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Early Childhood Education Development Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Part Time
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Official Title: Early Childhood Education Development Specialist Business Title: Social and Emotional Development Specialist Employment Class: Academic Staff FTE: .885 Compensation: $52,624-53,812 base salary. $46,552.63-47,672.34 actual salary adjusted for .885 FTE (46 weeks; last week in July through 2nd week in June) FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: Fixed Term Terminal Position Summary: Advance staff performance in social, emotional, behavioral child development. Support program adoption and implementation of Pyramid Model Social and Emotional program. Support social, emotional, behavioral development for individual children and families, through individualized intentional teaching, support plans, and classroom supports. Engage families in their child’s mental health and wellness. Collaborate with community mental health agencies to serve clients; and provide mental health education, training and consultation to staff and parents. Responsibilities

Advance staff performance in social, emotional, behavioral child development.

Support social, emotional, behavioral development for individual children and families.

Primary responsibility supporting high quality early childhood programming and oversight at 1 center OR Primary responsibility for supporting family resource specialists in accomplishing family partnerships, linking to community resources and ensuring health requirements.

Engage in Community to advocate for services for children and families.

Qualifications Required:

Minimum BS Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Social work or relevant degree.

Knowledge and experience in Infant Mental Health, attachment and early child development.

Extensive knowledge of family development and working with parents/guardians. Experience/knowledge in leading, mentoring and supporting effective high quality child and family services.

Maintain current professional license.

Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one.

Successful completion of criminal background checks.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Social Work or relevant degree.

Head Start leadership experience.

Knowledge of High/Scope curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold.

Knowledge and experience with developmental screenings and work with children having social, emotional and behavioral development needs.

Knowledge of Family Services philosophy.

Extensive knowledge of child development, appropriate observation/assessment methods in early child development and demonstrated knowledge of implementing early childhood curriculum.

Infant Mental Health Certificate.

Knowledge of Wisconsin Child Care licensing regulations and Head Start performance standards. Skills and knowledge to access appropriate community resources;

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:


Cover Letter

Contact information for 3 professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Friday, January 7th 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see , or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.

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