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Youngstar Rater

The mission of Acelero Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program. Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services through our three business units, all focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country. With over $50 million in revenue and unparalleled child outcome data, we are both one of the largest and one of the most innovative companies in our space.

Are you a socially conscious, dedicated individual who is committed to building a better future for children, families, and their communities? If so, join us as we support early childhood education programs across the country to create positive outcomes for the children and families served.

Job Summary:
The Rater is responsible for working with regulated family child care and center-based programs to provide objective, evidence-based protocol driven feedback about key indicators of quality related to environments, curriculum, and business practices. Using the ERS family of products and the Program
Administration or Business Administration Scales, the Rater will collect data about regulated early learning and out of school time settings to help inform a programs quality improvement plan and rating in the statewide quality improvement rating system, YoungStar.

The location of this position is in WI.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
● Completes reliable and valid quality ratings, observations, and assessments of programs participating in YoungStar using a variety of assessment tools including environmental rating scales, business/professional administration scales.
● Completes other evaluation instruments to document changes in sites as needed.
● Maintains confidentiality regarding information received regarding participating centers.
● Completes detail summary reports at the conclusion of each assessment and input data into the appropriate database.
● Keeps systematic records of all contacts with child care groups, including telephone, email, text message, and in-person contacts.
● Submits accurate and timely monthly reports.
● Participates in group orientation sessions for staff of participating child care programs; attend other group training sessions as requested.
● Participates in project meetings to stay abreast of the assessment protocols and implementation issues.
● Participates in project wide quality assurance efforts.
● Participates in other assigned meetings, events and training as required.

Job Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree or two credentials in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field.
2. 3 + years of early childhood experience, including experience in teacher coaching, supervision and providing technical assistance.
3. 2 + years experience in delivering QRIS programming or developing and facilitating program improvement content in various formats.
4. Qualifications in applicable ERS including being considered valid and reliable.
5. Experience teaching or coaching in an ECE classroom or program setting.
6. Recognized as a Master Trainer and/or Approved Consultant through the Wisconsin Registry’s Professional Development Approval System (PDAS).
7. Experience working with a variety of ECE and Out of School Time program types, including, at a minimum, both family and group child care.
8. Experience developing, implementing, and/or participating in a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) in a program and/or local, regional, or state level.
9. Background checks are required for this position.
10. Travel required locally or long-distance up to 50% of the time for ratings, work-related meetings, and functions.
11. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Application deadline - December 9th, 2022

This position earns up to 55,000.00 Annually

Why Acelero Learning or Shine Early Learning?
- Ability to make an impact in the lives of the children, families, and partners we serve
- Career growth and professional development opportunities
- Supportive working environment
- Average of 5 weeks of paid time off during 1st year of employment
- Comprehensive benefits, including 401K matching and 100% vesting program

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place.

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