Title: Evaluation Specialist Lead
Reports To: Evaluation Manager
Salary Range: $49,000 – $57,000 dependent on experience, with opportunities for advancement
To Apply: Complete application at our hiring site Evaluation Specialist Lead

About United 4 Children
United 4 Children (U4C) makes children a priority. By providing children with healthy meals, creating safe places to learn and play, and providing social-emotional and inclusive services for children with special needs or challenging behaviors – United 4 Children ensures every child has the foundation to thrive. U4C offers high-quality support programs serving children up to 13 so that families can feel at ease knowing their children, regardless of ability, are receiving the best care possible and have every opportunity to succeed.

United 4 Children’s Values
At United 4 Children, it is expected that we center our common values in the work that we do individually and together. We hold each other accountable to live out these values in our work and celebrate with each other as we demonstrate the following:
• Community – We put the needs and desires of children, families, and caregivers at the center of our work. We partner with educators and fellow nonprofit organizations to create excellent educational and developmental opportunities for every child in the region.
• Trust – For over 50 years, we have been honest and earnest in all our interactions. We strive to readily meet community needs particularly where other resources do not exist.
• Equity – We seek to understand the disparities facing children, families, and childcare providers. We ensure everyone has access to the resources needed to thrive.
• Empathy – We strive to understand the unique experiences of every person we encounter. We respect each person’s journey and seek to support everyone’s specific needs.

Overview: The Evaluation Specialist Lead will ensure United 4 Children’s (U4C) overall success by supporting the Evaluation Manager in development and implementation of the Evaluation team strategy based on agency outcomes and acting as a mentor for other Evaluation Specialists on the team. They will assume the role of Evaluation Manager, in the Evaluation Manager’s absence. The Evaluation Specialist Lead will be required to effectively and efficiently implement classroom observations and evaluations of childcare programs receiving on-site coaching and mentoring services from U4C. The Evaluation Specialist Lead will also be responsible for communicating observation and evaluation results with childcare providers and internal U4C team members. A successful candidate will be detail oriented, have a strengths-based mindset, and work well both independently and as part of a team. As a key member of U4C’s Program Services team, this position will have an active role in establishing relationships with clients, providing direct client services through observations and evaluations, and sharing the mission and core values of the agency.

What You Will Do:

Program Service Delivery (80%)
• Support Evaluation Manager in development, implementation, and achievement of Evaluation Team plans based on agency outcomes
• Act as a U4C “Anchor” in using assessment tools used in early childhood settings. Establish Inter-rater reliability with the the Evaluation Manager and the Evaluation Specialists on the assessment tools used per our contracts
• Schedule and conduct on-site observations and evaluations in early childhood education settings
• Establish Inter-rater reliability with the the Evaluation Manager and the Evaluation Specialists on the assessment tools used per our contracts
• Effectively communicate evaluation and assessment results with clients
• Collaborate with the client and coaching team to establish initial goals for quality improvement based on observation and evaluation results
• Ensure observation and evaluation data is entered into the agency data system on time and accurately
• Other duties as assigned

Internal Agency Collaboration and Professional Development (20%)
• Become trained in a variety of evaluations and assessments relevant to early childhood settings
• (Including, but not limited to: ITERS, ECERS, FCCERS, TPOT, TPITOS, ASQ-3, ASQ-SE, CLASS) and stay updated on proper implementation of these evaluations and assessments
• Effectively communicate evaluation and assessment results with internal teams
• Collaborate across internal teams to support progress of client goals
• Perform peer review file checks to ensure Evaluation Team assessment data is accurate and reliable
• Record and assess data linked to the assessments performed
• Actively participate in required agency meetings and personal professional development
• Other duties as assigned

Skills We Are Looking For
• A minimal of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Early Childhood Development, Education, Social Serivices or related field
• A minimum of 5 years of experience working in early childhood or youth setting
• Experience with various evaluation and assessment tools
• Ability to objectively assess early childhood settings
• Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
• Experience recording and evaluating data
• Pass a Family Care and Safety Registry Screening
• Authorized to work in the United States
• Ability to retain a minimum of liability vehicle insurance.
• Experience and skill working with diverse populations.
• Conscientious use of justice, equity, and inclusion lens when working with self and others.
• Successful at working in multiple teams simultaneously.
• Ability to work occasional weekends and nights.

Perks and Benefits
• Health insurance: employer contribution of 80%
• Portion of dental insurance covered
• Employer paid 401 (K) contribution: 3% of gross salary
• Employer paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance with a coverage of $50,000
• PTO (PAID TIME OFF): starting at 20 days (about 4 weeks) annually
• Paid holidays: 13 days (about 2 weeks)
• Annual merit-based incentives
• Monthly phone stipend
• Mileage reimbursement at .655 per mile
• Flexible Schedule
• Hybrid work environment
• Employee Assistance Program
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United 4 Children is an equal opportunity employer. United 4 children does not discriminate in employment with regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status, gender identity or expression), sexual stereotyping, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), association with anyone who is a member of a protected class, AIDS/HIV status, veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative.