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Are you a talented early childhood professional looking to help programs across our city improve their quality? Are you good at working with teachers and directors to help them be the best they can be? Are you a self-directed individual who can help craft and implement a new position while working within a collaborative structure? If you answered yes to the questions above, this position may be an opportunity for you to use your talents as a force for good in our community!
United Way is seeking a School Readiness Education Coordinator who is enthusiastic and organized to work with 21 early care and education center- and school-based programs that receive School Readiness funding. This person will work as part of a team with the School Readiness Liaison to identify program needs around meeting state quality standards and then help provide training, technical assistance, and resources to help programs improve their quality. Salary is $60,000-$65,000/year, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. This is a two-year, grant-funded position.
Ï Conduct site visits and classroom observations of early childhood programs that receive School Readiness funds to assess program needs. You will also review records and other documentation provided by the programs to ascertain program quality.
Ï Deliver training, coaching and support to help programs improve their quality. This could include intensive coaching (individual/group) related to teaching practices, providing support to staff about implementation of curriculum and ongoing assessments, and helping programs with planning around quality improvement.
Ï Coordinating and connecting resources to programs tied to their assessed needs. You will help plan and coordinate professional development/in-service training needed by program staff, and develop and disseminate early childhood information and resources to support teachers, classrooms, and program quality improvement efforts.
Ï You will work as part of a team. You will report to the School Readiness Liaison and work together as a team to support early childhood programs in centers and schools throughout New Haven. You will also work with the New Haven Early Childhood Council, a group of volunteers working to improve access to and quality of early care and education in New Haven. As a staff member at United Way, you will have supportive colleagues who are working on a variety of initiatives to improve lives in our community.
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About United Way
United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability grounded in racial and social justice. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone. We operate according to these organizational values.
In accordance with organizational policies, this position requires a criminal background check as a condition of employment.
United Way staff are currently working hybrid, with at least two days per week in our office in New Haven.
United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply: www.UWGNH.org/careers
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