Sacred Heart Community Service is hiring an
Early Childhood Education Coordinator- Safe, Secure, & Loved Program
A cover letter is required. All applications that do not have a cover letter will not be considered.
COVID-19 safety protocols are strictly followed by all staff and members. This job occurs onsite in-person. Some evenings and weekends are required.
Sacred Heart Community Service, located in San José, CA, is looking for a Full-Time, Early Childhood Education Coordinator - SSL. The ideal candidate must be equally committed to our vision of a community united to ensure every child and adult is free from poverty, an approach of driving policy change through transformational leadership development, and developing programs through an anti-racism and anti-oppression worldview. For over 56 years, SHCS has been one of the leading institutions in addressing poverty in Santa Clara County through a strategy that combines addressing the consequences of poverty through impactful programs while building power with people to push for systemic change.
The ECE Coordinator would support, implement, and lead a volunteer-led 0 to 5-year-old parenting program that is working with parents to share their parenting experiences, learn together, and provide support to one another as they do their best to navigate a system that is riddled with barriers and adversity. The program is offered across Santa Clara County. The Coordinator will recruit, train, and support a group of promotor@s that lead the workshops, ensure that all workshops are evaluated consistently, and work in close collaboration with other programs and department staff to foster community leadership and advocacy skills among identified members.
The ECE Coordinator has five main responsibilities: 1) Guide a Safe, Secure, and Loved - Resilient Families program that is led by community leaders (promotor@s) (2) Train and recruits new volunteer leaders; 3) Support the Early Childhood Education Action Committee comprised of ECE members that work to address barriers to quality education for families with 0-5-year-olds; 4) Support all agency programming; and (5) Develop and maintain partnerships that support the goals of the agency, department, and program.
The ECE Coordinator - SSL-RF will be responsible to do the following. Conduct one on one meetings with stakeholders to build strong relationships to invite members into leadership, integrate a political analysis component to all programming, and use popular education principles to develop leadership and achieve program goals.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Program Management (60-70%)
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Strong commitment to our vision of a community united to ensure that every child and adult is free from poverty.
Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
Two to three years of experience with providing culturally competent support to parents and children in low-income communities.
Excellent public speaking, writing, and communication skills.
Flexible, compassionate, and supportive attitude.
Available upon request. Will include some weekends and evening hours.
Complete a livescan background check.
Successfully passed tuberculosis (TB) test.
Must complete a DMV background check and have a vehicle for off-site meetings for programming and partner meetings.
Qualify to be insured under SHCS’s driving policy.
The Early Child Education Coordinator reports to the Family Support Organizing Manager
This position is full-time and non-exempt. Pay is commensurate with experience, from $25 to $30 an hour. Excellent benefits include fully paid medical insurance for employees and majority paid medical insurance for qualified dependents, dental insurance, vision insurance, 12 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days per year, paid vacation starting at 10 days per year, additional wellness benefits, basic life and long-term disability insurance, professional development and more.
Sacred Heart Community Service is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. SHCS is committed to building a team of people of diverse ethnic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, people of color, women, people living with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ people to apply. It is the policy of Sacred Heart Community Service to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition or genetic information, veteran status, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. SHCS will conform to the spirit, as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
This position is represented by SEIU Local 521.