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Recruitment and Retention Coordinator 

Position Retention and Recruitment Coordinator, Early Childhood Education  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage $19.00-20.90 per hour based on education and experience. Full benefit package available.  


Providing technical assistance and support services for potential licensed and license exempt child care providers and to recruit and retain child care providers and programs into the field. Support license exempt providers seeking approval in Child Care Assistance Program and ongoing completion/verification of required license exempt provider training.

Essential Functions: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create and implement an annual Retention and Recruitment Plan for child care providers using available data sources for the Service Delivery Area.
  • Recruit and retain child care providers by creating and implementing outreach activities and events across nine counties. 
  • Provide technical assistance to potential licensed and license exempt child care providers through initial application processes to become an approved provider in the Child Care Assistance Program and/or steps in child care licensing with the state.
  • Provide technical assistance to license exempt providers on training requirements.
  • Support child care providers in the process of becoming members of the Gateways Training Registry.
  • Enter data tracking training completion of license exempt providers as needed in both state databases and internal reporting systems.
  • Provide facilitation support of trainings sponsored by Child Care Resource & Referral.
  • Offer regular Family Child Care Orientation sessions for potential child care providers.
  • Manage the Quality Improvement Funds for License Exempt Child Care Providers and support the process for all child care providers with the Training Team.
  • Support activities related to monitoring of license exempt child care providers.

Education and Experience - Minimum of Associates Degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following related fields (ECE, Child Development, Child Psychology/Behavioral Sciences, Family Consumer Sciences, Social Work, Elementary Education, Child Welfare, Family Services.

Language SkillsEffective communicator with ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, board of directors, and the general public.

Computer Skills - Experience with Microsoft Office software, Adobe Reader, and other basic computer applications. Operate a PC and related software. Type 30 words per minute. Utilize computer databases.

Other Skills and Abilities – A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality; need to be seen as a team player committed to lifelong learning; hands-on with integrity and a desire to work in a mission-driven environment; commitment to the social sector with a passion for the mission. Maintain high attention to detail. Maintain effective working relationships with others. Work overtime as needed

Travel - Must be willing to travel in and out of community

Physical Demands –  Regularly required to remain in a stationary position, sit, move or traverse, operate computers, reach with hands and arms, and use hands/fingers to hold small items and type. Corrected vision and hearing aids may be used to have capacity for normal range required for seeing computer screens, hearing through a phone, greeting visitors, answering phones, and interacting with others. This position works indoors. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


About the Organization Mission

SAL Community Services (SALCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.

About Us

SALCS operates Skip-a-Long Child Development Services - early care and education centers in Iowa and Illinois, The Home Child Care Network - a network of licensed and license-exempt home child care providers in both the Quad Cities and Peoria areas, Open Door - a crisis assistance program funded by IDHS to help individuals and families in crisis navigate local social services, SAL Child Care Connection - the child care resource and referral program in Peoria, IL, the Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois that serves the Illinois Quad Cities and surrounding counties, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships that serve Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois. SALCS is at the forefront of public policy and issues regarding early care and education and individual and family social services, and is dedicated to making sure all families have what they need to be successful, regardless of financial means.

EOE Statement SAL Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to actual or perceived race, creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, religion (or for requesting an accommodation for a religious belief), sex, age, ancestry, national origin, genetic information (as defined in Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)), military status or discharge status, veteran status, qualified disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgenderism, marital status, citizenship status, familial status, physical or mental disability (or for requesting an accommodation for a disability), association with a disabled person(s), medical condition (including HIV or AIDS status, cancer related or genetic characteristics) arrest record (unless doing so violates contractual, funding, or licensing requirements), order of protection status, pregnancy (including conditions related to childbirth or breast feeding), homelessness or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  
Location SAL Child Care Connection  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 6/6/2023  

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