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Employment Opportunity Announcement with El Campito Child Development Center- Executive Director


El Campito Child Development Center, in South Bend, seeks an experienced and dynamic Executive Director who has a
strong foundation in early childhood and experience in community outreach, fund development, fiscal and
program management.

Candidates must have a passion for El Campito’s mission to ensure all children have access to high quality early childhood education in St. Joseph County and be willing to assume a
significant leadership role.

El Campito is located on the west side of South Bend, Indiana and provides an exciting challenge for an enthusiastic leader to elevate El Campito Child Development Center and strengthen and expand its position as a leader in the early childhood community.

The primary responsibility is for the leadership and administration of the strategic plan, budget, programs
and services of El Campito Child Development Center. Duties include the grant writing, cultivating new community partnerships, program development, facility/property management, board development, capital development, marketing, and staff supervision. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to create successful and strategic relationships with influential leaders and members of the
community and an ability to leverage those relationships to enhance support for El Campito’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications:
• 21 years of age or older
• Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education with a kindergarten
endorsement OR Bachelor’s degree with 15 credit hours in Early Childhood Education OR
Bachelor’s degree with a CDA
• Meet federal as well as individual state requirements (i.e., TB test, physical, criminal background
checks)
• Must have previous management experience and at least 1 year of documentable experience
working in a licensed childcare facility
• Must acquire a minimum of 20 hours of professional development hours as required by Indiana
Paths to Quality

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and references to Jennifer Kary at jenckary@comcast.net.

Position Description
El Campito Executive Director Job Description

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Right Steps Child Development Center- Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher and Aide


Right Steps Child Development Center in Lafayette, IN is recruiting for the following positions: Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher and Aide

Assistant Teacher: Position purpose is to support the Lead Teacher by helping to provide a developmentally appropriate environment in which children can learn. The Assistant Teacher performs various activities to assist and support the Lead Teacher in the classroom and may be asked to serve as the Lead Teacher during short absences as long as the Assistant Teacher meets licensing and accreditation requirements to do so. He or She will help to ensure that licensing, accreditation, and Agency standards, policies, and procedures are met and maintained at all times.

Minimum requirements:

  • Must meet minimum age requirements for licensing.
  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or NAEYC equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 months prior experience working with children, preferably in a child care environment.

Lead Teacher: Position purpose is to serve as the classroom leader by providing a developmentally appropriate child care environment in which children can learn. The Lead Teacher is responsible for modeling best practices in early childhood care and education. He or She will create and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum, direct the work of other staff in the classroom, and maintain positive, supportive relationships with children, families, and staff.

Minimum requirements:

  • Must meet minimum age requirements for licensing.
  • Minimum of 1 year prior experience working with children of similar ages in a classroom environment.
  • At least an Associate’s Degree or NAEYC equivalent, Bachelor’s or equivalent preferred.

Aide: Position purpose is to support the Lead Teacher and the Assistant Teacher by helping to provide a developmentally appropriate environment in which children can learn. The Aide performs various routine tasks on a daily basis to help ensure that licensing, accreditation, and Agency standards, policies, and procedures are met and maintained at all times.

Minimum requirements:

  • Must meet minimum age requirements for
  • Must meet minimum education requirements for licensing and
  • High School Diploma/GED

Minimum of 6 months prior experience working with children, preferably in a child care environment.

Please download and review position descriptions below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Interested applicants should send resumes to:

Kim Frey kfrey@rightstepscdc.org

Position Description
Right Steps-Lead Teacher
Right Steps-Assistant Teacher
Right Steps Aide

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Purdue University Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies  – Assistant or Associate Professor


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Purdue University is searching for an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in early childhood development and early learning (birth through 8 yrs.). Desirable areas of expertise include early literacy, early STEM learning, or other specializations in early care and education. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or comparable degree.

The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, conducting, and publishing research, including procuring internal and external funding; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the early childhood teacher licensure program; mentoring graduate students; and engaging in service at the campus, community, state, and/or national level. We are seeking a faculty member with a strong research program that is capable of attracting external funding.

Application Instructions: Please download and review the position description below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, and representative publications to: HDFS-Faculty-Search@purdue.edu.

Applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin on September 30th and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Jim Elicker (elickerj@purdue.edu) chair of the search committee.

Purdue University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Position Description
Purdue University -Assistant or Associate Professor

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Indiana University Bloomington School of Education  – Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Indiana University, the flagship campus of the Indiana University system and a major comprehensive research university, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in early childhood education.

Applicants should be engaged in an active research agenda and be dedicated to preparing early childhood educator professionals and scholars for the future. The position is at the Assistant Professor rank, tenure-track, with annual ten-month appointment beginning August 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Indiana University is committed to the principles of diversity, scholarly inquiry, intellectual freedom, democracy, and social justice among others. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required: Earned doctorate in early childhood education or a related field;
Evaluation criteria include:
• Strong record of or demonstrated potential for excellence in research;
• Previous teaching and/or administrative experience in infant/toddler, preschool, and/or K-primary settings;
• Experience working with young children, teachers, families and/or communities that represent diverse backgrounds;
• Experience in teaching and/or supervision at the undergraduate level. Teaching experience at the graduate level and/or in alternative formats (e.g., hybrid, online) is desirable.
• Active engagement in early childhood professional organizations; and
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

Responsibilities: Conduct a scholarly program of research; teach early childhood education courses (BS, MS, and PhD) and curriculum studies (MS and PhD); supervise undergraduate and graduate students in field work and student teaching; advise graduate students; supervise doctoral student research and serve on dissertation committees; provide leadership at the local, regional, state, and national levels; demonstrate ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; and participate in service activities for the department, School of Education, and university.

Application Procedures
Please download and review the position description below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Applications received before October 31, 2017 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Dr. David Flinders, School of Education Room 3131, Indiana University, 201 N. Rose Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1006; dflinders@indiana.edu). Questions about application submissions should be directed to Jane Kaho, mkaho@indiana.edu.
Applicants should upload to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4471 the following materials:
• Letter of application addressing qualifications and describing experiences and interests in teaching and research related to early childhood education;
• Current curriculum vita
• Contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior correspondence with the applicant.
• Course evaluations

Position Description
IU Bloomington-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of ECE

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with FSSA Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning  – Quality Consultant


FSSA/Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning is currently hiring for a Systems Support Specialist.

Incumbent is to provide coordination and oversight for quality child care development programs within the FSSA/Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning.  The incumbent is responsible for development of program policy and procedure and a strategic plan for reaching quality improvement goals that align with the Child Care Development Block Grant, oversight and guidance on the implementation of quality improvement initiatives across a variety of stakeholders, quality assurance reviews, oversight for the development and implementation of an integrated statewide system of professional development and monitoring contractual performance standards for accountability and auditing purposes. The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Director of the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning.  The position of Professional Development Director is located within the FSSA/Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Time Learning.

The purpose of the position is to provide coordination and oversight for the development and implementation of an integrated statewide system of professional development that will increase the education and training level of the early childhood and out of school learning workforce to improve the quality of programs and improve child outcomes.The position will lead an Iterative strategic planning process that will include the development of Indiana’s professional development system policy and procedures, identification of data collection, outcome measurements and reporting needs, and establishment of monitoring and accountability measures. The position will also monitor program performance of a variety of professional development grantees.

Please download and review the position descriptions below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Interested candidates click here to apply.

Position Description
OECOSL Quality Consultant

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Right Steps Child Development Centers- President & CEO


Right Steps Child Development Centers, Lafayette, IN, is recruiting for the position of President & CEO.

Since 1969, Right Steps has been supporting young children and their families by providing high quality early care and education. Right Steps provides programs to more than 300 children each day at five local sites plus supports in-home childcare providers across twelve surrounding counties.  100 full and part-time staff and budget of more than $4.8 mil. Well regarded, financially stable organization with a strong staff team. All centers accredited at Paths to Quality – Level 4. Lafayette offers a thriving community with the amenities of world-class Purdue University within an easy drive to Indianapolis or Chicago. Great schools and a low cost of living. The Board seeks an experienced, dynamic, community-oriented individual who wants to make a difference with children. This leader possesses strong interpersonal, organizational, communications, and business skills. Familiarity with and appreciation for early care and education.  Experience with visioning, planning, and fundraising.  Prefer established relationships with area government, business, and philanthropy. Requires five or more years in a management role with significant staff leadership and development experience.  Minimum of bachelor’s degree, masters highly preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Please respond by September 22,  2017. For more information and to apply: https://charitableadvisors.hirecentric.com/jobs/124014.html

More about our organization at: http://rightstepscdc.org

Questions can be directed to Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors at: Bryan@CharitableAdvisors.com or 317-752-7153.

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Emanuel Lutheran Church- Child Care Director


Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tipton, IN is looking for a full time Child Care Director for their Paths to Quality™ Level 3 Child Care Ministry.

The director’s position will involve all aspects of running a child care ministry. Director is responsible for hiring and overseeing staff, curriculum development, CACFP Food Program, PTQ Level 3 requirements and working with children and families. Director is also responsible for budgeting and all financial aspects of the child care, as well as the day to day operations of running a successful child care ministry.  Please send resume to Emanuel Lutheran Church attention Mary.

Interested candidates may send their resumes to: emanuel@tiptontel.com or mail them to: PO Box F, Tipton, IN 46072. For more information call Mary at 765-675-4090.

 

Employment Opportunity Announcements with Early Learning Indiana- Program Manager, Regional Director of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Supports and Trainers & Technical Assistance Providers


Early Learning Indiana is currently hiring for the following positions: Program Manager, Regional Director of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Supports and Trainers & Technical Assistance Providers

The Program Manager will analyze data and design, plan and coordinate complex projects and initiatives. As a member of the Data Team, the Program Manager will contribute to the successful implementation of various initiatives and projects throughout ELI. The goal is to use data and project management to act strategically to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Program Managers can expect to manage three to four projects at any given time. Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum three years’ experience working with data and analysis tools; have previous experience working with or on project teams. Application submission:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15626991

The Regional Director of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Supports is responsible for ensuring the provision of high-quality support services to all nine local CCR&R’s, including assistance with meeting contract obligations and fulfilling state and community priorities. They will manage a team dedicated to providing one-on-one support to local agencies, assistance with key contract responsibilities, assistance with specialized needs, such as Paths to QUALITY coaching. Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Non-Profit Management, Early Childhood Education, or a related field; have at least 7 years of experience directly supervising staff and at least 7 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Application submission:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15627001

The Trainers and Technical Assistance Providers for the Taking Steps to Healthy Success:  Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives Project will be located in North & Central Indiana. Each Collaborative will have one or two assigned Trainers/Technical Assistance Providers. The Trainer and Technical Assistance Providers will facilitate a series of 5 Learning Sessions taking place in October, December, February, March and May, and/or provide follow up technical assistance to assigned participating agencies.  They will build rapport with the leadership teams from the participating agencies and support their growth and development toward healthier practices within their organizations. Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of Early Childhood Education or a related field, significant experience as a trainer and technical assistance provider and significant experience within the child care sector.  The individual must have the  ability to travel to assigned centers within normal  working hours, as well as evenings as necessary. Application submission:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15631601

Early Learning Indiana is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This is your opportunity to join a high-energy, professional, fast-growing nonprofit focused on providing the highest quality learning environment for Indiana’s youngest citizens.

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with St. Mary’s Child Center- Lead Teacher and PT Floater


St. Mary’s Child Center in Indianapolis is hiring for the following positions: Lead Teacher and PT Floater.

Lead Teacher: St. Mary’s Child Center of Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking full time teachers to start ASAP for the 2017-2018 school year. St. Mary’s Child Center is a NAEYC accredited, licensed, Level 4 Paths to Quality preschool following the principles of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.  Our mission is to serve children in poverty with lifelong learning leading to lifelong success.

The persons seeking this position must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or NAEYC equivalent
  • Reggio Knowledge
  • Ability to facilitate best practices in Early Childhood
  • Respect for children, their unique personalities and cultures
  • Respect for families and a willingness to engage positively with them
  • Enthusiasm for children, wanting to make a difference to each and every child
  • Disposition to work positively with others in a collaborative atmosphere
  • Good communication skills with students and families; This includes documentation that is part of the Reggio Influenced curriculum
  • Complete state reporting
  • Creativity and flexibility to be able to change the day to meet the needs and interests of the children
  • Possess the ability to catch a fleeing child
  • Spanish-speaking preferred, not required

PT Floater: St. Mary’s Child Center of Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a part-time Floater to help teachers in the classroom. St. Mary’s Child Center is a NAEYC accredited, licensed, Level 4 Paths to Quality preschool following the principles of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.  Our mission is to serve children in poverty with lifelong learning leading to lifelong success.

The persons seeking this position must have the following:

  • Respect for children, their unique personalities and cultures
  • Respect for families and a willingness to engage positively with them
  • Enthusiasm for children, wanting to make a difference to each and every child
  • Possess the ability to catch a fleeing child
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Has CDA or currently working on
  • Spanish speaking preferred

Please download and review the position descriptions below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Interested candidates should send resume to: sbryant@smccindy.org.

Position Descriptions
St Mary’s Part-Time Floater
St. Mary’s Lead Teacher

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with SIEOC Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)- Professional Development Coordinator and PTQ Coach


Professional Development Coordinator Responsibilities: The CCR&R Professional Development Coordinator is responsible for recruitment / education component of Child Care CCR&R including, training and professional development, assistance starting new child care businesses, assistance with licensing and accreditation and other quality improvements. Provide trainings, support and technical assistance to child care providers, parents and the community. This position requires the analytical and organizational skills necessary to maintain accurate information as well as above average ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.
Requirements: Bachelor Degree required in one or more of the following: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Consumer and Family Sciences, Education AND at least 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education AND with 5 years experience working with children in a group setting. Experience working with AND training adults. Familiarity with a variety of early childhood settings is beneficial. Must have experience training adults, eye for detail, strong computer skills and ability to work non-traditional hours.

PTQ Coach
Responsibilities: Assist early childhood programs participating in Paths to QUALITY™ through the levels with observations, on-site visits, technical assistance, training, resources and leadership.
Requirements: Bachelor Degree required in one or more of the following: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Consumer and Family Sciences, Education AND at least 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education AND with 3 years experience working with children in a group setting. Experience working with and leading adults preferred. Familiarity with a variety of early childhood settings is required. Must have an eye for detail and above average computer skills.

Please download and review the position descriptions below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Interested candidates should send resume to: hbolton@sieoc.org

Position Descriptions
SIEOC Professional Development Coordinator
SIEOC PTQ Coach

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Indiana State University Early Childhood Education Center- Two’s Classroom Teacher


The Indiana State University Early Childhood Education Center will be hiring a Two’s Classroom Teacher to join our NAEYC Accredited Center.

ECEC Teachers work with young children, as well as ISU field experience students.

A complete job description and online application can be found at  https://jobs.indstate.edu/

Indiana State University is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Employment Opportunity Announcements with Transition Resources Corporation-  Infant Toddler Teacher and Assistant Teacher


Transition Resources Corporation is hiring for the following positions in Anderson and Muncie: Infant Toddler Teacher and Assistant Teacher.

Please download and review the position descriptions below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.  Interested candidates may apply online: transitionresources.org or on indeed.com.

Position Descriptions
TRC Infant Toddler Teacher

TRC Assistant Teacher

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with The Children’s Nursery School- PT Preschool Teacher


The Children’s Nursery School in Fort Wayne is looking for a part time teacher for one of our preschool classrooms.

The Children’s Nursery School is looking for an dedicated and reliable Preschool Teacher to provide quality care to children in a small preschool program. Your responsibilities will be to establish and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment and a child centered, play based curriculum, assess the needs of individual children, engage in adult/child interactions, communicate with families, and collaborate with teachers within the same age group.

Applicants should be at least 18 years of age and hold a minimum of a CDA, Associate degree preferred.

Please download and review the position description below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.  Interested candidates should contact Tonja Ashton, Center Director, at 436-6821 or peacecns@msn.com.

Position Description
The Children’s Nursery School Preschool Teacher

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with The Goddard School- Lead Toddler Teacher


The Goddard School in Greenwood, IN is hiring for a Lead Toddler Teacher.

A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher or Co-Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.

Educational Qualifications:
All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:
• A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
• A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
• An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1.
• An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
• A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
• Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
• Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
RN or LPN with emphasis on the young child including at least one class in Child Development or Human Growth Development (For Infant, Toddler, Get Set only).

Please download and review the position description below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.  Interested candidates should send resume to:

Position Description
The Goddard School-Lead Toddler Teacher

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with The Child Care Consortium, Inc. Head Start of Laporte County- Head Start Director


The Child Care Consortium, Inc. Head Start of Laporte County is recruiting for the following position: Head Start Director.

The Head Start Director would provide overall leadership in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of all components of Head Start of LaPorte County.  Work collaboratively with Consortium leadership and programs in effort to fulfill the mission. Represent agency in the local, regional, and national communities, promoting sound organizational and management innovations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree and one to three years’ professional experience, including grant writing, supervision of staff, fiscal management, and administration.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of program, financial, and human resources management in non-profit or human services organizations.
  • Working knowledge of local community needs and resources.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer, internet and electronic communication skills.
  • Diplomacy and human relations skills.
  • Current enrollment in Child Care Division-Central Background Registry.
  • Excellent knowledge of early childhood educational best practices and policies.
  • Experience in involving parents in their children’s education.

Please download and review the position description below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.  Interested candidates should send resume to:
asteward@cccheadstart.org

Position Description
Child Care Consortium-Head Start Director

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Cornerstone Daycare Learning Center- Various Opportunities


Cornerstone Daycare Learning Center, in Ft. Wayne, has new employment opportunities for those with a CDA or those willing to complete the CDA program. We offer incentives and reimbursements for those enrolling in the CDA program. Make a difference in children’s lives daily! Contact us at 260-489-3737 for information. Come join our team! Cornerstone is the largest licensed childcare facility in the county and has been in operation for 31 years.

 

Employment Opportunity Announcements with Kendallville Day Care Center- Infant/Toddler Teachers and Lead Preschool Teacher


Kendallville Day Care Center in Kendallville, IN is hiring for the following positions: Infant/Toddler Teachers and Lead Preschool Teacher.

Infant/Toddler Teachers: The Kendallville Day Care Centers are looking for an passionate, dedicated, and reliable Infant/Toddler Teachers to provide quality childcare. You must be at least 21 years of age with a minimum of a CDA. In this position you will assume responsibility to establish and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum, assess the needs of individual children, engage in adult/child interactions, and communicate daily with families while adhering to the Indiana State License Regulations and Paths to Quality.

Please download and review the position description below to view salary and to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.  Interested candidates should apply at 601 Orchard Place Parkway, Kendallville, IN 46755.

Lead Preschool Teacher: The Kendallville Day Care Centers are looking for an passionate, dedicated, and reliable Preschool Teachers to provide quality childcare. You must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a CDA. In this position you will assume responsibility to establish and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum, assess the needs of individual children, engage in adult/child interactions, and communicate daily with families while adhering to the Indiana State License Regulations and Paths to Quality.

Please download and review the position description below to view salary and to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.  Interested candidates should apply at 342 East Lisle Street, Kendallville, IN 46755.

Position Descriptions
Kendallville Day Care Infant/Toddler Teacher
Kendallville Lead Preschool Teacher

 

Employment Opportunity Announcements with Early Childhood Alliance-  Chief Center Administrator, Center Director and Pre-K Project Manager


Early Childhood Alliance (ECA), in Ft. Wayne, is recruiting for the following position: Chief Center Administrator, Center Director and Pre-K Project Manager.

ECA is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of building better futures for young children by promoting and providing quality early childhood education and services for families, businesses and early childhood professionals.

Chief Center Administrator: The Chief Center Administrator (CCA) is responsible for creating a ‘model’ for Center of Excellence that promotes the highest quality early care and education across our Learning Centers. The CCA will ensure our Learning Centers adopt high quality curriculum, physical environment, and programs that attract families to enroll their children and optimize their engagement. The CCA ensures the ongoing professional development of staff by working closely with center management. This position develops the roadmap for ECA Learning Centers to align with the overall organizational vision and mission, and serves as a resource for community-wide discussions on early education issues.

Responsibilities:
• Participates in the development and achievement of center short and long range goals and objectives.
• Participates in the development and administration of the center budget that provides for the attainment of agreed upon goals and objectives.
• Aligns processes, policies, and personnel to support the strategy and measure overall effectiveness.
• Oversees and supports center leadership staff and provide necessary resources.
• Builds and strengthens community partnerships that would elevate ECA’s reputation and level of influence in the community.
• Aligns program operations to meet the expectations of funding sources, including government programs and other philanthropic organizations.
• Develops metrics that will help the CEO and the Board of Directors better understand the overall health of ECA Learning Centers.
• Prepares and/or guides Center Management in maintaining meaningful data and center records as well as special reports/analyses.
• Reviews and evaluates reports and regularly presents trends, movements, and status to the CEO.
• Recognizes trends and maintains knowledge of local, regional and national policies, programs, regulatory guidelines impacting early childhood education.
• Provides motivation and incentives for professional development, as well as ongoing technical assistance and training opportunities to center management and staff.
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred. Degree in business, nonprofit management, school administration and/or early education are preferred.
Experience Requirements:
• Five or more years of work experience with demonstration of progression in position and professional advancement.
• Knowledgeable of best practices in early education.
• Experience in early childhood and development organizations is preferred, but not required. Proven experience in organizational management is a plus.
• Prior experience in multi-site environments, managing a team of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
• Excellent depth of knowledge and operational experience in using metrics to evaluate programs and staff.
• Excellent interpersonal communications skills and superior writing skills are required.

 

Co-Center Director: The Co-Center Director assists in the planning, organizing, supervising, and professional growth of center staff and operations. Provides supervision to center staff, maintains full enrollment of children in the child care facility, cultivates relationships with parents and staff, and maintains a child care environment that conforms with state licensing and accreditation guidelines. This position is located in Fort Wayne, IN.

Requirements:
• Extensive knowledge of policies, procedures, evaluation systems and professional standards utilized in a comprehensive early education learning center, as well as through working knowledge of applicable regulations impacting child care services.
• Knowledge of management theory and practice to effectively lead center staff.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills in order to monitor center operating efficiency, compliance with agency policies and procedures, identify individual needs of children/parents and prepare /maintain related documentation/reports.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Education:
Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field.
Experience:
Minimum three years’ experience providing developmental child care services; and two years supervisory experience.

Pre-K Project Manager: The Pre-K Project Manager is responsible for coordinating and providing support to the On My Way Pre-K project to ensure successful implementation of On My Way Pre-K in Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joesph counties. This position will act as a liaison between the State, state level partners, local leadership and local stakeholders, and will coordinate local community engagement including family recruitment and enrollment. Along with the CCR&R team, ensures a full range of choices for families and sufficient pre-k provider enrollment with sufficient capacity to serve the target number of grantees. Employee will work within local communities to identify needs and available resources that will improve the potential of child outcomes.

Responsibilities:
• Family Recruitment – Oversee and coordinate family recruitment activities to ensure that families are aware of the opportunity and successfully complete the application process.
• Family Enrollment – Oversee and coordinate family enrollment activities to facility the completion of child enrollment.
• Provider Engagement – Oversee and coordinate provider engagement activities including working with local early education programs with each county including public and non-public schools and community based programs and head starts.
• Provider Capacity Building – Oversee and coordinate provider capacity building activities to assist providers in reaching eligibility standards and/or build their capacity to serve families
• Family Engagement – Participate in family engagement activities to support and enrich family engagement activities within On My Way Pre-K Programs.
• Child Outcomes – Participate in improving child outcomes activities that will improve the potential of child outcomes.
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Consumer and Family Sciences, or Education with at least 12 credit hours in ECE related coursework.
Experience:
• A minimum of 2 years experience in project management or early childhood education.
• Experience in computer utilization.
• Knowledge and experience with program development, expansion, assessment and improvement.
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relations with Pre-K stakeholders, providers and families.
• Valid drivers license

Please download and review the position descriptions below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.  Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume to:

Teresa Miller, Chief Administrative Officer
tmiller@ecalliance.org

Please reference the job title in the email subject line. Applications can be found online here: http://www.ecalliance.org/about-eca/welcome-to-eca/career-opportunities

Position Descriptions
ECA Center Director Position
ECA Pre-K Project Manager
ECA Chief Center Administrator

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Children, Inc. Learning Center-  Executive Director


Children, Inc. Learning Center in Columbus, IN is hiring for the following position: Executive Director.

Children, Inc is a successful Learning Center located in Columbus Indiana.  They have been meeting the community needs since 1968.  Children, Inc is a not for profit company that has great support from the community, United Way and other generous organizations.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with team management experience to grow and further develop proven programs working with a Board of Directors.  A passion for the education and well being of our youth is essential. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with benefits.

Please download and review the position descriptions below to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or expectations to: directorchildreninc@gmail.com

Position Description
Children, Inc Learning Center Executive Director

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Bauer Family Resources-  Family Engagement Worker and Mentor Coach


Bauer Family Resources, in Tippecanoe County, is hiring for the following positions: Family Engagement Worker and Mentor Coach.

Family Engagement Worker: Assist individuals and families requiring assistance by performing the following duties.

– Engage and assess clients with problems such as personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, and physical and mental impairments to determine nature and degree of problem.

– Secure information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to clients situation.

– Encourage clients to become self-sufficient to retain feeling of independence and self-esteem.

– Resolve immediate crises and teach skills necessary for families to remain together and provide for the safety of all members of the family.

– Refer clients to community resources and other organizations.

– Review service plan with clients and perform follow-up to determine quantity and quality of service provided. Secure supplementary information such as employment, medical records, or school reports.

– Provide transportation in own car. as necessary.

– Maintain communication with referral sources, collateral contacts and other service providers.

– Meet weekly with program director for supervision and participate in staff meetings.

– Participate in case conferences and provide court testimony as needed.

– Assist with special projects or recruitment events as assigned by the Family & Community Engagement Manager.

– Facilitate inter-agency and intra-agency collaboration that support the Bauer mission.

– Other duties as assigned.

Must be 21 years of age or older. Apply here

Mentor Coach: The Mentor Coach uses research-based adult learning principles to support teachers in implementing curriculum with fidelity, while fostering the progress of children’s school readiness. The Mentor Coach modifies coaching activities to meet the changing needs of the program and is responsible for annual staff pre-service and monthly professional development days.

Essential Functions:

  • Builds collaborative relationships with teachers to determine needs and goals for each individual classroom.
  • Assesses teacher needs, sets goals, creates action plans, reviews and updates goals/action plans as needed.
  • Observes and documents classroom practices and uses support strategies to learn, refine, or improve teaching practices. Provides feedback to teachers when necessary.
  • Demonstrates teaching practices and ways to achieve engaging interactions and environments.
  • Maintains and models professionalism through respectful and confidential interactions with colleagues.
  • Obtains and analyzes data to determine progress and needs of teachers and classrooms.
  • Utilizes extensive knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and adult learning principles to ensure alignment with agency philosophy and approach to early childhood education.
  • Applies knowledge of the Office of Head Start’s frameworks: Effective Everyday Practice, Child Development and Early Learning.
  • Seeks assistance from other professionals (community, coaches, or supervisors) as needed and maintains knowledge of current practices in the field.
  • Applies agency policies and procedures, and contributes to a positive workplace culture.
  • Develops and conducts small and large group high impact professional development training for teachers.
  • Secures community resources for professional development that result in In-Kind donations to the program.
  • Authors reports, and internal/external communications.
  • Communicates effectively with stakeholders, Governing Body and Policy Council, program leaders, teachers, staff, families, and community.

Qualifications: To perform this position successfully, an individual must demonstrate regular, predictable attendance and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skill required. The individual must be able to successfully pass background checks.

Education/Certification/Licensure:

  • Associates Degree in education, child development, family studies, sociology, or other related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience Required: 

  • 2-3 years previous experience

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization and time management
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Ability to identify problems and come up with innovative solutions
  • Strong connection with the community and ability to maintain positive relationships

Apply here

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with Mt. Calvary Lutheran Child Care-  Lead Teacher and Assistants


Do you know someone who is nurturing and has experience with children?  Mt. Calvary Lutheran Child Care and Preschool, 1819 Reservation Dr. Ft Wayne is now hiring for the new school year which begins in August.  Several assistant positions and lead teacher positions need to be filled in all areas from infants through 4 year olds. A leader is also needed for our after-school program.  Morning and afternoon positions are available as well as full-time and part-time. Assistants must have a high school diploma or GED.  Teacher applicants must have classes toward early childhood, education or related field.  Mt. Calvary’s ministry is a Level 2 Paths to Quality Provider.  Join our team in this exciting, fulfilling ministry to the families of our community!  Contact Sue Doepner, Director at 203-3715 or suedoepner@mtcalvaryftwayne.org  for more information.

 

Employment Opportunity Announcement with St. Mark’s Nursery School and Kindergarten-  Part Time Teacher


St. Mark’s Nursery School and Kindergarten is hiring a part-time teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.

Teachers work in teams of two or three with the aid of parent volunteers in developmentally appropriate, NAEYC accredited, play-based classrooms. Together teachers create rich indoor and outdoor classroom environments to stimulate creative thinking, exploration and discovery. The goal of the classroom activities is to challenge each child’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Staff create an environment that is cooperative, communal and supportive.
This nine-month, professional position is 3 1/2 hours per day, Monday through Friday position working with our older twos group. Possible extended hours are available.

Interested applicants should submit a current resume, cover letter and transcripts to:

Sierra Roussos
director@smnurseryschool.org

For more information on our program, visit www.smnurseryschool.org.

 

Employment Opportunity Announcements with Cummins Child Development Center-  ECE Teachers


Cummins Child Development Center in Columbus, is recruiting for the following position: ECE Teachers

Currently we are looking for ECE teachers, 21 years of age or older. Our programs include Infants through Kindergarten ages. We are interested in hiring primary teachers as well as center support/floater teachers at this time.

Applicants may feel free to call us (812) 378-5833 or email us at cummins@brighthorizons.com for additional information and the process to apply.

 

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