You will be most successful if you have demonstrated significant technical knowledge in education policy and program development, particularly in a complex public or non-profit organization and have experience in prenatal through age three research, policy, and program implementation. A commitment to listening, creating space for diverse perspectives, and the pursuit of inclusive and just outcomes must be at the center of your professional practice. The ability to communicate at all levels tactfully and effectively will also contribute to your success. You will need to be skilled in fostering and developing mutually respectful relationships, achieving amenable solutions for those with competing interests, and fostering a collaborative approach to problem solving. Specifically, the work requires:
The ability to:
- Work with Seattle's early learning community, particularly family child care owners/operators
- Manage and navigate within a dynamic political environment
- Manage complex and stressful situations tactfully
- Contribute positively to a diverse, equitable work environment
- Prenatal through age three research, policy, and program implementation
- Developing and implementing education-related public investment strategies
- Monitoring budgets and expenditures
- Working to eliminate structural racism in programs, processes, and policies
The below qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Education or Public Policy (or a related field)
- 3 or more years of experience in government, education policy, and/or program development
This position is classified as a Strategic Advisor 2 - Exempt. DEEL supports the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, we invite you to apply for this position. Please visit http://www.seattle.gov/education to learn more about the Department of Education & Early Learning.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your application, attaching a cover letter, resume, and work sample at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/ no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. For your work sample, please attach a presentation, report, work plan, stakeholder engagement strategy, or other relevant work sample. This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Department of Education & Early Learning values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Department of Education & Early Learning encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey King at Lindsey.King@seattle.gov .