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Family Advocate Manager

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a Family Advocate Manager to work with staff and families across our Early Learning direct service sites, including Educare Seattle and Heritage Head Start co-located in White Center, Early Head Start (EHS) Home-Based in Pierce County, and EHS at Washington Corrections Center for Women in Pierce County. This position will be located at the Puget Sound ESD facility in White Center.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

In support of public health and Proclamation 21-14.1 (COVID Vaccination Requirement), employment with Puget Sound ESD requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious accommodation.  For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  There is no need for applicants to submit supporting documents.  Individuals that are offered positions will be informed of the process to submit their documents at the time of offer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree and training/education in a relevant field (ECE, Family Studies, Family Child Services, Psychology/Sociology, Social Work)
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in early childhood education, including case management experience
  • Supervisory experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Functional knowledge of full day childcare licensing requirements
  • Experience in Head Start or other comprehensive child development/family support program
  • Knowledge of family community resources
  • Experience working with diverse cultures
  • Experience with/knowledge of the opportunity gap and equity & inclusion work

Other Conditions for Employment

  • Washington State Patrol/FBI fingerprint clearance
  • Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Food Handler's card

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts may be required as part of a complete application.

Location: White Center (Seattle)
Job Type: Full-time, Year 'round
Salary: $65,802-$76,310 (Salary Band H)
Department: Early Learning

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 12 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by December 2. Interviews tentatively scheduled for December 9 via videoconference, and applicants will be notified by email the afternoon of December of interview times.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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