Career Opportunity

Early Childhood (Principal Consultant #419)
Springfield Office
Early Childhood
Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Open Until Filled
This position provides technical assistance to agency staff, local education agencies and program administrators; reviews documents and conducts on-site visits of program to evaluate programs; serves as the primary contact for program administrators and assists with problems and questions regarding a particular program; reviews and recommends grant applications and amendments. This position reports to the Division Administrator.
  • Provides expertise in program areas which allows for effective program leadership, development and implementation in the area of early childhood initiatives. 
  • Reviews, negotiates and recommends disposition of project/grant applications and contractual agreements. 
  • Initiates and conducts on-site visitations of programs/projects for the purpose of determining compliance/non-compliance with applicable federal and state rules, regulations, etc. 
  • Monitors projects as implemented in comparison to original plan or approved proposal. 
  • Reviews monitoring reports and program improvement plans. 
  • Provides technical assistance and other support services for early childhood initiatives to school personnel by way of written and verbal communications as well as on-site visits. 
  • Participates in the development and/or revision of program guidelines, rules, procedures, etc. 
  • Initiates and maintains contact with external resources, agencies and professional organizations related to assigned programs. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, or an early childhood development field or a Bachelor’s Degree in one of these fields plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION) 
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working in the field of early childhood. 
  • Knowledge of best practices and procedures for developing and delivering early childhood and at-risk programs. 
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team. 
  • Travel and public speaking.

  • ​Administrative or teaching experience in local school district or community-based early childhood programs.​