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Charlotte Bilingual Preschool | Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte Bilingual Preschool


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Published 7 days ago

August 3, 2020
July 20, 2020

Organization Overview

Mission

To prepare Spanish-speaking children for success in school and life by providing superior dual language early childhood education.


Enduring Vision

Mecklenburg County is a place where differences in language and culture are mutually enriching rather than impediments to education and fulfilment.


Overview

As one of the fastest emerging Latinx markets in the country, the Charlotte region has experienced significant change over the last two decades. Latinx individuals now make up nearly 15% of the Charlotte population, and that number continues to climb. Immigrants to the Charlotte region encounter a number of obstacles to success, which is particularly true for children entering the public school system. Without a quality preschool education, children enter Kindergarten 12-14 months behind, are half as likely to read proficiently in third grade, and are four times as likely to drop out of high school on average.

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool (CltBP) has dedicated 20 years to providing innovative, two-generation solutions for preparing Spanish-speaking children for success. Core services include the 5-star licensed dual language Preschool Program for children 3-5 and the Family Programs, which empower families as partners in their children’s education.

CltBP has also been committed to adapting its services to meet the needs of the community. In 2018, the organization launched an extension of the Preschool Program called the Green Room, a three-year pilot integrating students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds to facilitate the flow of social capital. In 2019, CltBP began a partnership with ParentChild+ as a pilot site for this nationally-recognized home visiting program.


Opportunity

Building on this momentum, CltBP’s board of directors approved a game-changing strategic plan in early 2020 that includes dramatic expansion over the next ten years, growing its impact to meet the needs of ten times as many children and their families annually. This plan calls for expanding reach through partnerships with other preschools, evolving the current preschool into a full-day early learning center, and developing a dual-education early learning workforce.


The Role

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Finance and HR Assistant supports our day-to-day transactions, including expenses and payroll. Ultimately, the Finance and HR Assistance helps maintain Charlotte Bilingual Preschool’s financial health and our ability to provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture.

Finance Assistant responsibilities include serving as the liaison with the finance contractor, processing and paying invoices and collecting receivable, recording cash receipts, supporting monthly payroll, maintaining employee records, supporting the administration of employee benefits and the development of HR policies, supporting hiring , onboarding, and employee performance processes, and serving as the liaison between employees and benefit providers.


Required Qualifications & Competencies

The ideal candidate would have the following capabilities and qualities:

  • 2 years of work experience as a Finance Assistant or similar role
  •  Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions)
  • Familiarity with accounting software (e.g. QBO)
  • Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors
  • Demonstrated professionalism in communications and ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Bilingual, bicultural Spanish/English with proficiency in reading and writing in both languages
  • Associate degree in Accounting or Finance, and experience in a school setting preferred


Apply if you are:

  • Passionate about early childhood education, economic mobility, and immigrant communities
  • Creative and flexible
  • Committed to excellence and continuous improvement
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and the motivation to teach yourself
  • An independent problem solver with strong decision-making capability
  • A people person with strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed to providing the best customer/client service possible

Organization Overview

Mission

To prepare Spanish-speaking children for success in school and life by providing superior dual language early childhood education.


Enduring Vision

Mecklenburg County is a place where differences in…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include QSEHRA healthcare reimbursement, 401K match, short-term disability, and life insurance.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include QSEHRA healthcare reimbursement, 401K match, short-term disability, and life insurance.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual, bicultural Spanish/English with proficiency in reading and writing in both languages

Bilingual, bicultural Spanish/English with proficiency in reading and writing in both languages

How to Apply

Direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications to Banu Valladares at banu@bilingualpreschool.org with subject line “Finance and HR Assistant Application.”  To be considered, applications must include a resume and a compelling 1-page cover letter explaining your interest and why you are a good fit for the role. Please indicate where you learned of the opportunity.

Direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications to Banu Valladares at banu@bilingualpreschool.org with subject line “Finance and HR Assistant Application.”  To be considered…

Location

6300 Highland Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28215

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