University of Idaho
IdahoSTARS Child Development Associate Specialist - Post Falls or
Off Campus Location - Post Falls or Lewiston
College of Education, Health & Human
$25.00 per hour
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Specialist, under the
direction of the CCRC Assistant Director, will support the goals of
the IdahoSTARS program through implementing Child Development
Associates (CDA) credential cohorts. The Specialist will oversee
recruitment efforts in collaboration with the regional offices, set
up cohort meetings with childcare providers, and deliver coaching
and professional development opportunities.
This is a temporary position funded through IdahoSTARS project
through June 30, 2022 with the potential for longer-term
Associate degree from an accredited
college or university in one of the following disciplines: Early
Childhood Education/Child Development; Elementary Education/Early
Childhood Education; Home Economics/Child Development; Or any
associate degree which includes 18 credit hours of coursework in
Early Childhood Education/Child Development, studying children
birth through 5 years.
• Five years experience in the field of early care and
• Conducting adult workshops and/or providing training (small and
• Providing liaison with customer/provider groups.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one
of the following disciplines:Early Childhood Education/Child
Development, Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education,Home
Economics/Child Development;Or any bachelor’s degree which includes
36 credit hours of coursework in Early Childhood Education/Child
Development, studying children birth through 5 years.
CDA PD Specialist Certificate
through the CDA Council.
• 5 years successful experience
in the field of early care and education;
• Strong understanding and ability to coach adult learners to
implement quality practices;
• Possess a good understanding of the written and spoken English
and Spanish languages utilizing appropriate grammar and accurate
• Maintain high level of confidentiality;
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills;
• Work in a team setting to accomplish goals;
• Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in composing
• Manage a variety of projects simultaneously;
• Portray a professional demeanor.
• Quality inclusive care;
• Coaching in early childhood settings;
• Computer literacy to include database experience;
• Gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing facts;
• Devising solutions to problems;
• Interpreting federal or state regulations/guidelines.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Open Until Filled:
Applicants need to address each individual required qualification,
along withpreferred qualifications that apply, in their letter of
qualification. Applications received before August 1, 2021, will
receive first consideration.Position will remain open until a
suitable pool of candidates is identified.
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative