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This is a part-time position at 30 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
RISE is a National Science Foundation-funded 3-year project with Boston ABCD Head Start programs, located in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development. RISE focuses on developing ecologically valid, culturally relevant integrative preschool curriculum components and home-school connections as critical dimensions to support young DLL children’s school success. The key elements of RISE include:(1) science, technology and engineering (STE) early learning as it develops with other school readiness skills (i.e., approaches to learning); and (2) home-school connections (HSC) forged through authentic exploration of meaningful family knowledge, activities, and routines related to STE. The final product of the RISE project will include a set of processes for integrating STE and HSC, as well as specific curricular activities and materials.
The Classroom Coach is a part time position (30 hours/week for 52 weeks). This person will have responsibility for working with the Co-PI and larger Tufts team and Head Start colleagues to develop and integrate the RISE curriculum into the existing Head Start curriculum; and to providing in-classroom support and coaching to Head Start teachers in co-constructing and implementing the RISE curriculum materials. This position hire is for a classroom coach to enter the project at the start of Year 2 (August 2013).
• Minimum of 5 years of experience
• Prek-2 or any teaching license that includes preschool
• Microsoft Office
• Experience with early childhood coaching is a must. Preschool classroom experience is also required. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate potential to engage in collaborative work with the full RISE team, including researchers, Tufts students, and Head Start personnel and families.
• The finalist for this position must successfully complete all appropriate background checks.
Experience with early childhood curriculum development and with serving diverse populations is preferred. Candidates with expertise in early STEM learning and teaching and with dual language learners will be given preference. Experience with the CLASS or other formal classroom observation systems is desirable.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Participation in occasional Saturday workshops and team meetings is expected as well as occasional late afternoon/early evening meetings with Head Start teachers.
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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