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Community Colleges of Spokane


501 North Riverpoint Blvd

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Job Category: Education

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $53,673.00 Annually



Listing Expires: January 27, 2020

Job Description:

Education Specialist - ECEAP

SALARY: $53,673.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 01/10/20

CLOSING DATE: 01/27/20 04:00 PM


Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Education Specialist - ECEAP in the Head Start Division.

Under the general direction of the Education Manager, the Education Specialist coordinates, monitors and assesses ECEAP children's services, provides technical assistance, coaching, and training to centers and, when appropriate, makes recommendations to enhance services or maintain compliance with the contract, ECEAP performance standards, as well as other Federal/State/Local laws, rules or regulations. This position is responsible for observing early learning classrooms and teaching practices; Providing necessary technical assistance to ECEAP teaching staff based on the ECEAP performance standards; Developing ECEAP program monitoring tools and analyzing monitoring reports; Providing ongoing professional development by form of training or facilitating.



  • Monitor children education services, practices and procedures ensuring ECEAP performance standard compliance. Make recommendations to enhance services or maintain compliance with the contracts, ECEAP performance standards as well as other Federal/State/Local laws, rules or regulations in an effort to maintain the program's mission. *
  • Conduct observations of children service delivery providing technical assistance, coaching, resources, and feedback to teaching staff and ECEAP Directors regarding quality of service delivery, compliance with performance standards and agency contracts. *
  • Collect and analyze data for use in contracts, program reports, grants, policy and procedures and interagency agreements, training and development monthly reports. Maintain accurate data. *
  • Participate in program-wide planning and provide information for contract development. Provide information to help determine funding needs for resources, future projects and/or service changes affecting contracts. *
  • Develop and provide related component training for contract staff or coordinate with outside trainers to enhance staff capability and compliance with policies, procedures and best practices. *
  • Inform staff of classes and other training opportunities to help subcontracted employees achieve minimum professional development qualifications or seek growth opportunities. *
  • Attend trainings, conferences and review research to maintain current knowledge of skills and abilities in area of expertise. *
  • Represent ECEAP within the community, business and professional groups. *
  • Represent ECEAP within Head Start and CCS as requested. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform related duties as required. *
  • May act as a resource to community agencies and organizations to provide expertise and training/technical assistance in the provision of children services and best practices.
  • May collaborate with Head Start Component Specialists as needed.

* Indicates this is an essential duty.




  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years' experience in preschool classroom teaching.
  • Previous experience mentoring, coaching and/or training adults.
  • Knowledge of child development, early childhood education and family support services.
  • Knowledge of preschool curriculum standards, screening and assessment processes, practices and resources.
  • Knowledge of the impacts of trauma on child development and behavior.
  • Knowledge of ECEAP performance standards, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Federal/State/local laws, rules and regulations, including Washington Child Care Licensing.
  • Ability to observe and document services, relay information, as appropriate.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data for reports and project trends.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability and skill to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate training activities.
  • Ability to provide training to adult learners. Ability to become certified as a trainer to appropriate state and federal initiatives as required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to use computer software related to an office environment.
  • 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, and community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.





  • Master's degree in early childhood education, child development or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Early Head Start, Head Start or ECEAP experience.
  • Five years' experience in preschool classroom teaching.
  • Washington State MERIT/STARS approved trainer.


TOTAL COMPENSATION: $69,695 - $70,199 (11 months).

Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:



  • Base compensation, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions.

The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.




  • Work is equally performed in indoor temperature controlled office environment, and outdoor uncontrolled elements.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Visual focus and strain.
  • Work in a semi-open office setting with frequent interruptions and background noise.
  • Work directly with students/clients.
  • Work in an environment of frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • Move up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Frequent kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and twisting.
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, dust, odors and/or biohazards.
  • Frequent repetitive reaching, grabbing, and stretching.
  • Occasional to frequent change in position from sedentary, standing, stooping and walking.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
  • Flexible work schedule is required to include evening and possible weekend hours as needed to provide services, training and presentations.





  • Contract position (11 months).
  • Position is exempt from FLSA.
  • Criminal history/child abuse information check at employment.
  • Blood borne Pathogens training (as available through CCS).
  • First Aid/CPR certification as available through CCS.
  • Post-Offer medical exam which includes tuberculin screening and submission of documentation indicating Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccination or immunity.
  • Possession of Washington State Department of Health: Food Workers Card.
  • Documentation of educational/professional credentials.
  • Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
  • Valid motor vehicle operator license required.


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.

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.