Alaska System for Early Education Development (SEED) Director

Company/Organization: thread

Location: Anchorage

Application Dates: Open until filled


Job Description

The Alaska SEED Director provides leadership and direction for the Alaska System for Early Education Development (SEED). This includes coordinating a statewide committee of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and School-age (SA) partners and moving current goals and activities of the committee forward.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership of SEED including daily programming/initiatives, SEED Steering Committee and work groups, and overseeing the implementation of the SEED Strategic Plan.
  2. Manage the SEED Registry utilizing best practice as defined by the National Workforce Registry Alliance.
  3. Oversee Registry processes including policies/procedures, quality assurance processes, and reporting.
  4. Work with stakeholders to develop data reports that inform statewide initiatives.
  5. Track statewide professional development and other ECE and SA data and trends; produce relevant reports for stakeholders and the public.
  6. Work closely with public and private partners to develop policy to improve the quality of EC and SA education.
  7. Work to ensure statewide professional development work aligns and advances thread professional development efforts.
  8. Develop and implement training and trainer approval system.
  9. Oversee updates of Alaska’s Core Knowledge and Core Competencies.
  10. Track national trends in ECE systems to inform the decisions and activities of the Alaska Early Childhood Coordinating Council (AECCC).
  11. Partner with national organizations such as Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Workforce Registry Alliance, etc.
  12. Collaborate with all early childhood professional markets to increase SEED Registry membership.
  13. Manage statewide professional development funding from the State of Alaska and the reconciliation of monthly and quarterly financial data with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  14. Develop and coordinate projects and programs as assigned. 
  15. Collaborate with Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in pursuing grant funds.
  16. Provide accurate program data for grant proposals and reports.
  17. Other duties as assigned.


  1. BA required, MA/MS preferred, in education, child development, public administration, and social work or related field.
  2. Prior experience with program development and reporting required.
  3. Prior experience with grant writing required.
  4. Prior experience with supervision required.
  5. References and valid identification required.
  6. Must pass background check.

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Submission Instructions

Apply here through the thread website, or email your resume to [email protected] with Alaska SEED Director in the subject line.

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