YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Education Coordinator

US-MO-Kansas City
Req No.
Thomas Roque Head Start
Early Education Child Care
Minimum Salary
USD $35,112.00/Yr.
Midpoint Salary
USD $43,890.00/Yr.
Position Hours
primarily M-F, some evenings and weekends for training/meetings
US-MO-Kansas City


Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Education Coordinator oversees and directs the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children. These services contribute to the increased social competence in children and the recognition and enhancement of families as the primary educators of their children.  Provides coaching and mentoring to classroom associates in the area of early childhood education.


  • Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards; Head Start child development outcomes; and thorough knowledge and application of developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Monitor the implementation of curriculum in the classroom.
  • Supervise all educational classroom practices - room arrangement, lesson plans, daily schedules, routines, and transitions to assure their adherence to program policies.
  • Supervise children's assessment, including observations in each area, examples of the child's work, developmental assessments, and children's assessment data entry and outcome reports.
  • Supervise that home visits and family conferences are done per requirements and that they are used to discuss the child's individual development and progress, assisting the families in developing observational skills and soliciting family observations.
  • Identify and prioritize materials and equipment needed in classrooms and playgrounds, and coordinate with director in making purchases.
  • Lead responsibility for family involvement in education services as per HS requirements.
  • Collaborate with center team on transition plans, specific literacy plans including family literacy, and orientation plans for new classroom associates.
  • Coordinate the transition of children to Kindergarten, and assist with the children's transition to their next destination at the end of the season.
  • Work cooperatively with other associates to plan education services integrated with health, mental health, dental health, nutrition, family involvement, and social services.
  • Attend associate training and meetings, and board and family meetings as requested.
  • Assist individual associates in identifying their training needs, and improving their knowledge and abilities.
  • Observe and assess classroom practices (including classroom observations, lesson plan review and portfolio review) to determine strengths and areas for growth.
  • Coordinate with Program Director to meet education-related areas of state licensing, accreditation, and performance standards.
  • Facilitate the credentialing process for associates as appropriate.
  • Assess need of center for professional development based on observations and assessment of educators, review of outcomes information, and training surveys.  Using this information; develop, implement, and facilitate training for the center.
  • Participate in planning and facilitation of agency-wide education training.
  • Participate in the development of Individual Education Plan or Individual Family Service Plan.
  • Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance as needed.
  • Complete and submit required reports to the Grantee office, Delegate Director, Board of Directors, and Policy Committee in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Evaluate the performance of teaching associates and recommend subsequent personnel action to director.
  • Assure that files and documentation are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education.
  • Three years’ experience in a birth to five program supporting education services.
  • Experience in and knowledge of adult learning styles.
  • Able to work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner.
  • Sensitivity to individuals representing a variety of family, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Able to make independent and sound decisions in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational skills, and be multi-task proficient.
  • Sensitivity to diverse learning styles and knowledge/skill levels.
  • Able to listen, perceive, and interpret what others are communicating
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to adapt to new software.


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