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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Job Title:    Research Associate-Math or Science

Summary:  In collaboration with assigned Senior Researcher and the research team, learn, understand, and translate the research activities of the AIMS Center for Math and Science Education of elementary (primary) grade research.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

        Develop School Relationships

  • Develop relationships at schools with teachers and administration, where research can be field tested in an organic way.
  • Build rapport with teachers, respecting the inherent structure of the school and curriculum (pacing guides, flow of the content in the classroom, school-wide mandates, etc.).
  • Provide additional support to targeted teachers and school-wide in school-wide efforts.

        Assist in the Translation of Research to Classrooms

  • Continually build toward a deep understanding of a constructivist understanding of how children come to know.
  • Under the guidance and direction of the Director of Research and the assigned Senior Researcher, read and know current research pertinent to the assigned project before working with teachers/practitioners or students. Know the research for and against the way of thought. 
  • Identify and read additional research through bibliographies and researchers that The Center aligns themselves with. 
  • Communicate understanding of the research both orally and in writing.
  • Collaborate about the translation of the research with colleagues, to ensure the translation is aligned with the research. 
  • Create/assist in the creation of engaging opportunities based on the research to implement in classrooms.
  • Coach teachers/practitioners as they engage in the research and work to implement it with students.

        Create Video Library of Examples

  • Participate in the filming of exemplars of the research implementation in classrooms.
  • Work with AIMS staff to edit video and produce video for use in professional learning situations to disseminate findings.

        Continual Professional Growth

  • Learn applications for storing and accessing literature like Zotero, and qualitative data analysis such as NVivo.
  • Consolidate research into presentations that are accessible to classroom teachers/practitioners.
  • Present findings to colleagues, teacher audiences, conference gatherings, etc.
  • Blog about research (using video, images, and/or simple tasks available for teachers to immediately implement).

        General

  • Other duties as needed or requested

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.  Master’s degree is a requirement that is deferred until no later than five years after continued employment with AIMS.
  • Five years of classroom teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience facilitating professional development preferred.
  • Experience in academic coaching preferred.
  • Ability to be a self-starter / independent worker, manage time effectively, planning and organizing work to result in effective time management.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team or independently with little oversight.
  • Knowledge of how students think about math and/or science learning.
  • Knowledge of how one’s own learning of mathematics or science may influence how one approaches learning.
  • Knowledge of current trends in education such as the Common Core State Standards, including the Standards of Mathematical Practice, and/or the Next Generation Science Standards, including the Cross-cutting Concepts and the Science & Engineering Practices, and the newly emerging systems of assessment.
  • Knowledge of effective strategies for planning, preparing and delivering professional development.
  • Ability to create engaging classroom opportunities based on the research.
  • Able to continue training as needed to stay up-to-date in areas of responsibility.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.  Physical ability to lift, push, pull and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Understandable voice and good communication skills.
  • Valid California Drivers License, insurable at the “standard rate” by the employer’s insurance carrier at all times while employed by AIMS.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to handle and operate office equipment; ability to bend, kneel, crouch, and balance on occasion.

Working Conditions

  • Office or school environment most of the time.
  • Drive to school sites to conduct work on occasion, using own transportation.

The abilities required and the working conditions noted are representative of what must be met of an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Applications accepted until 3/24/17 or until the position has been filled.

FRESNO, CA 93702 2017-02-24 View
Preschool Director

We are located in Cupertino, California, on a rare 1.5-acre site offering an English/Chinese bilingual, play-based preschool program. We are seeking a Director who can bring innovative and creative ideas to enhance and strengthen the quality of experiences for both children and families. The candidate should demonstrate skills in leadership, collaboration, effective communication, curriculum, building partnerships with the community and families, set and accomplish goals and work independently.  Bilingual skills are not required to work in this position; however, we are seeking a director who has experience working with diverse families and staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, organize, and implement quality education programs for preschool and school age children.
  • Ensure that program budgets are efficiently managed.
  • Promote and maintain effective practices in curriculum, child interactions, and communication with families.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all assigned staff.
  • Ensure all teaching staff has ongoing professional development training.
  • Meet with assigned staff on a regular basis for individual reflection and feedback.
  • Work collaboratively with the Assistant Director and teaching staff, to ensure and strengthen systems that support day to day operations.
  • Adhere to and maintain all licensing regulations.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Possess current and active Site Supervisor/Director Permit under California Licensing.
  • Prefer minimum of 3 years work experience in a similar position with preferred minimum of 2 years work experience supervising others.
  • Bilingual in Mandarin/English a plus, but not required.
  • Sense of humor a plus plus!
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and use of an insured, non-agency vehicle.
  • Background check and health screening required. 

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate understanding of ethical and professional practice.
  • Demonstrate understanding of developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Respect the diversity and backgrounds of parents, children, staff, and community.
  • Able to demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
Cupertino, CA 95014 2017-02-21 View
Preschool Teacher

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Participates in planning and implementation of emergent curriculum (based on children's interests)

- Setting up, facilitating, and clean up for playtime and projects

- Provides caregiving including diapering, potty assistance, and nap support

- Participates in classroom housekeeping and maintenance as part of the curriculum

- Works in partnership with co-teacher and parents to provide best care for each child

- Comfortably provides care and teaching in the spirit of a play-based program

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Loves working with young children

- Enthusiastic about team teaching

- Communicates well with teachers and parents

- Energetic, responsible, and punctual

- Problem-solving, creativity, multi-tasking skills

- Ability to lift 40 pounds minimum

- Knowledgeable about child development and early childhood education

- Committed to lifelong learning and continuing professional development

- Experience planning and implementing Music, Art and/or Gardening experiences for young children

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

- 12 ECE units and/or 3 years of ECE teaching experience

- Negative TB Test

- Criminal Record Clearance (LiveScan)

- Willing to complete:

- EMSA-qualified Adult and Pediatric CPR/ First Aid and

- EMSA-qualified Preventive Health and Safety course

- Must be authorized to work in the U.S. (we cannot sponsor a visa)

 

If this sounds like a great fit for your career goals, please visit our website to find out more about our program: https://palomasnest.onepreschool.com/.

To apply, please send respond with your resume and letter of interest (include personal educational philosophy, summary of ECE work experience, educational background, list of ECE courses completed and in progress, salary requirement, and availability for work as of January-June 2017).



San Francisco, CA 94123 2017-02-14 View
HEAD START HEALTH & NUTRITION COORDINATOR

Your City. Your Career.

 

Are you looking to make a difference? To have a direct impact on your community?  When joining the City of Oakland, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to the community we serve, as well as to our employees.

 

HEAD START HEALTH & NUTRITION COORDINATOR

$4,724-$5,800/month

Closes:  March 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm

 

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill a Head Start Health & Nutrition Coordinator vacancy within the Human Services Department. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has the ability to multi-task, and has an educational background in Public Health and experience with overseeing and coordinating Health & Nutrition service areas.

 

The Head Start Health & Nutrition Coordinator will plan, develop procedures, oversee implementation and coordinate health, oral health and nutrition services for the Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) program, including on-site and home-based services; facilitate agreements with local health and nutrition providers to maximize services to enrolled children and families; provide support and direction to all staff related to monitoring and overseeing services to ensure consistent implementation of adopted agency policy; supervise assigned staff; and perform related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public health, food and nutrition, dietetics or closely related field and 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in nutrition or public health delivering and/or coordinating services to children 0-6 years of age. Relevant work experience in a clinic, hospital or school setting or a public health department is highly desirable.

 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:

 

  • State and federal regulations on community action and social service programs in the area of health, oral health and nutrition
  • Head Start Performance Standards, California Child Care Licensing and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program rules and regulations
  • Basic principles of program planning and implementation
  • Principles of personnel management, including supervision, training, monitoring and evaluation of staff
  • Data and records management
  • Public contact and community relations
  • Principles of training and development
  • Basic budget principles

 

To apply and view current openings, visit our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm.You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information.  EOE

 

Oakland, CA 94612 2017-02-13 View
HEAD START ERSEA & DATA PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Your City. Your Career.

 

Are you looking to make a difference? To have a direct impact on your community?  When joining the City of Oakland, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to the community we serve, as well as to our employees.

 

HEAD START ERSEA & DATA PROGRAM COORDINATOR

(Head Start Program Coordinator)

$4,724-$5,800/month

Closes:  March 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm

 

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill a Head Start ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance of Children) and Data Program Coordinator vacancy within the Human Services Department. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, can multi-task and has experience with enrolling and recruiting low income families and their children for Head Start/Early Head Start programs, as well as experience with Data Management Systems.

 

The Head Start ERSEA and Data Program Coordinator position will participate in the development and oversee the implementation of policies and procedures for the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) system in accordance with Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) legislation and regulations; provide training for and monitoring of ERSEA activities of the Office of Head Start (OHS) contracted program operators; coordinate activities with other management staff and field staff to ensure compliance with appropriate federal, state and local regulations; oversee the enrollment of families enrolled in Child Care and Development (CCTR) and California State Preschool Program (CSPP); supervise assigned staff; and perform related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, public administration or a related field, 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in social service, public health or educational programs, including program planning, oversight, enrollment, compliance and data management.

 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:

 

  • Standard policies and procedures for health and social service agencies, including federal and state regulations related to Head Start, CCTR and CSPP
  • Principles of personnel management, including supervision, training, monitoring, evaluation of staff; recruitment methods, enrollment, interviewing techniques and selection of staff
  • Methods for recruiting program participants and determining eligibility
  • Data and records management
  • Basic budget principles

 

To apply and view current openings, visit our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm.You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information.  EOE

 

Oakland, CA 94612 2017-02-13 View
Pre-K English Teaching Associate Long-Term Substitute

Join the vibrant community at the Chinese American International School's Early Childhood campus as a Pre-K English Teaching Associate long-term substitute. Become part of a team striving to be the worlds most innovative, inspiring, and influential Chinese English dual-language immersion school.

CAIS’s Early Childhood Division follows a play-based and child-centered pedagogical approach with a heavy emphasis on Chinese language development and cultural awareness. The English Teaching Associate works alongside the lead English teacher to provide a developmentally appropriate and enriching preschool program for two mixed age classes (ages 3-5 years) of 18 students each.

CAIS offers a dynamic dual culture setting, in which faculty are immersed in a culture of language learners. We look for a candidate who will embrace CAIS’s work to create an equitable, inclusive environment where all faculty, students, and families are supported in their individual identities. We welcome all applicants who aim to actively support our diverse and inclusive community.

Position responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Collaborate with Pre-K teaching team, including lead teachers, other teaching associates, and specialist teachers.
  • Interact with children using positive, supportive, and respectful attitude, language, and tone.
  • Support child’s social and emotional development.
  • Maintain a safe, engaging, and developmentally appropriate environment.
  • Prepare activities in collaboration with the lead teacher.
  • Assume the teacher’s role in his or her absence.
  • Supervise children on the playground during outdoor play.
  • Make sound, timely and appropriate decisions and take responsibility for the decisions.
  • Contribute to the development of community among staff by having open, constructive, and solution-oriented communication.
  • Encompass a positive discipline approach in guiding student behavior.
  • Develop a positive intellectual, emotional, and social environment within the classroom and a class community in which all children feel valued and a sense of belonging.
  • Work collaboratively and maintain standards of respect, courtesy, and mutual consideration with the school community, including students, staff, and parents.
  • Attend faculty and division meetings as required.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 12 ECE units or Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with colleagues from different backgrounds
  • Commitment to school mission, policies, and initiatives
  • Technical/Computer skills as required for job performance
  • Initial and continued tuberculosis clearance
  • Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI
  • CPR and First Aid Certification

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, use fine motor skills, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
San Francisco, CA 94102 2017-01-31 View
Human Services Manager - Head Start/Early Head Start

Human Services Manager (Head Start/Early Head Start)

$9,916-$12,176/month

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill a Human Services Manager vacancy within the Human Services Department and is seeking a highly skilled and creative professional to lead its Head Start, Early Head Start program serving families throughout Oakland. Candidates should possess a passion for ensuring children and families are provided with the highest quality early childhood care and education and a commitment to ensuring families thrive emotionally and economically. This position will be responsible for the direction, management and implementation of the Head Start/Early Head Start Birth to 5 years program and monitoring the progress on meeting child outcomes and school readiness goals with the intent of meeting or exceeding the national average for child outcomes.

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional who understands the complexity of leading a large public sector program with a complex funding structure. The ideal candidate will have:

  • An excellent understanding of blended funding streams and budgetary principles and practices overseeing a budget of over $19 million dollars
  • Superb leadership and supervisory skills as they lead a program of over 100 full-time employees, including experience in a union environment
  • Ability to set a vision for program staff that is both unifying and inspiring for families and staff
  • Understanding of Oakland's diverse and vibrant community
  • Experience engaging community members and parents in leadership development
  • A proven track record of working in collaboration and cultivating partnerships to strengthen program services
  • A thorough understanding of the complex regulatory environment of Head Start and early education 

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, human services, health services, sociology, psychology or closely related field and 5 years of responsible supervisory or managerial experience in human services program administration. A Master's degree in a related field is desirable.

This position is an “at will” position, exempt from the provisions of the City of Oakland Civil Service Rules.

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Oakland, CA 94612 2017-01-30 View
Head Start / Early Head Start - Teaching Opportunities

Minimum Qualifications for Master Teacher/Infant
Toddler Master Teacher:

-$3,258.10 - $3,960.23/Monthly or $18.80 - $22.85/Hourly

-California Child Development Master Teacher Permit

-Teacher/requires AA in Early Childhood Education or related field with 28 ECE units

-Infant Toddler Teacher requires 6 Infant Toddler units and BA preferred



Minimum Qualifications for Teacher/Infant Toddler Teacher:

-$3,067.14 - $3,728.13/Monthly or $17.69 - $21.51/Hourly

-California Child Development Teacher Permit

-Teacher/requires AA in Early Childhood Education or related field with 28 ECE units

-Infant Toddler Teacher/requires 6 Infant Toddler units and BA preferred



Minimum Qualifications for Associate Teacher/Infant Toddler Associate Teacher:

-$2,276.67 - $2,767.31/Monthly or $13.13 - $15.96/Hourly

-California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit

-12 Early Childhood Education units

-AA in Early Childhood Education Preferred or related field

-Infant Toddler Associate Teacher requires 6 Infant Toddler Units



Associate Teacher Substitute:

-Same requirements as Associate Teacher (Does not require permit)

-$13.00 - $15.81/Hourly



Minimum Qualifications Teacher Assistant Trainee:

-Starting $10.50/Hourly

-No experience required

-Receive on-the-job training

-High School Diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or high school proficiency certificate

 

Here are some of the many benefits of working with our agency (TEMPORARY POSITIONS DO NOT QUALIFY):

  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Training/Education Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Holiday Accrual, and 10 Paid County Holidays
  • Quality Matters  4 and 5 Star Centers (Local Quality Rating & Improvement System)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited
  • Nationally and Regionally Recognized for High-Quality ECE Services
  • Comprehensive Services Unit to Support Wide Variety of Clients’ Needs

 



All positions require a valid CA Driver's License, must successfully pass a physical exam/TB and Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.





West Contra Costa County Area, CA 94520 2017-01-27 View
Site Supervisor I/II/III

The Site Supervisor I, II and III provides the day-to-day administration of a child development site providing general child care, infant/toddler and/or pre-school services; and performs other related work as required.

Tasks include but not limited to:
-Ensures that daily staffing requirements and child/staff ratios are met at all times
-Provides guidance and supervision to teaching and support staff as required
-Ensures compliance with State licensing, Federal requirements, and contract requirements
-Reviews instructional programs to ensure compliance with State and Federal requirements and developmentally appropriate practices
-Makes recommendations on staffing, program and expenditures, and maintains inventory documents
-Assists in interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, and mentoring staff
-Monitors parent involvement through individual and group contacts and meetings
-Prepares and submits accurate and timely reports and correspondence as required
-Maintains effective community relations, and advocates for young children
-Interviews and certifies parent eligibility for services
-Ensures maintenance of required children, family, and program files
-Ensures appropriate career development for self and staff and maintains documentation as needed.
-Follows procedures for making verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Children's Protective Services and to others as required.
-Reports unusual incidents to Community Care Licensing and to supervisors as required.
-Complies with standards of conduct as required by Federal, State, and County regulations
-Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the comprehensive, integrated program

 

Here are some of the many benefits of working with our agency:

  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Training/Education Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Holiday Accrual, Administration Leave Accrual, and 10 Paid County Holidays
  • Quality Matters  4 and 5 Star Centers (Local Quality Rating & Improvement System)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited
  • Nationally and Regionally Recognized for High-Quality ECE Services
  • Comprehensive Services Unit to Support Wide Variety of Clients’ Needs



Minimum Qualifications:
Site Supervisor I:  Two (2) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience as a Teacher in a publicly funded preschool or child development program
Compensation: $3478.12 - $4227.67/Monthly or $10.07 - $24.39/Hourly

Site Supervisor II:   Two (2) years of full time or its equivalent experience as a Site Supervisor in a publicly funded preschool or child development program
Compensation: $3824.95 - $4649.25/Monthly or $22.07 - $26.82/Hourly

Site Supervisor III:   Four (4) years of full time or its equivalent experience as a Site Supervisor in a publicly funded preschool or child development program
Compensation: $4103.52- $4987.85/Monthly or $26.67 - $28.78/Hourly

Certificate Required: Possession of a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit issued by the State of California or official written verification that all requirements for the permit have been completed and application has been made to the State. Employment will require mandatory maintenance of the permit by taking continuing education courses as specified by the State for its renewal.

Education:  Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field preferred.

Additional Requirements:  Must possess and maintain a valid CA Driver's License, successfully pass a physical exam/TB and Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.

For complete job description and to apply please visit www.cccounty.us/hr.  Applications are only accepted online and supporting documents (unofficial transcripts and permit) should be attached.

Contra Costa County, CA 94520 2017-01-27 View
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