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Educational Coordinator 

Category Education  

We currently have an immediate opportunity for an Educational Coordinator to join our Early Childhood Development Center in Fayetteville, NC. This Full-Time position offers a competitive salary and full benefits. If you meet the qualifications listed below and interested in a team-oriented, dynamic role please apply within for further consideration.

Position Summary:
The Educational Coordinator supervises the design and implementation of evidence-based, developmentally appropriate, inclusive early care and education programs for young children ages infant through 5 years. Educational Coordinator provides consultation and technical assistance to early care and education staff around best practices in early childhood education including methodologies to support the learning of children with a range of disabilities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervises the planning and implementation of daily activities for indoor and outdoor learning environments that encourage each child’s growth in social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development.
  • Reviews lesson plans to ensure they are developmentally appropriate and in compliance with state regulations.
  • Oversees training and implementation of curriculum for children birth through age five.
  • Monitors lesson plans and classroom schedule for children B-5 to ensure curriculum and lesson plans are being followed during approved scheduled times.
  • Collaborates with family, teachers, therapists and other professionals to design integrated specialized services.
  • Assists in the oversight of daily operations to ensure compliance with programmatic, health and safety regulations across all learning environments in the absence of the Center Director and Assistant Center Director, including monitoring and adjusting classroom ratios to meet regulatory standards.
  • Oversees special education and pediatric therapy services to ensure appropriate service delivery as authorized by the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Ensures on-going assessment of child outcomes (B-5 years) through a variety of developmentally appropriate, culturally & linguistically responsive methods that are tied to daily activities.
  • Coordinates and may administer standardized screening and evaluation as needed for eligibility determination, goal development and progress reporting.
  • Coordinates the development and/or review and implementation of IFSP / IEP, with child’s family, service coordinator, therapists, preschool coordinator and/or other professionals and in accordance with CDSA/ LEA protocol.
  • Collaborates with family, CDSA, LEA to facilitate smooth transitions between settings and services.
  • In collaboration with Center Director and other support staff, assesses needs of center families and advises families on available support services, assisting with referrals as needed.
  • In collaboration with Center Director, facilitates regular staff, parent and educational support meetings.
  • Promotes a positive and supportive team atmosphere.
  • Ensures confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Ensures program staff follows all procedures established by CDSA/ LEA for referral, placement, service delivery and transition relative to Part C and Part B of IDEA.
  • Oversees quality and accuracy of documentation as required by CDSA, LEA, ESUCP, administrators of public/ private grants and regulatory agencies.
  • Facilitates peer reviews of program documentation as it relates to CDSA, LEA, and ESUCP documentation.
  • Collaborates with the Center Director and/or designated support staff to assess program strengths and needs and to determine necessary enhancements to facilitate quality and best practice.
  • Participates in professional development and in-service training as required by ESUCP and local/ state / federal regulatory and licensure agencies.
  • Completes required training within prescribed timeframes.
  • Must demonstrate Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment and Caring as appropriate to the position.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position assists Center Director and Assistant Center Director in the supervision of Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers and Substitute staff.

The Educational Coordinator works in a center-based setting with indoor and outdoor learning environments. May work in extreme climate (hot/cold) conditions for short periods. May spend time sitting on the floor or child-sized furniture. May come in contact with children who are ill and/or contagious and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff, and self. Will be exposed to cleaning and sanitation solutions. Travel, at times overnight, may be required. Problem-solving is a major function and may involve stressful or crisis situations.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education or related field from a college or university accredited by an entity approved by USDOE or CHEA.
  • NC B-K or pre-k add on licensure preferred
  • Infant Toddler Family Specialist Certification preferred
  • 1 year of supervisory / coordination experience
  • 2 years verifiable early childhood work experience
  • Experience providing services to children with disabilities preferred.

Skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of child development and recommended practices in service provision for children who are typically developing and those with or at risk for developmental or behavioral/emotional disabilities.
  • Provide direct services to children and to maintain effective collaborative relationships with parents service coordinators, LEA representatives, and other professionals.
  • Understand services for children and families as dictated by IDEA parts C&B including parental rights, family-centered services, and natural environment practices. Understand the relationship of ESUCP to agencies with which we contract to provide part C & B services.
  • Knowledge of related community resources.
  • Working knowledge of responsibilities and accountability related to any grant-funded activities.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills including clarity and articulation of thought, appropriate grammar, style, form, and punctuation.

Essential physical requirements:

  • Possess the visual acuity to develop written correspondence and determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.
  • Able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of talking, hearing, sitting, standing for long periods of time and performing repetitive motions, such as using a computer.
  • Must be able to meet physical demands of lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling.
  • Must be able to lift up to 55 pounds.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Educational Coordinator  
Division Child Development Center  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location CDC Fayetteville  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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