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Join the Child Care Aware Team

Below you will find current job openings at the Child Care Aware of Minnesota Coordinating Office, our Region and District sites, and our partner organizations. Follow the instructions in the postings to apply.


Job Function:
The Learning Community Coordinator is responsible for providing technical assistance and support to students in the Minnesota Child Development Associate (MNCDA) and Minnesota Child Development Associate Infant/Toddler (MNCDA-IT) Learning Communities. This position will partner with the Workforce Advising Coordinator at the Coordinating Office, as well as district Plan and Advise Staff at the local level.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver opening CDA orientation to students with Workforce Coordinator
  • Partner with Plan Staff to ensure that all students are registered for courses and current with payment. Plan Staff will provide the Learning Community Coordinator with a roster of currently enrolled students and ongoing attendance information.
  • Partner with Professional Development Advisors to ensure continuous advising and support after the cohort
  • Student and Instructor support on portfolio or CDA communications for each course
  • Provide guidance and assistance to students writing their portfolio philosophy statements and delivering family questionnaires
  • Provide support with final CDA Application steps as needed, including the CDA application scholarship
  • Share information regarding the CDA Scholarships Application after CDA is received



  • 2-year degree in the field of Child Development or related field of study and experience
  • Experience coaching, advising, or mentoring early childhood educators
  • Familiarity with the CDA
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of or experience with cultural diversity issues and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups


Working Conditions:

  • Occasional travel
  • Frequent email and phone communication
  • This position reports to the Workforce Advising Coordinator


Compensation and benefits:

  • This is a contracted position. The Learning Community Coordinator will be paid $100 per student supported in the learning community
  • People of color encouraged are to apply. EOE


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Kylie Cooper at by July 15, 2018.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under direction of CICC staff and DHS contract, develop and deliver an infant and toddler specialist network across Minnesota to improve quality infant and toddler practice and programming
  • Recruit, train, and support a cadre of Infant and Toddler Specialists across Minnesota
  • Implement the delivery of Infant and Toddler supports, including professional development and technical assistance
  • Provide mentoring in RBPD to all coaches, including observations and professional development planning with each coach
  • Meet regularly with partners and technical assistance contractors to inform development and delivery of ongoing work products
  • Follow privacy and ethical guidelines for sharing information
  • Develop and provide technical assistance and professional development opportunities for coaches
  • Plan and implement quarterly Community of Practice with the CICC staff
  • Meet DHS grant requirements and submit necessary information for grant reports
  • Collect data for evaluation purposes
  • Oversee invoices, surveys, and budget for coaches



  • BA/BS Degree preferred in Early Childhood, Child Psychology, Early Education Special Education, Social Work, or related field (10b Lattice)
  • Experience providing direct service with infants and/or toddlers for at least 5 years
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong working knowledge of State Licensing Rules 2 and 3 regarding infant and toddler care
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Strong ethics and professionalism in the areas of confidentiality, awareness of personal values, and professional boundaries
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong skills in Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD)
  • Endorsed Trainer on DEVELOP


Competitive salary and benefits (Employee of Concordia University)


Job Function:

The Professional Development Advisor is responsible for providing information and guidance to programs participating in the Accelerated or Expedited Pathways for Parent Aware. This is a full-time position that reports to the Quality Improvement Manager.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Using the Knowledge and Competency Framework, conduct a training review for applicable persons and discuss Parent Aware training requirements
  • Facilitate a career planning discussion with providers to help them create a professional development plan with actionable steps
  • Provide information on the Minnesota Child Care Credential, the national Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), the Minnesota Infant Toddler Credential, degree programs, and Minnesota Center for Professional Development virtual career guidance resource
  • Provide information on English classes for English Language Learner providers and those seeking options for completing a high school diploma or GED
  • Work closely with the Quality Improvement Coordinator to ensure seamless support for programs and providers
  • Partner with Professional Development to ensure that processes and protocols are implemented with integrity
  • Stay abreast of Quality Rating and Improvement System work and Relationship-Based Professional Development best practices
  • Attend statewide meetings as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Degree in Early Childhood with experience coaching and training adults
  • Understanding of data systems
  • Knowledge of Quality Rating and Improvement and child care, as well as professional development practices
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Able to work in a rapidly changing environment with demanding deadlines


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary range: $36,724 - $55,086
  • Flexible Benefit Package


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Katie Hoffman, Quality Improvement Manager, at by June 25, 2018.