Early Childhood Education Adjunct Instructor, Subject Matter Expert (SME) and/or Field Coach/Mentor
Who we are:
We are a team of dedicated educators who have been working together to build a holistic, innovative, practice based model for early childhood education that prepares both ECE licensure and non-licensure candidates for a variety of roles in the field. We are growing and expect to more than double in size next year. We work fearlessly on educating and retaining students. Our education is student-focused, expects excellence, and provides personalized support in a data-driven environment all with the pillars of continuous improvement and innovation to structure our work.
We are looking for driven, experienced professionals to join our team to serve in a variety of roles including adjunct professor, subject matter expert for course development and field coach/mentor to provide students with face to face and/or virtual coaching/mentoring in our innovative practice based approach to teacher preparation. We are looking for individuals with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
•Infant/toddler development & programming
•Pre-K and early primary lesson planning
•Assessment and curriculum development
•Positive guidance techniques, working with families
•Ethics and professionalism
•Child care administration
•Family child care
•ECE special education
•ECE ESL/Bilingual instruction
You are: Driven to Succeed.
You are energetic and passionate about a diverse student body that includes many first- generation students. To be successful teaching in this program, you must be committed to excellence in teaching and learning in Higher Education. The position requires you to be agile, creative and engaging while offering a new curriculum and an unparalleled experience to undergraduate students. Enthusiastic candidates have the belief that all students can be successful students. As an active team member you believe in a supportive environment and a student-driven culture.
You will: Offer Best-in-Class Teaching and Learning.
You believe that your work has demonstrated your respect for education and the power that it holds. Each term, you will facilitate online and/or blended classes that utilize technology and data to drive instruction. You will work with a dedicated team of Coaches and Instructors, Content Experts and Data Analysts to determine how to personalize the learning experience for your students. In addition to teaching content, you will also encourage growth mindset, increase non-cognitive skill development and nurture academic confidence.
You are ready to: Make an Impact.
Each and every day, this program changes lives. You want to be a part of that meaningful innovation. You are someone that will always look for creative ways for students to earn success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Collaborate to develop an effective student experience for students.
•Facilitate courses assigned by delivering instruction in an online and/or blended environment.
•Maintain current and active knowledge in the expertise area that is reflected in instruction.
•Communicate professionally, relate well, and share a passion for postsecondary success for diverse learners.
•Participate in meetings with coaches and assessors to report student progress and obstacles (SSC).
•Empower students to develop competency by sharing a passion for the subject and the skills.
•Promote student success by showing flexibility in delivery and work schedule to provide student support, as well as, exhibit a passion for teaching and engaging students in the learning process.
•Utilize technology-based teaching platforms, including an adaptive engine to aid students in the development of competencies.
•Excellent facilitation and classroom management skills.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Excellent time management skills.
•Ability to work with a highly diverse faculty and student body.
•Willingness/ability to use data to inform instruction.
EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION
•Minimally, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education (or closely related field), Doctoral degree preferred.
•Preferably five years of experience working in the education field in either K-2nd grade, pre-k, infant/toddler and/or child care administration (a combination of experiences is preferred). Knowledge of family child care is a plus.
•Knowledge of statewide child care systems and funding streams
•Knowledge of the statewide licensure system.
•Having current or previously held license, endorsement, approval and/or credentials that impact the field of early care and education, preferred.
•Experience with digital tools for teaching, teaching in either online or blended/hybrid formats.
•Teaching to students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.