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Education Coordinator

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Title:               Education Coordinator                                                                                                                    Exempt

Department:         Division of Children and Families (C&F)

Supervisor:            Education Manager

Function:               To provide technical assistance, coaching, and mentoring to teaching staff by implementing and demonstrating hands-on techniques in working with young children; to help develop developmentally appropriate learning environments; to help monitor the staff’s implementation of educational training plans; parent training plans and strategic plans for the C&F Division.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.)  Educational/Formal Training: Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Education or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching preschool-age children.

2.)  Work Experience: At least 5 years work experience, preferably in early childhood education or child development and/or experience working in a day care or preschool classroom.  Must have experience working with children ages birth – 5 years.

3.)  Requirements/Aptitudes: Ability to work with staff, parents, children and volunteers; ability to keep timely and accurate records; ability to provide exceptional customer service; good problem-solving and decision-making skills; must maintain confidentiality of records and communications.

4.)  Essential Duties:

  1. Plan and coordinate with C&F staff comprehensive pre-service and in-service staff development activities.
  2. Assist with the development of and the implementation of a comprehensive education and child development plan that meets the Head Start Performance Standards.
  3. Develop or coordinate age and developmentally appropriate environments, child development theories/best practices, curriculum, materials and equipment for all classrooms and centers including playgrounds.
  4. Assist in the development and implementation of an ongoing education training plan that incorporates theories and principles of child and adult education and quality child development practices.
  5. Provide technical assistance, coaching, mentoring and follow-up support to teaching staff.
  6. Model best practices for early childhood development and school readiness within the classroom for teaching staff, volunteers and parents. Act as a role model for teachers and teacher assistants in the area of professionalism.
  7. Provide opportunities for staff to observe and work in teams and professional learning communities.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to the Head Start Performance Standards, North Carolina licensing requirements and the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and incorporate into programming.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of, learn, and adhere to State and Federal Observation Instruments (ITERS, ECERS, CLASS).
  10. Work with teaching staff to problem-solve and implement solutions as related to high quality learning environments.
  11. Enter, compile and analyze data for Head Start/Early Head Start assessment child outcomes through TSG online assessment system and the ChildPlus monitoring system.
  12. Evaluate classroom environments and activities through frequent periodic informal observations and provide feedback and areas for improvement to Center Supervisors regarding classroom programming; monitor quality control; evaluate and monitor improvements of teaching staff.
  13. Assist in recruitment of teaching staff through interviews and recommendations.
  14. Make recommendations and requisitions for additional educational materials, supplies and equipment needed for the program and develop an improvement plan to address these needs.
  15. Train teaching staff on the use of the early childhood assessment tools.
  16. Maintain CLASS Certification and provide Early Head Start/Head Start CLASS observations.
  17. Implement School Readiness Plan, work plan, and policies/procedures.
  18. Assist with New Teacher Support Group, New Teacher Orientation, and Professional Development Training Track to promote teacher retention and to provide professional growth and development.
  19. Participate in a self-assessment process and engage in ongoing assessment of the quality of services provided by the education.
  20. Maintain accurate records pertaining to teaching staff, classroom environments and playgrounds.
  21. Attend selective workshops and conferences to increase knowledge regarding early education.
  22. Support and interpret WAGES objectives, concepts, goals, mission and programs.
  23. Participate in training or other activities related to the job.
  24. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Education Manager and Assistant Director for C&F.


5.)  Physical Demands: Lifting children and  heavy objects.

601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534