ABOUT JEREMIAH PROGRAM
Jeremiah Program (JP) is a nonprofit organization helping single mothers invest in themselves so they can thrive and take steps towards economic mobility by helping them access higher education, affordable childcare, housing, skills training and career development. JP envisions a world where poverty is no longer feminized; where race is not divorced from gender; where career and financial opportunities are not gentrified; and where women who experience poverty not only hold a seat at the table but hold the mic and curate the agenda.
Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for disrupting poverty, two generations at a time. At JP, we believe that no mother should have to make the untenable choice between investing in herself or supporting her children. Our holistic approach invites single mothers into the leadership tent and encourages families to bring all of their identities to bear in achieving their goals in pursuit of economic mobility.
Founded in 1993, this year JP is supporting over 1,000 moms and kids across nine residential and non-residential campuses: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Fargo, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester. Learn more about JP and our work here.
Serve as a leader among peers with a focus on building the Child Development Center (CDC)’s capacity to deliver the best child development experience possible. As the second in leadership and operations of the CDC, play a pivotal role in building relationships with families. Help shape the CDC culture, improve student learning, and influence practice among peers.
The Community Teacher fills in as the next level of leadership and decision making onsite after the Center Director; this includes filling general day-to-day management of center operations should the Center Manager be absent.
Competitive candidates are experienced, knowledgeable, and confident taking on a leadership role among their peer teachers.
The Community Teacher serves as go-to staff for teachers in various areas such as: mentorship of other teachers, help with onboarding, quality control of programming components, and help building collaboration across classrooms/the center, as well as with community partners.
The Community Teacher includes both admin and teaching duties as needed in the center.
- Develops daily schedule, ensuring ratios are maintained and teachers get adequate time for required breaks.
- Coordinates communication plan in the event of teacher absences and serves as a substitute when needed.
- Partners with teachers inside classrooms to demonstrate high quality instruction, coteaching techniques, provides feedback, and supports teachers with implementation of new activities.
- Supports teachers with set up of assigned classrooms and overall center, including required and recommended signs and postings.
- Oversees submission quality of virtual curriculum plans for assigned center and sends report to CDC leader and national Campus Support Team (CST).
- Ensures instructional resources such as websites, readings, unit plans, instructional materials, assessment tools or other teaching aids are available and shared.
- Supports curriculum planning and use of assessments that ensure consistent implementation.
- Coordinates community partnerships such as SEL and trauma-informed resources for children.
- Coordinates food services and compliance reporting/documentation for CACFP.
- Maintains commitment to continual improvement of the CDC and community of teachers.
- Maintains COVID tracker and announcement postings updated weekly.
- Maintains daily staff attendance tracker and ensures that student attendance is accurately tracked at all times.
- Partners with CDC Director to identify teacher challenges and recommends strategies to address them.
- Assists in licensure processes and completion of compliance-related paperwork alongside senior teacher and CDC leader. Peer Support
- Assists with new teacher onboarding, helping new teachers acclimate to the CDC, navigate JP campus culture, and learn about CST resources.
- Creates a community of learning among peers, identifying professional development opportunities, leveraging individual strengths, and nurturing a team approach that creates a supportive environment while maintaining a mission-first focus.
- Helps teachers manage parent relationships, working with CDC director to ensure interactions follow established standards.
- Mentors teachers, supporting the CDC director in guiding teachers about instruction, curriculum, procedures, and practices.
- May represent the CDC on CST task forces or committees.
- BA/BS (Master’s degree preferred) in education, human services, social work, or closely-related field
- Experience in a minimum of 2 age-bands – infants, toddlers, young preschool, older preschool – or some combination of the four
- Strong instructional, classroom management, and culture building skills
- Team player who is excited about the idea of working within a broader network
- Professional maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and “rollup-my-sleeves” attitude
- Excellent culturally competent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups and build trusting relationships
- Knowledge of community resources and ability to leverage those resources for the benefit of the CDC
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and data entry skills and an ability to learn new technologies that enable effectiveness in the role
- Passion for the Jeremiah Program mission and belief in the role that its early childhood education model plays in fulfilling that mission
- A development orientation and track record of seeking professional growth
- Solutions-focused and resourceful approach to overcoming challenges
- The ability to work collaboratively with peers and other key stakeholders in person and remotely across local and national teams
- Certified in First Aid/CPR