Education Specialist

Educational First Steps
May 8, 2023
Dallas, Texas
Job Type


Job Summary: The Education Specialist supports and builds childcare center staffs’ knowledge and
expertise to achieve and maintain high-quality early childhood education. The Education Specialist
ensures implementation of evidence-based curriculum and assessment measures to help centers
achieve excellence in service delivery.

Essential job functions include:
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Position Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provides ongoing professional mentoring and assessment to childcare providers.
• Implements coaching and mentoring using innovative technological approaches.
• Utilizes a variety of teaching methodologies to train effectively.
• Builds professional, cooperative relationships with center leaders and staff.
• Maintains an established child development center caseload.
• Utilizes evaluation tools to assist providers with programmatic and business improvements.
• Identifies professional development needs for providers and assists center leadership with
identifying available opportunities for themselves and their staff.
• Provides guidance in selecting materials and equipment necessary to achieve desired outcomes.
• Participates in staff meetings, professional development, and interdepartmental activities.
• Collaborates with partner organizations to provide services to centers.
• Documents statistical data in an accurate and timely manner.
• Submits reports and prepares other documents as requested.
• Meets with supervisor regularly for updates, assignments, and information sharing.
• Meets or exceeds all established goals.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities:
• Has strong communication skills, both oral and written.
• Interacts and communicates effectively with people from various backgrounds and experiences.
• Is self-directed and works independently in a fast-paced environment.
• Is technologically proficient in online instruction and remote work.
• Is highly proficient in Microsoft Suite.
• Possesses efficient organizational and time management skills.
• Works in a team environment, is mission-focused and detail-oriented.
• Has sound judgement and can resolve issues with available resources

Additional Requirements:
• Has a valid Texas driver's license and proof of current auto insurance.
• Passes an agency-administered, comprehensive background check satisfactorily.
• Has access to reliable transportation to travel throughout the metroplex.
• Is able to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Required Education & Experience:
• Minimum of 2 years employment in early childhood, mentoring, or education role.
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field.
• Experience as a Childcare Director or Assistant Director.
• Knowledge of national accreditation processes.

Core Competencies:
• Mission-Focused: Deep rooted passion for ensuring children have access to high quality early
childhood education opportunities.
• Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and
managing relationships toward a common goal.
• Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all members of the team and community
stakeholders; and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
• Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals that align to creating, resourcing, scaling,
and leveraging strategies and innovations for greater impact.
• Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the
reputation and results of the organization.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Educational First Steps is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Employment decisions are not based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex (which includes pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, genetic information, age, disability, political belief, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, or any other unlawful basis.

Working Conditions: This position may include prolonged periods of sitting, standing, and working at a computer. Additionally, this position requires long periods on the phone working with clients and
providers. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.

Application Instructions

This is a full-time position with benefits; if interested, please send your resume to

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