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Early Childhood Coordinator

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Work type: Part-time
Location: Head Start Oshkosh & Fox Cities Sites
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Early Childhood Education Associate Director
Business Title: Early Childhood Coordinator
Employment Class: Academic Staff
FTE: .885
Compensation: $52,624-53,812 base salary. $46,552.63-47,672.34 actual salary for .885 FTE (46 weeks approx last week in July to 2nd week in June)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Fixed Term Terminal
Position Summary: Primary responsibility supporting high quality early childhood programming and oversight at 1-2 centers. Supervise, support, and provide resources and training to staff in the areas of child development, curriculum implementation, staff development, classroom/behavior management, record keeping. Support the planning, coordination, and implementation of program activities and parent meetings. Identify and support the special needs of children (disabilities, social/emotional health, dual language learning) with assistance from specialists and coaches. Network and collaborate with leadership team and professionals in community. Provides leadership and accountability for designated area.

A.  Coordination and oversight of high quality early childhood programming for children to stimulate approaches to learning and growth in social emotional development, physical development, language, literacy, and communication, mathematics, creative arts, science and technology and social studies through strong adult-child interactions, inviting learning environments, consistent daily routines, and active, hands-on learning experiences.

B.  Participate in leading a team of professionals with a strong vision for quality in line with the mission and vision of the program. Coordinate parent involvement and collaborate in the community.

C.  Supports operations of site and supervision of staff.


Minimum BS Early Childhood Education or BS relevant degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching preschool-age children.
Experience/knowledge in leading, mentoring and supporting effective high quality child services.
Demonstrated knowledge of observational based assessment methods and implementation of early childhood curriculum.
Experience in implementation of standards and regulations.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and familiar with Google Drive.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred: Head Start experience.
Knowledge and experience with developmental screenings and work with children having disabilities or impairments.
Knowledge of Family Services philosophy.
Experience/knowledge in areas of human resources, management and supervision.
Knowledge of Wisconsin Child Care licensing regulations or Head Start performance standards.
Skills and knowledge in accessing appropriate community resources;
Knowledge of High/Scope curriculum, Pyramid Model or Conscious Discipline
Proficient in use of Child Plus or Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG).
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:


Cover Letter

Contact information for 3 professionals references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Friday, January 7th, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or