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IdahoSTARS Professional Development Specialist

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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University of Idaho

IdahoSTARS Professional Development Specialist

Location: Off Campus Location - Post Falls, Moscow, Lewiston, Caldwell, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello or Idaho Falls

Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $16.54 per hour or higher depending on experience and education

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Professional Development (PD) Specialist, under the direction of the Training Office Coordinator, helps support the goals of the IdahoSTARS project with development and delivery of early childhood professional development opportunities that are equitable, research-based, and demonstrate best-practices for child care providers serving children birth to 12 years old in Idaho. The PD Specialist is responsible for developing early childhood curriculum and technical assistance modules , delivering professional development opportunities, and training staff and trainers on developed materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development, Family and Consumer Studies,Child and Family Studies, Child Care and Development, Family Relations and Child Development. Experience:
  • In development of equitable, researched-based, best-practices, content in a deliverable manner;
  • In training curriculum delivery;
  • Computer skills: Using computers and software for email, scheduling, word processing, data entry and organization, and research.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development, Family and Consumer Studies, Child and Family Studies, Child Care and Development, Family Relations and Child Development Childhood, plus five years’ experience in the field of early care and education;

  • In using Adult Learning Principles to ensure quality content development and delivery;
  • Fluency and ability to translate between English and Spanish languages, utilizing appropriate grammar and accurate spelling.

Knowledge of:
  • Quality inclusive care;
  • Cultural responsiveness;
  • Practice-based coaching in early childhood settings;
  • Gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing data;
  • Interpreting federal or state regulations / guidelines;
  • To develop interactive modules in Articulate 360;

Ability to:
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality;
  • Use interpersonal communication skills;
  • Work in a state-wide team environment to accomplish goals;
  • Organize and problem-solve in a self-sufficient manner;
  • Use data to make informed decisions;
  • Manage a variety of projects simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ensure high customer satisfaction by responding to customer questions promptly, in a knowledgeable, friendly manner over the phone, email or in-person, following up when necessary to ensure concerns are resolved;
  • Portray a friendly, professional demeanor with a positive attitude.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP003104P

Posting Date: 11/09/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applicants need to address each individual required qualification, along with preferred qualifications that apply, in the letter of qualification. Applications received before December 5, 2021 will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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