Job Req ID:  112349

QRIS Program Coordinator

Maryland EXCELS is a Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) initiative sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education to rate and improve the quality of participating in early childhood and school-age educational programs across the State. This program provides a uniform way for consumers, policymakers, researchers, and educational leaders to analyze and compare the educational experiences of children and ideally improve them to promote positive learning and developmental outcomes.


The Maryland EXCELS is seeking a QRIS Program Coordinator who will maintain a caseload of assigned programs and providers and facilitates the process of participation in the Maryland EXCELS QRIS through review, rating, and verification of evidence of quality level attainment submitted electronically via an online tool created by JHU that enables programs to achieve a quality rating.


Candidates must maintain subject matter expertise on child care and early education programs and have direct experience working in early childhood education (ECE) at the state or national level. Ideal candidates will also have first-hand experience of the operations of the systems in Maryland, particularly with experience/deep understanding of the state management and policy-setting roles related to ECE.


These employees are primarily based remotely with required travel to the JHU campus, as needed. Attendance at scheduled meetings is expected whether they are held in-person or virtually.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Providing review of evidentiary artifacts of program quality submitted by programs participating in Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) models.
  • Maintain a caseload of assigned programs and facilitate the process of participation in the Maryland EXCELS QRIS through review, rating, and verification of documentation submitted electronically via an online tool created by IDEALS that enables programs to achieve a quality rating.
  • Facilitate the progress of assigned programs as they move through the Maryland EXCELS quality ratings
  • Providing review of evidentiary artifacts of professional competency submitted by workforce members participating in competency-based educational models.
  • Creating, researching, and/or delivering training in a variety of mediums, providing content subject-matter expertise and serving as an instructor in person and via virtual platforms.
  • Supporting applications for new funding related to subject expertise.
  • Producing products related to subject expertise in a variety of formats.
  • Serve on other projects related to role as assigned.
  • A Program Quality Specialist will be assigned to a programmatic team aligned with their subject-area and funded projects, with a variety of potential reporting relationships, but most often in support of a Project Manager/Team Supervisor.


Technical qualifications or specialized certifications

  • Required to have reliable high-speed internet access, a computer, and regular office hours.
  • Must be able to schedule and facilitate conference calls and web-based conferencing.
  • Must available to meet face-to-face at least once per month at the JHU Baltimore campus, and to attend other virtual or onsite meetings as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Education/Child Development or related field.
  • Three years related experience.


Preferred Qualifications
  • MA/MS in Early Childhood or related field.
  • Experience working directly in or with programs participating in ECE systems in Maryland, including but not limited to: Maryland EXCELS, Childcare Scholarship, Maryland Accreditation, and the Childcare Credential program.
  • Candidates without direct educational requirement but have significant experience in the field of early childhood may be considered.
  • Self-directed with a teamwork orientation.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to develop concise and clear feedback.
  • Knowledge of requirements for ECE systems in Maryland, including but not limited to: Maryland EXCELS, Childcare Scholarship, Maryland Accreditation, and the Childcare Credential program.
  • Provide feedback to a program that indicates a rationale for a given rating in a professional and beneficial way.
  • Strong online proficiency; including downloading and attaching files; document/file management and organization; and web and computer troubleshooting skills and competency in reporting.
  • Proficiency with technology platforms such as Google, Microsoft 365, Smartsheet, WordPress, and Jira/Confluence preferred.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

 


 

Classified Title: Program Quality Specialist 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): QRIS Program Coordinator   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC  
Starting Salary Range: Min $24.35 - Max $42.71 HRLY ($68,250 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Monday through Friday 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Remote 
Department name: Educator Preparation Programs  
Personnel area: School of Education 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

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