Early Childhood Coach
Working Title: Early Childhood Coach
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Curry School of Education
Location: Virginia Beach
Posting Date: 09-14-2018
****POSITIONS ARE LOCATED IN WESTERN TIDEWATER, HAMPTON ROADS/NORFOLK, ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS****
The Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) in the Curry School of Education seeks applicants for multiple Early Childhood Coach positions to be a part of a state-funded project that is implementing a pilot program to improve early childhood classrooms. The pilot program will implement UVA CASTL developed curricula, professional development and coaching models to improve teacher-child interactions and kindergarten readiness in designated centers.
The Early Childhood Coaches will be responsible for meeting regularly with administrators and teachers to increase their level of understanding about the curriculum and the quality of implementation. The coaches will help teachers and administrators identify strengths that can be expanded and areas that need improvement. They will also be responsible for writing actions plans and following up on the plans that are written. Coaches will lead sessions teaching the components of the curriculum, conduct live classroom observations, and hold group and individual coaching sessions. They will also help administrators plan for the logistics of implementations (e.g., daily schedules, coverage for professional development time).
A bachelor's degree in social science, education, or a related field is required. At least two years of experience either: working in early childhood education, mentoring or supervising adults working directly with children, or providing therapeutic services to young children with behavior problems is also required. A master's degree in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or a related field is preferred. Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities is essential. Preference will also be given to applicants that are trained and reliable with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and to those who have worked directly with supporting teachers and administrators with the implementation of a curriculum. Applicants must be able to efficiently and effectively use technology/tools for office productivity, presentations, and consultation purposes including utilizing: computer software, video conferencing, email, text, online management systems, online learning platforms, cloud storage, and social media platforms.
Reliable transportation for traveling between schools is required.
***This position is restricted and renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. ***
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624047. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
For questions about the position, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at [email protected]
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Develop a positive working relationship with early childhood education teachers (including communicating clearly and effectively in a variety of situations).
- Coordinate multiple simultaneous tasks of varying complexity, with demonstrated accountability and excellent attention to detail while implementing flexible problem-solving skills.
- Employ strong organizational and time management skills, to work independently and with minimal supervision and deliver high-quality results to meet regular deadlines.
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