Fight against poverty

Education Coordinator

WAGES Employment Application  Click to download PDF.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Title:                 Education Coordinator  (Exempt)

Department:             Division of Children and Families

Supervisor:              Education Manager


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.

Minimal Qualifications:

Education: A BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Education or advanced degree and coursework equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Experience: 5 years preferably in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and/or experience working in a day care or preschool classroom.  Must’ve worked with economically disadvantaged children ages birth – 5 years and their families.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with staff, parents, children and volunteers in a culturally diverse work environment
  • 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.
  • Must be able to adhere to agency core values.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate with C&F staff comprehensive pre-service and in-service staff development activities.
  • Assist with the development of and the implementation of a comprehensive education and child development plan that meets the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Develop or coordinate developmentally appropriate environments, child development theories/best practices, curriculum, materials and equipment for all classrooms and centers including playgrounds.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of an on-going education training plan that incorporates theories and principles of child and adult education and quality child development practices.
  • Provide technical assistance, coaching and mentoring and follow-up support to teaching staff.
  • 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.
  • Provide opportunities for staff to observe and work in teams and professional learning communities.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to State and Federal Observation Instruments (ITERS, ECERS, and CLASS).
  • Work with teaching staff to problem-solve and implement solutions as related to high quality learning environments.
  • Enter, compile, and analyze data for Head Start/Early Head Start assessment child outcomes through TSG online assessment system and the ChildPlus monitoring system.
  • Evaluate classroom environments and activities through frequent periodic informal and formal observations, provide feedback and areas for improvement to Center Supervisors regarding classroom programming; monitor quality control; evaluate and monitor improvements of teaching staff.
  • Assist in recruitment of teaching staff through interviews and recommendations.
  • Make recommendations and requisitions for additional educational materials, supplies and equipment needed for the program and develop an improvement plan to address these needs.
  • Train teaching staff on the use of the early childhood assessment tools, curriculum and early childhood best practices.
  • Maintain CLASS Certification and provide Early Head Start/Head Start CLASS observations.
  • Implement School Readiness plan, work plan and policies/procedures.
  • 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
  • Participate in a self-assessment process and engage in ongoing assessment of the quality of services provided by the education.
  • Maintain accurate records pertaining to teaching staff, classroom environments and playgrounds.
  • Attend selective workshops and conferences to increase knowledge regarding early education.
  • Support and interpret WAGES objectives, concepts, goals, mission and programs.
  • Participate in training or other activities related to the job.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Education Manager and/or Executive Director.

Performance Dimensions:

  • Maintain program, policies and procedures
  • Develops positive working relationships with team members and staff
  • Demonstrates productivity and efficiency
  • Interacts with vendors and staff in a professional, friendly and hospitable manner

Physical, Mental and/or Visual Demands

Physical Requirements: Low physical effort required to sit or stand using keyboard and monitor. Ability to communicate verbally both in person, via telephone or internet. Limited requirement for bending, stooping, lifting or walking. Maximum unassisted lift is 35 lbs. Mental and visual concentration required for preparing and analyzing data using a computer.

Equipment Used: Computer, telephone, scanner, copy machine, printer, fax and other general office equipment


This position is an exempt position.

The first 90 days of employment are considered an introductory, or orientation period for employees. During this time an employee may resign with or without cause. Likewise, an employee may be released with or without cause during the 90-day period considered the Introductory Period.

Employment is “at will” both during and after the orientation period.

This position description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the individual assigned to this position and should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It does not state or imply these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.  The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties.  All requirements are subject to change and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

Compensation: $40,000-$46,000 (entry)

601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534