Community Teacher – Austin, Fargo, MSP, and St. Paul

Community Teacher – Austin, Fargo, MSP, and St. Paul

About Jeremiah Program

Jeremiah Program (JP) offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. Two-generation – or 2Gen — programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health and economic benefits for parents, children, and communities.

Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has campuses in Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, Rochester-SE, MN, Austin, TX, and Fargo, ND.

In Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY, Jeremiah has introduced an innovative nonresidential model, working with leading organizations to serve mothers and children. Learn more at  Jeremiah Program.

Jeremiah Program was born from Minneapolis community leaders’ compassionate concern for the barriers facing the growing number of low-income single mothers in their community. Partnering with single mothers attending local community colleges, they identified safe and affordable housing, as well as education for both mom and child, as the most important tools for ending intergenerational poverty. Our downtown Minneapolis campus was built in 1998, followed by our St. Paul campus in 2007. With a 21-year history of inspiring post-secondary graduation rates and living-wage employment for single moms and brighter futures for their children, JP continues to play a critical role in disrupting the impacts of poverty in all communities where we operate, bolstering equity so all families can build well-being and achieve economic prosperity.


Core Responsibilities

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 number three 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.

Key Responsibilities

Classroom Administration

  • 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 instruction, coteach, provide feedback, or support teachers with the implementation of new activities
  • Supports teachers with set up of assigned classrooms, including required and recommended signs and postings

 Curriculum Support

  •  Oversees submission quality of virtual curriculum plans for the assigned center and sends a 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 the use of assessments that ensure consistent implementation

CDC Operations

  • Coordinates community partnerships such as SEL and trauma-informed resources for children
  • Coordinates food services
  • Maintains commitment to continual improvement of the CDC and community of teachers
  • Maintains COVID tracker updated weekly
  • 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 the 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


Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • BA/BS (Master’s degree preferred) in education, human services, social work, or a 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 “roll-up-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

 

HOW TO APPLY

Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of employees based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

We offer competitive compensation including employer-paid health and dental, life and disability insurance, and generous time off.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online. Please upload a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements.