Preschool Promise Instructional Coach


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Posting Number: 0601063-C Position Type: Classified Special Notes to Applicants:

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

LBCC offers a pay incentive to eligible employees who demonstrate proficiency in conversational Spanish when evaluated and formally certified by a college-approved professional or agency. Eligibility to apply for and receive bilingual pay incentives for Spanish and languages other than English are subject to the provisions of Administrative Rule 6025-06. For more detailed information, please review the
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Position Title: Preschool Promise Instructional Coach Division/Department: Family Connections Location Albany Campus, Albany, OR Job Summary:

The Preschool Promise Instructional Coach responds to coaching requests and referrals to provide reflective and relationship-based coaching to both teachers and instructional leaders, while also supporting the implementation of Preschool Promise, which is a statewide, high-quality, preschool system planned for launch in Fall 2020. This position serves as a coach to early childhood educators in family and center-based child care settings, school districts, and other early education programs to meet program, classroom, and teacher goals, best practices standards; and to increase the level of job-embedded professional development, collaborative routines, and instructional leadership.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (Human Development, Child and Family Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology), or a Step 10 on the Oregon Registry for Childcare Education and coursework in age three to five development. A minimum of two years of experience in an early childhood program that includes experience providing technical assistance and training, including coaching to early education programs and providing classroom observations, and/or home visits to families with young children. Experience supporting the primacy of families, their home languages and their cultures, and an understanding of how to engage them.

Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of inclusion and equity practices in preschool programs. Knowledge of how to best support the early learning workforce in all settings. Effective techniques of adult learning and relationship-based coaching practices. Must possess knowledge and skills to use equipment necessary to carry out job responsibilities (e.g. computer and virtual training software, cell/telephone, facsimile machine, projectors, digital cameras, and video recorders).

Abilities: Must possess excellent planning, organization, and time management skills, and the capacity to build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders, and provide services that are culturally competent and appropriate to the needs of the target audience. Must be able to independently perform duties of the position efficiently and effectively. Requires the ability to communicate formally and informally with a wide range of contacts and demonstrate tact, diplomacy, empathy, and friendliness in dealing with people under stressful conditions, either by phone, through video, or in person. Must be able to work respectfully with individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. Requires timely ongoing documentation to maintain reporting requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual English and Spanish is preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Requires learned physical skill to operate computer keyboard, typewriter or other office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers. Requires hearing and speaking ability sufficient to communicate effectively in person, over the phone, and/or via online video conferencing programs.

Work is performed in a variety settings including office, online, and in the field at child care programs. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. Frequent travel is required. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends. Must be able to travel throughout the region and to other required opportunities, including overnight and/or on weekends. Requires a valid Oregon driver’s license and access to own transportation, or the ability to arrange for reliable alternative transportation.

Essential Duties:

Creates ongoing, trusting relationships with early education programs and a range of educators to develop the most conducive environment for learning and reflection, and establish collaborative coaching relationships.

Articulates and facilitates understanding of Preschool Promise program expectations, especially in the areas of Supportive Environments, Ambitious Instruction, Continuous Quality Improvement, Leadership with Knowledge, and Inclusionary Practices.

Delivers regular one-on-one coaching sessions to educators and instructional leaders of Preschool Promise programs, following the Oregon Early Learning Coaching Guidelines and employing specific coaching strategies to engage teachers and instructional leaders.

Utilizes reflective practices with Preschool Promise programs to facilitate goal setting, data evaluation, and observation feedback.

Supports continuous quality improvements, especially focused on the Preschool Promise Program expectations, and NAEYC Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and implementation of best practices in early learning, inclusion, dual language learning, and social/emotional development.

Conducts regular, direct observations of assigned or referred educators while in practice, using formal and informal tools and provides feedback.

Uses technology to support Preschool Promise programs and assigned/referred educators through video review, feedback, resource sharing, and coordinated peer feedback.

In partnership with Preschool Promise administrators and teachers, creates coaching goals, action steps and identifies available resources through engaged data dialogues and reflective conversations.

Supports Preschool Promise programs in their use of data to create program and early educator goals.

Provides materials, resources, and recommendations to strengthen practice implementation and reach established coaching goals.

Serves as a resource in identifying appropriate research-based instructional strategies and interventions to improve outcomes for Preschool Promise children and families.

Uses coaching data to help inform training and technical assistance plans with Preschool Promise Specialists.

Participates in ongoing coaching provided by Early Learning Division ( ELD ) contracted Mentor Coaches.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Applicant Instructions:

Please complete the online application and upload or attach the following required documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Academic Transcript(if needed to meet required qualifications)

Transcripts from a non-U.S. college or university must be accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation. Please see “Academic Transcript Information” on the Employment Opportunities home page for more information and a list of agencies which perform this service.

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date: 11/02/2020 Full-time or Part-time Full-time, 1.0 FTE, Fiscal Year (Contracted with Benefits) Number of hours/week: Posting Date: 10/06/2020 Closing Date: 10/18/2020 Open Until Filled: No Salary Grade 22 Salary/Rate

Starting annual salary is $ 54,800 for a 1.0 FTE, 245 position day contract, plus benefit options. Salary prorated based on the number of working days remaining in the fiscal year.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
    • Mid-Valley Sunday Newspaper
    • Lebanon Express Newspaper
    • Oregonian Newspaper
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • indeed.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Online
    • State Employment Department
    • LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
    • Eugene Register Guard Newspaper
    • Other Online Website (specify below)
    • Other (specify below)
  2. * If you selected other above, please specify the website or other resource from which you learned of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Academic Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. License or Certificate
  2. Academic Transcript 2
  3. Academic Transcript 3
  4. Academic Transcript 4
  5. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4


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