Family Child Care Education Specialist

Full-time
WHEDco
Description

About Us:

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development
organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve to live in healthy, vibrant
communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when
our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored
in strong communities of which residents can be proud. WHEDco’s mission is to create and bridge access
to resources in the South Bronx that support thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education
and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See
www.whedco.org for more information.

Job Summary:

WHEDco seeks an Education Specialist to support and enhance the existing strengths of family child-care
in birth to age four programs that promote continuous and responsive relationships, strengthen early
learning skills, build resilience, and lay the foundation for all future learning. The primary role of the
Education Specialist is to build strength-based relationships with affiliated providers, provide support as
needed and implementing high quality play-based instruction.

Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the FCC Education Director, FCC Family Support Worker, and FCC Monitors to
meet the needs of all children and families.
• Provide semimonthly coaching and guidance to affiliated providers as they implement a mixedage curriculum.
• Review and implement appropriate curriculum support and documents with affiliated providers
that foster hands-on, developmentally appropriate, and relationship-based interactions with all
children.
• Assist affiliated providers in collecting and entering observations of child assessments into
databases and support its use for curriculum and lesson planning.
• Document all coaching sessions aligned with the DOE’s Early Childhood Framework for Quality
(EFQ).
• Assist in ongoing outreach, enrollment, and all other administrative tasks.
• Support FCC Education Director in coordinating all required professional learning days
throughout the year.
• Maintain relationships with community partners who provide mental health, special needs, and
other support services for all affiliated providers and families.
• Create and update a community partner resource guide for all affiliated providers and families.
• Participate in semimonthly FCC Network staff meetings to connect about individual providers,
families, and coordinate all services.
• Participate in staff professional learning sessions.
• Other tasks as assigned by the FCC Education Director.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Arts or Science in early childhood or infant/toddler studies required.
• Minimum six years’ experience teaching children under six years of age.
• Experience working in family childcare and/or with infants and toddlers preferred.
• Willing to travel within FCC Network catchment area.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to facilitate workshops and
trainings.
• Ability to solve problems, find common ground and achieve results with minimal support.
• Must be a team player; able to build relationships and motivate stakeholders with diverse
personalities and backgrounds.
• Must be a self-starter and able to work independently.
• Able to proactively multi-task and adapt to changing and competing needs.
• Experience in MS Office (including Excel and PowerPoint) and excellent overall computer and
database skills.
• Experience in creating presentations and marketing materials.
• Proven ability and/or demonstrated work experience where maintaining confidentiality is
critical and expected.
• Appreciation for the unique needs of all providers and families.
Excellent benefits and competitive salary ($55,000-$65,000) based on experience.

All new hires must provide proof of having received at least one dose of a U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (“FDA”) authorized COVID-19 vaccine by their first day of employment, and proof of full
vaccination within 30 calendar days.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: HBCCrecruiting@whedco.org with Education
Specialist and your name in subject line.

WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because
of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability,
predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other
category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with
regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.