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 07/05/2017
New Job Posting 7/05/2017

Title: Center Manager


Description, Responsibilities and Duties



Under the guidance of the Director of Operations, the Center Manager is responsible for the Head Start/Early Head Start program operations located at the Adult Education Center (AEC), ensuring the program’s mission to provide comprehensive early childhood, social, and health services to eligible children and families. This position is accountable for compliance with federal laws and regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, Washington State Law, policies and guidelines from the federally mandated parent Policy Council, and policies/procedures established by the Community Colleges of Spokane.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the AEC Head Start/Early Head Start site that provides programs and services to eligible children and families in Spokane County. Responsible for the implementation and continuation of trauma informed, customer friendly, and high quality services provided at AEC mandated by Head Start and Early Head Start program Federal Performance Standards, e.g., medical and dental, nutrition and food, education and child development, social services, mental health, multi-lingual, special education, parent involvement, disability and other support services that support the well-being of the enrolled children and families. * 2. Maintain full site enrollment at all times through developing and implementing a site recruitment plan and providing oversight of staff with recruitment and enrollment duties. Ensure site compliance with state and federal laws, including the state quality improvement rating system and Head Start performance standards through consultation with Component Specialists and Senior Managers. Implement program policies and procedures in order to meet state and federal requirements. * 3. Establish and maintain a positive emotional site climate using a collaborative approach to accomplish program work. Model highest standard of professional ethics, establish supportive relationships with all program participants, and oversee center communication systems and procedures. * 4. Supervise (train, schedule, evaluate, discipline and respond to grievances) classified, hourly, work-study, and volunteer employees. Adhere to classified contracts, district rules and regulations, and federal performance standards ensuring efficient operations of the site. * 5. Ensure assigned staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff are informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure any observed performance and behavioral concerns are corrected promptly. * 6. Maintain and oversee assigned budgets. Work with Manager of Budgets, Grants and Contracts regarding site fiscal management. Review estimates and approve expenditures following the CCS ‘Delegation of Contracting Authority’ procedures ensuring fiscal responsibility of the budget/monies. Project site funding needs for staffing, programs, services, equipment, and etc. informing the Director of Operations of future needs. Plan and maintain part-time hourly employee tracking and projections. Monitor projections on a monthly basis to ensure work hours remain within CCS conditions. Provide oversight of site in-kind collection. Participate in program-wide budget planning as needed. Manage submission of semimonthly payroll reporting for full-time classified staff, part-time hourly staff, CCS work study student volunteers and community volunteers to meet required deadlines. * 7. Recruit, mentor, support and engage parents as they participate in both site and program advocacy and governance. Ensure site parent representation on the Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council. Ensure the flow of information from the HS/EHS Policy Council to the site Parent Committee. Attend Policy Council meetings. * 8. Respond to client complaints, health and safety issues, and other client issues as needed ensuring appropriate responses and/or actions are taken. Utilize and communicate with the Building Manager and/or Campus Security office regarding building safety/security issues. * 9. Prepare required site reports and provide information to the Director of Operations to be used in HS/EHS’s comprehensive reports. * 10. Schedule and conduct monthly building fire drills and evacuation drills in partnership with the building manager. Coordinate site monitoring and compliance tasks, including playground and health and safety checklists. * 11. Participate in AEC faculty meetings and building activities as the HS/EHS program representative, as requested. * 12. Work in partnership with the Building Manager, Facilities and the CCS Foundation to identify, request and coordinate needed facility repair and maintenance needs. * 13. Work in coordination with area public school districts to develop and implement plans for transition of children and their families to the public school system. * 14. Coordinate with the Head Start Nutrition Specialist and site staff for the provision of nutrition/food services for children with special diets. * 15. Plan and coordinate with Center Managers and Component Specialists to integrate systems, operations, and services which promote and ensure consistency of service delivery within the program. * 16. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within AEC and community, as well as site marketing and recruitment. * 17. Participate in program-wide planning as appropriate. * 18. Provide guidance and support for HS/EHS committees and CCS committees as requested. * 19. Manage other Head Start/Early Head Start sites as requested. * 20. Stay informed by attending all necessary training and meetings, and reading all written program updates.

21. Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform related duties as required. * ‘*’ Indicates this is an “essential duty”.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS) 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Management, Human Services, Early Childhood Education or related area from an accredited institution.

2. Three (3) years’ experience in program management or supervision.

3. An understanding of Head Start/Early Head Start performance standards, policies and procedures.

4. An understanding of Washington State child care licensing regulations.

5. Knowledge of early childhood education and family support services.

6. Ability to maintain respectful relations with diverse children, families, staff, and community.

7. Ability to manage budgets, contracts, and grants.

8. Ability to effectively supervise employees.

9. Ability to collect, and interpret data for reports and to project trends.

10. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing with individuals and groups.

11. Ability to implement and follow policies and procedures.

12. Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy.

13. Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.

14. Ability to use computer software related to an office environment.

15. Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.

16. A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.

17. The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.

18. Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.


PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS) 1. Master’s degree in Public Administration or Management, Human Services, Early Childhood Education, or related area from an accredited institution.

2. Five (5) years’ experience in program management or supervision.

3. 18 college quarter credits (or 12 semester credits) completed in Early Childhood Education; and 20 hours of Washington State STARS/Merit training.

4. Management experience in Head Start/ECEAP/EHS.

5. Effective communication and conflict resolution skills at all levels to include parents, center staff, students, campus and community.


Salary and Benefits


$4,456.00 per month

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Start Date: estimated 8/16/17


Application Procedures


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) * - 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.


Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.


Name of School/Center/University/City, State, Province


Community Colleges of Spokane

Spokane, Washington


Program Description


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.


Name and Contact for Inquiries



New Job Posting 05/24/2017

Title: Executive Director for Hutch Kids Child Care Center

Name of School, City, State: 

Hutch Kids Child Care Center

Seattle, WA

Description, Responsibilities and Duties: 

Specific responsibilities of the Executive Director include:
• Ensure that children receive the highest quality care available. Maintain care and education standards that meet or exceed all Department of Early Learning, NAEYC and other state guidelines. Manage process for ongoing certification and compliance with accreditation and licensing.
• Foster a culture and environment that provides on-going and sustained professional development and growth for teachers and staff. Lead efforts in recruiting, hiring, supervising, and motivating a culturally diverse, well-trained and engaged staff. Ensure staff have clear performance measurements and are rewarded fairly for their work.
• Lead the charge for physical expansion and growth planned over the next 2-3 years that would likely increase enrollment and staff by 50% • Manage relationships and communication with current and prospective families.
• Provide integrated support and resources for Hutch Kids families, as well as Identify and implement opportunities of educational enrichment for children and their families.
• Develop the annual budget for Hutch Kids, and design regular reporting tools that help the Board and leadership team manage our business. Ensure the organization operates efficiently within our budget.
• Ensure a strong administrative infrastructure (HR, IT/Technology, Finance, and Legal/Compliance) that supports current operations and positions Hutch Kids for long term growth and stability.
• In partnership with the Board, participate in discussions and negotiations with FHCRC through our contracting process, representing Hutch Kids and our community. Manage contract compliance and maintain positive and proactive relationships with key contacts and partners at FHCRC.
• Proactively and professionally communicate to all key stakeholders. Transparently share information with families, key members of our community, and teachers and staff.
Work in partnership with Board leadership to develop shared objectives, facilitate meetings and support the governance for the organization.

Program Description:

Located on site at the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center in the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, Hutch Kids offers a high-quality, developmentally appropriate child care program that includes a committed staff, a child-centered collaborative teaching model, numerous enrichment programs, and a low student-to-teacher ratio. At Hutch Kids we embrace the concept of a “community of learners” and promote respect and collaboration between families, teachers, and school leadership as the foundation for our program.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 

Hutch Kids is recruiting an Executive Director to lead the Center in an exciting period of growth and development. We seek an exceptional leader who has both experience and a deep commitment to early learning, is a skilled communicator and staff leader, and is eager to work in partnership with the Board and the leadership team to realize our ambitious strategic goals. The successful candidate will be excited to meet the challenge of enhancing and growing this excellent school to serve the next generation of Hutch Kids and their families.

Salary and Benefits: $85,000-$115,000 and medica, dental & vision insurance plus other benefits

Start Date: September 5, 2017

Application Procedure: 

For more information about the job and Hutch Kids: www.hutchkids.org<http://www.hutchkids.org>
Closing Date:  June 16, 2017

Name and Contact for Inquiries: 

Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to:  Julie Edsforth of Clover Search Works.
Email julie@cloversearchworks.com<mailto:julie@cloversearchworks.com>  Phone: 206-979-0514

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 05/10/2017

Title: Early Childhood Education Coordinator 

Name of School, City, State: 

Grandview Early Learning Center 

Puyallup Tribe of Indians Tacoma, WA

Description, Responsibilities and Duties

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Coordinator is responsible for providing overall structure of the early childhood curriculum of the Center. The ECE Coordinator will develop and train teachers on required curriculum and provide on-going support during implementation.
Works with the staff to provide an enriched and nurturing environment for children and their families.

1. Responsible for working closely with Lead Teachers and their classroom assistants to monitor and assess the effectiveness of teaching techniques and assist teachers with learning new and more effective teaching methods, lesson planning, scheduling, etc. to assure the staff has the necessary tools needed to meet the goals and objectives and continually improve the quality of care provided to the children.
2. Responsible for implementation and ongoing training with staff for Creative Curriculum, Conscious Discipline, outdoor classroom and Creative Curriculum Gold.
3. Monitors assigned activities and program components such as curriculum goals, work plans, STARS training, other education and training requirements; etc.
4. Periodically evaluates classroom curriculum and environment to ensure that it meets the guidelines set by GELC, CCDF and the Washington State Early Learning Guidelines.
5. Assists, oversees, and guides teachers in their lesson planning/curriculum to ensure plans are developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant, and promote individual growth and development.
6. Works with Behavioral, Guidance and Support Coordinator to create curriculum to meet the needs of children needing additional support in the areas of social, emotional and behavioral development in accordance with the center's educational goals and philosophy.
Child Care – ECE Coordinator
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7. Coordinates with teachers, staff, parents, the Assistant Director and Director to plan daily schedules to provide a consistent and balanced program for the children.
8. Assists teachers in observing the children and makes frequent assessments of the quality of care the children are receiving.
9. Acts as member of teaching staff as needed.
10. Remains available to parents to discuss concerns about their children or programs of the center.
11. Notifies Director and/or Assistant Director about concerns with curriculum or a Lead Teacher’s performance.
12. Coordinates with center staff to provide team teaching approach to childcare and problem solve any team issues.
13. Interfaces with Birth to Six staff and contracted consultants as needed.
14. Assists Director and Assistant Director as needed.
15. Acts as Child Care Assistant Director in his/her absence or in the absence of the Director.
16. Coordinates with administration team to maintain complex employee work schedules to ensure appropriate staffing ratios.
17. Ensures teaching staff remains compliant with applicable regulations, licenses, and job requirements.
18. Helps assess job performance of teaching staff with Director during annual reviews.
19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
BA in Early Childhood Development or related field required or Associate’s Degree from in Early Childhood Education, a minimum of two years experience in curriculum design, coordination and implementation, and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience in a child care setting is required. Prior successful experience working with children having social, emotional and behavioral deficits is required and just demonstrate a strong willingness to participate in additional training.
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Must have knowledge and experience with Creative Curriculum and Creative Curriculum Gold.
Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment and willing to learn about Puyallup History/Culture/Language.
Must be able to pass state background check clearance to work in a child care setting prior to employment and periodically during employment. Intermediate computer skills to assist in the development of curriculum is required.

Salary and Benefits: BASED ON SALARY MATRIX + BENEFITS for the Puyallup Tribe

Start Date: TBD

Application Procedure: 

Submit application and resume postmarked by the closing date to:

Human Resource Department

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

3009 East Portland Avenue Ph.#: (253)573-7863 Tacoma, WA 98404 Fax#: (253)573-7963

Note: Applications & copies of job announcements available at Rm. # 157 or online at www.puyallup-tribe.com<http://www.puyallup-tribe.com>

Name and Contact for Inquiries

New Job Posting 05/05/2017

Title: Early Childhood Program Specialist 1

Name of School, City, State: Tacoma Community College

Description, Responsibilities and Duties:

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to invite applications for Early Childhood Program Specialist I. This position works under general direction from the Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager and interacts with parents, volunteers, and team members. This position responds to each child's developmental stage of growth with respect, courtesy, and understanding. Work is performed following the Department of Early Learning (DEL) requirements, the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) for the Association for Early Learning Leaders (AELL) standards, Early Achiever expectations, in addition to the Tacoma Community College and Early Learning Center policies and procedures. This recruitment announcement will serve to fill two (2) vacancies.
Tacoma Community College 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). Tacoma Community College has recently been listed as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. TCC is one of 34 community and technical colleges in a statewide system. Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC is a diverse, creative and engaging institution.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: 

Qualifications include high school graduate or equivalent, six months FTE experience providing care and support in an early childhood environment or equivalent education (i.e.: six months at 40 hours per week; one year at 20 hours per week, etc.) and proficiency with email, word processing and spreadsheet software. Preferred qualifications include an associate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college, one year of experience providing care to young children ages four weeks to five years in an early learning setting, familiarity with Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start Program and experience developing curriculum.

An Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements
See official announcement.

Salary and Benefits: 

This is a full time classified position scheduled to work Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. The salary range is $2,218 to $2,857 per month. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. Summer hours may be reduced yearly to 8 hours per day 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday. Tacoma Community College offers a generous benefits package to include: health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, state retirement, vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay.

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 educational excellence.

Name and Contact for Inquiries  

Human Resources