Career Ladder Program Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Commensurate with education and experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



2082 Lexington Avenue
New York
New York
United States


The Day Care Council of New York (DCCNY) is a nonprofit membership organization of child care and family day care providers and advocates. DCCNY is committed to promoting the sound growth and development of young children and their families through high quality programs and government policies.

DCCNY is seeking a part-time program coordinator to manage the operations of the Early Childhood Career Ladder (ECCL) program and to assist the DCCNY’s Senior Research Analyst on research projects that advance early childhood academic programs and its workforce.

DCCNY is known for its public policy reports, state and city testimonies and news commentaries on issues that impact the early childhood education sector. This work is used to assist in advocacy efforts that address the recruitment and retention of the workforce, to promote high quality early childhood education and ensure the public is informed on these issues.

The ECCL program is a continuing education initiative that provides financial support for professionals pursuing their New York State teaching certifications or national teaching accreditations in the early childhood sector. The ECCL program is jointly administered by DCCNY and DC 1707, a union representing human service workers.

Under the supervision of the ECCL Co-Directors, the program coordinator will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the ECCL program including program outreach, monitoring applicants’ applications, files management of a job board for early childhood professionals, tuition reimbursement and other administrative tasks.

Under the supervision of the Senior Research Associate, the program coordinator will provide support on community-based research surveys, analysis of public policy reports and data, and assist in the drafting of research reports.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Updating and modifying program advertisements, applications, agreements, and reimbursement forms;
  • Interviewing and reviewing applicants for the ECCL program;
  • Data-entry of applicant information into LMS software and Microsoft Excel;
  • Managing electronic and physical files, which may include sensitive and private participant background information;
  • Communicating with program participants on registration issues, progress on academic achievement and limited advisement on relevant semester outcomes;
  • Managing the early childhood job board;
  • Investigating research reports and books on the early childhood workforce; and
  • Summarizing background policy information including data gathering, entry and writing. 

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in social work, human services, early childhood education, or similar fields;
  • Minimum of three years working in a higher education, nonprofit community-based, or government setting;
  • Experience designing, managing, and manipulating data in Excel and/or other online database or LMS platforms;
  • Strong communication, analytic, writing, and research skills;
  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently, as well as work within a team atmosphere; and 
  • Familiarity with New York State and New York City early childhood education systems, a plus.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish is helpful but not required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested job candidates should email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to with “Career Ladder Program Coordinator Position” in the subject line. No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.