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Educational Specialist

As the first settlement house in the nation and for over 130 years, University Settlement has been empowering New York residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

Family Child Care Network (FCCN) and Department of Education (DOE) view Family childcare as a respected and valued profession within the Early care and education system in New York City. We seek to support and enhance the existing strengths of family childcare as birth-4 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/ Assistant Family Coordinator is to build strengths-based relationships with affiliated providers to support them as needed and in implementing high quality play-based instruction.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Collaborate with staff to meet the needs of all children and families
  • Provide strength-based practice-based coaching to providers
  • Provide guidance to providers on the implementation of an evidence-based curriculum that meets the individual needs of children
  • Review and adapt appropriate curriculum with providers that foster appropriate interactions with children
  • Assist providers with gathering observations and entering data in a timely manner and support its use for curriculum and lesson planning
  • Document coaching sessions aligned with the DOE's Early Childhood Framework for Quality (EFQ)
  • Enter data in Network tracking tool on a timely manner; generate reports
  • Assist in ongoing outreach, enrollment, and other administrative tasks
  • Support Education Director in coordinating professional learning day
  • Maintain relationships with community partners who provide support services for providers and families
  • Create and regularly update the Community Partner Resource Guide
  • Participate in meetings to connect about providers, families, and coordinate all services
  • Participate in individual supervision on a regular basis
  • Participate in professional learning sessions

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a BA/BS in early childhood or infant/toddler studies and have experience teaching children under six.
  • Experience working in family child care and/or with infants and toddlers
  • Position requires travel within FCC Network catchment area
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking abilities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team
  • You are willing to be an advocate for your program, participants, and community.
  • You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why You Should Join Our Team:

  • You're part of a mission-driven organization that empowers and advocates for the community
  • 15 Vacation; 9 sick days, 11 holidays
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account and Pre- Tax Commuter Program
  • Pension Plan through CIRS

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Salary: mid-40s, plus generous benefits (Local 205) 

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY 


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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