Employment Opportunities

Early Childhood Specialist

Department: Child Care Partnership
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Shift: Days
Starting Wage: $22.67

Job Description:

Western Dairyland’s Child Care Partnership program is hiring an Early Childhood Specialist. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field is preferred. A combination of credit-based education & experience equivalent to a Wisconsin Registry Level 13 and Tiered 3 Trainer would be considered. Preference will be given to bilingual staff. The starting wage for this position is $22.67 per hour. 


Primary duties include:

Training (75% FTE):

  • Conduct high-quality, evidence-based training in various modalities and languages for regulated and unregulated child care providers including Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and Pyramid Model.
  • Plan and deliver Child Care Foundation Trainings, CPR w/ AED, First Aid, and other required courses.


Technical Assistance for Stakeholders (25% FTE):

  • Families: Connect families with early childhood resources and services, emphasizing inclusivity.
  • Potential Child Care Providers: Conduct recruitment events, provide guidance on regulation benefits, and offer technical assistance.
  • Regulated Child Care Providers: Offer comprehensive support, including navigation of early care and education systems and technical assistance on regulatory standards.
  • Pre-Licensing Back Up: Assist with pre-licensing processes, ensuring compliance with funding requirements and providing technical assistance to potential providers.
  • Community: Attend meetings & community events to represent CCP


Reporting and Case Management:

  • Develop reporting strategies, produce reports for grants and DCF, and assist with data compilation.


Required Skills

  • Possess a strong sense of customer service
  • Be a dynamic public speaker and enjoy engaging groups in conversation
  • Ability to make informed & immediate decisions or who to contact for support
  • Possess excellent listening skills
  • Be accurate and detail-oriented
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate competent skills as it relates to case management entry
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality 
  • Be available nights and weekends

We offer a complete benefit package, including:

Vacation, personal leave, holidays, sick leave

  • 120 hours of annual vacation
  • 25 hours of personal time off
  • 10 paid holidays 
  • Sick leave accrued at 0.04615 hours per hour worked
    • approximately 8 hours of sick leave per month for full-time employees
    • maximum accrued sick leave of 432 hours
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability agency paid

401(k) plan with up to a 6% match 

Employees can contribute immediately. After 1 year of employment, the agency will contribute between 3 and 6 percent, dependent on the employee's contribution.

Health Insurance

  • 90% premiums covered for individual coverage
  • 75% premiums covered for additional coverage needed
  • $3,750 deductible reimbursement for individuals and up to $6,500 reimbursed for family deductibles
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both Health and Dependent Care

Dental Insurance

  • Single $36.67 per month
  • Family $108.20 per month

Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program - fully paid
  • Basic Life Insurance - fully paid (plus additional group coverage amounts)
  • Flexible work schedule with generous accommodations for family, school, and volunteer commitments
  • Opportunities for continuing education, conferences, and classes
  • Employees have access to our Discount Marketplace
  • WDEOC is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.


The application is open until filled. To apply for this position:

  • Complete an affirmative action form on our website
  • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@wdeoc.org


Western Dairyland Child Care Partnership is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


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