Academic Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Education

Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 09, 2020
Institution Type
Other Organizations

General Description:

The Academic Program Coordinator of Early Childhood Education provides leadership and oversight for the College’s Early Childhood Education program.  Responsibilities include teaching in the program, strategically planning course offerings, developing and evaluating curriculum, recruiting, supervising and evaluating instructors, coordinating logistics, and acting as a liaison to ECE community partners.  A successful candidate should have exceptional communication skills and be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to adapt quickly to change.  UCB has a small staff and, consequently, members of the leadership team have a variety of responsibilities and must carry them out in a fast-paced, data-driven, and results-oriented culture.

Specific Duties:

  • Administrative Duties:
    • Develop curriculum and program offerings, including the ECE semester course schedule
    • Manage and develop continuing education offerings in collaboration with the CAO
    • Create diverse opportunities for institutional engagement by ECE faculty and staff
    • Recruit, select, schedule, supervise, observe, and evaluate adjunct faculty
    • Review ECE syllabi and course materials and provide feedback
    • Oversee ECE internships and transfer credit assessment
    • Participate in colloquia, faculty meetings, open houses, student registration, and commencement ceremonies
    • Advise students during registration periods
    • Act as liaison to ECE community partners and support the partnership development work of the Director of Enrollment Services by providing ongoing logistical and student support
    • Continuously update skills and monitor the professional development of ECE faculty and staff
    • Serve on college, professional, and community committees as appropriate and directed
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Faculty Duties:
    • Teach 12 credit hours (4 courses) each year
    • Provide academic advising and other required support to students
    • Approve and supervise ECE directed study and experiential learning activities
    • Maintain accurate attendance records for financial aid audits


  • A master’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development or a related discipline.
  • Mission-driven and committed to working at a College that serves multilingual and multicultural nontraditional students
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English or Chinese/English) preferred, but not required
  • Early childhood classroom experience
  • Experience supervising interns in the field
  • College level teaching experience
  • Demonstrated potential for building and sustaining community partnerships


If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Yvonne Abdal at [email protected]. Cover letters may be addressed to Michael Taylor, President.

About Urban College of Boston

A private, non-profit, two-year college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Urban College of Boston (UCB) exists to provide opportunity to every student seeking a college degree or professional advancement. The College supports students as they overcome economic, social, and language barriers to achieve academic, personal, or professional aspirations.

UCB grants Associate of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education, General Studies, and Human Services Administration, and offers nearly 15 certificates. Most courses are offered at the main campus, located in the heart of downtown Boston (2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor). UCB enrolls nearly 1,400 students annually, many of whom attend college half-time, while working full-time and raising a family.

Chartered in 1993, UCB has long served an ethnically- and racially-diverse student body; in 2018-2019, 65% identified as Hispanic or Latino, 15% as Black or African American, 14% as Asian, 4% as White, and 2% as another race or ethnicity. In addition, approximately 69% of UCB students speak English as a second language, 91% are women, and the average age is 38.