Early Childhood Educational Coach, North Bronx

Job description

Position Title: Early Childhood Educational Coach

Number of slots available: 2, one for an English speaker and one bilingual (English/Spanish)

Reports to: North Bronx Director

Position Status: Full-Time/Exempt

Location: North Bronx, NY (temporary remote through pandemic)


All Our Kin is seeking an Early Childhood Education Coach to enthusiastically support bringing All Our Kin's best practices to family child care educators in the Bronx and supporting the launch of our newest site.

All Our Kin is a nationally-recognized, nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life.

All Our Kin has embarked on a ground-breaking initiative to expand our reach to the Bronx! We are searching for a passionate team player who is looking to make an impact and is excited about being a part of an effective, growing, and dynamic non-profit organization.

The Early Childhood Educational Coach will work one-on-one with family child care educators through coaching, training, and technical assistance. This position will be based in the Bronx, NY, and is supervised by the North Bronx Director.

All Our Kin believes all children deserve access to high-quality early learning opportunities. Through our programs, family child care educators succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children; and our youngest and most vulnerable children receive the early learning experiences that prepare them to succeed in school and in life.

To learn more about our work, please visit www.allourkin.org.

We offer a competitive salary, a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to work with a team of skilled and motivated professionals.

We are looking for both full and part-time Early Childhood Education Coaches.

What You Will Do

All Our Kin is seeking a highly organized, driven, and skilled leader to join the organization as the South Bronx Site Director. All Our Kin’s current site in the North Bronx (in the Fordham neighborhood) has seen a tremendous response from Family Child Care educators. We are therefore launching a second site in the Bronx and are seeking a Site Director to spearhead this expansion and work in close partnership with the other Bronx site team. We are searching for an enthusiastic team player who is looking to make an impact and is excited about being a part of an effective, growing, and dynamic non-profit organization.

Key responsibilities of the Early Childhood Educational Coach includes:

  • Partnering one-on-one with family child care educators to improve the quality of their program. This may include goal setting, curriculum planning, modeling, co-teaching, observation, problem-solving, sharing resources, reflecting on practice, and other support as needed.

  • Using creative strategies to recruit Family Child Care educators to participate in all AOK programming, including personal coaching portfolio of educators

  • Traveling to other program sites and educators’ homes regularly. Currently, coaching is conducted virtually; however, we do plan to resume in-person coaching when safe. On average 75% of the week is spent in the field.

  • Conducting assessments to gauge quality, program strengths and areas for growth.

  • Designing and facilitating professional learning opportunities for providers [1-2 times a month on the weekends and/or in the evening].

  • Responding to provider inquiries or requests in a timely manner.

  • Organizing and staffing in house professional learning, network & community events and occasional weekends.

  • Keeping detailed records and data of all interactions with providers in Salesforce.

  • Ensure a continuum of support for those entering the child care field, by collaborating closely with all team members

  • Collaborate with the Bronx team, community partners and the All Our Kin staff on additional projects and events that support family child care educators, families and children


Requirements


Ideal candidates will:

  • Be bilingual in Spanish and English.

  • Love children and understand the principles of early childhood best practice.

  • Have an academic background in and experience teaching early childhood education, a plus if the experience with birth-3 years old.

  • Have extensive experience mentoring teachers and understand adult development.

  • Be committed to the goal of making high-quality early care and education available to all children.

  • Value an asset-based approach to change and understand that the process is lengthy and requires sensitivity, flexibility, respect, and commitment.

  • Value diversity and demonstrate cultural and linguistic competency.

  • Understand and respect the provider’s knowledge about his/her children’s experiences.

  • Believe in the All Our Kin mission and model.

  • Approach provider development with a growth mindset and believe all providers can improve, whatever their starting point.

  • Use reflective practice strategies and skills.

  • Self-starter takes initiative.

  • Be extremely organized.

  • Be flexible.

  • Be a creative problem solver.

  • Be a team player.

  • Have a keen eye for detail and the ability to multitask.

  • Be proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Have experience working in urban communities.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.


Benefits of working at All Our Kin:

All Our Kin’s small size, focus on innovation, and collaborative model of program development make it possible for staff members to get a close look at the workings of a growing, high-impact nonprofit organization at the cusp of two critical issues: job creation and child care. The organization’s commitment to mentorship and professional development guarantee that each staff member will receive individual time and attention, and will serve as an integral member of our highly skilled and mission-driven team.

All Our Kin is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children’s lives and to our work.