Closing Date: April 16, 2018
The College of Early Childhood Educators regulates the early childhood education profession in the public interest by ensuring Ontario’s early childhood educators meet requirements set out in the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007. The College issues Certificates of Registration, has established a code of ethics and standards of practice for the profession, and responds to complaints through a complaints and discipline process. The College has more than 52,000 current members.
Our Professional Practice Department is seeking another analytical thinker and excellent writer to work and learn with a collaborative team. Act as a subject matter expert for the College on current national and international policies and practices in early learning and child care, you will:
- Lead projects, such as resource development, to facilitate the application of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice (Code and Standards) for early childhood educators in Ontario.
- Conduct research to inform policy, program and resource development to support application of the Code and Standards.
- Advise other College staff in understanding application of the Code and Standards and related resources.
- Collaborate with other College departments in creating and disseminating content about the Code and Standards, in understanding the complexities of the profession and addressing practice issues from a stance of prevention, and regarding Professional Practice policies and processes.
- Respond to member and stakeholder queries regarding complex practice issues, referencing appropriate legislation and resources.
- Provide support to the College’s Continuous Professional Learning Program.
- Contribute to College-wide and department planning and operational activities.
- Prepare a variety of documents including reports, briefing notes, correspondence, position papers, and presentations for College executive, Council and committees.
- Facilitate presentations, workshops and consultations with members and stakeholders.
- Represent the College/department on external/internal committees and working groups.
- Provide specialist staff support to Standards of Practice Committee.
Experience and Talents:
- An undergraduate degree in social science, languages or a related discipline.
- Three or more years of work experience in a regulatory/legislative environment and understanding of/experience in early learning and child care.
- Experience with analyzing, developing and implementing policy in the regulatory context.
- Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills and a high level of judgement.
- Collaborative and able to balance independent work and teamwork.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with colleagues, members and other stakeholders.
- Research, analytical and project management skills.
- Proficient with using Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet.
- Fluency in both official languages (a very strong asset).
- Registered Early Childhood Educator (a very strong asset).
- A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record (an asset).
- Able to work the occasional evening and weekend, with occasional travel.
Please submit your application by April 16, 2018.
We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
The College of Early Childhood Educators is committed to providing accommodations in our hiring process for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, please inform us in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.