Early Learning Coach Assistant- Professional Services/No Benefit Employee-Contingency

Grand Rapids Community College
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Early Learning Coach Assistant- Professional Services/No Benefit Employee-Contingency

Date: November 7, 2022

Position Title: Early Learning Coach Assistant- Professional Services/No Benefit Employee-


Job ID: 1435

Work Hours: 16-20 hours per week per grant

Compensation: $15.00/hour

Reports to: Child Development Community Liaison and Play and Learn Coordinator

Posting Close Date: Open until filled

For information on “Who are Professional Services, No-Benefit Employees?” please visit http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/employeegroups/contingentemployees.


The Early Learning Coach Support will work alongside the Early Learning Coach to implement all Play and Learn GRCC programming. They will develop materials, implement programing and engage families in activities that support children's healthy growth and development.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work collaboratively with the Early Learning Coaches to implement program services including Playgroups, Walks and Play and Learn bag distributions.
  • Develop materials for program services including literacy handouts, scaffolded activity instructions, and videos demonstrating implementation of monthly activities.
  • Engage with families to complete the ASQ developmental screen
  • Order, maintain and organize supplies and materials to implement Play and Learn services
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all community partners
  • Work with GRCC to provide all aspects of program evaluation including 2X/year family survey.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings, program planning meetings, and staff training.
  • Reflect regularly on all aspects of the Play and Learn GRCC program and make suggestions for program improvement.
  • Promote teamwork and good communication among all Play and Learn GRCC staff and all personnel from partner agencies.
  • Support the mission, vision, values and key strategies of GRCC.
  • Participate in goal setting and evaluation requirements as staff of GRCC.
  • Other job duties and responsibilities as assigned by GRCC.

Job Specifications

  • CDA Credential or 12 credits in Early Childhood Education/Child Development with preference given for Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development. Spanish speaking candidate given preference.

Work Experience
  • Three years' experience in working with young children Birth to 5 years
  • Experience with special needs learners is a benefit
  • Experience working with children and families with diverse backgrounds; bilingual given preference
  • Ability and aptitude to establish relationships with Play and Learn GRCC staff and partner agencies

Mental Demands
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be proficient in verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to network, build collaborative partnerships within GRCC and the community.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations.
  • Project a professional image including punctuality and good attendance record.
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform job responsibilities with minimum supervision.

Working Conditions
  • Ability to travel within the community to assigned work sites which may not be barrier free.
  • Must be able to bend and lift and/or move 25 pounds.
  • Employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
  • Moderate level of noise at Play and Learn Groups.
  • Occasional work outside of normal business hours.

Candidate must
  • Be able to pass Criminal Background Check
  • Be Fingerprinted
  • Complete Infant-Child CPR/First Aid


Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.grcc.edu/psp/job/EXTERNAL_APPLICANT/GRCC_HR/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=1435&PostingSeq=1

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Working at Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Junior College (GRJC) was founded in 1914 by the Grand Rapids Board of Education after a resolution was passed by the University of Michigan’s faculty which encouraged the establishment of junior colleges in Michigan.

Today, GRCC’s eight-block downtown campus, encompassing more than 25 acres in downtown Grand Rapids, includes several classroom buildings, a learning center (including the Diversity Learning Center) and library, Spectrum Theater, the Applied Technology Center (which features a green roof), a remodeled music building, a fieldhouse with natatorium, a student center, Bostwick Commons, and the Calkins Science Center.

The college also offers instruction from a variety of regional centers in the metropolitan Grand Rapids area (including numerous local high schools, regional centers and its two Learning Corners on Wealthy St. and Seward Ave.) and on the West Michigan lakeshore (including West Ottawa High School, Careerline Tech Center, the Midtown Holland Center and Grand Valley State University's Meijer Campus in Holland).

In addition, GRCC has two Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TECs in West Michigan. The Patrick Thompson M-TEC, part of GRCC's Lakeshore Campus, located in Holland, opened in Fall 2000 in partnership with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District. The Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC ® in Grand Rapids opened in 2002. This world-class facility offers training in manufacturing, auto service, and building and construction trades.

To increase capacity to meet unprecedented demand, GRCC acquired the former campus of Davenport University on Fulton St. in downtown Grand Rapids and began offering courses at Sneden Hall beginning in the Fall 2009 semester.

In Winter 2010, more than 17,000 students enrolled in more than 1,900 liberal arts and occupational courses. The diverse student body represents students from Kent and surrounding counties as well as students from across the U.S. and 22 other nations. Another 10,000 learners are served by non-credit instructional opportunities. In addition to traditional classroom environments, students may also receive instruction through community and distant service-learning offerings, seminars, workshops, training classes, distance learning options and other educational formats. GRCC employs a faculty of more than 260 full-time and 590 part-time members as well as a staff of 430, all of whom are focused on the College’s priorities to be student-centered, collaborative, and flexible. Throughout its 90-year history of academic excellence, GRCC has maintained a solid reputation as a premier transfer institution and is nationally recognized for both its liberal arts and occupational programs. Many GRCC faculty members have been recognized regionally and nationally for their expertise and innovative teaching styles.

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