Reports to: Coaching Manager 

Salary Range: $47,000-$55,000 dependent on experience, with opportunities for advancement 

To Apply: Complete application at our hiring site and complete an application for Early Childhood Coaching Specialist.

About United 4 Children 

United 4 Children (U4C) makes children a priority. By providing children with healthy meals, creating safe places to learn and play, and providing social-emotional and inclusive services for children with special needs or challenging behaviors – United 4 Children ensures every child has the foundation to thrive. U4C offers high-quality support programs serving children up to 13 so that families can feel at ease knowing their children, regardless of ability, are receiving the best care possible and have every opportunity to succeed. 

United 4 Children’s Values 

At United 4 Children, it is expected that we center our common values in the work that we do individually and together. We hold each other accountable to live out these values in our work and celebrate with each other as we demonstrate the following: 

  • Community – We put the needs and desires of children, families, and caregivers at the center of our work. We partner with schools and fellow nonprofit organizations to create excellent educational and developmental opportunities for every child in the region.
  • Trust – For the last 50 years, we have been honest and earnest in all our interactions. We strive to readily meet community needs particularly where other resources do not exist.
  • Equity – We seek to understand the disparities facing children, families, and childcare providers. We ensure everyone has access to the resources needed to thrive.
  • Empathy – We strive to understand the unique experiences of every person we encounter. We respect each person’s journey and seek to support everyone’s specific needs.

Overview: A Coaching Specialist will partner with Early Childhood Programs in the region to promote high quality, individualized, responsive and relationship-based coaching support.  The position is responsible for delivering bi-weekly and as-needed coaching to Infant/Toddler, Preschool and Homebased teachers. A successful candidate will have collaborative spirit, growth mind-set and a strengths-based approach.  As a coaching team member, you will be actively engaged in the community and across U4C programs to provide wrap-around services.  

 

What You Will Do 

Coaching in the Field (65%) 

  • Develop strong partnerships with program directors and teachers.  
  • Partner, observe and coach teachers and directors of early childhood programs to build their internal capacities to provide high quality interactions with children. 
  • Collaborate with internal teams to support educators and business owners to implement skills learned through professional development and growth areas identified through evaluations 

Administrative (35%) 

  • Complete required agency documentation on time and accurately 
  • Recruit, maintain and schedule a caseload of educators according to contract requirements 
  • Actively participate in required meetings and personal professional development opportunities 
  • Maintain and update coaching data tracking systems within required timeframe 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Skills We Are Looking For 

  • Minimum of an AA-degree or CDA or equivalent work experience/educational credits in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Family or Child Development, Elementary Education, Psychology, Social Services, or another related field 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children or teachers/staff of a childcare and early learning program 
  • Self-motived, organized, and able to coordinate coaching caseload 
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills and able to support diverse populations 
  • Excellent communication skills, responsive and objective listener 
  • A collaborative, positive attitude toward working as a team with other staff members 
  • Successful implementation of trauma informed strategies 
  • Conscientious use of justice, equity, and inclusion lens when working with self and others 
  • Pass a Family Care and Safety Registry Screening 
  • Authorized to work in the United States 
  • Ability to retain a minimum of liability vehicle insurance 
  • Ability to work some weekends and nights 

Perks and Benefits 

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401 (K) contribution
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • PTO (PAID TIME OFF)
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ask about our other benefits

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