Tri County Play Program Coordinator

Job Description: Tri County Play Program Coordinator

The Tri County Play Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the logistics, development, and delivery of engaging programs for the Tri-County Play Collaborative. The coordinator will co-create and coordinate early education programs designed to increase access to hard-to-reach Tri-county children, parents and early childhood professionals.

Ongoing projects include coordinating, developing and documenting SCELS and Ready Kindergartner  curriculum concepts in museum programs, developing a calendar of Pyramid Equity professional development sessions with early educators and families, fund development and marketing of the TCPC and oversight of day-to-day administrative operations of the TCPC.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator supports the Tri-County Play Collaborative leadership in the overall capacity building and operations of the Pyramid Cohort, and TCPC initiatives. assisting in the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of child, educator and family programs, activities, and events.

  • Teach and facilitate workshops, programs, and events including preparation, set-up and clean-up.
  • Coordinate, plan, and schedule Wonder Funder and Play Partner workshops, support BUILD Museums Initiatives.
  • Oversee administrative aspects of programs including registration, scheduling and transportation.
  • Co-creating outreach programs that align with SCELS and Profile of the Ready Kindergarten.
  • Support the development and facilitation of STEAM/nature-based education programs, including Early Childhood field experiences and trips, family and special group workshops, pop-up experiences.
  • Participating in fulfilling TCPC’s equity in early education vision and goals as they relate to exhibits, program planning, outreach efforts, events, and other educational activities.
  • Promote a positive interest in early education and care from Tri-County Museums, Libraries and Cultural Institutions.
  • Co-design transformative narratives that highlight and celebrate the early years and early learning initiatives utilizing an array of media including podcasts.

Please note that the responsibilities described above are not all inclusive of actual job duties and is meant to give an applicant a basic summary of the job opportunity being offered.

Qualifications/Experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secondary degree in Education, Curriculum and/or Child Development, with at least 6 years’ experience working in community-based programs.
  • Flexible schedule including weekends and/or occasional nights is required.
  • Experience with Word, Power Point and spreadsheet software, (i.e., Excel, Google, etc.) and/or Mural or collaborative project management software.
  • Experience with design and facilitation of programs for young children, parents and early educators.
  • Experience developing curriculum  or lesson plans including the incorporation of both SCELS and Profile of the Ready Kindergarten Standards is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple long and short-term projects, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
  • Collaborative, creative, and organized with enthusiasm for new projects and community building.
  • Insatiable curiosity with an eagerness to learn, willing to ask questions, and apply feedback, Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel to off-site program locations and transport teaching support materials as needed.
  • Ability to implement evaluative measurement tools for grant funded program.
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Adapts and quickly responds to changes in the work place.
  • Participates effectively in teams with special attention to communication, budget, deadlines, and priorities.
  • Ability and desire to work with the diverse populations and communities TCPC serves.
  • Has a social media presence and familiarity with FB/IG and podcasts
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a strong work ethic and can work independently.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.
  • Has passion and excitement for working with children Preschool to Grade 3.
  • Is a critical thinker and creative problem-solver.
  • Is an articulate communicator.
  • Consistently works in a positive and cooperative manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Location: This is a is a contractual position with located in the Tri-County. Remote with frequent offsite community engagement and outreach is required.

Hours: Varied, based on needs of child care and community partners programs and schedules. Occasional nights or weekends for special events may be required.

Compensation: Base of 30K annually, Flexible Schedule, w/mileage

Other: Candidates are required to pass a background check and have a valid driver’s license with a clean record and reliable transportation.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should respond with a CV and cover letter to Atroyfrazier@berkeleyfirststeps.com with the subject line: Tri County Play Coordinator  Deadline to apply: December 10, 2021