JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Our staff is committed to supporting the child care providers and families in Minnesota. Learn more about available opportunities to join our team.

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.

WORKFORCE ADVISING COORDINATOR

Child Care Aware of Minnesota provides statewide leadership in shaping collaborations that collectively build a diverse, high-quality child care system accessible for all Minnesota families through partnership with and in support of local resource and referral services. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, offering competitive benefits, flexible work environment, and opportunities for long-term professional growth. We are looking for team members who are passionate, adaptable, and interested in high-impact work that influences systems statewide. Embedding equity in organizational practices is a core value and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring, promotion, and workplace culture.

Position Description:
The Workforce Advising Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and oversite of all professional development advising on credentials and higher education options for the Minnesota early childhood workforce.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Identify and implement strategies for the early childhood workforce.

  • Support Professional Development staff on advising around CDA/higher education and additional workforce pathways
  • Implement a model for advising the early childhood educators
  • Provide technical support & training opportunities to PD Advisors as needed
  • Identify needs in workforce development and actively problem-solve
  • Offer support to educators joining the field
  • Oversee and implement work with center directors
  • Work closely with institutes of higher education, including higher education consortiums

Provide advising on credentials, higher education, and career options.

  • Oversee advising for state credentials by supporting the Professional Development Advisors in offering guidance to potential and enrolled students
  • Provide clarity in the systems coordination between financial supports, higher education, CDA, and state regulations
  • Work with the Minnesota Department of Education on CDA initiatives
  • Coordinate and track attendees for the workforce professional development
  • Utilize available data for intentionally supporting candidates
  • Act as the liaison for the statewide partnership with the Council for Professional Recognition

Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in the field of Child Development or related study and experience, or four or more years of direct related experience
  • Experience in educational advising
  • Strong knowledge of the CDA and higher education
  • Knowledge of or experience with cultural diversity issues and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups
  • Demonstrated ability to be inclusive of and honor existing care and education professionals across settings, that respect and understand the background cultures and languages of the system

Working Conditions:

  • State travel required as needed (will include occasional overnight trips)
  • May require sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Growing, evolving organization
  • This position reports to the Director of Workforce Development

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting salary range: $42,500 - $48,500
  • Flexible benefits package
  • People of color and American Indians encouraged to apply - EOE

 

Application Deadline - Tuesday, February 25

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter through our hiring portal.

Child Care Aware of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

PARENT AWARE QUALITY RATER (PART-TIME, CONTRACT)

Child Care Aware of Minnesota provides statewide leadership in shaping collaborations that collectively build a diverse, high-quality child care system accessible for all Minnesota families through partnership with and in support of local resource and referral services. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, offering competitive benefits, a flexible work environment, and opportunities for long-term professional growth. We are looking for team members who are passionate, adaptable, and interested in high-impact work that influences systems statewide. Embedding equity in organizational practices is a core value and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring, promotion, and workplace culture.

Position Description:
The Parent Aware Quality Rater is responsible for the review of Quality Documentation Portfolios submitted by child care programs who are seeking a Parent Aware Rating. This position requires attention to detail to ensure consistency and rater reliability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with daily administrative duties related to Parent Aware.
  2. Review Quality Documentation Portfolios.
    • Review assigned Quality Documentation Portfolios following established guidelines to ensure consistency
    • Develop and demonstrate consistent inter-rater reliability
  3. Record Rating data utilizing the Department of Human Services’ Develop database.
    • Assist in updates to the policies and procedures for the data entry of all Parent Aware Rating data
    • Assist in cross-checking the system to verify data

Qualifications:

  • 2-year degree or two years of higher education completed
  • Extensive computer and database skills and understanding of data systems
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work in a changing environment with demanding deadlines
  • Knowledge of or experience with cultural diversity issues and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups

Working Conditions:

  • May require sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Limited telework options available
  • This position reports to the Rating Team Manager

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $24-$29/hour depending on qualifications
  • Independent contractor, non-benefit earning
  • Part-time, seasonal with up to 20 hours per week
  • People of color and American Indians encouraged to apply - EOE

Child Care Aware of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Application Deadline - Friday February 29, 2020

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter through our hiring portal.