Job Details

Community Liaison Limited Term/Non-Permanent

Company name
University of Washington, Bothell

Pay Rate is Competitive. Pay R

Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type

Public Interest, Education

Posted on
Jul 26, 2022

Valid Through
Nov 08, 2022



First Shift

The University of Washington (UW)

is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The College of Education’s Cultivate Learning

program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the Department of Children, Young and Families, and other private grants.

Cultivate Learning provides training and research on the quality of child care and early learning in Washington State. Currently, Cultivate Learning is involved in the Washington State QRIS (Quality Recognition and Improvement System) initiative, Early Achievers.

Cultivate Learning has an outstanding opportunity for a Non-Permanent

Community Liaison

, whose major focus will be serving programs throughout Washington State. This position is hourly

and will be remotely based

The Community Liaison serves as an important point of contact between early learning providers who are participating in Early Achievers and other members of the Cultivate Learning Evaluation Team. The Community Liaison position establishes trust with local providers, explains the rating process and what will happen during data collection visits, works with the local contact at each agency to create a procedural outline for the evaluation visit based on the characteristics and comfort level of each agency, creates strategic quarterly plans for Community Liaison and evaluation visits, maintains materials used for data collection, and provides a line of communication from local providers to the Cultivate Learning office.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

• Understand, communicate, and promote principles for quality early learning that helps children succeed in school and beyond.

• Demonstrate understanding of the rationale behind QRIS Standards and local and state requirements for early care and education programs serving young children.

• Work with Data Collectors and Assessment Leads to create strategic quarterly plans for evaluation visits and ensure that the quotas in these plans are met.

• Follow Cultivate Learning procedures and protocols and complete Community Liaison checklist during call with site.

• Support the Assessment Leads in the implementation of a rating and improvement system to support training and technical assistance efforts.

• In line with Cultivate Learning protocols, communicate rationale underlying QRIS standards in the field and provide a line of communication between local providers and the Cultivate Learning central office.

• Maintain data collection equipment and materials; maintain inventory of rating materials and return materials to UW including inventory and package tracking number.

• Facilitate safe and efficacious data collection.

• Obtain information from WELS before each visit to expedite the Community Liaison visit as well as the onsite data collection visit.

• Assist providers in completing the post-evaluation survey.

• Willingness to schedule Community Liaison visits outside of business hours (during evening and weekends), as needed, depending on the availability of providers within targeted region.

• Meet and correspond regularly with Community Liaison Lead and Assessment Leads to report on progress and any challenges encountered in the field.

• Conduct Community Liaison Phone calls with providers and ensure that all information is accurate and submitted to Cultivate Learning Scheduling Team in a timely manner. Provide weekly updates to the Community Liaison Lead.

• Create and post weekly updates about whether data collection is proceeding within the allotted schedule and related processes.

• Maintain communication with and provide assistance to local providers, Assessment Leads, and Data Collectors.

• Work with providers to update changes prior to data collection if birthdates, block out dates, or other pertinent information changes. Be available for morning phone calls from data collectors and or Scheduling Team on the day of data collection or post data collection if questions arise. Serve as the contact person for all sites during the whole rating process.

• Communicate changes to Department of Children and Families Quality Rating Information System mailbox and key staff as necessary.

• Maintain the rating queue following established protocol.

• Develop agenda with King County Community Liaison and Child Care Resources Regional Manager and team prior to monthly joint partnership meeting. Attend and participate fully in the Partnership Meeting.

• Explain Cultivate Learning’s Rating process to CCA Regional Coordinator, Regional Manager, and CCA Coaches as needed.

• Establish and maintain positive relationships with local Early Achievers partners such as Child Care Aware of Washington (CCA).

• Reach out to fellow Community Liaison to support or ask for support as needed while keeping Community Liaison lead informed.

• Create strategic plans for visits in coordination with Cultivate Learning staff.

• Communicate Cultivate Learning’s mission, program, and procedures in a strong, positive way to the public.

• Under the guidance of Community Liaison Lead and Assessment Lead Team, provide support for local CCA staff in terms of documenting questions about measures, bringing these questions to the team, and communicating information provided by the Cultivate Learning office.

• Other duties as dictated by the evolving needs of the project.


• Bachelor’s degree, with significant coursework in observational methods, early childhood assessment, early childhood education and care, child development and learning, and family systems, or equivalent experience.

• Ability to drive personal vehicle to and from site visits and Cultivate Learning office as required by workload and Community Liaison Lead. Proof of valid driver’s license and auto insurance required.

• Available during weekends and evenings to drive to and conduct visits with early childcare providers who are unable to meet during business hours.

• Knowledge of and experience with child assessments and program assessments.

• Demonstrate understanding of the rationale behind QRIS Standards and local and state requirements for early care and education programs serving young children.

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

• Ability to work with people of various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

• Demonstrate ability to successfully manage time and priorities to meet deadlines, implement organizational skills, multi-task, and provide attention to detail.

• Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively at all levels within an organization.

• Ability to consistently apply sound professional judgment and critical thinking to address complex issues, solve problems, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Exceptional organizational skills.

• Proficiency with personal computing environment, Microsoft Office Suite, and the Internet.


• Master’s degree

• Additional 2-3 years of relevant work experience

• Bilingual.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your My Jobs page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability

, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2

requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage

for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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