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HEAD START – Literacy Coaches (2)

Families First of Minnesota has openings for 2 Literacy Coaches in its Head Start Program based on a two-year literacy grant received. One position will be based in Olmsted County, the other in Freeborn County. These positions are 40 hours per week and are responsible for working one-on-one and in small groups with teachers and other adults (parent educators, parents) to build literacy capacity using evidenced-based practices.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Education or related field from a four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training. A reading endorsement is preferred.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at https://c2r2.applicantpro.com/jobs/.

Position will remain open until filled.  Families First of Minnesota is committed to creating a multi-cultural, bias-free agency.

 

 

 

June 20th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Educational Resource Specialist

Families First of Minnesota has an immediate opening for a full-time Educational Resource Specialist in its Rochester Office.  This position is responsible for coordinating a professional development program and related activities; providing information to early childhood community and other stakeholders; implementing and maintaining professional development services within established guidelines and standards, and managing professional development resources. This position is also responsible for recruiting trainers and managing trainer contrasts.

Ideal candidates will have Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood (preferred) or similar field plus 1-3 years’ experience working with Early Childhood programs.  Experience with professional development coordination is also helpful.  The individual in this position must have a working knowledge of basic MS Office programs.  Ideal candidates will be highly organized, have excellent communication and time management skills and have the ability to work well as a member of a team.  The individual in this position must have a valid driver’s license.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at https://c2r2.applicantpro.com/jobs/.

Position will remain open until filled. Families First of Minnesota is committed to creating a multi-cultural, bias-free agency.

June 19th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Job Title: Discovery Club Site Supervisor- 12 month, St. Anthony Park

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Job ID: 1006075

Location: St Anthony Park Elementary

Regular/Temporary: Regular

General Information

Discovery Club is a Saint Paul Public Schools’ program providing out-of-school time child care in a safe, fun, caring environment that supports children’s learning and development.

Position Summary

Responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the operation of a Discovery Club site and for the supervision of site staff.

Reporting Relationships

Works under the general supervision of the Discovery Club Supervisor and Program Manager.  Provides general supervision to educational and teaching assistants and hourly staff working at the Discovery Site.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood, K-6 Education, or a comparable content area.
A minimum of 2080 hours supervised experience with children.
Two years of experience in the coordination of programs serving preschool or school-age children, including providing day-to-day work direction and mentoring of staff.

Other Requirements

Must demonstrate continued professional development through in-service and/or course work.

Responsibilities

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the fundamental duties listed below.

Coordinate the Discovery Club site program using sound supervisory concepts and techniques and best practices.
Implement the policies, and procedures of the District and Discovery Club. Actively support District and Discovery Club goals.
Coordinate child accountability and supervision of children procedures in order to track student whereabouts at all times and ensure appropriate supervision of children.
Follow and coordinate the established Nutrition Services procedures (i.e., snack counts, sanitation).
Implement accommodations for students with special needs and modify activities as needed to ensure respectful inclusion.  Attend parent/guardian and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings to plan for inclusion and the addressing of concerns.
Comply with Department of Human Services requirements by enforcing staff training requirements; accessing, creating, and maintaining staff and student records for the annual audit; being the site contact for annual inspections; staffing sites to maintain legal ratio requirements, and meet health and safety requirements, including site crisis plans and drill logs; complying with illness, injury, and abuse reporting requirements and complying with correction orders given by DHS after certification audits and inspections.
In conjunction with Human Resources, recruit, interview, hire and on-board staff.
Supervise a staff of approximately seven to twenty (primarily part-time hourly staff).  Address the performance of staff on a daily basis through coaching, training, directing, evaluating, and managing performance concerns including and up to investigative meetings.
Develop staff assignments and meeting agendas; lead meetings.
Provide site leadership to Discovery Club site program staff in behavior guidance and disciplinary action.
Manage and monitor the site budget in five different areas- instructional supplies, non-instructional supplies, food, fieldtrips, and bussing.
Enroll children based on maintaining appropriate student/staff ratios.
Interact directly with children.
Communicate effectively with staff and school personnel, with agencies, and with children and their parents/guardians who represent a wide range of social, economic, racial, and ethnic groups.
Serve as a liaison person between Discovery Club and other school district staff and programs; prepare reports as requested.
Serve on and contribute to committees as needed by the program (e.g., staff development, non-school day planning, marketing and related topics).
Assist with program activities (e.g., Parent/Teacher Organization meetings, Open Houses, School Fair, and related activities).  Attend evening and occasional weekend commitments for trainings, meetings, and representation at district and community events.
Assist with coordinating large non-school day sites; develop programming and staffing plans for that site.
Contribute to the District’s Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.
Be trained as an Endorsed Assessor of the Youth Program Quality Assessment, a 60 point assessment tool, to assess the quality of sites, combine multiple data sets (staff, student and parent surveys, enrollment data, etc.), set goals based on the data, and enforce action steps towards those goals with staff.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of child development, temperament, and principles of learning.
Knowledge of multicultural, gender, and disability fair concepts.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to plan and coordinate appropriate educational/recreational experiences for 4-12 year old children that comply with program, district, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and DHS (Department of Human Services) rules and guidelines, as well as, best practices in the field.
Ability to supervise and coach program staff in planning and implementing effective program experiences for all children enrolled.
Ability to relate effectively to program staff, parents/guardians, children, and school personnel.
Ability to manage and monitor a program budget.
Ability to maintain an effective program and make wise decisions with a minimum of assistance, and to assist with evaluating the program.
Ability to be flexible and work effectively with changing clientele and ability to work cooperatively in a shared space environment.
Ability to work effectively with children who have special needs and their parents/guardians.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally, and in writing.
Ability to convey qualities of warmth, sensitivity, enthusiasm, respect, and cooperation.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the St. Paul Supervisors’ Organization negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/3525.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment.  Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account.  Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance.  A benefits summary is available at https://www.spps.org/Page/27876.

How To Apply

To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the “Additional Attachments” link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments.  Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

This posting will close on July 1, 2018. 

Other Information

Transcript – Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire.  You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date.  Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran’s Preference – If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran’s preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks – Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Equity Statement

SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.

June 18th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Site Leader EdVenture Club; Up to 8 hours per day; 12 months per year                  JobID: 8006

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Position Type:
Community Education/Site Leader

Date Posted:
6/8/2018

Location:
Community Education

Date Available:
ASAP

Closing Date: 
06/21/2018

Description:  
The Site Leader assures a well-run, customer-focused quality program by supervising children and staff, organizing activities, materials, and program logistics for participants and their parents.

Job Summary:

1.   Supervise children (grades K-6 and/or other ages) at program sites to ensure a safe, quality, learning environment.
2.   Plan, organize, and maintain a variety of age appropriate materials and activities so that participants have a safe, diverse and quality experience.
3.   Greet families and check in/out children daily; maintain attendance records and informational forms so that participant safety and records are maintained.
4.   Manage on-site registration drop box and coordinate registrations with Community Education office so records are current and accurate.
5.   Maintain inventory of snacks and all supplies so that logistical needs are anticipated and met.
6.   Greet enrichment instructors, provide class lists, supplies, prepare classrooms for use, etc., so that enrichment classes are facilitated.
7.   Serve as Lead Chaperone on field trips so children are safe and the event(s) go smoothly.
8.   Ensure that students are in correct enrichment classes and activity locations so that class ratios are maintained.
9.   Supervise designated staff or volunteers on the site so that the best use is made of personnel and that participants are well-supervised and safe.
10.  Assist in developing and carrying out appropriate plans for children with special needs to successfully participate in the program.
11.  Communicate with the Coordinators and Manager of Community Education and other program and school staff so that programs run smoothly and problems are discussed and solved.
12.  Communicate with parents, teachers, and office staff at the school to ensure coordinated services and consistent practices.
13.  Assist in promoting the program(s) to help parents, staff and others understand the benefits of the program; such as enhancing the school curriculum and promoting positive child development.
14.  Attend required School District training in Bloodborne Pathogens, Right-to-Know, and First Aid/CPR (unless currently certified) so that participants are supervised by knowledgeable and certified staff.
15.  Attend staff meetings and required staff development to maintain and improve the  knowledge and skills necessary to provide a comprehensive program.
16.  Follow and enforce policies and guidelines of the program to ensure quality and consistency.
17.  Other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

1.   High school degree, GED, or equivalent.
2.   Minimum age of twenty-one (21) years.
3.   Training in areas such as child development, child guidance, human relations, recreation or enrichment programming.
4.   At least two thousand (2,000) hours of experience working with elementary age children.
5.   Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others.
6.   Ability to organize and maintain records, information, and activities.

Application Procedure:
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Hourly pay:  Step 1- $13.85; Step 2- $14.65; Step 3-$15.46

June 18th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Early Childhood / Family Education Teacher
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Category: Licensed – Community Education/EC/FE (Early Childhood/Family Education) Teacher
Date Posted: 6/14/2018
Location: ESC – Community Education – ECFE
Date Closing: 06/28/2018
Posting # 3816

Early Childhood / Family Education Teacher
Full Time 180 days/7.5 hours/day  (All staff are required to work at least one evening per week?)

Duties:  Prepare and conduct 10-11 early childhood classes a week for children ages birth up to Kindergarten and their parents. Maintain records and participate in staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:   Current MN Teaching License in Early Childhood Education and BA degree. Ability to work with parents and children, age birth to five, one on one or in multi-age groups; knowledge of family systems, adults and child development; group facilitator skills; strong organizational skills.

Rate of pay: $28.65/hour and up, DOQ.  Benefit eligible.

Start Date:  July 2018.

All Applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin Schools online application at www.ahschools.us/employment

June 18th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Supervisor – EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION

Job Number:
Opening Date:
Closing Date:
Staffing Specialist:
Examination :
Work Location:
Work Year: 12 Month
Hours:  40 Hrs per week
Pay Range:

Benefit Eligibility:  Available after 1 month JOB OVERVIEW:
Supervise the development, promotion, implementation and evaluation of Early Childhood Family Education programs.

Reporting Relationship:
Report to the Director of Community Education

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a family-related field with both three years of teaching and three years managerial experience in Early Childhood Family Education, which includes supervising staff and managing a budget.  Must hold a Parent Education or Early Childhood MN license.  Must hold or be eligible to hold an administrative license.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of Community Education and Early Childhood Family Education.

Working knowledge of basic computer applications appropriate to this position.

Considerable ability to work cooperatively with advisory committees and network with community agencies and school district staff.

Considerable ability to provide leadership in program development and evaluation.

Considerable ability to supervise staff and the organization and maintenance of records.

Considerable ability to manage program budgets.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

Provide leadership for Early Childhood Family Education Advisory Council, committees and staff in determining needs and interests of diverse populations in order to plan and evaluate appropriate early childhood family education programs.

Maintain Early Childhood Family Education contacts on a statewide level, and actively participate in statewide early childhood initiatives and/or professional organizations.   Connect with and advocate for state and district ECFE funding.

Facilitate the coordination and/or collaboration of Early Childhood Family Education Programs with other district school and community programs.  Actively participate in community initiatives and work closely with collaborating partners.  Work with district initiatives pertaining to  family involvement.

Supervise the recruitment, hiring, recommendations, assignments, evaluation and staff development of appropriate staff.  Supervise staff schedules, payrolls and substitute teachers.

Initiate and coordinate efforts directed toward securing program funding, including legislative funding, grant writing, and community collaboration.  Lead fundraising initiatives and investigate options for program sustainability.

Supervise development and maintenance of the program budgets and essential records.  Maintain individual budget streams resulting from a variety of sources:  Fund IV, grants, referendum, gifts and fees.

Assist with searching for appropriate space and resources for programs.  Work with District Facilities Department in maintaining programming space and ensuring a welcoming, respectful environment for both participants and employees.

Provide leadership in determining the needs of the families served by ECFE.  Connect with Saint Paul’s diverse communities to ensure universal access to ECFE programming.

Interpret and implement state, city and school district rules and regulations relating to ECFE.

Function as a member of the Early Childhood Education management team.

Maintain current knowledge of recent research and practices in the field.

Provide instructional leadership and supervise the development, implementation, assessment and evaluation of the ECFE program.  Oversee professional development for both licensed and support staff.  Align professional development with district initiatives.

Provide leadership for Advisory Councils, committees and staff in determining needs and interest of diverse populations in order to plan and evaluate appropriate early childhood education programs.

Oversight of program communications and marketing to all Saint Paul neighborhoods and populations.

Management of ECFE home visiting program and culturally specific Family Connection Workers.

Ensure that all necessary data is being collected and accurately reported to MDE, as well as all grant funded projects.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please Apply online at hr.spps.org using job ID #1006012.  Please attach a resume to your application.  Thank you

To be considered for this position if you already have an application on file, submit a job request form indicating the job number of this position so as to be received no later than the closing date or call 651-767-8200 prior to the closing date.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

If you are a Veteran and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application.  If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

6/6/18

June 14th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Early Learning Teacher – Preschool                            JobID: 4640

Position Type:
Early Childhood/Family Education/License Teacher

Date Posted:
6/13/2018

Location:
Pond Center

Date Available:
August 21, 2018

Closing Date: 
06/26/2018

Position:
Early Learning Teacher – Preschool

Effective Date:
August 21, 2018

Hours:
1.0 FTE

Required Licensure:
Current MN Teaching Licensure: Early Childhood Education,  Elementary Education with a pre-primary specialty

Required Experience:
Successful experiences working with early childhood/ preschool aged children.

Responsibilities:
Responsible to plan, manage, and implement developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum and culturally relevant learning activities that address and assess all early childhood indicators of progress domains in a safe and enriching learning environment.
Role model and leader who creates an environment of teamwork, shares resources and collaborates to build community and relationships with the classroom, program, and community.
Work within an Early Learning Services Team to build student skills in such a way that promotes high level outcome for all students.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 26, 2018
Submit online application, cover letter, transcripts and resume by clicking on the “Apply” button at the top 

June 14th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Early Learning Teacher – ECFE Early Childhood Family Education                              JobID: 4641

Position Type:
Early Childhood/Family Education/License Teacher

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Date Posted:
6/13/2018

Location:
Pond Center

Date Available:
August 28, 2018

Closing Date: 
06/26/2018

Position:
Early Learning Teacher – ECFE Early Childhood Family Education

Effective Date:
August 28, 2018

Hours:
0.5 FTE

Required Licensure:
Current MN Teaching Licensure: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education with a pre-primary specialty

Required Experience:
Successful experiences working with early childhood, birth to age 5 aged students.

Responsibilities:
Responsible to plan, manage, and implement developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum and culturally relevant learning activities that address and assess all early childhood indicators of progress domains in a safe and enriching learning environment.
Work within an Early Learning Services Team to build student skills in such a way that promotes high level outcome for all students.
Teach ECFE classes with a team of passionate educators.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 26, 2018
Submit online application, cover letter, transcripts and resume by clicking on the “Apply” button at the top

June 14th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

POSITION: School Readiness Teacher-Early Childhood Family Education

Monday-Fridays, approx. 38 hours per week

LOCATION: TCU Lonsdale Pre K-6 site – The Tri-City United Schools proudly serves the communities of Montgomery, Lonsdale and Le Center

STARTING DATE: August 2018

SALARY: Based on experience and/or MN Teaching licensure

REPORTS TO: Early Learning Coordinator

DATE OF POSTING: June 7, 2018

LICENSURE: MN Teaching license preferred in Early Childhood, Birth-3, or Parent Education

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with children and families with young children. Knowledge and practice of parent-teacher conferences and implementation is preferred. An understanding of planning age-appropriate activities and comfort working in an inclusive classroom setting is necessary. A strong candidate will have the ability to work in a team environment, yet work independently when needed. The desire to learn and implement curriculum with fidelity is required.

TO APPLY: Apply online at www.tcu2905.us, through Applitrack

Contact Natalie Eckstein at 507.364.8116 or Neckstein@tcu2905.us

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled.

June 11th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

POSITION: Early Childhood Family Educator

LOCATION: School District-wide – The Tri-City United Schools proudly serves the communities of Montgomery, Lonsdale and Le Center

STARTING DATE: August 2018

SALARY: Based on experience and MN Teaching licensure

REPORTS TO: Early Learning Coordinator

DATE OF POSTING: June 8, 2018

LICENSURE: MN Licensure in Early Childhood or Parent Education

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be organized, flexible, and available for occasional evenings and weekends. A strong understanding and practice in planning developmentally appropriate activities for children 0-5 years old and their families. A preferred candidate is a team player and willing to contribute to district planning and program improvement. Must be willing to serve as a liaison to families in the communities through our outreach program.

TO APPLY: Online at www.tcu2905.us through Applitrack, or contact Natalie Eckstein at neckstein@tcu2905.us or 507.364.8116

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Applicants viewed upon receipt.

June 11th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

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