University of Idaho
IdahoSTARS Lead Quality Child Care Consultant
Off Campus Location - Post Falls
College of Education, Health & Human
Commensurate with experience and education
The Lead Regional Quality Child Care Consultant, in collaboration
with the Assistant Director, is responsible for assuring that the
assigned regional office staff meet the goals of the IdahoSTARS
program. The Lead Consultant is responsible for oversight of their
assigned region including daily on-site supervision of regional
office staff; ensuring adherence to established processes and
procedures; providing consultation services (site visits) to child
care providers; providing technical assistance to child care
providers and utilizes an early childhood coaching approach;
recruiting IdahoSTARS qualified trainers to participate in the
Idaho STARS training system; providing resources to child care
providers and registry participants; and providing leadership in
the development and completion of community outreach events and
opportunities in order to increase awareness of the value of
quality care and education.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary
Education, Child Development or any bachelor’s degree with at least
36 ECE related college credits.
• Five years experience in the field of early care and education
which could include experience as a preschool teacher, child care
provider, child care director, or educator of young children in a
child care or elementary setting;
• Conducting adult workshops and trainings (small and large
• Interpreting federal or state regulations/guidelines;
• Managing office budgets.
Skills Specific to this Position:
Computer skills: Using computers and software for email,
scheduling, word processing, data organization, and research.
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education,
Child Development or any master’s degree with at least 30 ECE
• Coaching in an Early Childhood setting;
• Leading or Directing and early care and education program.
• Possess a good understanding of the written and spoken English
and Spanish languages utilizing appropriate grammar and accurate
• Conducting independent research;
• Supervising adults and managing staff.
• Providing liaison with customer/provider groups;
• Gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing facts;
• Devising solutions to problems;
• Writing concise reports.
• Maintain high level of confidentiality;
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills;
• Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in composing
• Manage a variety of projects simultaneously;
• Portray a professional demeanor;
• IdahoSTARS and the Idaho Child Care Program;
• Quality inclusive child care and developmentally appropriate
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
• Requires the ability to travel between locations during the
business day for meetings and support of program activities;
• Work evenings and weekends as needed.
Open Until Filled:
Applicants need to address each individual required
qualification, along with preferred qualifications that apply, in
their letter of qualification.
before January 3, 2022 will receive first consideration. Position
will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative