ECE Program Coordinator
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This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
We currently have a temporary vacancy available until October 15th, 2020.

Bring your policy and legislation expertise to this exciting leadership role

You are able to work effectively in a team environment, while also independently managing projects and tasks.   You are a skilled analytical thinker, an effective communicator, have excellent time management techniques, and thrive in a dynamic environment with evolving priorities.

The Early Childhood Educator Registry (Registry) is the legislated authority responsible for the certification of Early Childhood Educators (ECE) and ECE Assistants, the investigation of complaints regarding the competence and conduct of ECEs and ECE Assistants and the assessment and recommended approval of post-secondary early childhood education programs in British Columbia (BC).

The ECE Program Coordinator leads and supervises staff responsible for the review of post-secondary early childhood education programs as well as the assessment of applications for certification received from applicants who completed their early childhood education program at an educational institution not recognized by the Registry (e.g. another province or territory within Canada or internationally). The ECE Program Coordinator is responsible for making decisions regarding application outcomes; including courses of action to be taken such as the denial of an application for certification. Decisions made may be subject to a high level of public interest, scrutiny and may have serious impact on the economic and professional position of the individuals involved.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent
  • Two years related experience in all the following:
    • Supervising, leading and mentoring staff
    • Developing and evaluating standards, policies and curriculum
    • Liaising with external stakeholders
    • Working in the early care and learning sector

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Valid Early Childhood Educator certification in BC (or eligibility to hold).
  • Experience in national and international post-secondary program assessment and evaluation.
  • Experience working in professional regulation and/or regulatory role; monitoring compliance and taking enforcement action.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.


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