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Early Childhood Program Coordinator (Instructor or Assistant Professor - Clinical)

Position Deleted on 3/20/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Baltimore, MD
Faculty - Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
CTE is recruiting a full-time Early Childhood Program Coordinator whose primary focus will be to lead and research the technology, policies, process, and fidelity of training related to rating high quality childcare programming. The Early Childhood Program Coordinator will implement and evaluate technical and procedural enhancements to quality rating systems, processes, and professional development (online and face-to-face) for a variety of diverse stakeholders. Specifically, this position will work closely with Maryland's QRIS, Maryland EXCELS, in order to answer questions around the usability, feasibility, scalability, and validity of quality indicators and ratings ascribed to Maryland childcare providers.

The primary responsibilities of the Early Childhood Program Coordinator entail managing a team of professionals in coordination with the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood, external teams and key stakeholders. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the formative evaluation and validation; the programmatic and technical implementation of the system; and the design, building, and deployment of the professional development associated with the Maryland EXCELS QRIS. The Early Childhood Program Coordinator will maintain representation on all State and national policy and research committees governing the QRIS, provide policy and logistical recommendations based on feasibility and usability analyses and stakeholder input, stay informed of and report out on national QRIS trends, and oversee the development of a rich array of online and face-to-face professional development resources and strategies that promote high quality childcare programs.

This position will help guide strategic planning, identification of future funding, and will work to establish CTE's contribution to the broader field of QRIS and quality-childcare programming for all children. Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge of quality-rating improvement systems, experience in the field of early-child care and/or early childhood education, and a comfort-level with technology. We are looking for strong analytic thinkers with the ability to be visionary without losing track of the day-to-day tasks. Successful candidates will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, a track-record of leadership and personnel management, and a desire to do practical research and evaluation that makes a real difference in the field. Specific key qualifications follow:

  • Master's degree in early childhood-education, development, or related field; doctoral degree preferred
  • College level teaching experience or equivalent staff development required
  • Must be able to problem-solve and find solutions to challenges
  • Must be able to work with teams and independently in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of both academic, professional, and lay audiences in print and presentation formats
  • Awareness of, and preferable experience in, understanding and meeting the needs of all learners and their staff and caregivers; including children with special needs, children living in poverty, and children from diverse cultures and backgrounds
Required Knowledge and Experience:
  • Knowledge and experience with Quality Rating Improvement Systems
  • Experienced in working with Early Care Programs; with preferred experience in Headstart, Judy Centers, or other settings serving high-need children and families
  • Experience with group facilitation and presentation skills (ideally professional development of early care providers and associated professionals)
  • Knowledgeable of effective online professional development techniques and skilled in designing and delivering a variety of PD and training opportunities for families, early care providers, and/or other stakeholders
  • Experienced in project management with strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of, and vision for, the use of technology to allow scalability of systems, maximize efficiencies, and to improve fidelity of subjective rating systems

We offer competitive salary and benefits in a collegial and collaborative work environment. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Johns Hopkins University is an EO/AA employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community. Smoke free/drug free environment.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Applicants should forward a letter of interest and resume to Connie Kinsley, at c/o Early Childhood Program Coordinator/Instructor position.
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