Agenda for Children

Join Us at Agenda for Children

Thanks for your interest in joining our team! Agenda for Children is made up of a group of dedicated professionals who are working together to improve the lives of children and families in Louisiana.

We currently have two positions open:

Early Care and Education Technical Assistance Coach/Trainer

Agenda for Children seeks Technical Assistance Coach/Trainers to serve in its New Orleans office.  The Technical Assistance Coach/Trainer provides on-site practice-based coaching and personalized support of teachers who work with children under the age of five; and will be responsible for conducting training workshops for early childhood teachers and administrators. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-Technical Assistance

  • Develop collaborative partnerships with early learning programs, working together with them to achieve program goals 
  • Provide on-site technical assistance (TA) to early learning centers to help them make program improvements, including assisting programs in full implementation of Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSGold), understanding the domains and dimensions of CLASS and the Louisiana Birth to Five Early Learning Standards 
  • Provide training, observation, evaluation, consultation, collaboration, and on-site modeling based on the Practice-Based Coaching Model, developed by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-Training

  • Conduct training workshops on various early childhood topics 
  • Develop new trainings, as needed
 

Qualifications

SPECIAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS

To apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to coach@agendaforchildren.org

Applications accepted until position filled.

No phone calls please.

CDA Instructor/Coach

The CDA Instructor/coach is responsible for assisting 20-25 child care teachers in meeting the educational requirements needed to attain the Child Development Associate’s Credential through direct instruction, providing aligned technical assistance visits and coaching, coordinating site visits and guest lectures, facilitating communities of practice, observing, and implementing applied practice activities.   This includes working full-time, year round in the CDA program. He/she will be responsible for teaching the CDA classes, recruiting candidates, and supporting candidates in successful completion of the requirements to attain a CDA credential.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach interactive class sessions on alternate Saturdays.
  • Provide feedback on all ERS and CLASS scores to each candidate.
  • Provide a minimum of 16 hours of individualized coaching in each candidate’s classroom. 
  • Provide and monitor field experiences that  offer a unique educational opportunity for early childhood teachers to earn a CDA, combining classroom instruction with job-embedded coaching, online training and field-based experiences
  • Ensure that 100% of graduates attain their CDAs within a year of completing the program.
  • Participate in designing a presentation to each network twice a year to report on the progress of the program. The report will include information such as the number of candidates remaining in the program, the types of experiences that are being provided, number of candidates receiving the CDA credential, and the results of evaluation data collected on the program. 
  • Provide the community networks with a written quarterly update on the progress of the program. 
  • CDA program staff will actively engage the members of each local community to assist with recruitment of up to ten CDA candidates, with an emphasis on identifying teachers that demonstrate high potential. 

Qualifications

SPECIAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS

To apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to cdainstructor@agendaforchildren.org.

Applications accepted until position filled.

No phone calls please.

Agenda for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status or disability.

 

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