Child Care Program Specialist

Child Care Program Specialist
Full-time (37.5 hours per week) Rate of Pay: DOE   Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Duties: Primary responsibility will be creating systems of care, program development, providing direct case management coordination for providers and families, leadership, guidance, and technical assistance to child care providers, potential providers and families/children in care.  Provide program services that are consistent with a community and participant’s strengths, resources, priorities and concerns, so that they may prepare for and/or engage in the provision of child care services, obtain the necessary training to adhere to the State of Alaska requirements for child care providers, the health and safety standards of the Child Care Development Fund program, and work closely with families to identify and obtain childcare services.  Conduct outreach activities to inform Tribes, tribal members, tribal administrators, key community partners, and the public about APIA’s child care services through individual communication and various media. The Child Care Program Specialist will be instrumental in developing our child care services, curriculum/training to ensure providers are properly trained and assist the ETR Coordinator with administrative responsibilities.

Qualifications: Associates or Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college in Education, Social Services, Human Services, or a closely related discipline; 1-5 years experience in a child care setting, at least two years of professional level experience with comprehensive programmatic duties, and have experience preparing and submitting reports. Must have knowledge of Alaska Native and American Indian culture and/or community resources. Must be willing to take training and attend workshops and meetings periodically to enhance job performance and knowledge.  Preference given to previous experience and expertise in areas of child care program development or management.  Employment status will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal criminal background check. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following: excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, providers, families, and the general public; ability in developing community partnership with schools and businesses; conduct outreach in rural Native communities and travel to training as needed, willingness and ability to travel extensively (4-6 times a year, with special consideration current travel restrictions); ability to interact positively with individuals from various backgrounds, particularly with Alaska Native individuals; dependability, maturity and good judgment in performance of duties; ability to work independently with little supervision as a vital and productive team member; innovative, creative, energetic and positive qualities; ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; and ability to work productively both from home and in-office setting.

Apply online at or email resume and application to:

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Director
1131 E. International Airport Road
Anchorage, Alaska  99518-1408
Phone: (907) 276-2700 / Fax: (907) 279-4351

Native preference will be given to qualified applicant pursuant to P.L. 93-638.