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Early Childhood Program Specialist 2

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-26
Req: R-1008


256B-YN - Early Childhood Program Specialist 2

Business Title:

Early Childhood Program Specialist 2


Employee Type:


Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties: The Early Childhood Program Specialist 2 (ECPS2) assists in implementing the educational curriculum and the general operation of an infant, toddler, preschool, or school age classroom.

Responsibilities include: maintaining a safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate learning environment, assisting in children assessments, assisting in planning, implementing and evaluating children activities, assisting in directing student staff and volunteers, assisting with record keeping, assisting in maintaining a classroom environment that meets child care licensing and accreditation standards; assisting in evaluating student staff; modeling appropriate nurturing and communication skills with children; and participating actively and positively as a team member with all center staff members.

The ECPS2 may temporarily assume leadership of the classroom in the absence of the Early Childhood Program Specialist 3.

Required Qualifications:

  • One year of experience in an early childhood program and thirty quarter credit hours in early childhood development/education/special education; OR equivalent education/experience.

  • Associates degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Development or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or any combination of comparable education and experience.

  • Background clearance and fingerprinting (if needed) upon hire.

  • Negative results of TB Skin Test upon hire.

  • HIV/Aids Bloodborne Pathogen Training upon hire.

  • Basic First Aid or Pediatric First Aid Certification upon hire.

  • Basic CPR and/or Infant/Child CPR certification upon hire.

  • Washington State Food Worker Card upon hire.

  • STARS 20hr Basic Training or a valid exemption within six (6) months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years experience with children in a group child care setting.

  • Proven leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices interacting with young children.

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills with parents, children and colleagues.

  • Experience which demonstrates flexibility in dealing with frequent changes and/or crises.


Additional Information:

Department Name:

WSU Children's Center

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:


Monthly Salary:




Position Term in months:

10 months



Screening Begin Date:

May 3, 2021

Close date:

This recruitment will remain open until a successful candidate has been selected.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

10 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 7/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time