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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 9, 2023


Posting Number: SRGV6420
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: College of Education and P-16 Integration / Human Development and School Services
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide coaching and instructional support to preschool teachers for successful implementation of Texas School Ready project that will impact school readiness for prekindergarten children.

Description of Duties:
• Implements a variety of strategies including side-by-side coaching, and co-teaching, instructional planning and reflective feedback.
• Participates with Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) staff to ensure project fidelity.
• Provides coaching support to teachers as required using a variety of coaching strategies including video reflection to improve teacher quality.
• Provides teachers with verbal and written feedback after each classroom visit.
• Implements required coaching tools to monitor teacher’s progress and to set goals for improvement.
• Participates in videotaping of coaching practices and interactions with teachers in the classroom for evaluation purposes.
• Supports teachers with the implementation of instructional strategies as outlined in the eCIRCLE professional development sessions as well as the Classroom Observation Tool (COT).
• Assists teachers in understanding progress monitoring data reports and providing classroom instruction based on these reports.
• Collaborates with Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) to support the management of project expenditures.
• Participates in all CLI training; including conference calls.
• Plans, develops and facilitates ongoing professional development as required for the implementation of the project (CIRCLE Preschool Early Language and Literacy training, eCIRCLE facilitation, progress monitoring training, curriculum training, administrators training etc.).
• Collaborates with teachers to assist with developing lesson plans and daily schedules.
• Collaborate with CLI to order, ensure delivery, and account for inventory of teacher/classroom materials.
• Collects, updates, tracks, and manages school, classroom, teacher, and child enrollment data.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Early Childhood Education or any other degree with a Texas Alternative Teaching Certification.

Preferred Education:
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field from an accredited university.


Required Experience:
• Three (3) years of experience teaching preschool or Kindergarten through first grade and or
• Three (3) years of experience training or coaching adults.
• Knowledge of research based pre-kindergarten curriculum and instructional strategies, pre-school literacy screening and progress monitoring. Knowledge of Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines, Head Start Child Outcomes, and Child Licensing standards.
• Preferred: Bilingual (English & Spanish)

Preferred Experience:

Use of standard office equipment. Working knowledge of technology (internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, videotaping, uploading documents/videos, etc.).

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Exceptional planning and organizational skills.

Physical Capabilities: n/a
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 01/06/2023
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 07/31/2023

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit jeid-1a2b5340b99e3e43be6927636904bbe8

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