Utah State University

Early Childhood Specialist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/11/2022 10:54 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Minimum $35,600.00, commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The Early Childhood Specialist (Coordinator III) will work at the Care About Childcare (CAC) office on the Logan Utah State University campus. The Care About Childcare Agency is a fast paced, energetic office. Applicants that are self-starters, detail orientated and driven to make a difference in the lives of children and families should apply. This position will use the Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) tools to assist in the assessment and quality improvement activities for early childhood programs, coach childcare providers and coordinate activities relating to quality improvement of early childhood programs, create and maintain technical assistance resource materials, and teach courses to childcare providers on early childhood best practice and child development in person and on-line.

This position would include some evenings and travel statewide but mainly to the Ogden and Salt Lake City region. This position is contingent upon ongoing funding.


  • Use the Environmental Rating Scale tools to assist in the assessment and quality improvement activities for early childhood programs.
  • Work with state administrators to become reliable with ERS tools and continue reliability.
  • Follow all state policies and procedure when working on observations and program feedback and meet deadlines. 45%
  • Intensive coaching to childcare providers, helping them understand and implement practices proven to be optimal for child development.
  • Know all components of Utah’s Child Care Quality System and other programs and resources for childcare programs and caregivers.
  • Follow a coaching timeline and keep and be on time for all scheduled visits with programs.
  • Be a positive member of a statewide team by attending meetings in Salt Lake and on-line, completing assignments and be encouraging and helpful to other specialists statewide. 45%
  • Other job duties as assigned. 10%


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of experience; or an associate degree plus two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Some experience working to assist in the professional development of another adult.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four years experience working in a paid position working with children.
  • Experience working in a licensed child care center or with Utah child care licensing regulations.
  • Experience or training teaching adults.
  • Experience or training working with the Environment Rating Scale or other early childhood observation tools.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Skilled in the use of computers.
  2. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  3. Skilled at records maintenance.
  4. Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  5. Database management skills.
  6. Knowledge of office management principles and procedures.
  7. Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  8. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  9. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  10. Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
  11. Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  12. Field specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notice.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $35,600.00, commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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