Early Childhood Coordinator
Job Description NORMAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Job Title: Early Childhood Coordinator
Credentials: Oklahoma Teaching Certificate with Early Childhood, Administrator's certificate preferred. Education: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education; a Master's degree preferred.
Training or Experience Required: Minimum of five years of teaching and/or administrative experience.
Special Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, Oklahoma Academic State Standards, quality education, and subject area trends.
Communication Skills (oral, written, or business): Knowledge of grammatical structure, vocabulary for preparing correspondence from rough draft or proofing of completed material. Communicates in clear, grammatically correct English. Composes correspondence; trains and directs others and provides complex instructions; conducts interviews. Must use creativity; makes public speeches or presentations or provides complex letters or reports.
Data Recording/Record Keeping: Performs data recording/record-keeping operations determining what changes need to be made to existing records, including computerized records.
Reading and Interpreting: Reads and interprets complex written or printed materials and must be familiar with proper English usage.
Business Machine (like computers, copiers, etc.): Uses business machines requiring thorough competence.
Office Filing and Retrieving: Responsible for establishing and/or maintaining an existing filing system.
Spelling/Fluency and Accuracy Skills: Incumbent needs to spell correctly and have fluency and accuracy of written and spoken communication. Proofreads work of others concerning spelling and grammatical structure.
Typing Skills: Incidental typing/keyboarding is required but no proficiency is required.
Must be able to drive district vehicle or van.
Site: Curriculum Center
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
Job Goal (Purpose of Position): Performs supervisory/administrative level duties under minimal supervision to provide leadership in the development of the Bright Beginnings Academy Pre-K program and community Early Childhood programs. The incumbent will work in collaboration with and under the direction of the Director of Early Childhood.
An incumbent in this position will utilize discretion, ingenuity and independent judgment due to the complexity of the job. Since there may be several ways to solve a problem, an incumbent is free to choose the solution.
Contact with Others: An incumbent in this position has regular contact with persons inside and outside the district which requires tact and diplomacy and independent judgment such as problem-solving; making formal presentations; interpreting policies and procedures based on experience; providing counseling, negotiations, or mediation techniques as appropriate.
Other Performance Measures: Provides leadership and supervision for instruction; manages human resources and maintains a productive relationship with staff; provides leadership for students; provides leadership for innovations and problem resolution; efficiently and effectively organizes school operations to maximize student outcomes; actively promotes positive community relationships; maintains facilities and resources conducive to learning and which are cost-effective; has personal characteristics that encourage customer service and quality leadership; continues professional development.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Serves as spokesperson for the BBA and NPAT Program. Supervises departmental faculty and provides them with opportunities to participate actively in enterprises that affect them, their curricula and their students.
2. Assists BBA Pre-K staff and NPAT parent educators in implementing new instructional programs, national requirements, and instructional strategies. Encourages leadership training; cooperation and communication between staff and other community partners.
3. Serves on advisory boards and other local, state, and national organizations to keep informed on current trends in educational and early childhood programs.
4. Observes members of the BBA and NPAT faculty in order to provide feedback, ascertain needs and provide assistance.
5. Collaborates with the Director of Early Childhood, principals, and BBA sites in the administration and execution of Pre-K and Kindergarten enrollment and Bright Beginnings Academy administration.
6. Collaborates with stakeholders in the community to serve needs and support partnerships.
7. Identifies material and equipment needs and seeks to assign priorities for meeting needs.
8. Assists principals with personnel problems with departmental faculty members. Provides input concerning the selection and placement of faculty members.
9. Keeps Director of Early Childhood and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services informed of all activities and special programs.
10. Supports the district’s strategic plan.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions:
Due to the nature of the task and the availability of job restructuring, some of these physical requirements may have to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Employee's job requires manual/visual dexterity or ability to keyboard, to drive, to see, hear and judge instruction of teachers. Must be able to communicate in person and on the phone. Must be able to conduct meetings and professional learning opportunities with a large attendance.
Terms of Employment:
Contract length: 210 days