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Community Programs Coordinator

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Tiny Trees Preschool | Seattle, WA
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Tiny Trees Preschool


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Published 8 days ago

Start Date

August 12, 2019

Salary

$39,520 - $39,520


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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

(Full-time: 40% outreach and enrollment, 20% marketing, 40% program support)

This position is funded through Best Starts for Kids Innovation Fund which ends in December 2020 with the possibility of extension with additional funding.


We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, male-identifying educators, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, non-binary applicants and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.


Tiny Trees Preschool gives children a quality education and a joyful, nature rich childhood: one full of play, exploration and wonder. By creating joyful, outdoor classrooms in public parks throughout Seattle and King County, Tiny Trees makes preschool and nature accessible. Tiny Trees is committed to hiring and retaining staff who are committed to equitable early education and aims to support a diverse community of administrators and educators. Tiny Trees is an official partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation; King County Parks and Recreation and Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Most Seattle locations are providers for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathway, which provides free tuition at Tiny Trees for children in households below 350% of federal poverty line.


Over the next year and a half, Tiny Trees will be focusing on working with communities of color and communities with limited financial resources to provide the kind of outdoor, early-childhood education opportunities that are responsive, inclusive, accessible, and fun as part of the Best Starts for Kids program.


As the Outreach and Programs Coordinator, you will:

Build collaborative relationships and informational pipelines between Tiny Trees and communities of color and communities with limited financial resources, coordinating and supporting to Tiny Trees education opportunities. Your role will be to listen to and support communities, while also providing educational opportunities and resources based on community feedback and outdoor education best practices.


Outreach & Community Building (40%)

  • Collaborate with the Family Services team to provide specific and general support to BSK and Tiny Trees participating families.
  • Organize site tours, open houses and family informational sessions (1-2 per month).
  • Identify and coordinate participation in community events, including staffing, supervising volunteers, and ordering/designing materials (1-2 per month).
  • Support families in person, online and over the phone with RSVPs, directions and questions related to programs and activities.
  • Maintain and regularly update “Community Events” page on website.
  • Compile and share relevant resources with enrolled and non-enrolled families including newsletter articles, blog posts and contributing to resource catalog (1-2 x’s/month).
  • Gather feedback, both formal and informal, from event participants and about family experiences accessing Tiny Trees resources.
  • Represent Tiny Trees in community spaces.
  • Continually imbue your work with an emphasis on equity and accessibility for families.


Marketing & Recruitment (20%)

  • Assist Tiny Trees administration and BSK team in developing and implementing anti-biased and culturally informed marketing strategies for BSK programs and activities.
  • Write copy and design print and web-based materials and communication including, but not limited to posters, flyers, invitations and event announcements.
  • Assist families in navigating Tiny Trees systems and resources with the Family Services Team.


Program Support (40%)

  • Collaboratively develop weekend events such as weekend hikes, cultural days, outdoor skill days, with a particular focus on events for families of color, and families with limited financial resources.
  • Lead and train staff to lead scheduled weekend outdoor educational events as they emerge.
  • Implement, adapt, and continually improve offered weekend events with an eye towards increasing accessibility and relevance for families.
  • Track family and community constituents in Salesforce and other systems, upholding high levels of privacy and information security standards.
  • Assist BSK efforts in collecting, evaluating and sharing data related to outreach, enrollment and recruitment.
  • Attend weekly BSK team meetings.


Essential Functions & Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to manage up to 30lbs of gear/materials.
  • Ability to navigate outdoor park spaces that include wood chips, packed earth, mud, grass, and gravel with a variety of inclined paths, uneven ground, and walkways.
  • Requires duties to be carried out in office-settings and outdoor field locations, as well as off-site training and travel.
  • Requires regularly working outdoors in all weather conditions and terrain.
  • Requires engaging and interacting with community members.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work some evenings and weekends.


The most competitive candidates will have experience in and/or learning that addresses barriers and systematic oppression which effect members of marginalized communities engaging in programs, be multilingual, and will have experience in community building. We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Passionate about equal access to education, early learning, child-directed and play-based learning, and the outdoors.  You love children, equity in education, and the environment.
  • Willing to travel to events and park spaces in accordance with community events and offered activities.
  • Excited to learn and collaborate with community members.
  • Tolerant of uncertainty and change and understand that organizations continue to improve when the people who work there are adaptable, take chances, and learn from their mistakes.
  • Familiar with MS Office, including Word, and Excel, and Google suite, including Gmail, Docs and Sheets.
  • Organized  and experienced in coordinating complex schedules and resources.  
  • Inter-culturally fluent and able to develop culturally responsive programs.
  • Bonus Points!
  • Multilingual: 22% of our families speak 31 different languages.
  • Have BA or higher in Education, Project Management, or related field; or experience commensurate with job description.
  • Knowledgeable of Seattle/King County community resources and opportunities.
  • Able to access personal vehicle



Job Title: Community Programs Coordinator

  • Reports to:  Partnerships Manager.
  • Hours of Work: Monday - Friday 40-hour work week, frequent need for evenings and weekend hours.
  • Location:  This position is based out of the Impact HUB at 220 2nd Avenue in Pioneer Square and includes regular travel to, from and between all of our locations.
  • Start Date: No later than August 12th, 2019.


Salary:  This is a 40 hour per week,  non-exempt, hourly position. Pay is $19.23 an hour.


Benefits: The following benefits are split between bi-weekly pay periods:

  • Health insurance: employer provided Gold level health care plan from Kaiser Permanente.
  • Retirement benefit: 3.75% annual salary contribution starting after one year of employment.
  • Paid training: $350 Professional development stipend.
  • Discounts on outdoor clothing.
  • 80 hours paid time off (PTO) plus 10 holidays and some school closure days (total paid time off a yr: 5 weeks).
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for assistance with issues that interfere with your health, well-being, and productivity at home or at work.


Apply: Please submit a single document that includes a cover letter detailing how your prior experience will serve you in this role and in service of creating equal opportunities for students and families, your up to date resume, and contact info for three references. Email applications to jobs@tinytrees.org with the subject line “Your Last Name, Community Programs Coordinator”. Hiring process is rolling; and review of applications will begin July 1st.  This position requires successful reference and background checks. Tiny Trees Preschool is an equal opportunity employer.


Commitment to Equity

Tiny Trees Preschool welcomes all children, all families and all staff members and works every day to create an emotionally and physically safe space for every child, family member, and staff member while challenging our community to think critically about bias and systemic oppression. Tiny Trees believes that having a community of individuals with diverse backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant environment where all members of the Tiny Trees community thrive. Tiny Trees is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates and honors diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, physical or developmental ability or ethnic origin in the hiring of its personnel.



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Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Benefits: The following benefits are split between bi-weekly pay periods:

  • Health insurance: employer provided Gold level health care plan from Kaiser Permanente.
  • Retirement benefit: 3.75% annual salary contribution starting after one year of employment.
  • Paid training: $350 Professional development stipend.
  • Discounts on outdoor clothing.
  • 80 hours paid time off (PTO) plus 10 holidays and some school closure days (total paid time off a yr: 5 weeks).
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for assistance with issues that interfere with your health, well-being, and productivity at home or at work.


Benefits: The following benefits are split between bi-weekly pay periods:

  • Health insurance: employer provided Gold level health care plan from Kaiser Permanente.
  • Retirement…

Level of Language Proficiency

Multi-lingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply

Multi-lingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply

How To Apply

Apply: Please submit a single document that includes a cover letter detailing how your prior experience will serve you in this role and in service of creating equal opportunities for students and families, your up to date resume, and contact info for three references. Email applications to jobs@tinytrees.org with the subject line “Your Last Name, Community Programs Coordinator”. Hiring process is rolling; and review of applications will begin July 1st.  This position requires successful reference and background checks. Tiny Trees Preschool is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply: Please submit a single document that includes a cover letter detailing how your prior experience will serve you in this role and in service of creating equal opportunities…

Location

220 2nd Avenue South, Suite #220, Seattle, WA 98104
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