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Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for the position of Early Childhood Coordinator. The Early Childhood Coordinator will oversee instructional fidelity within the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). This position with work with the Director to oversee design implementation and evaluation of lesson planning, classroom objectives, assessment process and procedures, activities matrices, Nevada Pre-K Standards, environmental setup, formative and summative assessments, upholding and aligning the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. The EC Coordinator will be responsible for organizing and provide ongoing professional development and support in the implementation of strong instructional practices, while aligning Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP), curriculum development and methods that correlate to the program's philosophy. They will uphold NAEYC's Program Standards and adhere to the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) as well as maintain Child Care Licensing regulations for compliance. The EC Coordinator will maintain confidentiality and models a positive and professional demeanor. The EC Coordinator will work in a collegial and collaborative manner with leaders, administration, teaching staff, NSC and SOE faculty and staff, and other stakeholders to promote and support the vision, mission and goals of the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) and NSC. The EC Coordinator will support the program with regards to Social and Emotional Development and offer behavioral support to teachers by forming rapport with all students and families.
About Nevada State College:
Founded in 2002, NSC is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty and staff members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. NSC emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary student support, evidence-based practices, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all departments across campus.
NSC, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), serves over 5,000 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved—a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our young institution.
About the Early Childhood Education Center:
The Nevada State College, Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) will focus on supporting the developmental needs of typically and atypically developing, 3-5 year-old children. Our children will learn in a natural, experiential, age-appropriate manner through hands-on, play-based curriculum. To promote early literacy skills, we apply current neurobiological and social-science to positively impact brain development through meaningful relationships with the children and their families. We value and encourage student voice! We focus on social emotional learning by supporting our youngest learners utilizing an approach that focusing on safety, connection and problem-solving to encourage intrinsic motivation. Our small class sizes, 16 children, with 3 teachers in each classroom, allow for very low child to teacher ratios, and for multiple opportunities throughout the day to create intentional learning opportunities that are based on what a child needs for their individual growth in the areas of early childhood development.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.
The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of Fall 2019, we currently enroll approximately 5,500 students in which 36% are Hispanic, 13% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 8% are Black/African American, 25% are White, and 14% are multiracial. Nevada State College is a Hispanic-serving institution. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum that's culturally responsive to the students it serves.
Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. For example, your efforts might include contributions in the areas of teaching, mentoring, advising, research, and/or institutional service.
Oversee curriculum design, implementation and evaluation
Incorporate Nevada Pre-K Standards, aligning the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards
Organize and provide ongoing professional development including coaching, training, modeling to support in the implementation of strong Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Adhere to the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) as well as maintain Child Care Licensing and the Southern Nevada Health Department regulations for compliance
Assist with creation and implementation of schedules and procedures that maximize instructional time
Maintains confidentiality and models a positive and professional demeanor at all times.
Provides leadership in the sharing of ideas and information with teaching staff, colleagues and other professionals
Supports the program with regards to Social and Emotional Development and offers behavioral support to teachers by forming rapport with all students and families
Models and collaboratively promotes high expectations, mutual respect, concern and empathy for students, staff, parents and community
Provide training on inclusive practice to staff
Supervise staff in classrooms from varying educational and experiential backgrounds
Contributes to the organization of family events and community communications
Contributes to the promotion of the ECEC through various forms of social media in collaboration with the NSC Marketing Department, as assigned by the ECEC Director
Schedule, orient, train and supervise NSC observation and practicum students, student teachers, volunteers, and community visitors
Assume the position as lead program administrator in the Director's absence
Oversee the staffing of the after school program, including interviewing and hiring
Prepare semester calendar of activities for the ECEC
Assists with providing or coordinating Child Care Licensing required training hours and certificates
Assist with maintaining an active Substitute Teacher Roster, including interviewing, hiring, orientating, training and evaluating, to uphold the required ratios of the ECEC
Be available to teach in each of the classrooms in the absence of Lead Teacher and the inability to secure a substitute teacher, as needed
Master's Degree in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development or closely related field
Minimum of three years of experience teaching or in an administrative capacity in an early childhood setting
Minimum of three years overseeing and/or writing curriculum
Experience with NAEYC accreditation
Extensive experience training, coaching and creating professional development opportunities to enhance the skill sets of other professionals
Written evidence of a negative report of a tuberculosis (TB) test or chest x-ray taken prior to employment
Certification in adult/ child/ infant CPR/First Aid/AED within 90 days of employment and every two years after initial certification
Support and participate in the ECEC's mission and vision statements
Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (NSC does not sponsor employment-related visas)
Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position. Candidate must be able to secure a current Sheriff's Card for Child Care Licensing, including FBI background check, have no pending criminal action or felony conviction of child abuse or neglect, or any crime involving physical harm to a person; or felony regarding any controlled substance or alcohol related charge according to current state law. Candidate must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training per year in child-care in addition to health and wellness training and related subjects approved by the Bureau of Services for Child Care and must complete Universal Precautions training session within the six weeks of employment start date.
Familiarity with The Creative Curriculum and Conscious Discipline
Experience with Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS)
Experience teaching in a NAEYC accredited center
Salary & Benefits
Budgeted salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000. Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.25% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.
This Posting is Open Until Filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.
Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants
NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
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Please upload the following documents:
Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State College;
Names and contact information of three references (you will be notified before references are contacted).
Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.
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Note to Applicant
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
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Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.