Position Summary: Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development located in downtown Chicago, is seeking to hire a part-time early math coach and professional development facilitator for ongoing teacher training being implemented by the Early Math Collaborative.
The part-time coach position will report to the coaching supervisor and provide school-based support to Math Teams at Chicago Public Schools and/or preschool centers throughout the Chicago area. This includes the following activities:
Providing ongoing group and/or individual instructional coaching around mathematics teaching to teachers and teacher leaders in preschool to second grade.
Participating in monthly individual supervision with a coach supervisor.
Participating in monthly coaching meetings at Erikson Institute with other coaches.
Participating in and helping facilitate ongoing Professional Learning Community meetings.
Building and maintaining confidential relationships with teachers and teacher leaders.
Building and maintaining relationships with Administrators at the schools or centers where the coaching takes place.
Timely and accurate maintenance of records of services provided and submittal of invoices for services and travel.
MS or MA in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education
Five years of experience teaching in pre-primary and/or early primary school
Expertise in mathematics instruction
Experience facilitating adult education
Knowledge and skills to implement standards-based instruction and familiarity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
High level of interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High level of personal maturity and ability to operate independently
Comfort in using portable devices such as iPads or Android tablets to communicate and maintain records
Bi-Lingual Spanish language proficiency preferred
About Erikson Institute
We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
To learn more, please visit our web site at www.erikson.edu
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In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•com...munity partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.