Education Coordinator

Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc. - Pasadena , CA


Employment Opportunity

                                                                                                                           Posted Date: February 10, 2023

                                                                                                   Deadline Date: February 24, 2023 or Open until Filled  


Position Title:                     Education Coordinator       

Reports to:                          Assistant Director of Education, Disabilities, and Mental Health       

Department:                      Education and Administration

Employment Status:         Full-Time Exempt (40 + Hours Per Week) & Full Year Position (12 Months)

Compensation Range:     $5151.13-$7278.41 (Step 1-Step 15) Monthly Rate & Benefits

*LACOE Retention Stipend for Program Year 22-23 is expected to be issued in July 2023, when eligibility is determined 


Generous Employee Benefits: ACA Compliant Medical, Aflac, Dental, Life, and Vision plans.

  • Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, and Personnel Necessity (PN) Hours: 13 Paid Holidays, 21 Days of Paid Vacation: Accrue at the rate of 14 hours per month worked, (1 year of employment = 168 hours), 14 Paid Sick leave, includes 3 Days of Personal Necessity: Accrue at the rate of 9.5 hours per month (1 year of employment= 114)
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan- Foundation contributes 8.5% after one year of service, you can make voluntarily contributions at the start of your employment
  • Free Employee Assistance Program(s)



                                          Main Office: 3450 East Sierra Madre Boulevard Pasadena, California 91107

                                          Will be assigned to report to our designated sites HS/EHS/SPS sites

  • Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Hollywood, Highland Park, and Lincoln Heights  

                                           Review our website: for specific site locations


 Summary of Duties

Provides effective leadership and supervision strategies to assigned staff by providing technical assistance, staff development, ongoing training and support to ensure implementation of program goal by communicating effectively expectations and desired outcomes. Under minimal administrative direction, plan, evaluate, organize, and coordinate the implementation of all regular educational and transition programs. Assist the management team in establishing educational goals and administrative practices to ensure compliance with Federal and State program requirements related to Early Childhood and Head Start Program objectives. The Education Coordinator will establish ongoing administrative procedures involving family community partnerships, enrollment and attendance, program governance, education, health, nutrition, mental health/disabilities special needs services, and social services in collaboration with the Director. The Education Coordinator will assist in the professional development planning and facilitation of teaching staff by overseeing staff assessment audits and evaluate teaching staff effectiveness through training and certifying high quality teaching practices are being achieved throughout the ECE centers. This position requires overseeing and ensuring ongoing monitoring and data analysis for program planning and improvement process systems throughout the service area. Most frequently meets with internal and external administration and management staff, to ensure that Education service area is following Performance Standards, Agency Policy and Procedure, and all applicable regulatory to ensure a quality program for children and promote School Readiness. 

Summary of Job Duties, Knowledge & Skills

(Job Description available from HR)

  • Communicates with staff, parents, program managers, consultants, and community to enhance services to children and families 
  • Conducts on-going monitoring, tracking, follow-up, and analysis of child development services and child outcomes. By making ongoing recommendations for program operation changes based on monitoring while ensuring corrections are made and sustained throughout the service area(s).  
  • Coordinate and provide training and guidance to staff, parents, and community on a variety of pertinent topics in the area of child education and development 
  • Design, develop, and deliver in-service training programs and orientations for teaching staff (and other components as necessary). 
  • Develops tools for the Child Development Specialist Supervisor (CDS) to use in their job duties while monitoring performance, overseeing staff assessment audits throughout the program year.   
  • Maintains accurate records monthly/quarterly reports, and ongoing documentation required by various funding sources to ensure ongoing compliance.  
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations, and communicates updates to administration and staff for planning, training, and monitoring purposes, and proposes adaptation to agency procedures, as appropriate. 
  • Maintains effective internal (and external) relationships to ensure a coordinated approach to service delivery and to address service, staffing, and compliance issues until resolved. 
  • Monitors and participates in the development of agency policies and procedures, and other written documents as appropriate. 
  • Responsible for the maintenance of record keeping and reporting systems, schedules, timelines policies and procedures for child development


  • Education: Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field from an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accreditation association recognized by the Council for Higher Education as defined within the Head Start Act, section 648A(a)(2)(i)-(ii) is required.
    • Preferably supplemented by a master's degree related to Education  
    • Experience: A minimum of five years of professional teaching and administrative experience in pre-school age programs is required including supervisory accountabilities and teaching adults.
    • Minimum five years of expertise in the theories and principles of child growth and development, early childhood education, and family support.  
    • Two or more years as a mentor-coach in an early education program  


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt to changing needs of the position to meet program goals and address emerging concerns/issues in the organization.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations; identify and analyze complex problems and recommend viable solutions. 
  • Develop educational programs and meet the needs of children from diverse backgrounds and build a high level of teamwork at all levels with education. 
  • Exercises considerable professional judgment and autonomy in decision-making with respect to the allocation of resources to pursue educational services objectives, within the education component. 
  • The capacity to offer assistance to teachers in the implementation of curricula to meet the group and individual needs of children in Early Head Start, Head Start, and State Preschool classrooms. 
  • Prepare and develop effective training programs, including coaching.
  • Support implementation of various curriculum to meet the group and individual needs of children in Early Head Start/Head Start/ State Preschool classrooms. 
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, team management, organizational, and communication skills; ability to successfully interface with others.  
  • Strong knowledge of Head Start Regulations and CDE Funding Terms and Conditions 
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Programs and software database systems such as Child Plus
  • Proficient experience in Virtual Platforms (Zoom, Google Meet, GoToMeetings, etc.) to set-up and assist in conducting meeting(s).  



  • California Child Development Program Director permit.
  • CLASS Reliable Observer CLASS Trainer preferred.
  • CPR/First Aid



Prior to hire, the following must be assured:


Eligibility to Work: All potential employees will be asked to present supporting documents establishing proof of identity and employment eligibility upon completing the I-9 Form.

Medical Examination: Must submit a medical examination demonstrating capability to perform type of work required; must submit a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray. Proof of the following immunizations: Influenza, Pertussis TDAP (Whooping Cough), Measles (MMR), and COVID-19 vaccination series.

Fingerprint Clearances: All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Child Abuse Index (CACI), prior to starting work.

Other Special Requirement: Must have the use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and a valid California’s Driver’s License or have reliable transportation.

Failure to meet medical standards and/or criminal record clearance may result in withdrawal of job appointment.

Ability to meet physical requirements of the position per attached Physical Demand Analysis, with or without reasonable accommodation.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to site; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.


The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.


Applicants must complete Foundation for Early Childhood Education employment application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of application materials. Interested individuals may download an employment application online at


Interested candidates must forward the following documentation packet to the main office – enclosed Human Resources Department or submit via email:


  1. Employment Application – with original signature 
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Copy(ies) of Degrees
  5. Copy(ies) of Transcripts
  6. Letters of Recommendation
  7. And any other pertinent documentation as deemed necessary


Internal Candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Employment Application- with original signature
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • And any other pertinent documentation as deemed necessary


Please Note: Application and all required documents can be mailed or submitted electronically to by the due date listed in this job posting.

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Contact Info


Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Pasadena , CA

Salary: 5151.13 - 7278.41

Posted On: February 10th, 2023

Agency Details



Foundation for Early Childhood Education, Inc. (Foundation) is a Head Start/Early Head Start Delegate Agency and State Preschool Grantee. As a nonprofit organization, we have supported young children and their families for over 50 years with Early Childhood and family services. Foundation for ECE, Inc. currently operates eighteen preschool sites in Los Angeles County located in: Boyle Heights, Echo Park, and Hollywood. Our Agency is expanding in the program year 22-23 to the following service areas: Highland Park and Lincoln Heights.  Foundation for ECE, Inc. also collaborates with HACLA and LA City. The program fosters Family Engagement in all of the areas of a child’s development and provides comprehensive resources to low-income families in the areas of health, nutrition, and community resources. Foundation is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on child development that includes a child’s cognitive, physical, social emotional growth, and development.