Early Childhood/Early Literacy Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




845 North Broadway, Suite 2
White Plains
United States


Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) is a large, not for profit, organization with headquarters in White Plains, NY.  We are currently seeking an energetic early childhood/literacy program coordinator (fulltime 35 hours per week) to work in our award winning Parent Child Program. Under the general supervision of the program director, the selected person will be responsible for implementing and managing the nationally acclaimed Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) in Mount Vernon, including its playgroup component, Summer Fun at Hartley Park. Other responsibilities include the recruitment, training, and ongoing supervision of part-time PCHP home visitors and other staff, the recruitment and selection of families to participate in the program, curriculum development for Summer Fun at Hartley Park, and the development of early literacy support systems reflecting community and program needs and goals. 

The ideal candidate must have the ability to work with diverse populations and groups, including families, child care staff, schools, businesses, and government agencies. The selected person should also have experience developing and implementing program plans, developing early literacy/early learning curricula, providing staff training, and collecting program and participant data. Knowledge of community resources is also helpful.

An MS or MA in early childhood education, with an emphasis on child development and parental education or MSW with experience in early childhood, parent education, and community engagement strongly preferred; or BA considered with minimum of five (5) years experience in early childhood teaching, supervision, and administration.

This position will be based in the WJCS Hartsdale Office, however candidate must have his/her own vehicle for home visits and community meetings in Westchester County. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Ability to lift up to thirty (30) pounds; ability to walk, bend, and lift as necessary to assist in the distribution and maintenance of program supplies, bilingual English/Spanish helpful.

At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth. We demonstrate this commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it every day in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and rewarded throughout our system. We value you, your growth and your contributions.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please forward your resume with cover letter by e-mail to Jpeterson@wjcs.com.

Our address is 845 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603. Visit our home on the web at www.wjcs.com. WJCS is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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