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Preschool Supervisor/Coach

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type
Civil Service

Classification Title
Program Coordinator

Position's Functional Title
Preschool Supervisor/Coach

Position Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Position Summary

Governors State University’s Family Development Center is seeking to hire a Preschool Supervisor/Coach to serve in a dual role that supervises the day-to-day operations of the Preschool for All and Preschool Expansion Classrooms to ensure program compliance to DCFS, ISBE, NAEYC standards in addition to providing embedded professional development and implementing research-based coaching that focuses on instructional excellence.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Provide ongoing day-to-day leadership and operational coordination for all Preschool staff, assuring that all regulations are followed.
2. Create a staffing schedule and collaborate and communicate with other supervisors to arrange for substitutes for teaching staff for sick, vacation and planned time off.
3. Lead PreK Education staff meetings.
4. Attend supervision meetings with Education Director.
5. Provide reflective supervision to PreK teachers and staff.
6. Acts as teacher and covers classroom ratio as needed.
7. Coordinate with Governors State University ( GSU ) faculty to provide supervision of GSU students assigned to the PreK classrooms.
8. Ensure all paperwork is in place for volunteers and student workers.
9. Director is qualified and acts as DCFS Director on Duty in the absence of the Executive Director and Education Director.
10. Is aware of and follows all Standard Emergency Operating Procedures for the Center.
11. Perform all required documentation and reports and submit in a timely manner.

1. Implement a research-based, coordinated coaching strategy (Practice-Based Coaching) and coach staff on Curriculum and Assessment (Fidelity) and ECERS .
2. Coach and train teaching staff on classroom management. Assure a warm and accepting environment and atmosphere is maintained for children, parents, families, volunteers, community representatives and staff. Model appropriate language and behavior for children volunteers and families.
3. Create, review, and monitor teachers progress on professional development plans.
4. Develop, cultivate, and maintain a professional learning community for all Preschool classroom instructional staff.
5. Administer developmental screenings as needed.
6. Monitor classrooms daily for compliance to program regulations and ensure curriculum fidelity.
7. Onboard and train staff as well as provide feedback on performance.
8. Review all lesson plans, individualized plans and child goals for completeness and adherence to developmentally appropriate practice.
9. Complete required training, which includes but not limited to; medication administration, managing infectious disease, Active Supervision, SIDS, SBS, Mandated Reporter, Illinois Food Handler, etc.

Other Responsibilities

· Demonstrates knowledge and good judgment in matters of college policy and procedures.
· Stays well-informed regarding program developments.
· Proactive Leader – Works well without close supervision and demonstrates initiative.
· Assists with questions and problems courteously and promptly.

Starting Salary: $54,231.94.
This is a 12-month position.
(This is a non-unionized position. Salary starts at the base and is determined based on Education and Experience exceeding the minimum qualifications).

This position qualifies for an expansive suite of fringe benefits including, various insurance options, paid time off, retirement and investment options, and tuition waivers. Visit: .

Minimum Qualifications


  1. Bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood education.
  2. Gateways Level 5 ECE Credential (or be able to obtain).
  3. DCFS Director Qualified
  4. Three (3) years of experience as a Preschool Teacher.
  5. Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for
one (1) year of work experience.


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Preferred Qualifications

• Illinois Professional Educator Licensed Endorsed in Early Childhood Education.
• Five (5) years of teaching experience in a Preschool for All Classroom
• Five (5) years of experience as a supervisor in a Preschool for All Program.
• Master’s degree in early childhood education or working towards.
• Knowledge of a teacher coaching model (Practice Based Coaching, reflective coaching, etc.).
• Knowledge of NAEYC standards, Creative Curriculum, Conscious Discipline, Early Childhood
Environmental Rating Scale.
• Experience with Remind, TSGOLD, and ChildPlus.

Posting Date

Closing Date

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Special Instructions to Applicants


For consideration, applicants are required to attach the following:
1: All College/University Transcripts.
2: Online Application – Must be fully completed, include all dates of employment, employment status (full-time or if part-time, include percentages), job duties and responsibilities (full details).
3: Cover Letter.
4: Resume.
5: A list of three Professional References (We will only contact your references if you are a finalist).

Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.

This vacancy involves a Credential Assessment Examination which consist of a review and rating of the applicants Education, Experience, Licenses, and other qualifications. Applicants are required to provide electronic documentation as listed above to verify that the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.

Veterans may be eligible to receive additional points on a passing final examination score. To determine eligibility, submit one of the following documents to the Department of Human Resources:
1: Department of Defense – DD214 / DD215
2: National Guard – NGB22 Form
3: Discharge Orders
4: Reserves – DD256 Discharge Certificate

Note: Documentation must be received by the closing date of this posting.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have an Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Director's Level 1 Credential?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have a minimum of three (3) years of Infant/Toddler teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you able to perform physical activities required by the job, which include, but are not limited to the following: standing, walking, sitting; using hands and fingers, reaching with hands and arms; climbing, balancing, lifting up to 50 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling; talking, hearing, tasting, and smelling?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you possess at least 3 college credits or demonstrated experience in management, leadership or administration?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please describe your supervisory experience in a licensed child care center.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Do you have demonstrated experience and expertise with using ChildPlus fee management database software?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Describe your experience using ChildPlus fee management software. How many children/families? What was your position etc.?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Do you have experience using ChildPlus fee management database software to manage fees in a Head Start/Child Care setting?
    • No
    • Yes
  10. Rate your competency level with Microsoft Office applications and reporting tools, spreadsheets, and publishing software.
    • Proficient
    • Good
    • Moderate
    • Weak
    • No experience
  11. Do you have childcare certifications (ECE Level 4 and Level 5)?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. Do you have a current CPR/ AED certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  14. Have you attached a copy of your Illinois Early Childhood Education Credential Level 1 Credential?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. Have you attached a copy of your college/university transcript which verifies your earned degree and conferred date?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. Have you completed the entire application including beginning and end dates of employment, full time/part time status, percentages, and full details of work performed?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three Professional References
  4. College/University Transcripts
  5. Certification/Professional License
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran’s/Military Preference Points Documentation
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Other
  4. Other2
  5. Other3
  6. Other4

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