Pre School – Third Grade Educational Facilitator
The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Preschool – Third Grade Educational Facilitator: Metro Omaha Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan. The educational facilitator will assist the Buffett Institute and school staff in implementing the preschool – third grade component of a comprehensive initiative to eliminate or reduce income-based social, cognitive, and achievement gaps among young children at risk in the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The initiative relies on a birth – third grade approach in which schools serve as a hub for connecting all early childhood services to provide high-quality continuous programming across the first eight years of life. The preschool – third grade educational facilitators will work on-site at participating schools. Their role will emphasize leadership for preschool – third grade teacher professional development, including teacher and child care provider consultation and coaching.Minimum Requirements: • A bachelor’s degree in fields related to early childhood education and elementary education, master’s degree preferred.• Five years of highly effective teaching at the preschool – third grade levels in public schools that serve economically, racially, and linguistically diverse children.• Experience as an instructional coach for teachers at the preschool – third grade levels and/or experience in designing and delivering professional development.• Commitment to and knowledge of educational practices that are informed by child development research, with an emphasis on preschool – third grade. • Professional leadership in early childhood education and related fields as documented by active participation in professional organizations, professional presentations• Knowledge of bilingual or dual language education and bilingual fluency (Spanish/English) desired.• An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired may be considered.Successful candidates will exhibit the following personality traits:• Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated capacity as a team player and relationship builder.• Demonstrated management and organizational skills related to program implementation.• Strong computer, written, and oral communication skills.• Willingness to travel to regional school sites.• Flexibility and openness to change.
Please note this position is located in Omaha, NE.
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