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Cultivate Learning, at the College of Education, fosters the quality that makes access to learning meaningful. Backed by the University of Washington, our research-powered innovations and hands-on partnership create a fertile environment for smarter teaching and learning. We advance opportunity by lowering barriers to entering the profession and guiding educators to success. And we identify the building blocks of quality along with the path to use them – in Washington State and across the country. Every child deserves to flourish from a foundation of quality learning. This core belief drives our work to provide talented learning professional the support they need to build that foundation. At Cultivate Learning, we translate insight into learning opportunities for the early childhood workforce, school aged educators and higher education.
Cultivate Learning currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Quality Recognition Manager. The Quality Recognition Manager will be a member of the Quality Recognition team. This position works closely with Quality Recognition, Research and Evaluation staff, Professional Development team, stakeholders, partner agencies and funders. This position is responsible for all aspects of research, recommendations, and training as needed for the development and implementation of assigned Quality Recognition components. This work requires a high degree of collaboration with diverse stakeholders both virtually and in person and supervises a team to support their assigned system components.
In support of this effort, the Quality Recognition Manager duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: •Maintain anchor status on assigned measures •Create and manage timelines for data collection and coding to ensure that targets are achieved. •Coordinate and oversee quality recognition specialist training and reliability on the assigned measures. •Demonstrate understanding of the rationale behind QRIS standards and local and state requirements for early care and education programs serving young children. •Track and monitor data collection and coding to ensure that procedures and protocols were followed and that data was collected and scored in a valid and reliable manner for assigned components. •Oversee data collection and ensure that it proceeds within allotted timeline. •Resolve coding disagreements, answer questions about measures and codify decisions and rules. •Assist in maintaining and overseeing job performance of assigned team members •Ensure a stringent reliability quality assurance process is in place for assigned components •Ensure equity review processes are adhered to for assigned components of quality recognition system. •Assist in coordinating and facilitating weekly conference calls, in-person meetings with Quality Recognition Specialists and monthly All Team Meetings. •Conduct trainings on assigned topics at regional Early Achievers institutes •Other duties as assigned.
•Bachelor's degree, with significant coursework in observational methods, early childhood assessment, early childhood education and care, child development and learning, and family systems, PLUS 2-3 years of relevant work experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Knowledge of and experience with program assessments. •Experience with ERS, CLASS, and other assigned measures and working with children. •Ability to consistently apply sound professional judgment and critical thinking to address complex issues, solve problems, and maintain a high level of confidentiality. •Strong written and verbal communication skills. •Strong organizational skills. •Ability to work effectively in a team environment. •Experience with data entry, working with databases, project management, and working within project deadlines. •Ability to track complex projects and to ensure their timely completion. •Ability to work with people of various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. •Experience with word processing/editing program, including Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. •Willingness to travel •Valid driver’s license
•Master’s degree •Biliteracy
Training and Proficiency requirements:
•Meet and maintain set reliability criteria on all assigned assessment instruments. •Maintain set rates of intra-rater and inter-rater reliability as described in Cultivate Learning protocols and procedures. •Demonstrate understanding of the rationale behind QRIS Standards and local and state requirements for early care and education programs serving young children. •Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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