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Professional Development Coordinator

Position: Full time
Deadline: July 12, 2024

Certificate Number: N/A/ Job Order: 2024-261/ 1 Position (On-Site)


Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) is a nationally recognized non-profit leader in childcare and early education. RCMA operates more than 65 centers and 3 charter schools, with a staff of 1,600 employees, in 21 Florida counties. We have grown over the years through our policy of hiring from the communities served, forging a strong bond between parents and RCMA caregivers, teachers, and staff.


Would you rather have a fulfilling career than just a “job”? At RCMA, we feel lucky to work in fulfilling roles every day. Like one big family, we work hand in hand with families who need allies on their journey toward big dreams. Through empathy and compassion, we help cultivate a sense of dignity and pride in these valuable members of society and provide them with resources for growth. If this sounds like a family you’d like to become a member of, we’d love to hear from you!


In addition, RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Develops and coordinates professional development programs and events, and facilitates the development and delivery of workshops that serve the professional, educational, and training needs of RCMA’s early childhood education programs, including Childcare and Family Child Care Home Providers. Provides resource materials to faculty and staff; and monitors professional development budgets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; however, other duties may be assigned.

  1. Designs and conducts professional development needs assessment training through surveys, interviews with employees, and consultations with managers in line with federal, state, and local requirements.
  2. Plans and coordinates the professional development program including the design and production of training materials, event logistics, monitoring, tracking attendance, and conducting post-event assessments to ensure they are current and effective.
  3. Performs administrative tasks such as monitoring professional development budget, gathering and compiling data, scheduling classes, securing the training site, and setting up systems and equipment needed to successfully provide and/or coordinate trainings.
  4. Delivers training connected to Program Assessment required by the Division of Early Learning.
  5. Provides resources for professional development activities connected to RCMA’s early childhood programs in alignment with local, state, and federal rules and regulations including Department of Children and Families, Division of Early Learning, and Office of Head Start.
  6. Tracks teacher waivers, statewide educational staff credentials, and certifications such as CLASS, HighScope, etc. Remains informed of early childhood education research and best practices to gather information for staff that will lead to improving child and program outcomes. Participates in various meetings and webinars with state and national partners.
  7. Solid understanding of funders’ requirements connected to staff credentials.
  8. Develops processes and procedures as needed to coordinate the professional development objectives.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty element satisfactorily while exercising independent judgment and discretion. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The individual must meet age, medical, moral character, and any other requirements as defined by Florida Statutes.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Public Administration, or related field with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in professional development.  Must have or be willing to obtain HighScope Training of Trainers (TOT) Certification and CLASS Reliability Observer Certification.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must read, speak, and write English fluently. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contracts, federal rules, and other documents. Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written, with diverse groups or individuals. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write professional, academic correspondence using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to senior staff, public groups, social services organizations and institutions, and groups or individual families.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and finger coordination to write and type. Lifting of 25 lbs. is occasionally required.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include the vision necessary to obtain a Florida Driver’s license.

OTHER: Must have or be able to obtain a Florida driver’s license and have a driving record acceptable to RCMA’s insurance carrier. Able to work flexible hours, occasional evenings, and varying daytime shifts during weekdays.  Some weekend work may be required. Ability to work with diverse staff and families.


  • Experience providing training and technical assistance to large groups
  • Experience implementing systems to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience managing government contracts and grants
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug‑free workplace.