Work at DEEL

The Department of Education and Early Learning’s (DEEL) mission is to transform the lives of Seattle’s children, youth, and families through strategic investments in education. We believe equitable learning opportunities and access to high quality education services and support from birth through postsecondary should be the reality for all children, youth, and families. Our staff is committed to eliminating opportunity gaps, advancing academic achievement, and ensuring students graduate prepared for a college and career path of their choice. 

Current opportunities:

Early Learning Division Director

DEEL is currently seeking an Early Learning Division Director who will oversee and direct the Early Learning Division, the largest division within the department. Reporting to the Deputy Director, you will direct and manage all of the City’s investments in early learning, develop strategic partnerships with key stakeholders (including early learning partners, advocates, labor unions, the local school district, other government entities, and elected officials), oversee the Division’s investment strategy as the early learning landscape continues to evolve, and develop policy and program proposals for the Mayor and City Council for these programs and new investments. 

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Closing Date: July 19, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.


Administrative Specialist II

Early Learning Educators provide nurturing care and instruction that builds on children’s strengths and develops their sense of engagement as lifelong learners. As part of our goal of providing access to high-quality early education for Seattle's youngest learners and ensuring educators have the support they need, DEEL is looking for a detail and process oriented Administrative Specialist II who will provide administrative support to our team. This individual will provide support for trainings and events and ensure that all educator training data is entered into early learning databases, among other tasks. 

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Closing date: July 5, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.


Early Learning Program Specialist

DEEL is looking to hire an Early Learning Program Specialist who will monitor and assess the program quality of early learning programs that contract with DEEL. This position provides technical assistance and training to contracted early learning providers in the implementation of the Seattle Preschool Program and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) primarly by engaging with directors and staff at the agency. This position supports contract monitoring and compliance through partnership with early learning agencies.

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Closing date: July 12, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.