Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator

Location
Denver, CO
Posted
Jul 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Position Summary

The Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator oversees all aspects of the operation of the school-based Early Family Literacy (EFL) sites to coordinate, develop and facilitate children’s developmental and educational advancement while their parents participate in adult education classes. The position serves as a liaison between children’s Early Childhood Teachers, parents and the Family Literacy Program staff; establishes and maintains licensed facilities; records and assesses child developmental progress; and engages in Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time planning and activities.

Supervisory/administrative responsibilities include the interviewing, hiring and training of job applicants; contributing to grant-writing efforts; writing Family Literacy reports; and planning and leading staff meetings.

This is a grant funded position.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.



Posting Number
A00859

Position Title
Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator

Position Number
E 508

Salary for Announcement

The hiring range for this position is $37,715 – $45,753. The final salary will be commensurate with experience and education.



Employee Category
Administrators

Department
FLC - Family Literacy Pgm

EClass Code
Full Time Administrators

Duties/Responsibilities

-Coordinate, develop and facilitate developmental and educational learning for children enrolled in EFL
-Act as liaison between children’s EFL teachers, Adult Education teachers, parents and Family Literacy Program to ensure integration of components and provision of appropriate supplies
-Coordinate the provision of ECE services during Adult Education classes and related parent meetings
-Participate in development and delivery of PACT activities for families
-Counsel parents in matters related to education and parent/child interactions
-Remain current with Colorado Department of Human Services and Public Health and Environment Rules and Regulations regarding required trainings and changes
-Participate in Early Childhood Councils
-Apply for applicable grants and programs
-Utilize state and program-approved assessments to measure progress
-Attend Family Literacy staff meetings and report on activities and progress of participants
-Participate in maintenance of participant records and assist with preparation and completion of all required paperwork
-Train staff and model quality child care teaching and facilitating
-Record and assess child attendance, development and PACT planning
-Create Family Literacy reports from records and assessments
-Attend committees, hold staff meetings to train and aid staff in child observations, lesson planning and coordination of activities
-Other duties as assigned by the Director of Family Literacy
-This position will be expected to interface with many parents that are Spanish speaking.



Required Qualifications

-Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Parent Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Social Work, Behavioral Science, Psychology OR Sociology, or the equivalent substitution.
(Substitution for B.A. Degree: An associate’s degree combined with at least four years of work experience in one or more of the following: Early Childhood Education, Parent Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Social Work, Behavioral Science, Psychology OR Sociology.)
-Experience in multicultural, non-traditional family education setting.
-Director qualified per Colorado Department of Human Services guidelines, (refer to the guidelines listed under the special instructions to applicants.)
-Experience with the four-component family literacy model
-Experience coordinating programs or organized activities with children ages 0-5, and parent/child groups
-Experience with children’s developmental and educational needs from birth to age five
-Experience with Parenting Groups, or Parent Counseling in group settings
-Experience with ECE instructional practices.
- Experience with and understanding of CDHS Rules Regulating Child Care Centers.
- Knowledge of the various Colorado State Child Assessments.
-Ability to describe the key differences between a grant-funded early childhood program and a for-profit early childhood education center, (this qualification will be assessed through a required writing sample.)
-A minimum of one-year supervisory experience
-Previous community outreach experience.



Preferred Qualifications

-Bilingual in English/Spanish
-Supervisory experience in an early childhood education setting
-Familiarity with and an understanding of college work study programs
-Ability to articulate and explain the four-component family literacy model as described by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
-Knowledge of and demonstrated successful experience with grant writing and reporting
-Experience with ECE instructional practices in relation to literacy and pre-literacy skills.
-Experience providing training.
-Demonstrated ability to communicate with individuals and groups.
-Possess qualities of motivation, organization, creativity, flexibility and diplomacy.



Posting date
07/17/2017

Closing date
07/31/2017

Closing Instructions
Close on Closing Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

In order for your file to be considered complete you must submit a writing sample where you describe the key differences between a grant-funded early childhood program and a for-profit early childhood education center.

Qualifications to be a Director per Colorado Department of Human Services guidelines:
7.702.42 Director Qualifications – Large Child Care Center [Rev. eff. 2/1/16]
A. The educational requirements for the director or substitute director of a large center must be met
by satisfactory completion of one of the following. (All course hours are given in semester hours,
but equivalent quarter hours are acceptable.) Official college transcripts must be submitted to the
Department for evaluation of qualifications.
CODE OF COLORADO REGULATIONS 12 CCR 2509-8
Social Services Rules
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1. A Bachelor degree in early childhood education from a regionally accredited Colorado
college or university; or,
2. A current early childhood professional Credential Level IV Version 2.0 as determined by
the Colorado Department of Education; or,
3. Completion of all of the following three (3) semester hour courses from a regionally
accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each
of the following subject or content areas:
a. Introduction to early childhood professions;
b. Introduction to early childhood lab techniques;
c. Early childhood guidance strategies for children;
d. Early childhood health, nutrition, and safety;
e. Administration of early childhood care and education programs;
f. Administration: human relations for early childhood professions or introduction to
business;
g. Early childhood curriculum development;
h. Early childhood growth and development.
i. The exceptional child; and,
j. Infant/toddler theory and practice; or the Department approved expanding quality
infant/toddler training; or,
4. Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes course
content listed at Section 7.702.42, A, 3, a-j, and experience listed at Section 7.702.42, B.
B. The experience requirements for the director of a large center must be met by completion of the
following amount of work experience in a child development program, which includes working
with a group of children in such programs as a preschool, child care center, kindergarten, or Head
Start program:
1. Persons with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major emphasis in child development,
early childhood education, early childhood special education, or an early childhood
professional Credential Level IV Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department
of Education; no additional experience is required.
2. Persons with a 2-year college degree in early childhood education must have twelve (12)
months (1,820 hours) of verified experience working directly with children in a child
development program.
3. Persons with a Bachelor’s degree and completion of courses specified in Sections
7.702.42, A, 3, a-j, must have twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience
working directly with children in a child development program.
CODE OF COLORADO REGULATIONS 12 CCR 2509-8
Social Services Rules
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4. Persons who have no degree but have completed the thirty (30) semester hours specified
in Section 7.702.42, A, 3, a-j, must have twenty-four (24) months (3,640 hours) of verified
experience working directly with children in a child development program.
5. Verified experience acquired in a licensed Colorado family child care home or school-age
child care center may count for up to half of the required experience for director
qualifications. To have Colorado family child care home experience considered, the
applicant must be or have been the licensee. The other half of the required experience
must be working directly with children in a child development program.
6. Experience with five (5) year olds must be verified as follows:
a. If experience caring for five year old children occurs in a child care center
classroom, the hours worked shall be counted as preschool experience;
b. If experience caring for five year old children occurs in an elementary school
program, the hours worked shall be counted as school-age experience.
C. Renewal of Large Center Director Qualifications Letter
1. All individuals holding a valid approval letter for director qualifications from the
Department of Human Services, who have not completed the required courses in each of
the following subject or content areas, must take one course every two (2) years from a
regionally accredited college or university at a two year, four year or graduate level.
Official transcripts listing completion of one (1) or more of the five (5) courses shall be
submitted to the Colorado Department of Human Services within thirty calendar days of
completing each course until all five (5) courses have been completed in:
a. Early childhood guidance strategies;
b. Early childhood health, nutrition and safety or child nutrition;
c. The exceptional child;
d. Infant/toddler theory and practice; or expanding quality in infant and toddler
training;
e. Administration: human relations for early childhood professions.
2. Except individuals holding an early childhood professional Credential Level IV Version
2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education, directors meeting all large
center director requirements in Section 7.702.42, A, in centers operating more than six
(6) hours a day must complete a three (3) semester credit hour course from a regionally
accredited college or university every five (5) years in a subject related to the operation
of a center and must be able to demonstrate the relationship of the course taken to the
operation of the center.
3. The renewal application and the official transcripts must be submitted to the
Department. The renewed director letter shall expire five (5) years from approval of the
renewal application.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.

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