Bilingual Early Childhood Education Community Program Coach

Job description

Bilingual Early Childhood Education Community Program Coach will provide coaching, facilitation of professional learning communities (PLC) and non-credit training support to MA EEC licensed early childhood, family child care and out of school time programs, in the four counties of Western MA. Services are provided to programs and educators engaged in the QRIS system or who have expressed interest in improving the quality of their program. Coaching supports include assessment of program and individual educator needs, development of an improvement plan, and using multiple strategies to support attainment of quality enhancement goals. ECE Bilingual Community Program Coach will work closely with the Director of Early Childhood Grant Initiatives and Strong Start TTA Lead Coach to identify programs to receive services, create work plans, and report on programs progress. Some nights, weekends, and some holidays as required to provide grant activities.

  • Assists with implementation of Strong Start TTA grant program.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring services including but not limited to: tasks associated with upward movement on QRIS, administrative support to directors, support to family child care provider, assist with development and/or implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement Plan, support to educators, and other tasks as necessary.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance services including; on-site support, virtual, email and phone as appropriate.
  • Serves as liaison between early childhood community, SSTTA grant staff and college.
  • Makes referrals to EEC Career Pathways Program Coordinator for students who are interested in college programs.
  • Completion of coaching related forms and documents including but not limited to action plans coaching logs, observation notes, and reports.
  • Facilitates and participates in community stakeholder meetings.
  • Facilitates Professional Learning Community (PLC), Coffee Chats, and meetings to meet the needs of program focused coaching plans.
  • Compiles appropriate program and educator data for reporting purposes.
  • Writes and submits reports to SSTTA Grant Administrator as needed for grant compliance.
  • Travels to program sites throughout Western MA.
  • Participates in college-wide meetings and events as appropriate.
  • Participates in trainings and meetings identified by SSTTA lead agent, college, Director of Early Childhood Grant Initiatives, or SSTTA Lead Coach as necessary.
  • Represents grant team at local and statewide meetings as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications


  • Associate’s degree required from an accredited institution of higher education in early childhood education or a related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in EEC mixed-delivery system or related field;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish;
  • Ability to interact with early childhood education, family child care, and out of school time educators, and the college;
  • Ability to write clearly and compose concise, coherent reports;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders;
  • Willingness to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse abilities and academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural composition of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in early childhood education or related field;
  • 3 years’ experience with MA QRIS system;
  • Experience working in or running a family child care program;
  • Experience with CLASS, Environmental Rating Scales, Pyramid Model and Program Administration Scale, Business Administration Scale;
  • Participation in EEC sponsored Coaching training;
  • Experience presenting trainings to early childhood educators.
  • EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

    Full-time, Non-Unit Professional position

    Hours: 37.5 hrs. – 12 month position; Full State benefits

    Funding Source: Strong Start Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Grant, three year renewable grant

    - All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
    - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

    Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.




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    Posted: 2/27/2021
    Application Due: 4/9/2021
    Work Type: Full Time