• 04-Jun-2021 to 31-Jul-2021 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is seeking twelve (12) full-time temporary 1-year Assessors located throughout the United States. Each Assessor will have the responsibility for conducting Accreditation site visits within assigned regions. NAEYC is recruiting for two (2) temporary, full-time Assessors located in the Northeast United States, three (3) temporary, full-time Assessors located in the Midwest, three (3) temporary, full-time Assessors located in the Southeast United States, and four (4) temporary, full-time Assessors in the West.

NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. NAEYC advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and supports all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate data collection using electronic data capture forms; including rating on program and classroom observations and reviewing program and classroom portfolios.
  • Communicate and coordinate site visit schedule with assigned programs. This includes setting 15-day site visit windows and business day prior calls.
  • Organize and execute travel arrangements for assigned site visits.
  • Participate in ongoing training and reliability exercises and achieve reliability on the Early Learning Programs data collection tools. Continuously maintain and demonstrate reliability throughout their term of employment.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Required and Desired Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree with;
  • Credit bearing hours of specialized college-level work addressing child development and learning from birth through kindergarten.
  • Courses may be in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, early childhood special education; and administration, leadership, and management.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in an education setting serving children from birth through age 8;
  • Understanding of the NAEYC Accreditation process gained through experience or training.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated observation skills, including ability to use observation tools;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated technological skills, including the ability to use tablets and computers for data collection;
  • Basic administrative skills and professional communication utilizing technology.
  • Office365 skills required

Additional Information

Physical Capabilities and Expectations:

  • It is expected that successful candidates will:
    • be objective, fair, and unbiased, adhere to conflict of interest procedures
    • be able to communicate with program administrators in an appropriate, professional manner.
    • be able to manage carious tasks while traveling and at their home office.
    • Have strong organization skills and be able to meet strict deadlines
  • An Assessor's job is both physically and emotionally demanding.
  • Assessors on an assessment visit can expect to work long hours with few breaks. Assessors must be able to sit comfortably on the floor and/or at child eye level for at least one hour.
  • Assessors may be required to walk up and down stairs throughout a program facility and in some instances up to one half mile as part of the assessment visit.
  • Assessors are expected to maintain a courteous and pleasant demeanor and abide by the NAEYC Code of Ethics at all times.

Travel Requirements

  • Organize and execute travel logistics including:
    • travel via air, rail, and car
    • overnight accommodations
  • Out of town trips are common and generally require two or more days at a time.
  • Have valid driver's license

Qualified applicants are defined as meeting all job requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - NAEYC is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, disability, or protected veterans status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable.

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