- 08-Jul-2014 to 15-Sep-2014 (PST)
- Sells, AZ, USA
- Full Time
The College offers a comprehensive benefit package. Free shuttle service to/from Tucson/Tohono O'odham Community College in Sells, AZ.
Salary: $44,260 annually
The College offers a comprehensive benefit package. Free shuttle service to/from Tucson/Tohono O'odham Community College in Sells, AZ. The Community of Practice Coordinator will direct activities to implement best practices that promote young children's successful transitions into kindergarten. This includes on-site coaching to reinforce content of research and trainings. The Community of Practice Coordinator will facilitate seminars with cohort members to implement best practices and assist Early Childhool Education (ECE) professionals in pursuing their degrees in higher education.
The Community of Practice Coordinator will direct activities to implement best practices that promote young children's successful transitions into kindergarten. This includes on-site coaching to reinforce content of research and trainings. The Community of Practice Coordinator will facilitate seminars with cohort members to implement best practices and assist Early Childhool Education (ECE) professionals in pursuing their degrees in higher education.
TOCC is a tribal college located on the Tohono O'odham Nation, 60 miles west of Tucson. The incumbent will work closely with members of the Tohono O'odham Nation within a multi-culture setting.
Typical Class Essential Duties:
- Coordinate the TOCC Community of Practice (CoP) Project events and workshops to include times, dates and presenters. Maintain a cohort of at least 25 members from the Tohono O'odham early childhood community.
- The Community of Practice Coordinator serves as the coach for early childhood professionals enrolled in the Community of Practice Project.
- Serve as a liaison with the Tohono O'odham Nation Head Start and Child Care programs to continue to identify and meet the needs of the early childhood community.
- Serve as a liaison with other Tohono O'odham Nation agencies serving early childhood to continue to identify and meet their needs as related to TOCC programs and projects.
- Collaborate with all designated TOCC departments and personnel to identify and resolve any issues that may impact appropriate implementation of CoP project activities and goals.
- Serve as a liaison with 4-year institutions to identify all possibilities that participants can access to meet their educational goals beyond those attained at TOCC.
- Attend meetings and trainings by the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, and meetings with First Things First Tohono O'odham National regional Partnership Council and Tohono O'odham Nation community agencies. Promote attendance by cohort members as appropriate.
- Manage and coordinate the financial transactions and budgeting activities of the CoP project.
- The Community of Practice Coordinator is responsible for collection of data, completion and submittal of all required reports by deadlines.
- Promote Tohono O'odham language and culture as a vital component of early Childhood education.
- Perform other job related duties as assigned as determined by TOCC and the Contractor Agreement.
Training & Experience:
- Minimum of an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or other related field;
- Three (3) years experience in the field of Early Childhood education, Elementary Education or other related service area;
- Experience with coordinating multi-agency projects and personnel;
- Three (3) years work experience with tribal communities.
Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications:
- Ability to speak and understand O'odham and/or Spanish.
- Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.Experience with First Things first policies, procedures and projects.
- Valid Arizona Drivers license with no DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past two years.
- The Community of Practice Coordinator must successfully pass a background check and fingerprint clearance.
- Administrative program oversight principles, practices, and techniques;
- Program development, planning, and administration principles and practices;
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
- Research methods;
- Policy and procedure development practices;
- Troubleshooting and solving complex program issues;
- Budgeting principles.
- Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interactions with College administrators, faculty, staff, students, and Community of Practice members;
- Prioritizing and assigning work; preparing reports; adapting instruction to meet individual needs; public speaking; instructing adult learners; implementing course material; and maintaining cohesive multi-level group dynamics;
- The Community of Practice Coordinator is responsible for applying developmentally appropriate practices to early childhood coaching duties;
- Ability to design and develop curriculum and lesson plans, provide academic advising, build community relations, incorporate a variety of teaching methodologies, and serve as a member of the department and on College committees;
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds;
- The Community of Practice Coordinator should have the ability to integrate the values of diversity and team building into educational decision-making.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.
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