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City of Seattle - Regional Early Learning Coach Manager

Sep 14, 2021
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City of Seattle
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Position Description

The City of Seattle wants every child to have the opportunity to succeed in their education. This journey starts with providing access to high-quality early education to our youngest learners. To achieve this goal, Seattle has created the Seattle Preschool Program, which is a program that aims to create a universal high-quality prekindergarten education. Teachers need to provide instruction that builds on children’s skills and develops their sense of engagement as lifelong learners. To ensure that we are providing teachers with the support they need, Early Learning Coaches bring expert guidance, coaching, and training to our preschool and early learning programs. 


We are looking for a Regional Early Learning Coach Manager to provide supervision, evaluation, and training to early learning coaches and serve as a technical expert on the Department of Education & Early Learning’s coaching approach and core competencies for teaching adults. In this role, you will manage and supervise coaching services, progress, and accountability within the Child Information Provider System (CHIPS) data management system (or other data management systems, evaluations, and reports). This position will provide you with opportunities to be innovative and work independently, as well as collaborate within a team environment to ensure that performance standards and monitoring requirements are met. 


Our department strives to embed the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative into its education objectives and seeks staff that value the importance of working together as a government and community to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity. Our core values of equity, results, stewardship, transparency, and collaboration guide our work, support our operations, and hold us accountable.

Job Responsibilities


Working collaboratively with other regional managers and external early learning partners and stakeholders,

Your top three priorities will be:

  • Developing, reviewing, and updating systems, processes, policies, and protocols to support DEEL’s coaching model
  • Monitoring continuous quality improvements and providing quality feedback to coaches to ensure that coaching services support teacher, classroom, and child outcomes
  • Developing and implement comprehensive support services

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with internal team and external partners to monitor coaching implementation, making adjustments or changes to ensure children and programs are making progress towards achievement of set goals and outcomes    
  • Coordinating continuing education for coaches on instructional coaching and other identified training needs to ensure that coaching is responsive and effective 
  • Reporting regularly to the Quality Practice & Professional Development (QPPD) Manager on the status of coaching and other assignments 
  • Reviewing and monitoring requests for additional support for individual children, teachers, and classrooms. 
  • Developing and monitoring contracts for coaching and other early learning supports 
  • Maintaining and updating the coaching manual 
  • Helping create content for all coaching materials and training 
  • Keeping abreast of relevant research and literature


You will be most successful if you have demonstrated significant experience in supervising professional-level staff. A commitment to listening, creating space for diverse perspectives, and the pursuit of inclusive and just outcomes must be at the center of your professional practice. The ability to communicate at all levels tactfully and effectively will also contribute to your success. You will need to be skilled in fostering and developing mutually respectful relationships, providing continuous quality feedback to your team, and able to think strategically to solve problems and make difficult decisions. Specifically, you’ll be prepared to take on this role if you have:


Experience in:

  • Providing supervision and management to a team of professional, senior-level staff
  • Working with marginalized communities
  • Providing coaching to early learning providers or other forms of teaching adults
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and managing systems, projects, programs, and procedures

The ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with direct reports, internal team members, and external partners
  • Analyze assessment data for instructional planning to improve program practice and child outcomes
  • Utilize multimedia platforms and technology to deliver instruction

Knowledge of:

  • Instructional Coaching
  • Culturally responsive, anti-bias, anti-racist educational practices
  • Seattle Preschool Program (SPP)
  • State and federal early learning guidelines, standards, and policies


Additional Information


This position is classified as a Manager 1, Exempt and is exempt from the Civil Service System. This position will require the ability to travel locally to early learning sites and trainings. DEEL supports the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer.  If you share those values and meet the qualifications, we invite you to apply for this position. Please visit to learn more about the Department of Education & Early Learning.


The first round of interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 19 and Friday, October 22, with the second round taking place on Thursday, October 28, 2021.



To be considered for this position, you must submit your application, attaching a cover letter and resume, at no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. This position is open to all applicants that meet the minimum qualifications. The Department of Education & Early Learning values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Department of Education & Early Learning encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey King at

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