PEACH (Partnerships for Education, Articulation, and Coordination through Higher Education) is a cross-sector, cross-segmental higher education systems’ initiative. The PEACH collaborative includes cross-sector 2-year, 4-year and graduate level EC/CD program faculty partners as well as representatives from allied professional development programs, professional organizations, and advocacy organizations interested in collaborating to accomplish PEACH goals. The mission of PEACH is to strengthen and support academic professional development pathways and related educational programs for the early childhood (EC) workforce throughout California in order to support children’s learning, growth, and family engagement.
PEACH began in 2011 as one of First 5 LA’s funded components of the Los Angeles Early Care and Education Workforce Consortium. The PEACH LA collaborative includes early childhood/child development (EC/CD) faculty representatives from 25 Los Angeles County institutions of higher education (IHEs) including 15 community colleges, 6 California State Universities, 3 private universities, and UCLA Extension Early Childhood Education Program. Statewide PEACH includes early childhood/child development (EC/CD) faculty representatives from institutions of higher education (IHEs) including California Community Colleges, California State Universities, University of California campuses, and private IHEs. Through PEACH’s collaborative, inclusive approach over the last nine years, PEACH has worked closely with over 80 early childhood related organizations.
The PEACH Sustainability Group consists of a small group of PEACH Partners (ECE/CD Higher Education Faculty) who seeks funding to sustain the activities related to the mission and vision.
PEACH is seeking a Grant Writer to collaborate with the PEACH Sustainability Group in the development and submission for 2-5 grant proposals depending on amount of funding by June 30, 2021. For first consideration, please submit a letter of inquiry, a resume or vita, and an unofficial transcript of your highest academic degree to Barbra@PEACH4ECE.org by September 30, 2020.
Grant Writer Job Responsibilities: In collaboration with the PEACH Sustainability Group, the Grant Writer:
- Utilizes first, second, and third person sources to generate a working understanding of the mission, vision, goals, outcomes, and programs of PEACH
- Communicates and builds relationships with potential funders
- Establishes a grant development timeline in accordance with the guidelines set by the funder
- Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, identifying and communicating issues associated with proposals, and coordinating submissions.
- Clarifies opportunities, studies requests for proposal (RFPs), and attends PEACH Sustainability meetings.
- Collaborates with PEACH Sustainability Group (which meets virtually every two weeks)
- Works with project director to develop proposal components including project need, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, methods, timeline, budget, and evaluation plan.
- Writes, revises, edits grant proposal, including project narrative and all required attachments, including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
- Coordinates submission of grant
- Serves as the primary point of contact with the funding source, coordinates follow-up communications with the Principle Investigator
Grant Writer Qualifications / Skills:
- Access to grant funding data bases to identify potential sources of funding in support of the mission and programs of PEACH, communicating the pros and cons of each source to members of the Sustainability Group and prioritizing in order of relevance and fit
- Available to meet regularly by zoom and/or in person maintaining safe social distancing
- Professional communication skills to build relationships with funders and PEACH
- Written communication skills
- Ability to analyze and synthesize information
- Technical skills (Familiarity with navigating grant data base and evaluation plan development)
- Process documentation (execute process, steps needed for task)
- Time management skills
- Coordination and collaboration skills
- Strategic planning
- Ability to learn about and act upon the needs of both PEACH and the funder
Preferred Education, Experiences:
- Bachelor’s degree minimum
- Minimum of 1-year experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising or a minimum of 2 years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting
- Familiarity with higher education and the field of early childhood
Independent Contractor Fee
- The grant writer would be an independent consultant. The contractor fee is $20,000 for the above scope of work.
For first consideration, please submit a letter of inquiry, a resume or vita, and an unofficial transcript of your highest academic degree to Barbra@PEACH4ECE.org by September 30, 2020.
|Los Angeles, CA 90012
Lakeside Presbyterian Center for Children is a beloved neighborhood preschool of San Francisco. Since 1961, generations of San Franciscans have attended and sent their children to Lakeside for their first years of school. Our school community consists of dedicated staff, involved parents and a caring Church – all of whom work together to support our nurturing learning environments. The school offers preschool, pre-k, and transitional kindergarten classes, enrichment programs, and summer camps.
Lakeside is currently hiring an Assistant Director to work closely with the Executive Director to ensure that the school provides a high-quality learning experience for children, exceptional rapport with families, and a supportive, collaborative work environment for staff, the Parent Volunteer Organization (PVO) and the Church. Ideally, the candidate is an active practicing Christian and has professional experience working in a multi-classroom early childhood environment within a Church and/or non-profit setting. The Assistant Director must consistently supervise and implement the closing procedures of the school. The school is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of the school, the Pastor of the Church and the Children’s Center Committee.
Lakeside is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Must have a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field and a valid California Child Development Director Permit; must obtain a California Substitute Teaching Permit (for coverage in the TK program) within a year of hire.
Must have a minimum of three years of experience working in a preschool or related setting as a teacher or in a leadership position; one of those years must include one year experience teaching and curriculum development.
Must have a minimum of one year of experience with enrollment, payroll and budget.
Pass LiveScan and Criminal Background checks (fees associated will be reimbursed upon hire).
Possess or attain CPR/First Aid, Mandated Reporter, Pest Management and Sexual Harassment training within 90 days of being hired and maintain certification.
Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively and seek on-going personal and professional growth.
Must be flexible, an enthusiastic team player and maintain a positive attitude.
Must have the ability to promote positive parent/teacher relations.
Must have strong verbal and written communications skills.
Must be capable and willing to give continuous attention to the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of children in a loving and caring way.
Must be physically able to regularly stand, sit, walk, reach, twist, turn, kneel, bend, squat, stoop, run and climb in the performance of daily activities and lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Must regularly be available as late as 6:00pm; as early as 7:00am and on weekends as needed; minimal absences.
Assist in daily operations and administration of the Children’s Center.
Work as a liaison between Teachers, Teacher Assistants and the Executive Director.
Assist Teachers with classroom coverage and tasks as needed; must be comfortable and able to teach and lead a classroom when substitute is needed.
Responsible for the school cleanup (closing); may also be responsible for school set up (opening) as needed; assist with minor maintenance duties.
Assist with enrollment and conducting tours.
Work as a liaison between outside enrichment vendors and oversee the registration and enrollment of these programs.
Assist with the maintenance of the school’s database (Google Suite, Seesaw, School Pages and website).
Assist in educator hiring, orientation, and training; provide support and supervision to new Teacher Assistants and Teachers, demonstrate appropriate language and discipline techniques; assist in the revision of the job descriptions and employee handbook as needed.
Assist in payroll and bi-monthly submissions to the Church Bookkeeper.
Assist in annual budget submission and ongoing oversight of the school budget.
Be verbally responsive and courteous to parents, children and coworkers.
Be alert to the functioning of the entire program; be aware of the needs of children, and respond appropriately.
Listen and encourage language; help children learn to resolve their own conflicts whenever possible.
Give special attention to enriching the classroom experience for the overall well-being of children.
Attend parent-teacher conferences and complete elementary school applications when requested by Teachers and/or Director.
Assist in the coordination of school-wide events.
Assist with marketing efforts; attend school fairs and tours as requested by the Director.
Attend all required school events at the Center.
Participate and know emergency procedures.
Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, annual staff reviews and all professional development days.
Function as the Director in her absence.
Perform all duties as assigned.
Salary exempt; Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm (full-time)
Benefits (after 90-day probationary period)
Paid Christmas (2 weeks) and Easter (1 week) breaks, 10 paid holidays, 10 days paid vacation; paid sick time; medical, dental, and vision health coverage; 403b retirement; educational reimbursement (75% for two courses a semester); NAEYC membership; professional growth opportunities
|San Francisco, CA 94132
|Part-Time Benefitted Teacher Positions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Create a classroom environment that supports the needs of each individual child with concerns for their interests, individual learning style and stage of development, as well as the class as a group. Helps each child to become aware of his / her role as a member of the group while reinforcing positive self-esteem.
- Plans individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment.
- Incorporate learning about Jewish holidays, values and culture into the classroom environment.
- Instructs children in practices of self-care, and help children with self-care as needed. Implement a developmentally appropriate toilet-training program in a positive and nurturing manner when needed.
- Is responsible for ordered arrangement, appearance, and age-appropriate learning environment of classroom. Develops and implements lesson plans. Cares for, maintains, and requests supplies and equipment.
- Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid overstimulation and fatigue.
- Helps children develop habits of caring for own clothing and picking up and putting away toys and books.
- Serves meals and healthy snacks to children.
- Communicate with families regularly through email, in-person conversation and annual parent-teacher conferences
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Responsible for the safety and supervision of children, including transportation from school to the PJCC.
- Assists with planning and implementing programs for the children, including social action and themed programming.
- Ensures that the afterschool program runs smoothly.
- Supervise, teach and interact with children.
- Support goals and spirit of PJCC.
- Responsible for orderly arrangement, appearance, and age-appropriate learning environment of classroom. Develops and implements lesson plans. Cares for, maintains, and requests supplies and equipment.
- Serves meals and/or healthy snacks to children.
Monday - Friday: Between the hours of 7:30am - 4pm and 8am - 4:30pm
|Foster City , CA 94404