WFH Flexible MI
Job Type

Classification: Non-Exempt, FT

Salary Range:  $40,000 to $48,800 annual salary, paid hourly

Remote Role, based in Michigan with occasional in person meetings planned

  • *The successful candidate will have to reside in Michigan or move to Michigan prior to start.*
  • ECIC is looking for a candidate who is bilingual in Spanish to better meet the needs of this program at ECIC.

Position Summary:

The Validator supports the Great Start to Quality Validation process to ensure fidelity to the Great Start to Quality model through the Validation of a program’s Self-Reflection responses and corresponding documentation. The Validator creates relationships with educators to support them on their journey to provide high-quality childcare for the families of Michigan’s children. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

This list is intended to represent job-related duties and should not be viewed as exhaustive.

  • Validate program Self-Reflections for Great Start to Quality following established protocols and procedures including scheduling and conducting Validation calls with each program. 
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of Great Start to Quality including, but not limited to: Great Start to Quality Program Quality Indicators, Self-Reflections, Applications, MiRegistry/Great Start to Quality connection, and required documentation.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the Insight Platform and notify the Validation Manager of systems issues.  
  • Gather information and data from programs and Resource Center staff to support the Great Start to Quality model then bring concerns and/or questions to the attention of the Validation Manager as appropriate to inform recommendations and improvements. 
  • Monitor the Validation email inbox and work collaboratively with other Great Start to Quality team members to ensure programs receive timely responses to inquiries.
  • Participate in internal workgroups and meetings as needed to support the successful implementation of Validation.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Quality Improvement Plans, Goals, and On-Site Observation tools utilized by Great Start to Quality.
  • Meet regularly with the Validation Manager and Director of Systems, as needed to keep them abreast of Validation efforts.
  • Maintain Validation inter-rater reliability testing annually.  
  • Maintain accurate and up to date documentation in accordance with agreed upon protocols and timeframes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associate degree with three (3) years of related experience; bachelor’s degree in early childhood or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of MiRegistry and the use of professional development registries to support the early care and education workforce.
  • Knowledge of quality recognition and improvement systems for childcare and early learning settings.
  • Knowledge of screening, assessment, and curriculum tools.
  • Knowledge of Michigan’s Early Childhood and Out-of-School Time Standards of Quality. 
  • High degree of customer service, internally and externally. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to present complex information in a concise, understandable format.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail while managing multiple tasks, projects, and timelines.
  • Ability to use data and analytical skills to proactively identify opportunities, set priorities, and solve problems.
  • Ability to partner with racially and ethnically diverse colleagues and community members on joint initiatives.
  • Ability to utilize all technology associated with Great Start to Quality at a highly proficient level.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe, and web-based applications.

Who you are

  • Ownership and Hustle: You possess a proven commitment to excellence, coupled with a proactive and energetic approach characterized by enthusiasm and a positive attitude. 
  • Organized: Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently. 
  • Receptive: Open to learning and accepting constructive feedback. 
  • A Systems Thinker: Able to maintain a big-picture focus while attending to detail. 
  • Authentic: Demonstrated authentic commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity, skilled in the use of an equity lens. 
  • Remote-able: Ability to effectively work remotely, with strong self-management, communication, and technology skills 

Physical Requirements

  • Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to others accurately. (4-5 hours daily) 
  • Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. (4-5 hours daily) 
  • Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. (1-2 hours daily) 
  • Standing – In one position, particularly for sustained periods of time. (1-2 hours daily) 
  • Visual Acuity – Viewing objects with close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading. (5-6 hours daily) 
  • Office Setting - Sedentary work in which exerting up to 10 pounds of force is occasional and a negligible amount of force is frequently or constantly used to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  
  • Home Office Setting - Requires set up of home office in alignment with ECIC expectations for safe, secure, quiet space for work. 
  • Remote work, with occasional travel within Michigan or to other geographical areas for projects, ECIC meetings and to meet the needs of the organization. This could be quarterly or more often depending on the needs of the organization  

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often only apply to jobs if they meet all the qualifications. However, no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. ECIC encourages you to break that statistic and to consider roles that are interesting to you. 

Early Childhood Investment Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable law. We encourage applications from minorities, women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and all other qualified candidates to consider roles at ECIC. 

Early Childhood Investment Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. 

Salary Description
$40,000 to $48,800 annually based on experience