Erie Neighborhood House, a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking an Education Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Child Care, the Education Coordinator’s basic function is to supervise the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of the Early Childhood Education program curriculum.
Ensures quality child observations are entered in Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) in a timely manner
Approves all lesson plans and gives teachers timely feedback on lesson plans
Creates and follows a system for ongoing monitoring of lesson plan completion and entering observations in TSG
Creates professional development plans with teaching staff, monitors progress on professional development goals and seeks professional development opportunities for teaching staff
Provides support in terms of coaching, modeling, and ensuring that professional development opportunities meet staff needs
Completes monthly classroom observations focused on teaching practice and classroom management and gives feedback in a timely manner
Meets monthly with Director of Child Care for supervision and support, updating on staff/program issues and concerns
Participates in transition meetings for children
Participates in the Chicago Benchmarking Collaborative
Meets monthly with teaching staff for coaching, requiring to travel to all sites.
Participates in all job-related meetings or seminars as well as agency required meetings
Participates in the recruitment of children and families for Erie Neighborhood House programs
Ensures that the program is in compliance with DCFS licensing standards, NAEYC standards, Head Start standards, and Chicago Early Learning requirements
Works with staff to maintain NAEYC accreditation and the ExceleRate Circle of Quality
Assists in completion of the annual community assessment, self-assessment, and management plans
Responsible for the annual revision of the center’s school readiness goals
Maintains a current Illinois Gateways Registry membership
In the absence of the Site Director, assumes responsibility for the day to day operations of the center
Other duties as assigned
This position requires a baccalaureate degree or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; Type 04 certification or equivalent issued by the Illinois State Board of Education preferred
Minimum of three years teaching experience in a preschool or kindergarten setting
Illinois Gateways Director’s credential Level II
Traveling to different sites required.
Demonstrates the following qualities: self-motivated, self-directed, follows directions, makes good judgments, and is creative, reliable and dependable
Exhibits sincere interest in working with children and families
Upon offer of employment, must complete all forms related to employment including Erie’s application for employment and must provide three letters of recommendation
Must complete all DCFS forms, including a criminal background check, fingerprinting, and a child abuse and neglect background check
About Erie Neighborhood House
Erie Neighborhood House is a community service agency founded in 1870 that promotes a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources and collaborative action.