• Coach Mentor (Education Coordinator)

    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/7/2018 12:36 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Headstart Sites
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start currently serves 928 children at 16 sites throughout Pulaski County.  The program’s overall goal is to increase the social competence of children in low income families and children with disabilities, while improving the chances of success in school. Head Start/Early Head Start addresses the needs of the whole child including the educational, vocational and material needs of the entire family.  The program strives to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Head Start/Early Head Start helps parents meet their own goals while giving children a head start in life.


    The Education Coordinator has the knowledge and experience supporting the implementation of high-quality teaching and instructional practices for the purpose of stressing the powerful impact of teacher-child interactions and intentional approaches on school readiness and later school success.


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate to experience.


    • Develops and maintains schedules for on-site visits and observations for the purpose of determining needs.
    • Plans and presents individual and group workshops on relevant child development topics based on program data for the purpose of providing individualized professional development.     
    • Develops plans and implements learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing literacy, phonemic, and print awareness; understanding and use of language; understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary; appreciation of books; understanding of early math and early science; problem-solving abilities; and their approaches to learning 
    • Works with teachers to establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment; to support the social and emotional development of children; and to encourage the involvement of the families of the children in our program and support the development of relationships between children and their families. 
    • Assists new and veteran teachers with Teaching Strategies Gold entries and Work Sampling System to ensure fidelity and accurate assessment.
    • Maintains knowledge base in state and federal regulations.
    • Must be able to attend night meetings and training if necessary. 
    • Must be able to travel out of town to attend training and conferences that could require overnight stay for up to one week.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field PLUS a minimum of five (5) years of experience working in Early Childhood Education or related field
    • Training and experience that include: The theories and principles of child growth and development, early childhood education, and family support
    • Must be proficient with computers at an intermediate level (MS Office preferred)   
    • Valid driver's license, access to reliable vehicle with liability insurance and the willingness to use it for work assignments

    Additional Requirements:

    • Must be able to attend night meetings and training if necessary. 
    • Must be able to travel out of town to attend training and conferences that could require overnight stay for up to one week

    This is a provisional position.  Provisional positions are funded by external grants or contracts with established end dates.  When the grant expires or is not extended, the provisional position will be eliminated.  Employees in provisional positions may apply for other positions at UAMS when their provisional position ends.


    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Continuously
    Sit: Continuously
    Walk: Continuously
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Continuously
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Loud
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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