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YoungStar Coach (Southeastern Region - Counties served: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee)

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 Coach is responsible for providing key aspects of a professional development approach by supporting providers through a cohort-based and/or individual coaching and consultation program. The Coach provides differentiated and equitable support, both in-person and virtually, to programs who are seeking to improve quality and make progress towards their goals. They will coordinate closely with other staff, monitor reports and trends coming from various data systems to ensure that support is well-targeted and effective. The Coach will provide quality support services to all program types, both enrolled and not enrolled in Wisconsin’s YoungStar program, as required by the State.

**This position is a remote position that works out of a home office and will serve in the Southeastern region of Wisconsin providing both in-person and virtual coaching and facilitation services to the following counties: Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee.**

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
● Promotes and supports Wisconsin’s YoungStar program.
● Follows Shine and YoungStar protocols to ensure consistent regional/statewide quality and access to services.
● Works with assigned programs to collect and validate data and self-assessment results and to develop improvement goals and plans.
● Engages in a practice, observation, and reflection & feedback coaching cycle with providers.
● Provides tools/resources to support program planning and progress on identified goals.
● Achieves compliance with project deliverables in providing technical assistance (coaching and consultation) services.
● Utilizes informal/virtual assessment activities that provide program information on classroom settings, teacher strengths, and areas of growth including teacher and child interactions, classroom instruction, and classroom management.
● Develops and facilitates small group learning environments, including peer-to-peer opportunities, and/or one-on-one coaching.
● Facilitates professional development which may include in-person and/or virtual learning opportunities.
● Complete technical ratings on programs and input data into the database for YoungStar rating; submit quarterly reporting information.
● Participates in assigned meetings, events and training as required.

Job Requirements:
    * Bachelor’s degree or two credentials in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field. Master’s degree preferred. 5+ years of early care and education experience, with 3 + years of program leadership experience and/or 2+ years of coaching experience.
    * Experience delivering professional development and coaching support (in-house within a childcare/early education program) or to other programs.
    * Completion of all required state training and certifications.
    * Experience delivering services in the Practice-Based Coaching model.
    * Experience teaching or coaching in an ECE classroom/program setting.
    * Recognized as a Master Trainer and/or Approved Consultant through the Wisconsin Registry’s Professional Development Approval System (PDAS).
    * Experience working with a variety of ECE program types, including, at a minimum, both family and group child care, including out of school time.
    * Experience developing, implementing, and/or participating in a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) in a program and/or local, regional, or state level, YoungStar preferred.
    * Background checks are required for this position.
    * Travel required locally or long-distance up to 50% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
    * Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Application deadline - December 30th, 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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