Sacred Heart Community Service is hiring an
Early Child Education- Youth Education Coordinator I
Full-time, 40 hours a week
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 work occurs onsite in-person. Some evenings and weekends are required.
Youth Education Coordinator I in the Early Child Education program will coordinate and implement all aspects of ECE programming within the Self Sufficiency Area of Sacred Heart Community Service (SHCS). This position is designed to promote kindergarten readiness and maintain practices that promote healthy social and emotional development for low-income preschool aged children (3-5) during an academic year. This position will also support the Summer Academy program (3rd-6th). The job responsibilities include communicating with parents or guardians about academic progress and Social & Emotional Learning, monitoring program goals, maintaining tracking systems, and supporting the development of program volunteers. To accomplish program duties, this position will coordinate volunteers, facilitate meetings; provide parent/guardian conferences and linkages to local resources as deemed appropriate. The Youth Education Coordinator I-ECE position will support the development of the program to ensure that all participants in ECE are engaged in activities that contribute to eliminating the opportunity gap for low-income and future first generation college students.
The Youth Education Coordinator I-ECE reports to the Education Manager. This position is full-time, hourly.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Program Coordination (60%)
● Recruits, engages, and retains the involvement of program participants from low-income neighborhoods and nearby school districts in San Jose.
● Leads students and families in ECE to be in a safe and academically engaging environment.
● Develops and nurtures collaborative relationships with community members, volunteers, and partners that will strategically position Self Sufficiency programs to build a community united to ensure that every child and adult is free from poverty.
● Navigates resources for families and connects members to internal and external partners in a timely manner
● Facilitates meetings, classes and/or workshops with community members, volunteers, and partners as appropriate to promote a growth mindset in education
● Coordinate and administer breakfast program (CACFP) for children in ECE and Summer Academy
● Implements program evaluation tools (i.e., pre/post tests, satisfaction surveys, etc.), analyzes and reports to the team and committee on outcomes.
● Develops bi-weekly lesson plans based on Teaching Strategies preschool curriculum
● Supports Summer Academy program by teaching, creating curriculum and/or supervising teams and students.
● Supports the Safe,Secure and Loved program work through building community and connections, recruitment, and being in collaboration with the SSL curriculum team.
● Oversee and teach the preschool component of the Parents of Preschoolers.
● Provides support and training in the development of leaders among participants through program involvement such as co-leading program and enrichment and direct workshop training.
● Meets one on one with preschool parents and volunteers to develop consciousness around child development, child wellbeing and parenting. Invites members to build real power through organizing committee involvement, volunteerism and/or family engagement.
● Implements the core values of SHCS by engaging volunteers and community leaders, providing volunteers with vision, encouragement, challenge, modeling, training, and empowerment.
● This position also works with the Education team in administering needs assessments, outreach, training, scheduling, and coordination of other program needs as needed.
● Supports the planning and implementation of agency-wide programs, events, training, and outreach efforts.
● Represents SHCS through outreach to schools, faith communities, businesses, and community groups.
● Develops, tracks, reports, and analyzes program goals and objectives in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
● Implements program evaluation systems such as case files and other progress management systems with support from the Program Manager.
● Practices a growth mindset as an educator and stays updated on best teaching and classroom management practices; participates in professional development opportunities.
● Acts as a “mandated reporter” by working with the Program Manager to keep updated on periodic amendments and trainings to adhere to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law.
● Analyzes and reports on process objectives and outcomes to support the development of grant proposals and to ensure contract compliance. Youth Education Coordinator I works with the Self Sufficiency Program Manager to monitor grant requirements ensuring all service delivery goals are met and/or exceeded.
● Completes all administrative requirements for CACFP At-Risk supper and snack program
● Performs other duties as assigned
● Maintains and develops monthly work plan to reach all desired program outcomes
The Youth Education Coordinator I-ECE should have the following skills 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.
● Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge and experience required.
● Specialty educational certificate in a related field preferred.
● Two to three years experience working in a community based organization with preschool aged children setting.
● Experience with providing culturally competent support aimed at opening pathways for Kindergarten readiness and Social Emotional Learning for 3 to 5 year-olds and school aged students.
● Experience mentoring and developing leadership among volunteers and/or clients.
● Computer literate with proficiency in Google Apps, MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
● Excellent public speaking, writing and communication skills.
● Knowledge of grants monitoring and reporting processes preferred.
● Flexible, compassionate, and supportive attitude.
● Current certification in first aid and CPR preferred.
The Coordinator I should also be able to:
● Complete and pass a background check.
● Qualify to be insured under Sacred Heart Community Service driving policy if necessary.
● Successfully pass a tuberculosis (TB) test if required to work with youth or handle food.
This position is full-time and non-exempt. Pay is commensurate with experience, from $25 to $27 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.