Career Opportunities

Early Stages is currently hiring! Available positions are listed below.

EVALUATION COORDINATOR

The Coordinator, Evaluation is responsible for accurately assessing a child’s needs after s/he is referred to Early Stages through the administration of the appropriate screenings and educational assessments. The Coordinator functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team that collaborates to determine eligibility for special education services and is responsible for leading the team’s collaboration and composing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for children with special needs. This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy. The Coordinator, Evaluation will report to the Early Stages Center Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

• Serves as the special education case manager for referred children; and documents efforts and processes in the appropriate databases.
• Screens, collects, and analyzes evaluation data, student records, and information pertinent to child learning and development; and formulates hypotheses and conclusions relating to learning and developmental concerns in order to complete a comprehensive special education evaluation.
• Conducts educational assessments and completes assessment reports that are accessible to parents and teachers.
• Creates Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and determines appropriate educational placements for children.
• Coordinates a comprehensive special education evaluation in collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary evaluation team.
• Keeps accurate observation notes/data and confidential records.
• Ensures appropriate follow-up on all correspondence, directives, and other pertinent matters as necessary in connection with the evaluation, IEP, and placement process.
• Facilitates eligibility and IEP meetings as the local education agency (LEA) representative.
• Monitors timelines and completes due diligence to ensure successful completion of cases prior to designated deadlines and in accordance with DCPS and District policies.
• Conducts off-site evaluations and home visits.
• Travel to other sites within the DC metro area as needed.
• Administers hearing and vision screenings as needed.

DATA SPECIALIST
(Please apply directly at info@earlystagesdc.org)

The Specialist, Early Stages Data oversees a portfolio of data analysis, database management, and reporting projects specific to Early Stages. These include internal performance management, compliance with federal compliance indicators for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), reporting and data sharing related to a federal court order, early childhood special education enrollment, and cross-team collaborations with multiple DCPS and external stakeholders. Additionally, the Specialist plays a significant role in assisting Early Stages leadership with performance analyses, business process improvements, and budget projections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

• Conducts data analysis and support related to Early Stages program and staff performance review: locates, cleans, and combines available source data; troubleshoots and resolves anomalies in the data; analyzes and presents hypotheses to the Early Stages leadership team; translates complex analyses into reports and presentations that are understandable and actionable for a broad audience.
• Supports strategic planning and budgeting by creating projections in key areas of child find performance: required capacity for PK seats, referral flow and center capacity, workload and staffing needs, outreach areas based on geo-mapping of referral data.
• Provides reports to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the Office of Attorney General (OAG) to meet the reporting requirements of a federal court order and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Manages all data requests from DCPS and external stakeholders.
• Supports effective management by identifying the root causes of data integrity errors and risks within routine work at Early Stages and developing resolution strategies. Provides consultation to managers in the development of new initiatives and projects in order to anticipate, identify, and proactively address complex, data-related obstacles.
• Serves as a designer and administrator of an Intuit QuickBase application: creates all forms, reports and user dashboards; integrates up-to-date student demographic, enrollment and special education data on a weekly basis; continuously seeks opportunities for database optimization and improvement.
• Oversees Early Stages’ use of Aspen (the DCPS Student Information System): serves as the primary registrar for Early Stages; ensures all student information and enrollment history is complete and accurate; responds to all data needs related to Child Count and OSSE’s Data Integrity Management System (DIMS); manages cleanup of enrollment and withdrawal errors; resolves any Aspen-related barriers to the work of Early Stages.
• Builds relationships and liaises with various internal departments to drive collaboration and project success; and interacts with and responds effectively to urgent requests from multiple internal and external DCPS stakeholders.
• Maintains and ensures continuous improvement of Early Stages data tools and processes, including efficient and accurate alignment with other local and state data systems; identifies root causes for misaligned data and conducts data cleansing tasks related to Early Stages’ work in QuickBase, Aspen, and SEDS.
• Builds relationships with various internal departments and DCPS data systems teams in order to align Early Stages reporting with DCPS policies, analytic priorities and needs.
• Provides training to Early Stages and other DCPS Central Office and school-based staff as needed. Develops presentations, manuals, and other training tools to support the effective use of Early Stages data systems.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related work experience.
• Master's degree preferred.
• Two to three years experience with relational databases, data retrieval, data validation and data manipulation. Advanced skills in MS Excel.
• Strong quantitative skills, including the ability to examine available data, apply decision rules and analytical methods, and produce descriptive and inferential statistics.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, with the ability to produce reports that translate data analysis into recommendations for programmatic action.
• Advanced skills in MS Excel.
• Extreme attention to detail and data accuracy.
• Must be self-directed and able to work with minimum assistance and proactively resolve data-related issues.
• Previous experience working with Intuit QuickBase a plus.

We also accept resumes on a rotating basis. For more information, please send your letter of interest and resume to info@earlystagesdc.org.

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