The City of Seattle wants every child to have the opportunity to succeed in their education. This journey starts with providing access to high-quality early education to our youngest learners. To achieve this goal, Seattle has created the Seattle Preschool Program, which is a program that aims to create a universal high-quality prekindergarten education. Teachers need to provide instruction that builds on children’s skills and develops their sense of engagement as lifelong learners. To ensure that we are providing teachers with the support they need, Early Learning Coaches bring expert guidance, coaching, and training to our preschool and early learning programs.
We are looking for a Regional Early Learning Coach Manager for the southeast region to provide supervision, evaluation, and training to early learning coaches and serve as a technical expert on the Department of Education & Early Learning’s coaching approach and core competencies for teaching adults. In this role, you will manage and supervise coaching services, progress, and accountability within the Child Information Provider System (CHIPS) data management system (or other data management systems, evaluations, and reports). This position requires you to be innovative and work independently, but also to work within a team environment to ensure that performance standards and monitoring requirements are met.
Our department strives to embed the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative into its education objectives and seeks staff that value the importance of working together as a government and community to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity. Our core values of equity, results, stewardship, transparency, and collaboration guide our work, support our operations, and hold us accountable.
Do you want to learn more about being part of this program? In this position: Your top 3 priorities will be:
Developing, reviewing, and updating systems, processes, policies, and protocols to support DEEL’s coaching model
Monitoring continuous quality improvements and providing quality feedback to coaches to ensure that coaching services support teacher, classroom, and child outcomes
Working collaboratively with other regional managers and external early learning partners and stakeholders to develop and implement comprehensive support services
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:
Collaborating with internal team and external partners to monitor coaching implementation, making adjustments or changes to ensure children and programs are making progress towards achievement of set goals and outcomes
Coordinating continuing education for coaches on instructional coaching and other identified training needs to ensure that coaching is responsive and effective
Reporting regularly to the Quality Practice & Professional Development (QPPD) Manager on the status of coaching and other assignments
Reviewing and monitoring requests for additional support for individual children, teachers, and classrooms.
Developing and monitoring contracts for coaching and other early learning supports
Maintaining and updating the coaching manual
Helping create content for all coaching materials and training
Keeping abreast of relevant research and literature
You will be most successful if you have demonstrated significant experience in supervising professional-level staff. 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, providing continuous quality feedback to your team, and able to think strategically to solve problems and make difficult decisions. Specifically, you’ll be prepared to take on this role if you have:
Providing supervision and management to a team of professional, senior-level staff
Working with marginalized communities
Providing coaching to early learning providers or other forms of teaching adults
Planning, developing, implementing, and managing systems, projects, programs, and procedures
The ability to:
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with direct reports, internal team members, and external partners
Analyze assessment data for instructional planning to improve program practice and child outcomes
Utilize multimedia platforms and technology to deliver instruction
State and federal early learning guidelines, standards, and policies
This position is classified as a Manager 1, Exempt and is exempt from the Civil Service System. This position will require the ability to travel locally to early learning sites and trainings. 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.
The first round of interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 31 and Friday, September 3, with the second round taking place on Thursday, September 9.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your application, attaching a cover letter and resume, HERE no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. This position is open to all applicants 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.
Internal Number: 2021-00961
About Seattle Department of Education & Early Learning
The mission of the new Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is to ensure that all Seattle children have the greatest opportunity to succeed in school and life, and to graduate from school ready for college or a career. DEEL achieves this goal by investing in high quality early learning services and programs that help children succeed in school, increasing capacity for such programs in underserved communities, strengthening school community
connections, and reducing the likelihood that youth will engage in violence.
DEEL is responsible for weaving together early learning programs in the City to provide families with the opportunity to prepare their children to enter school ready to succeed. By braiding and blending resources from the Families and Education Levy, the state Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, and City General Fund, the department seeks to ensure that low-income families in the City have access to high quality early learning.