Nonprofit

Early Learning Specialist - Contra Costa County

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Martinez, CA
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Published 19 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Contract / Freelance
Start Date
July 22, 2024
Application Deadline
July 8, 2024
Salary
USD $55,000 - $59,000 / year

Description

Who We Are 

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning is a nonprofit organization at the intersection of social justice and early childhood. Our mission is to co-create equitable, high-quality early learning experiences for children ages 0-5 that are tailored to community needs and draw from community strengths.  


We do this through our flagship book sharing program, StoryCycles, in over 800 Bay Area classrooms as well as through family and educator workshops, playgroups, book giveaways, and other initiatives alongside partner organizations throughout  Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties. We prioritize work with communities disproportionately impacted by systemic oppression because we believe that investing in early learning is investing in equity. 


We look forward to welcoming an Early Learning Specialist to our Contra Costa County team!

Tandem is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, persons of all genders, and persons of all sexual orientations. Read more about our organizational values here.


Who You Are 

  • Committed to social justice and education
  • Knowledgeable or interested in learning about early childhood education
  • Experience working with low-income communities of color and interested in building strong relationships with those communities of children and families
  • Able to interact with young children in positive and age- appropriate ways
  • Able to prioritize tasks, juggle competing demands and take initiative on independent projects
  • Proficient in Zoom, MS-Office Suite, and G-Suite tools
  • Willing and able to learn new software and online platforms (training will be provided)


What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Early Learning Specialist (ELS) is responsible for providing direct services to children, educators and families. Specific duties include:

  • Develop and manage relationships with educators, professionals, and caregivers at schools, child care centers and family-serving organizations
  • Provide Read Aloud demonstrations, Technical Assistance, and StoryCycles Introductory workshops at participating sites
  • Track program participation and fidelity at sites in your caseload and track all communications and services provided in Salesforce
  • Represent Tandem at community outreach events, increasing access to our programming
  • Source and evaluate diverse children’s books for distribution to children and families


Tandem’s compensation package includes:

  • A starting salary range of $55,000 - $59,000, depending on experience
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost to the employee
  • A 401K fund that employees can contribute to after 90 days of employment
  • Generous time off including 10 vacation days (during the first year of employment and increasing thereafter), 10 sick days, 10 paid holidays annually, and paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day and during the week of July 4th
  • Monthly stipend of $50 for phone and data charges

This is a regular, full-time non-exempt overtime eligible position scheduled to work forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.


Work Hours and Location

This is a hybrid role. The person in this position will be expected to work as needed in the Martinez office as well as attend program events across Contra Costa County and occasionally in the broader Bay Area. This position also requires occasional attendance at events outside of regular business hours (typically no more than 10%). As a family-centered organization, we recognize people as whole human beings, and that our employees are also family and community members -- and we are committed to supporting flexible work schedules that help balance personal and job responsibilities.


This role requires:

  • A valid California Driver’s License, satisfactory driving record, and access to an insured vehicle 
  • Up-to-date immunizations (specifically COVID19, Measles and Pertussis as well as annual flu vaccinations and TB tests every 4 years).
  • The ability to regularly sit for long periods, use a computer to create and update documents frequently; operate a motor vehicle and navigate roads; and lift and carry up to 35 pounds.
  • A clear background history with no barriers to working with children.

Who We Are 

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning is a nonprofit organization at the intersection of social justice and early childhood. Our mission is to co-create equitable, high-quality early learning experiences for children ages 0-5…

Benefits

  • A starting salary range of $55,000 - $59,000, depending on experience
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost to the employee
  • A 401K fund that employees can contribute to after 90 days of employment
  • Generous time off including 10 vacation days (during the first year of employment and increasing thereafter), 10 sick days, 10 paid holidays annually, and paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day and during the week of July 4th
  • Monthly stipend of $50 for phone and data charges
  • A starting salary range of $55,000 - $59,000, depending on experience
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost to the employee
  • A 401K fund that employees can contribute to…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Martinez, CA
Martinez, CA 94553, USA

How to Apply

Please apply with resume and cover letter HERE

Please apply with resume and cover letter HERE

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