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.
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
- 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