IdahoSTARS Quality Child Care Consultant

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Posting Number
Position Title
IdahoSTARS Quality Child Care Consultant
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Ctr on Disabilities & Human Dev
Off Campus Location – Lewiston
Posting Context Statement
Position Overview
The IdahoSTARS Quality Child Care Consultant increases the quality of child care in Idaho through coaching, mentoring, and training child care educators throughout the region. The Consultant partners with child care educators to create recommended interventions using evidence-based best practices derived from peer-reviewed research and national professional guidelines and assessment criteria. The Consultant evaluates implementation results and guides child care educators through reflective progress engagement and goal-focused outcome achievement. The Consultant also recruits and orients child care educators for participation with the IdahoSTARS Professional Development System (PDS), the Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS), and the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP).
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CDHD/IdahoSTARS is a statewide program funded by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare-Block Grant, designed to assist parents by offering child care referrals and information about quality child care settings as well as to assist child care providers with a variety of professional development opportunities and resources.

The Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) is Idaho’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). There are 67 UCEDDs throughout the U.S. and its territories; each one associated with a university. UCEDDs strive, through education, outreach, research, and service to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities.

Position Qualifications


Required Experience
  • Five years experience in the field of early care and education which could include experience as a preschool teacher, child care provider, child care director, or educator of young children in a child care or elementary setting;
  • Conducting adult workshops and/or providing training (small and large groups);
  • Providing liaison with customer/provider groups.


Required Education
  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or any associates degree with at least 30 ECE related college credits.


Required Other
  • Requires the ability to travel between locations during the business day for meetings and support of program activities;
  • Work evenings and weekends as needed.


Additional Preferred
Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or any bachelor degree with at least 36 ECE related college credits.Experience:

  • Strong understanding and ability to coach adult learners to implement quality practices;
  • Interpreting federal or state regulations/guidelines;
  • Possess a good understanding of the written and spoken English and Spanish languages utilizing appropriate grammar and accurate spelling.


Knowledge of:
  • Quality inclusive care;
  • Coaching in early childhood settings;
  • Computer literate to include database experience;
  • Gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing facts;
  • Devising solutions to problems;
  • Interpreting federal or state regulations/guidelines.
Ability to:
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish goals;
  • Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in composing written statements;
  • Manage a variety of projects simultaneously;
  • Portray a professional demeanor.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Degree Requirement
Listed degree qualification is required at time of application
Posting Information


FLSA Status
Overtime Eligible
Employee Category
Pay Range
Commensurate with experience
Type of Appointment
Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time
This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy.
Posting Date
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants need to address each individual required qualification, along with preferred qualifications that apply, in the letter of qualification.

Applications received before January 8, 2023 will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Applicant Resources
Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO Statement
The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.
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