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Position Title:        Early Childhood/Elementary Community Coordinator
Employment Status:     Regular full-time exempt
Reports to:         Community Impact Coordinator

Purpose of the Position:
The intent of this position is to dedicate focus to increasing early education access, developing a pipeline of early education providers, working with families to ensure connectivity to enriching experiences for their young children and bridging pathways with Early Childhood and Elementary Educators.
    
The Early Childhood/Elementary Community Coordinator demonstrates a commitment to professional growth and quality personal performance while also demonstrating the ability to function effectively as a member of a team of staff and volunteers.
 

To apply, please email your resume, references and cover letter to lacey.hallett@uwccmt.org. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Expansion of Early Childhood Education Availability: Coordinate necessary licensing, insurance, business structure paperwork and leadership (board, staffing, etc) support for start-up community early education facilities including: Downtown collaborative, Retail Association, Teaching lab @ PGEC & American Indian Center.
  • Bridge Gaps for Families to Early Childhood Providers to K-12: Dedicated focus to mapping community support network. This will include formalizing a community leadership team to include parents, Early Childhood providers, Kindergarten instructors and appropriate administrative leadership and/or community partners.
  • Re-establish Ready Families, Ready Learners 🡪 Formal/committed relationship between GFPS and Early Childhood Educators
  • Serve on and/or incorporate the Early Childhood Coalition 
  • Collaborative training for early childhood educators & elementary educators
  • Example: New ELA Curriculum for GFPS
  • Defined universal success measures
  • Define a factual demographic profile of students entering school unprepared
  • Transitional planning from Early Education Programs to Kindergarten for families
  • Establish a best practice for communication and hand-off of historical information between early education programs and new schools (navigate release of information requirements)
  • Establish Equitable Opportunities: explore, develop and establish sustainability for early childhood opportunities that are equitable for all and reflect the diversity of our community
  • Military entrance for new families to our community
  • Inclusive play/learning opportunities for families with special needs
  • Cultural teaching/learning engagement
  • Continuous Communication: host a central hub network for families advertising resources/events for children 0-8yrs old
  • Create a standard capture method for families with 3yr olds
  • Build on Brain Building Expo with smaller shared resource hosted events
  • Special Projects: lead or assist as appropriate on Kindergarten Books, Read 2 Me, Kindergarten Shirts & Graduation Walks.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Required High School Diploma
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree (in education or appropriate field) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of three years related experience in early childhood education or community initiative leadership
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability
  • Computer literacy with a working knowledge of standard office software
  • Demonstrated ability to lead meetings/community discussions
  • Ability to develop, prioritize and complete work plans, goals and objectives
  • Ability to work independently
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance