Report & Certification Specialist

This position supports the ExceleRate Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) assessment team by conducting timely, accurate, and reliable final edit and submission of all assessment reports for Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to meet the scope of work.


• EXCELERATE/ISBE MONITORING. Responsible for review, finalizing, and sending of all ISBE reports using the Branagh Information System. Provide orientation on report writing for all new assessors. Review and update sample notes as needed. Position location at McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership to provide support and feedback to assessment team.
• Work with Quality Assessment Manager to ensure open communication, feedback to assessors, and training as needed to fulfill scope of work. Meet weekly with Director of Quality Assessment and Quality Assessment Manager monthly to ensure that all aspects of scope of work are met.
• Attend all training and assessment team meetings monthly.


3 years but less than 5 years of previous experience required. Bachelor’s Degree in Early childhood education, Education, Psychology, Writing/Communication. Outstanding writing/editing/proof-reading skills. Ability to multitask. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Master’s in early childhood education, psychology, writing/communication preferred. Teaching and/or administrative experience in early care and education settings preferred. Knowledge of early childhood development, theory and/or teaching practice. Knowledge of Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-3)