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1 Feb 2024

Full-Time Early Childhood Program Specialist 4 – Program Supervisor

recruitment@clark.edu – Posted by recruitment@clark.edu Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent classified Early Childhood Program Specialist 4 – Program Supervisor.  This leadership position is responsible for day-to-day operations including planning, organizing, communicating, executing, and evaluating the activities and functions of the Early Learning Center. This includes policies, procedures, training, coaching and supervision of staff. This is a supervisory position in an early childhood childcare program/lab school in compliance with regulations and policies of the college, Washington State Childcare licensing, Early Achievers QRIS and any applicable accreditation.

The Early Childhood Program Specialist 4 – Program Supervisor works closely with the Director and Leadership team in support of overall program design, implementation, and innovation. This position will participate collaboratively and professionally with staff and Clark Early Childhood Education faculty to promote the general well-being of the department and the college and uphold the mission, vision, and values of Child and Family Services and Clark College.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


  • Support teachers to create quality teacher-child interactions and classroom environments supportive of play-based learning opportunities for optimal growth and development.
  • Arrange and/or provide mentoring, coaching, and training for teaching and support staff in both group, one-on-one settings and in classrooms.
  • Establish and maintain a positive team climate using a collaborative approach to accomplish program work.
  • Model highest standard of professional ethics, confidentiality and establish supportive relationships.
  • Oversee scheduling of children and staff for the early childhood program.
  • Yearly professional development plans with core staff to set goals for growth and celebrate success.
  • Ensure the compliant running of all services within the policy and procedures of Clark College and all state and federal governing agencies.
  • Oversee licensing, QRIS and accreditation preparation, communication, and follow up.
  • Support and develop operating policies and procedures under general supervision of director, including yearly handbook review.
  • Develop frameworks with leadership team and interpret program frameworks and policy to staff in the day-to-day operations of the program.
  • Prepare, maintain, and have oversight of the early childhood program records to support the rules and regulations of college policy and procedures and state licensing/QRIS and accreditation.
  • Ensure that staff maintain federal, state, and local rules, regulations and licensing, QRIS or other accreditation standards.
  • Involvement with budget planning, as it relates to staffing, accreditation, and classrooms, in partnership with the Director and Fiscal Analyst.
  • Communicate regularly and have ongoing training and working relationships with Payroll, Human Resources, and other college departments.
  • Maintain public relations with parents, prospective clients, and colleagues with director.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development or closely related field.
  • Two (2) years of  teaching experience.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience and staffing experience.
  • Experience or knowledge of WA. Licensing, QRIS, Early Childhood Frameworks, and Accreditation.
  • Current pediatric first aid/CPR or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • TB test within the previous 12 months or in place before start date.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training within 30 days of employment.
  • STARS hours yearly, NAC professional development hours and mentoring log.
  • MERIT background check in place before starting.
  • Current WA Food Handlers permit or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.


  • Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule outside program operating hours (7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.).
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
  • Demonstrating effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including strong communication, follow through with respect and honoring the unique contributions of individuals and the strengths of the team.
  • Experience implementing, administering and providing quality services that include inclusive, strengths based early childhood education.
  • Coaching, mentoring, training and use of professional development plans as a means for promoting growth.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Salary Range: $4,174-$5,615/month | Step A-M (commensurate with qualifications and experience) | Range: 49 | Code: 256D
Successful candidates typically start at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., February 21, 2024.


  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email re*********@cl***.edu.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or se***************@cl***.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, gg******@cl***.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice. 

Clark College Human Resources
January 31, 2024

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Child and Family Services, Clark College, College, higher ed, Higher Education, and Program Supervisor. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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