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Early Learning Family Engagement Coach

Puget Sound Educational School District seeks an Early Learning Coach for Family Engagement to provide differentiated, equity-based coaching and training to direct service staff in Early Head Start home-based and Early Head Start & Head Start center-based programs, and ECEAP. Coaching will focus on program standards and practices, high quality interactions with families, curriculum implementation, individualized supports for family, staffing, and family resources. As a Family Engagement Coach, this Coach will also apply family support/engagement principles into practice. This position will serve on an inter-disciplinary team to provide family engagement to build capacity and strengthen family outcomes. Use of a practice-based coaching model and the use and interpretation of data will be a regular part of practice to help build family support staff/home visitor capacity and to inform continually improving community early learning outcomes.

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

Early Learning Program Hiring Requirements

  • Portable Background Check: All Early Learning Program hires must have a cleared PSESD fingerprint background check (Washington State Patrol and FBI clearance) and a cleared Portable Background Check (PBC) before their hire date, and every three (3) years thereafter as a condition of continued employment.  Applicants without a current PBC should consider completing a PBC during the application phase. Please click here for instructions, and please click here to start the process.
  • Required Health Documentation to be completed within 30 days of official start date for all Early Learning staff, including:
    • Completed Medical Release Form
    • Tuberculosis clearance (if not included on Medical Release Form) 
    • MMR vaccine documentation (if not included on Medical Release Form)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Services, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling, OR a Bachelor’s Degree in unrelated field with 30 or more related college credits;
  • Professional experience mentoring, supervising, coaching, and/or providing technical assistance in early learning programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience applying Family Support/Family Engagement principles to practice;
  • Experience working with children ages birth-preschool age;
  • Head Start, Early Head Start, ECEAP, or other state funded preschool experience;
  • Experience providing group or staff training and/or teaching adult learners;
  • Knowledge of/experience working with and implementing programs for specific populations of children (i.e., English language learners, children with disabilities, children with challenging behaviors, and/or children with mental health concerns).

Applicants are required to include the following attachments within the online application in order to be considered:

  • Cover Letter: Clearly reflect how you meet the minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable).
  • Resume: Provide complete chronological resume including all work history along with dates of employment (month and year) and job responsibilities,  education, and certifications.
    • Please note that salary placements for selected candidates will be based on related experience detailed in the resume provided via the application process
    • Additional Documents: In some cases, additional documents may be required and will be specified in the job opening announcement/advertisement.

Location: Renton, Washington
Job Type: Full-time, Year 'Round
Hiring Salary Range: $69,875 - $91,683 (Salary Band H)
Full Salary Range: $69,875 - $101,200 (Salary Band H)
Department: Learning, Teaching, and Family Support - Early Learning

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications and relevant experience. New hires at Puget Sound ESD start employment on or around the 1st and 15th of each month. For awareness and planning purposes, linked here are the dates through August, 2025.


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program
  • 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, and electric car charging stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by May 12, 2024. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 24 via videoconference.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the PSESD - School Jobs 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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