Program Quality Specialist

Alliance for Children
January 4, 2022
Street Address
2661 W. Roosevelt Blvd.


Alliance for Children

Program Quality Specialist

Job Description


The Program Quality Specialist will provide support to Union County early childhood classrooms and Alliance for Children funded activities including, but not limited to:

·         Provide support to maintain or enhance program quality

·         Provide training and technical assistance

·         Data collection and reporting

Participate in continuing education and staff development for professional growth
All other duties as assigned by the Alliance for Children Executive Director

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree Early Childhood or Human Services field
Minimum of 3-5 years professional experience.
Experience working with children ages birth to five and childcare providers.
Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills.
Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, electronic mail, internet researching
Ability to work independently, exhibiting initiative, as well as with a team
Excellent organization skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
Daily use of a reliable car, valid driver’s license and willingness to travel inside and outside county for meetings and training programs.

Program Quality:

Administer pre and post Environment Rating Scales assessments for participating classrooms.
Communicate with center staff regarding quality levels and program needs
Develop individualized plans of action for each participating classroom
Assist with assessment of classroom materials and furnishings to determine needs.
Training and Technical Assistance:

Provide and/or coordinate DCDEE approved training opportunities
Participate in continuing education and staff development for professional growth
Administrative responsibilities:

·         Complete state/funder required data requests, including NCPC Quarterly Reports.

·         Assist in preparation of the Annual Report to the Community.

·         Manage consultant projects when services are contracted in areas of responsibility or as needed.

Other duties:

·         Provide support to the Executive Director as required;

·         Participate in local and statewide program planning and evaluation efforts; attend meetings and trainings as appropriate.

·         Promote Alliance for Children & Smart Start programs and mission in the community





Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, printers, copiers, facsimile machines, calculators, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.


Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.


Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants.


Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, ordinances, forms, charts, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, budgets, records, requests for proposals, forms, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence.


Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including insurance and governmental terminology.


Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages.


Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Motor Coordination: Requires the ability coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment.


Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination: Does not require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.


Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via a telephone.


Safety, Security and Confidentiality

Requires keeping complete confidentiality of all children’s information and protecting the confidentiality all child care facility files and records. Requires protection and maintenance of the confidentiality of all ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN information as appropriate.


An individual in this position will be exposed to conditions typical of traveling office staff, including travel to multiple childcare sites and community meetings, approximately 20% of time.


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