Education Specialist(Hybrid)

Educational First Steps
September 27, 2022
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas
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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.

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.
 Is fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC against COVID-19.
 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.

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

Please email your Resume to with "Education Specialist" in the subject line along with your salary requirements.

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