Job Details

University of Nevada, Reno
  • Position Number: 2934728
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Assistant Coordinator, Early Childhood Assessment

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a full-time Administrative Faculty position as the Assistant Coordinator, Early Childhood Assessment for the Clark County Extension in Reno, Nevada. This position is located in Northern Nevada/Reno. This position is soft-funded, continued employment is contingent upon funding.

The Assistant Coordinator for Early Childhood Assessment is responsible for evaluating programs related to early childhood education, including programming participating in the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). The position teaches child care provider trainings to multiple groups during the year. This position will conduct observations of early childhood classrooms using different assessments and obtain and maintain reliability on the assessments. The Assistant Coordinator serves as a resource and liaison between Cooperative Extension and community early childhood programs.

The Assistant Coordinator, Early Childhood Assessments, is responsible for evaluating programs related to early childhood education, including programming and participating in the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) under the direction of the Extension Professor/Specialist in Early Childhood Education. The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for teaching childcare provider trainings to multiple groups during the year. The Assistant Coordinator conducts observations of early childhood classrooms in using different assessments. The Assistant Coordinator must obtain and maintain reliability on the assigned assessments which include the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - 3rd edition and Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale - 3rd edition. The Assistant Coordinator will serve as a resource and liaison between Extension and community early childhood programs. The Assistant Coordinator will design professional learning experiences that meet early childhood and QRIS best practices. This position will utilize interactive teaching techniques and evidence-based practices. The Assistant Coordinator will facilitate positive working relationships with community organizations and childcare centers.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related work experience; OR a Master's degree and one (1) year of related work experience.

Related Professional Experience: Early childhood education to include classroom teaching and administration and experience in adult education or experience conducting assessments in early childhood classrooms or related.

Certification and Licensure

Successful fingerprinting and background check

Must have a valid Nevada State driver's license or the ability to obtain one within one month.

If not currently certified, the following must be completed within 30 days of employment: Nevada Registry General Early Childhood Education Approved Trainer (certificate)

If not currently certified, the following must be completed within 90 days of employment: Certified Reliable Assessor in the following two (2) key assessments:
  • Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - 3 (E-3) (85% or higher)
  • Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale - 3 (I-3) (85% or higher)

When appointed, this assessment must be completed within 90 days of assignment: Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale - 3 (FCCRS-3) (85% or higher)

Travel Requirements

This position has a variable work schedule based on program needs. Travel to community locations for teaching, communicating information, and assessing classrooms.

Compensation Grade

Administrative Faculty - B

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

Remarkable Retirement!

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.

"I had no idea the values of the faculty retirement plan when I joined UNR. On my first day, I found out I was fully vested in my contributions and the companies 15.5% matching. I have watched my retirement grow over the years, not only in contributions, but with investments. It is hard to put into words how appreciative I am to feel so secure in my future" - Michelle B.

Perks of Working at UNR!
  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
  • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability - Faculty Benefits
  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
  • Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders
  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
  • No state income tax!

Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-Aid


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

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Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

University of Nevada, Reno

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a "Top Tier" Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

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