CCR&R Quality Improvement Specialist (QIS)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



2 Market Street
New Jersey
United States


Provide staff in early care and education programs (center-based and home-based

child care) with targeted technical assistance and coaching as part of the State of New Jersey’s

Grow NJ Kids (GNJK) program, the state’s quality rating and improvement system.

Qualifications – A minimum a bachelor’s degree is required, ideally in Education, but

related fields will be considered (i.e. Psychology, Social Work, Nursing or any other field related

to child growth and development; or teaching certification from the State Department of

Education‐Nursery School, Preschool through third grade or Teacher of children with special

needs). Candidate should have experience with administering structured classroom observation

tools, NJ preschool teaching and learning standards, NJ birth to three learning standards and

mentoring and coaching practices with program administrators and teachers.

Must be flexible,have own transportation, ability to work with diverse populations and demonstrate a positive

attitude when working with coworkers, child-care community and representing the organization.

Highly desirable are candidates with experience in early childhood education and child care

center settings, but will train the right candidate who presents with appropriate background and


Requirements – Must be or become active in the NJ Workforce Registry upon being hired, must

attend Department of Human Services (DHS)/Division of Family Development (DFD) and

Department of Education‐Division of Early Childhood, Education (DOE/DECE) and Department

of Children and Families /Office of Licensing sponsored trainings and meetings, utilize the NJ

Workforce Registry training registration system, participate in GROW NJ Kids Quality Rating

Improvement System (QRIS) team meetings, and participate in meetings with the GROW NJ

Kids Administrator.

Level of Language Proficiency

Interpersonal ability to work professionally. Communication - verbal/written. Bilingual preferred

(a plus) helpful.

Must have and maintain a valid drivers license and own car (Vehicle must have current registration and insurance).

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree