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Early Childhood Team Lead, UMKC's Institute for Human Development, 83795

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Child Care and Youth Programs
Hiring Department

The Institute for Human Development (IHD), a University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is an applied research and training center for human services designed to exemplify the University's goals of engaged scholarship and community partnerships. Its functions include interdisciplinary training, applied research, community program development and information dissemination. This role will support the Early Childhood Innovation Center (ECIC). 

Job Description

Individuals in this position will lead and supervise a team of Early Childhood Quality Specialists, who will assess programs and classrooms and coach early childhood administrators and teachers. The Team Leader will monitor and support the Quality Specialists to ensure fidelity and reliability to assessment protocols and to the Practice-Based Coaching model. They will serve on the Early Childhood Leadership Team to coordinate efforts and ensure project effectiveness.


Coordinate with early childhood programs, assign observational assessments, make coaching assignments, and solve problems to ensure the Project protocols are followed
Supervise and lead a team of early learning quality specialists using a reflective supervision model
Recruit, interview and make hiring recommendations for new team members
Implement staff orientation, support training on the Practice-Based Coaching model, monitor the team's training and certification on the assessment tools and review data
Analyze assessment and coaching data for Project fidelity implementation
Establish and maintain certification on observation instruments
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in early childhood education, business management or closely related field
  • Experience in project coordination and management
  • Proficiency with technology including Office 365, video conferencing and file storage
  • Experience coaching, mentoring and/or supervising adults
  • Experience with Practice-Based Coaching (PBC)
  • Experience using observational assessment tools in early learning settings
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Possesses expanded conceptual knowledge of educational support functions and capabilities
  • Knowledge of computer technology (MS Office 365, Zoom, web-based applications, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a leadership team to complete tasks, meet goals and manage project
Anticipated Hiring Range

Up to $68,815 annually commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately. 

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.
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