Early Childhood Coordinator PJ - Grade 2

Application deadline: April 2, 2021

The job of the Early Childhood Coordinator PJ- Grade 2 will guide and support K-6 faculty and students towards the development of a common vision for effective developmental stages and academic progressions instruction that aligns the current literacy curriculum across schools. The Early Childhood Coordinator PJ - Grade 2 will be working with teachers in grades PJ- Grade 2 supporting teachers in both informal and in more formalized coaching cycles around an identified aspect of instructional practice.

Employment percentage: 100% (60% Coordinator & 40% Teaching Assignment)

Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum: Ensures that curricular progressions are updated and aligned across Early Childhood levels JK-2.
  • Instruction: Supports and observes the delivery of curriculum via multiple modes (face to face, virtual, hyflex).
  • Optimal Learning Program: Collaborates with faculty and OLP specialists to ensure child services are adequately resourced and communicated to families
  • Admissions: Participates in the admission process with the guidance of the Elementary Principal and Admissions Team.
  • Instructional Resources: Assist teachers in cultivating strong and cohesive instruction materials and units/Professional Development opportunities.

Basic Function & Duties: 

  • Plans, organizes and implements the early childhood programs, operations, services, and activities.
  • Plans and coordinates special events. (events include: Back to School Night, Read Aloud, Mind, Body Soul Presentations, Field Day, etc.)
  • Monitors program routines and addresses problems, issues, or concerns with faculty and Elementary School Principal.
  • Models the implementation of instructional resources and offers guidance and provides feedback to the principal for formal performance reviews and evaluations.
  • Develops in-service training for assigned faculty JK-2.
  • Creates bi-weekly Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to support the curriculum
  • Participates in school staff meetings.
  • Writes and prepares newsletters and family updates with Elementary School Principal
  • Participates in monthly PTO Coffee as needed.
  • Assists the principal(s) in additional communication and engagement opportunities for parents/families to better understand shifts in school/ classroom instructional practices, and recommendations for supporting student learning outside of school.
  • Models best practices through one-on-one coaching, a lab classroom, and professional development workshops.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Teaching License and Certification in Early Childhood (birth - seven years old);
  • Academic degrees from an accredited University/College in the specific subject area(s);
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience which includes Pre-Kindergarten or K-8;
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, both orally and written, in English;
  • Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies;
  • Knowledge of special education or developmental stages as applicable to early childhood programs;
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to the development of the Early Childhood Program with regular, and dependable attendance;
  • Capable of creating a collaborative environment in order to accomplish the mission of the school through diverse programs for all Early Childhood and Student, Family, and Community Support;
  • Capable of providing leadership for a vision of comprehensive early childhood education and care opportunities for the community.
  • Knowledge of early childhood programs, operations, programming, and services.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Training in administration and supervision preferred;
  • Currently contributing to US Social Security and FICA tax, required (for US hires).

Application Procedure:

To be considered for this vacancy, please complete this form and submit in English:

  • Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
  • Resume, which should contain applicable license/certification information and;
  • The contact information for three professional references.

Application deadline: April 2, 2021

As applications are received, interviews will be scheduled for best fit candidates and please note the school may make final hiring decisions prior to the posted deadline.
ACS Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. ACS Athens is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system's educational philosophy and HR goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.