NYU Lutheran is an academic, community health care and social support system that includes NYU Lutheran Medical Center, NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers, Augustana Center, senior housing, and Community Care Organization. Sunset Park Promise Neighborhood (SPPN) is a partnership of community residents, organizations and schools in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn New York. Spearheaded by NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers as lead agency, SPPN joins existing resources and assets in the community and channels them into neighborhood schools to reach the greatest number of families and affect significant, long-term change in children’s lives. The programs and services of this community partnership create a cradle to career pathway of support and opportunity for children.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Early Childhood Specialist and Coach with The Early Learning Network (ELN), a coalition of center- and home-based early care providers and family support programs. In this role, you will bring early educational, social, and emotional learning background to support the ELN’s professional development and quality improvement efforts. You will provide technical support, coaching and mentoring to ELN provider directors and teachers, as well as working with ELN providers and local public schools to strengthen transition processes and align school readiness measures.
The ideal candidate will have a Masters Degree in with concentrations in early childhood education, social work or a related field, and 3-5 years experience in early childhood education. Must have an understanding of issues related to education and working in schools and early childhood centers, excellent written and public speaking skills, and strong leadership skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. This is position is grant-funded, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, with some weekends and evenings.
Provide in-classroom teacher coaching/mentoring interventions to support the ongoing professional development conducted by the ELN
Attend ELN professional development trainings and coach early education staff on implementing those skills in their work with children
Attend ELN monthly meetings
Conduct professional development trainings for ELN members, as needed, including providing training and technical assistance to home visiting programs
Work collaboratively with the ELN to track and evaluate quality improvement interventions
Strengthen connections between early childhood programs (birth to 5) and kindergarten. Establish and maintain contact with local elementary schools. Develop systems of support for young children as they move
From early childhood settings through the early grades, assuring children’s school-readiness and ease of transition
For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume to: kaitlyn.Gibbs@nyumc.org