equivalent and at least six month experience in an early childhood program or equivalent education/experience. One year experience in early childhood setting and experience in an Early Head Start Program is preferred. Must have valid First Aid and CPR Certification, valid Food Handlers Permit, record of current Tuberculin (TB) Test, and Blood Bourne pathogens training certificate no later than 30 days after employment. Must be able to lift and carry children weighing up to 35 to 45 pounds. Position requires a background check through the Washington State department of Early Learning.


Salary and Benefits: 

$12.00-$15.00


Start Date: TBD


Application Procedure: 

To apply please visit


Name and Contact for Inquiries  

Human Resources

New Job Posting 03/23/2017

Title: ECPS2 - Head Start Associate Teacher - Preschool


Name of School, City, State: Community Colleges of Spokane Spokane,Washington


Description, Responsibilities and Duties: TThe Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Head Start Associate Teacher - Preschool in the Head StartEHS Division.

General  Definition:
Under the general supervision of the Center Manager, this position performs recurring routine job
duties and assignments under the daily direction of the Lead Teacher in implementing the
educational curriculum and the general operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) early
childhood classroom.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in classroom and outside daily routines and activities. 
  • Utilize daily routines to support individual learning opportunities.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and documentation of an early childhood curriculum.
  • Assist in assessing the developmental needs of infants/ toddlers and/or preschoolers;
          -track individual progress by recording ongoing assessments
          -assist with the development of individualized learning opportunities, inclusive of children with disabilities.
  • Assist in conducting developmental screenings, providing referrals,
          -arranging follow-up services
          -ensuring parents are involved in curriculum planning and child observations in the classroom environment.
  • Participate in case management, home visits, center conferences and the development and implementation of Children's Individual Plans (CIP) and family transition plans with Direct Service Team.
  • Assist with maintaining required documentation, records, and supplies.
  • Maintain required records and other information as requested.
  • May assist in providing feedback to ECE student teachers.
  • May assist, and/or perform work of the Lead Teacher.
  • Work effectively as a member of a classroom and direct services team to provide integrated, comprehensive services to children and families.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within the community;
          -represent and promote HS/EHS at community events and committees, as assigned.
  • Participate in essential meetings and trainings.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform related duties as required.


Job Bulletin
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ccspokane/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1688612[3/14/2017 3:38:43 PM]
'*' Indicates this is an "essential duty".


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 
  • Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited institution.
  • If minimum qualifications are not met at time of hire, employee is expected to acquire the necessary educational credits/credentials to meet the above listed minimum qualifications of the position within 12 months of date of hire.
  • Knowledge of early childhood education theory and practices, including:
          -child development, 
          -developmentally appropriate practices,
          -primary caregiving,
          -observation
          -ongoing
  • assessment, individualizing, planning, special services, referrals, developing and maintaining a classroom environment and routines, and child management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of appropriate techniques for diapering, sanitation, napping, feeding, and toilet training.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in an early childhood program.
  • First aid/CPR (as available through CCS)
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS)
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • One Year experience working with infant/toddler/preschool aged children.
  • Previous experience with Head Start/Early Head Start or working with low income families from a variety of cultural groups, especially English as a Second Language (ESL).
  • Basic computer skills, including e-mail and word processing.
  • Previous experience with Teaching Strategies Gold and Creative Curriculum Tools. 

Program Description: Head Start/Early Head Start/Early Childhood Education Assistance Program/Early Head Start (HS/ECEAP/EHS)

Vision statement 

Transforming the future by making a difference in the lives of children and families. 

Mission statement 

Spokane County Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start is a child development program that provides early childhood education, social services and health services for eligible young children and families, including those with special needs. 

We offer safe and secure environments that nurture child growth and development, and provide learning opportunities for children to enhance their skills and abilities for school success. 

We support families in their role as the first teachers of their children and encourage their active involvement in the program. 

Values statements 

Empower through education 
We recognize the power of education to transform and enrich the lives of children and families. We support lifelong learning and foster individual development as a cornerstone for personal well-being and success. 

Foster respect, inclusion and diversity 
We welcome diversity and honor individuals for their unique contributions to the program. 

Serve the community 
We value partnerships within the community. Together we strive to anticipate and respond to community needs, collaborating to enhance services that enrich the quality of family life


Salary and Benefits: TOTAL COMPENSATION: $39,686. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base
compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median
retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's
enrollment choices.


Start Date: ASAP


Application Procedure: http://www.ccs.spokane.edu/HR.aspx


Name and Contact for Inquiries  

CCS Recruitment Team
509 434-5043


New Job Posting 03/24/2017

Title: Director of Operations - Head Start/Early Head Start


Name of School, City, State: Community Colleges of Spokane Spokane, Washington


Description, Responsibilities and Duties: The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Director of Operations in the Head Start/Early Head Start Division. 

General Description:
The Director of Operations reports to the District Director and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Spokane Head Start (HS), Early Head Start (EHS), and Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Child Care programs providing quality comprehensive early childhood education and family support services. The position provides administrative leadership, and is responsible for directing program efforts to ensure compliance with: federally mandated Performance Standards; the Washington Administrative Code for child care licensing; and, national accreditation standards. This position is responsible for the oversight of professional exempt and classified staff personnel and is the program's point of contact for the unit's classified staff bargaining unit.

Characters Duites and Responsibilities: 

  • Administrates the day-to-day operations of CCS's Head Start, Early Head Start, and CCS Child Care operations. 
  • Direct program efforts to ensure compliance with: 
          -federally mandated Performance Standards
          -the Washington Administrative Code for child care licensing
          -and the national accreditation standards
  • Supervise the work of professional exempt Center Managers who are responsible for day-to-day center operations, providing direct services to enrolled families and supervision of site full and part-time employees. Second line supervisory functions include: provide oversight of personnel hiring process, ensure classified staff and bargaining unit rules and regulations are consistently applied, review formal performance evaluations, oversee formal disciplinary actions and grievances. Act as primary contact with CCS Human Resources Office and represent HS/E/EHS administration during hiring process, steps in disciplinary action process, and requests for accommodation. May conduct personnel investigations. 
  • Provide oversight of facilities planning and design; i.e. classrooms, playgrounds, and general facility compliance issues to meet program needs, child care licensing WACs, Head Start Performance Standards, and policies and procedures. 
  • Advise the District Director and work with Center Managers and Component Specialists to ensure that food service, technology, resources, and center operations are effectively and efficiently managed, and meet Head Start Program Performance Standards, all regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Act as a member of the senior management team that has administrative oversight, authority and responsibility for administrative support services, program operations and staff, program services and component strategies, and contract services. Advise for long range planning of the operations division to achieve agency vision. 
  • May oversee the administration and management of the Program in the absence of the District Director. 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Quality Assurance in the implementation of quality standards; provide guidance and supports management staff in developing a continuous improvement plan. 
  • Participate in budget planning. Monitor and authorize budget expenditures within assigned area, including non-federal share, for HS/EHS operations, ensuring spending is within approved budgets and is compliant with fiscal guidelines and program goals. 
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate current and new program models in concert with Program Administrators. 
  • Respond to client and staff complaints, grievances, health, and safety issues. 
  • Ensure agency compliance with state child care licensing requirements. Act as CCS liaison with Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) and SBCTC campus child care issues. May prepare local, state, and federal reports presenting information regarding status, trends, and utilization. Respond to surveys and inquiries from the SBCTC, DEL or other outside organizations. 
  • Stay informed by attending all necessary training and meetings, and reading all written program updates.
  • Provide information and input with grant and contract applications related to the mission of the agency.
  • Serve on federal, state, and local advisory boards, committees, and task force groups representing the agency as appropriate. Attends training conferences, seminars, and workshops as appropriate.
  • Serve on CCS taskforces as appropriate or requested.
  • Participate in the planning and development of annual program goals and objectives in conjunction with the strategic plan or Head Start grant application.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform related duties as required. 
  • Indicates this is an "essential duty"


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 
  • Master's degree in Business or Public Administration, Organizational Leadership, Education or Early Childhood Education, Human Services, or another closely related field.
  • Or
  • an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
  • A minimum of three years of supervisory experience.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of Head Start/EHS performance standards, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Washington State child care licensing regulations.
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and family support service.
  • Ability to manage budgets.
  • Ability to supervise employees in a union environment.
  • Ability to collect, and interpret data for reports and to project trends
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with diverse populations.
  • Ability to implement policies and procedures.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use computer software related to an office environment.
  • Ability to maintain effective collaborative working relationships with program staff, parents, and community agency representatives.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and allocate resources.
  • PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS) •Five years of experience in program administration (3 of the 5 years at the supervisory level).
  • Previous administrative experience with HS, EHS, ECEAP or other agencies/programs serving low-income clientele.
  • Five (5) or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Previous experience working in a union environment.
  • Previous experience working in grant funded programs.

Program Description: http://snoqualmietribe.us/childcare

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley near Mt. Si, is a vibrant and diverse employer that provides valued programs, services, events, and support to Tribal Members and the community. You’ll love working here because of our family atmosphere. We’re a place where you can make a difference whether you work in our casino, our retail stores, provide medical services, or support tribal services, finance, administration, and operations.

Our employees enjoy working here because of our friendly people, work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, affordable housing, excellent school district, nearby cities (Seattle, Bellevue, Renton) and close access to Snoqualmie Falls, mountain trails, ski resorts, and Puget Sound. 


Salary and Benefits: * TOTAL COMPENSATION: $89,384 - $93,109. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.


Start Date: ASAP


Application Procedure: To apply, please visit our webpage at http://www.ccs.spokane.edu/HR.aspx

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following: 

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. 
  • Comprehensive resume. 
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. 
  • Comprehensive resume. 
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.


Name and Contact for Inquiries  

CCS Recruitment Team
509 434-5043



New Job Posting 03/24/2017

Title: Child Care and Development Administrator


Name of School, City, State: Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie WA


Description, Responsibilities and Duties: The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is seeking qualified candidates for Child Care and Development Administrator. This position assists tribal low-income families to obtain and maintain childcare assistance. Manage program, determine eligibility, advise families on program services and activities, act as family advocate, and oversee the Child Care Development Fund grant.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 
Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, or social services required.
2+ years monitoring and working with grants required.
Previous experience working with young children, community resources, and a CCDF grant/program required. 

Program Description: http://snoqualmietribe.us/childcare

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley near Mt. Si, is a vibrant and diverse employer that provides valued programs, services, events, and support to Tribal Members and the community. You’ll love working here because of our family atmosphere. We’re a place where you can make a difference whether you work in our casino, our retail stores, provide medical services, or support tribal services, finance, administration, and operations.

Our employees enjoy working here because of our friendly people, work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, affordable housing, excellent school district, nearby cities (Seattle, Bellevue, Renton) and close access to Snoqualmie Falls, mountain trails, ski resorts, and Puget Sound. 


Salary and Benefits: Pay starts at $26.64/hr; Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits after 60 days employment; 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days employment; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave


Start Date: 05/01/2017


Application Procedure: For complete job details and to apply online, visit https://snoqualmietribaljobs.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Name and Contact for Inquiries  

Julie Autry, HR Generalist julie.autry@snoqualmietribe.us

New Job Posting 03/24/2017

Title: Child Care and Development Administrator


Name of School, City, State: Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie WA


Description, Responsibilities and Duties: The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is seeking qualified candidates for Child Care and Development Administrator. This position assists tribal low-income families to obtain and maintain childcare assistance. Manage program, determine eligibility, advise families on program services and activities, act as family advocate, and oversee the Child Care Development Fund grant.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 
Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, or social services required.
2+ years monitoring and working with grants required.
Previous experience working with young children, community resources, and a CCDF grant/program required. 

Program Description: http://snoqualmietribe.us/childcare

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley near Mt. Si, is a vibrant and diverse employer that provides valued programs, services, events, and support to Tribal Members and the community. You’ll love working here because of our family atmosphere. We’re a place where you can make a difference whether you work in our casino, our retail stores, provide medical services, or support tribal services, finance, administration, and operations.

Our employees enjoy working here because of our friendly people, work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, affordable housing, excellent school district, nearby cities (Seattle, Bellevue, Renton) and close access to Snoqualmie Falls, mountain trails, ski resorts, and Puget Sound. 


Salary and Benefits: Pay starts at $26.64/hr; Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits after 60 days employment; 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days employment; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave


Start Date: 05/01/2017


Application Procedure: For complete job details and to apply online, visit https://snoqualmietribaljobs.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Name and Contact for Inquiries  

Julie Autry, HR Generalist julie.autry@snoqualmietribe.us



New Job Posting 01/19/2017

Title: Director - Early Learning Center 


Name of School, City, State: Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA


Description, Responsibilities and Duties: Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to invite applications for Director - Early Learning Center. This position is responsible for the management of the child care facilities and ensures program standards are met for the Early Learning Center, Early Childhood Educational and Assistant Program (ECEAP), Early Head Start (EHS), Child Care, Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and other service areas within the Center. The Director also ensures programs meet state state licensing requirements and maintain accreditations. This position reports to the Vice President for Student Services. 


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in Human Development, Social Services, Early Childhood or related field from an accredited college or university, forty-five (45) college quarter credit hours in early childhood education/child development or equivalent, experience working with ECEAP or Head Start, two (2) years of management, supervisory or administrative experience working in a facility providing care for children 18 months to 6 years of age, leadership and supervisory experience in developing and directing the work of a team professional staff, experience in budget and personnel management including experience in making budget presentations and proposals, knowledge of Washington State Licensing requirements and intermediate proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software. 

Preferred Qualifications include: four (4) years of supervisory or administrative experience working in a facility providing care for children 18 months to 6 years of age and knowledge of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation criteria. 


Salary and Benefits: $55,000 to $63,000 annually DOE?DOQ. This is a full-time professional position contracted on an annual basis. 


Start Date: TBD 


Application Procedure: Become part of an exceptional team committed to improving the lives of our students and the quality of living in our community through education and professional excellence. To view complete job announcement and apply please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacomacc/jobs/1592232/director-early-learning-center  An Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator 


Name and Contact for Inquiries  

To view complete job announcement and apply please visit: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacomacc/jobs/1592232/director-early-learning-center

New Job Posting 12/20/2016

Title: Director of Education


This is a full-time position in an innovative, exciting environment of education, services to individuals, and working to create systemic change. Based in Seattle, the Education department features both classroom and home-based services for children ages 0-5. Education is one of five programs in a dynamic, diverse, and positive culture at HSDC.

The Director of Education will strategically lead, inspire and support educators, children and families in the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center’s (HSDC’s) three early learning programs:

  • The Parent-Infant Program provides bilingual ASL-English (or other language of the home) education and communication support through home- and center-based services to families of infants and toddlers who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.
  • The Rosen Family Preschool also provides bilingual ASL-English education to children ages 3-5 to support their continued learning, early literacy, development and successful entry into kindergarten.
  • The Ned Behnke Speech Language Preschool serves children ages 3-5 in a language-rich environment with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills, specifically designed as an inclusive model for students with and without speech-language challenges

 

Description, Responsibilities and Duties: Maintain educational standards and excellence that best prepare children with special needs for success in school.

  • Conduct outreach and build relationships with school districts, community organizations and other providers to support and strengthen HSDC’s programs.
  • Supervise, support and inspire teachers and specialists to reach their full potential and innovation.
  • Participate in educational and family events hosted by HSDC.
  • Represent the Education Department on HSDC’s Leadership Team.
  • Work with the Executive Director (ED) on the strategic direction of all Educational programs and HSDC as a whole.
  • Develop budget; supervise education billing and contract management.
  • Represent HSDC at various stakeholder groups around the state to enhance early education services; conduct outreach events.
  • Ensure licensing and contract compliance.
  • Write and review contracts and grants.
  • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet applicable deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities: This position manages employees in the Education Department. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

Experience/Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Nonprofit Management or related field from an accredited program. Equivalent experience in the field also considered.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Deaf Community.
  • Language & Other Skills
  • Fluency in American Sign Language.
  • Strong skills in organization, prioritization, and multi-tasking.
  • Positive, energetic, team-player attitude a requirement.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work is typically performed in an office environment, with a moderate noise level. Some travel (nearly all local) is required.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time at a desk
  • Must be able to work in small spaces and reach file drawers that are from floor level to approximately 5 feet high
  • Must be able to cope with the demands and needs of small children
  • Ability to bend, lift and carry objects up to 25 pounds
  • Physical agility to bend, stoop, walk, reach overhead, push, pull, squat, kneel, crawl, twist and turn
  • Must be able to use a telephone/videophone
  • HSDC is an equal opportunity employer.


Salary and Benefits:  $60,000 - $70,000

Benefits include medical and dental insurance, long- and short-term disability, life insurance, and flexible spending and retirement accounts.


Start Date: ASAP


Application Procedure: Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume to Michelle Coleman-Papineau. (mcoleman@hsdc.org).

Program Description: Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center’s early learning programs provide children with focused educational opportunities that help them develop language and literacy, overcome communication barriers, and prepare them for success in school and in life. Recognizing that the parent is the first and most important influence on a child, our programs also provide the parent education and resources necessary to create a supportive home environment.


Name and Contact for Inquiries 

Michelle Coleman-Papineau

mcoleman@hsdc.org
206-323-5770

Director of Education

Director of Education