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Everything you need to develop and sustain leading-edge Community Education programs and services.

Wayzata Public Schools has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Community Education. Through a staff of more than 200 employees Community Education provides unique educational, service, volunteer and leadership experiences that serve an essential function in our school district. In metaphorical terms, Community Education creates and delivers experiences that provide mortar for the bricks of learning upon which our community enhances its future.

Job Summary:
The Director of Community Education reports to the Superintendent of Schools and provides innovative leadership in planning and directing programs and services in the areas of early childhood programming, youth programs, volunteer services, family involvement, adult learning, district and community partnerships and community use of facilities by creating a culturally competent and inclusive leaning environment that reflects our community and enhances student learning.

Essential Duties:

  • Keeps the Superintendent and the Board of Education informed of potential to expanded programs and services.  Updates Superintendent and Board of Education on current programming and report on progress towards goals articulated on the Strategic Plan.
  • Develops and maintains effective structures to garner community input into programs and services provided by Community Education.
  • Provides leadership for development and implementation of a comprehensive Community Education program.  This includes seeking ongoing opportunities to collaborate with K-12 programs and community leaders in order to enhance and support learning that aligns with the District Strategic Plan.
  • Develops strategic and tactical plans for programs and services offered by the Community Education Department.
  • Prepares and submits appropriate reports to local, state, and federal agencies and the Board of Education.
  • Develops and administers the Wayzata Community Education program budget.  Has expertise in non-profit funding opportunities.
  • Serves as the primary liaison between the Wayzata Community Education Advisory Council and the Superintendent, participates on city councils and various community organizations regarding issues related to Wayzata Community Education.
  • Serves as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team as the leader of district-wide community education issues and strategies.
  • Builds and fosters community partnerships and engagement opportunities to enhance programming needs.
  • Develops and maintains School Board policies, District protocols, and operational plans related to Wayzata Community Education that are in compliance with state and federal law and are consistent with the District’s vision, mission, and strategic plan.
  • Understands educational environments and demonstrates creativity and innovation in collaborating with building principals to build programs and opportunities link community resources with students needs to further impact student achievement.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned or apparent.

Qualifications: (For a more detailed list please see formal job description at

BA minimum, MA preferred with a minimum of five years of experience in Community Education administration.  Currently holds, is eligible for, or is willing to obtain an administrative license as Director of Community Education.

Application Procedure:

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March 19th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Minneapolis Kids Site Coordinator positions

Job Description:

Under general supervision, coordinates with the Program Manager for the overall program operation at assigned MPS childcare location; provides leadership for assistant childcare workers and volunteers.


 · Coordinates educational and recreational functions and other services for students at assigned site.

 · Performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies and quality standards; duties may vary according to job assignment.

 · Maintains a safe, nurturing, educational and recreational experience where children are encouraged to pursue interests, and develop friendships, independence, and confidence.

 · Develops and maintains quality programming including curriculum and schedule of daily activities.

 · Assists students in learning and recreational programs; reinforces positive behavior, provides individual assistance, encourages socialization and good communications.

 · Develops goals regarding rooms, environment, equipment, sanitary and safety standards; orders supplies and equipment.

· Communicates with program and building staff regarding programming and other issues.

 · Coordinates work schedules in order to maintain prescribed staffing levels.

· Monitors student activities, promotes respect, explains social norms and disciplinary consequences, and enforces District policies and rules of conduct.

· Coordinates administrative functions, including payroll and ongoing staff development.

 · Assists with program marketing.

· Assists with family communications, including orientation, conferences, meetings and newsletters.

· Helps assimilate children with special needs by collaboration with the Program Assistant, parent, school personnel and community agencies.

· Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment

 · Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

 · Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.

· Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis

· At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

Open positions:

Wenonah (40-hour split shift)

Whittier (40-hour split shift)

2 Citywide (40-hour variable schedule)

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March 19th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

The Richfield Public School District is now accepting applications for a full time Director of Early Learning effective July 1, 2018.  This position will provide leadership, development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive Early Childhood and Family Education programs and services.  Provide a comprehensive continuum of programs to support the healthy growth and development of families and children birth to pre-kindergarten through successful collaboration within the district and the community as a whole.  Read attached job description on our website at richfieldmn/OnlineApp/default. aspx for full details.


Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Parent and/or Family Education
Current Early Childhood, Parent or Family Education license
Administrative licensure preferred
At least five years’ of overall practice in special education and at least three years’ supervisory / administrative experience in special education and related services programs in a public school setting.
Demonstrated competence in dealing with complex problems of an administrative nature, particularly dealing with the implementation and ongoing evaluation of Federal, State and local mandates.
We are located in the heart of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area and serve a diverse student population in Richfield and the surrounding communities.   Richfield Public Schools inspires and empowers each individual to learn, grow and excel.

Richfield Public Schools offer an excellent benefits package!  Our comprehensive benefits package includes low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays each year.

Contact information:
Gail Amundson – HR Coordinator

Application deadline:  Position is open until filled.

March 15th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Director of Community Education                             JobID: 5287

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Position Type: Administration/Director
Date Posted: 3/13/2018
Location: Community Education

Job Summary:
To develop, direct and provide ongoing leadership for a coordinated and comprehensive Community Education Program for the diverse residents of the Farmington Area Public School District.

Director of Community Education license.
Minimum three years’ administrative experience in community education in a school district setting.
Excellent communication skills with an ability to effectively implement established policies and protocols throughout all aspects of the community education program.
Ability to develop, implement and sustain productive, respectful peer relationship; Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with individuals and groups including internal staff, and community members.
Knowledge of current trends in community education and the ability to apply the most appropriate trends to the District program.

*   Manages operations of Community Education programs and services
*   Provides leadership, direction, supervision, and evaluation of Community Education personnel and their respective programs.

*   Develops and implements short and long range goals for Community Education
*   Collaborates with community agencies and individuals to deliver educational, socio-economic, recreational, and cultural   services to all members of the community.

*   Serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet in order to encourage integration and/or communication of the Community Education Program with k-12 programs within the school district
*   Administrates a broad program of community education services according to the needs of residents of all ages
*   Develops policies and goals as they relate to community education in close cooperation with the Community Education Advisory Council.
*   Prepares, submits, and administers annual budget working closely with the Community Education Advisory Council, directing and accounting for all community education expenditures, revenues, and fiscal operations.
*    Directs the following programs, encouraging community involvement:
A.     Adult Education
B.     School Age Child Care
C.     Early Childhood Family Education and ECFE Outreach
D.     Adult Basic Education/Literacy
E.     Youth Development Opportunities
F.     Aquatics
G.      Other Programs as mandated by the Department of Education and approved by the Community Education Advisory Council
*    Identifies the availability of federal, state, local public and private financial support for Community Education programs and writes grants as needed.
*    Works with and empowers an effective Community Education Advisory Council.
*    Develops partnerships with businesses, community individuals, and schools to enhance the lifelong learning climate.
*    Ensures alignment between early childhood and K-12 curriculum
Application Procedure: 
Complete online application and include resume/cover letter and letters of reference which highlight skills as it relates to the job no later than 3:00 pm April 2nd, 2018
First level interviews anticipated to take place on April 11, 2018


March 14th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Osseo Area Schools – Kidstop Positions

3 Full-time Lead Instructor Positions  starting on July 1, 2018 (straight 8 hour shift for the summer)

Edinbrook Kidstop

Oak View Kidstop

Zanewood Kidstop

Hours:    Full Time: 6:15am-10:15am & 2:15pm-6:15pm (Split Shift for the school year)

General Purpose of Job:  To be responsible for providing on-site leadership and work direction for the Kidstop and Four Star Express programs.


  • Communicates with families, students, and school district staff in an accurate, friendly, and timely manner through multiple methods.
  • Informs stakeholders around program updates and deadlines to ensure seamless participation in the program.
  • Communicates and coordinates with several internal and external partners to ensure a quality program.
  • Builds respectful relationships with children, families, community partners, and district staff.
  • Works to support all out of school time activities on site.
  • Greet the parents and the children.
  • Work with and support all children in the program.
  • Communicates and puts in writing accidents or incidents concerning children or staff to appropriate supervisor or parents.
  • Maintains confidentiality and privacy of children and families.
  • Implements District, building/school, and program policies and procedures.
  • Creates and maintains a safe and welcoming environment that supports and serves the needs of children and families.
  • Appreciates and supports the development of individual attributes in children served in the program.
  • Ensures safety of all program participants, serves as incident commander.
  • Provides overall daily direction of program.
  • Maintains the appearance and cleanliness of program space, and makes physical changes as necessary to meet the needs of participants.
  • Attends all required Lead Instructor meetings.
  • Provides positive and corrective feedback and alternatives for action.
  • Assess and utilize team members’ areas of expertise to provide for optimum outcomes.
  • Works collaboratively to plan and implement age-appropriate, fun, enriching, and hands on experiences for youth.
  • Works collaboratively to support the social, physical, emotional and cognitive development of each child.
  • Serves as community education liaison at building and district levels.
  • Develops and supports enrichment opportunities for youth.
  • Advocates and supports overall program quality improvement goals and procedures.
  • Participate in activities with students, and lead small group activities.
  • Provides accommodations to programming to meet the needs of all students, including those identified with special needs.
  • Implements and maintains fidelity to any and all quality improvements measures as defined by Program
  • Managers or Coordinator.
  • Works as a team member to insure all staff are successfully and the mission of the District is met.
  • Serves as a positive representative of the overall Kidstop program and all Out of School Time Programs.
  • Honors all children, families, and staff.
  • Mindful of his/her words and actions and does not allow negative emotions to affect others.
  • Supports program manager in consistent delivery of programs and services.
  • Problems solve, collaborate, and communicate on site issues and needs in a timely and effective manner.
  • Work with other Out of School time staff (instructors, etc.) to ensure a safe, secure, welcoming, and supportive environment.
  • Completes the number of hours of in-service training as defined for this position.
  • Builds trusting relationships with all children, family, and staff.
  • Serves as a positive role model to all children, families, and staff displaying several positive attributes of which some are: creative thinker, problem solver, being a learner, accepting responsibility, and being upbeat and positive.
  • Welcomes diversity in thinking, culture, and perspective without judgment.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Program Manager, Program Coordinator, or Site Leadership.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of employment.
  • Must have an AA degree or two years of relevant post-secondary education (Youth Work, Education, Social
  • Work, Etc…). Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Education or related field with at least one year previous experience.
  • Must meet requirements of State of Minnesota School Age Childcare Program Standards including a minimum of 120 hours of training in child development, guidance, and/or recreational coursework.
  • Must have 2,080 hours experience working with children in grades K-8 in a childcare program setting.
  • Current First Aid and CPR training within 90 days of employment.

Job Type:  Full-time, Year round

Bargaining Unit:  Kidstop Instructors

Salary Range:  Per Contract

March 13th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Eden Prairie Schools

Community Education Program Supervisor (5 openings)

Position Details:  There are 5 openings with start dates of March 12th (1 opening), May 1st (2 openings), and July 1st (2 openings).

Posting Closes:  The posting will remain open through June 30, 2018, but application review begins right away.

Application Page: edenpr/onlineapp/JobPostings/ view.asp?FromAdmin=true& AppliTrackJobId=8113

March 7th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Community Engagement Supervisor                    JobID: 3574 

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Position Type: Community Education/Supervisor, Specialist and Manager

Date Posted: 2/27/2018
Location: Education Services Center

Closing Date: Until Filled

Additional Information:
FT/40 hrs/wk; 52 wks/yr
Salary Range: $21.21/hr or above depending on experience

The Community Engagement Supervisor works directly with all people in ways that are equitable and inclusive, requiring skills and approaches that reflect a strong social inclusion perspective.  This position will supervise and collaborate to support community-based projects, develop opportunities for involvement, and connect people to activity throughout the neighborhoods of Hopkins Public Schools.


Statement of duty/responsibility: Collaborate to manage the engagement process in the community working to include all people in meaningful opportunity.
Engage residents, service providers, and institutional stakeholders living and working in the community.
Engage youth, families, and individuals through a variety of arts opportunities: Theater, Dance, Music, Literary Arts, Spoken Word, Graphic Arts, Media, and more.
Provide leadership on projects through budget and work plan monitoring, and collaborate with colleagues and other stakeholders
Engage, mobilize and organize people from diverse backgrounds around issues affecting their communities and provide support and assistance to community groups
Lead and engage community and neighborhood residents in focused community dialog leading to positive outcomes, social change, or increased opportunity.
Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to communicate and engage effectively with communities traditionally excluded from decision making, such as immigrant, low income, and multilingual communities
Work with community groups to coordinate activities and projects with representatives of a wide variety of community, non-profit associations and agencies
Participate in the selection, development, and implementation of new, community-based projects, classes, opportunities, and events for youth and adults
Assess and map individual and group assets, needs and aspirations.
Offer a range of engagement opportunities and activities to individuals and groups that improves health,  well-being, and positive outcomes for neighborhoods and residents of Hopkins Public Schools.
Proactively identify new settings in which classes, projects, activities, events and outreach could be conducted and build links into these settings.
Create pathways for people to access community projects, events, activities and opportunities.
Identify and collaborate with current and potential stakeholders to ensure a multi-agency approach.
Convene young people into Youth Leadership Councils to elevate youth voice and encourage them as partners in the design, implementation, and evaluation of events, opportunities, and activities.
Support the development and implementation of initiatives that develop the capacity of young people and adults to act as ambassadors and change agents in their neighborhoods and for Hopkins Public Schools.
Support the development and implementation of initiatives that grow capacity in staff, volunteers, partners, and vendors to most appropriately facilitate overall community engagement and to act as ambassadors and change agents in the community.


Strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to function both independently and in a team setting.
Experience with diverse populations; racially, culturally, socio-economically and GLBTQ
Creativity and initiative in program development.
Ability to lead effective dialog, mediate problems, and resolve conflicts.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school administrators, staff, and community organizations.
Good oral and written communication skills.


BA/BS degree in Youth work, Community Organizing, Education, Recreation, or related degree preferred.
Spanish or Somali language proficiency preferred.

 3-years related work experience
Experience implementing programs through the Arts preferred
Training and experience that contribute to an understanding of the needs and issues affecting diverse populations in our community
Competence working with students and adults from diverse social and cultural backgrounds
Experience working with families and youth
Understanding of youth development, community engagement, community development
Familiarity/experience working with school systems and community organizations
Experience writing grants and implementing grants
Ability to demonstrate strong competencies in the following areas:
Effectiveness as a leader, collaborator, partner.
Effectiveness working with all people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Understanding of effective programming strategies and best practices.
Knowledge of community resources

March 7th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Crosby-Ironton School District has an opening for a Community Education Director starting

July 1, 2018.  The position is 1.0 F.T.E. for an annual 200 day contract over the course of 12 months.


This position is responsible for identifying and utilizing all community and educational assets to district residents, from birth through senior citizens, in the pursuit of life-long learning.  Will provide leadership in the assessment, development and implementation of community education programs.


Must hold or be willing to pursue and obtain a Community Education Licensure through the State of MN.

Crosby-Ironton Schools includes the cities of Crosby, Ironton, Cuyuna, Deerwood and Emily, located in the Cuyuna Lakes region of central Minnesota, amid some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. Our community offers warm, small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities close by.   To learn more, view our video by clicking on the link below.  We look forward to welcoming you to a great community, a great district, and a great career in the Crosby-Ironton school district.


To apply, for the Community Education Director position, please use the on-line application process located on the District’s website:  

Application Deadline:  Open until Filled

Questions please contact Lea St. Onge at

March 7th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

Job Description:

Plans, schedules, implements and evaluates aspects of the Community School –
Ensures use of best practices in community school programming for children, youth and adults.
Collaborates with a variety of community organizations to deliver programming.
Evaluates program effectiveness and participant satisfaction. Provides program and participant data to the Community Education Director and the Community School Advisory Council.
Markets and promotes Community School activities and opportunities with all elementary and middle school students and throughout the Faribault community.
Attends meetings of the Community School Leadership Team meetings.
Assists and makes recommendations concerning fiscal needs and requirements for Community School programming, activities and initiatives.
Develops after school and evening programming, including non-school day programming.
Communicates, collaborates and problem solves with administrators, district personnel, parents, community members and the Community School Leadership Team regarding student, staff and/or program issues.
Tracks required data for community school funders and partners.

Oversees after school and evening program instructors and volunteers –
Recruits, trains, monitors and evaluates after school and evening program instructors.
Recruits, trains, monitors and evaluates after school and evening program volunteers.
Develops instructor meetings, trainings and workshops when necessary
Develops, maintains and updates a manual for Community School staff and volunteers.
Collaborates with community groups, associations, organizations and volunteers regarding Community School programming, programming needs, operations or other relevant issues pertaining to the Community School.
Assists with Targeted Services programming.
Facilitates background checks with Human Resource Department.

General Information – Foster an environment to represent Faribault Public Schools in a positive manner within the Faribault Public Schools system and to community partners, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Community Education Director. Position is for 70 days including four evenings per week, primarily Monday through Thursday, at an hourly wage of approximately $22 for 35 hours per week. Position includes some benefits. Position begins March 26, 2018 and ends June 30, 2018. Will continue into the 2018-2019 school year, starting back mid-August.

Qualifications – One to three years minimum experience working with youth from various backgrounds, diverse populations and opportunity youth. Experience in development and implementation of after school programs and other activities for youth and adults. Experience working with school and community partners. Grant writing experience is desired. Two year postsecondary degree required, four year degree preferred or a significant amount of collaborative and youth program work experience.

Application Procedure: Apply online at:

Application Deadline: March 7, 2018 or until filled

March 5th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

POSITION TITLE: Early Learning Teacher – LCR

LOCATION: Pond Family Center

EFFECTIVE DATE: 3/21/18 – 6/6/18


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. Work within an Early Learning Services Team to build student skills in such a way that promotes high-level outcome for all students.


PLEASE REFER TO POSTING LI-18-075 WHEN APPLYING Submit online application, cover letter, and resume by going to:

Link to apply

February 28th, 2018

Posted In: Career Opportunities

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