Friendship Public Charter School

  • Director of Reggio-Emilia Inspired Education

    Class
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    As the coordinator of Reggio-Emilia you are both a strategic and tactical expert who relishes the opportunity to build capacity within an expanding organization. You understand education and non-profit, mission-driven organizations. You value Friendship’s Core Values, Reggio-Emilia cornerstones and can share it with the community. You thrive in a dynamic environment and have the ability to work on various projects simultaneously, requiring strong organizational and time management skills. You are experienced in leading organizational design, professional coaching, development, and implementation of professional learning and development programs for all staff members including leaders. You possess a strong education philosophy based on child-focused or Reggio-Emilia-Inspired perspectives. You show a commitment to early childhood education and the ability to express empathy and relationship-driven learning environments. You are a collaborator and are able to create and execute new ideas for the team you are leading to see results in and out of the classroom. You demonstrate an understanding of the Reggio-Emilia Inspired program at Friendship, Friendship’s philosophy, culture and practice and can articulate it to your team and perspective families. You have the ability to mentor and inspire others as well as grow like-minded educators. You can strategically develop and cultivate an environment that offers individualized and personalized learning reflective of the Reggio-Emilia Inspired program tenants. You have the fiscal and strategic lens necessary to sustain and grow our current Reggio-Emilia Inspired program through proven business and financially sound practices and initiatives.

    Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with Chief Academic Officer, School Leaders, parents, staff, children, and community;
    • Communicate with all elements of the school community by verbal/written/electronic channels;
    • Collaborate with Human Resources for hiring and evaluation of Reggio-Emilia Inspired staff members;
    • Collaborate with School Administrators and teachers to welcome new families and children;
    • Coordinate assessments and services for children with special needs in each class;
    • Organize and guide professional development experiences for teachers throughout school year;
    • Engage in professional endeavors with other educators in the community;
    • Collaborate with teachers and children in the creation of Reggio-inspired Framework, scope-and-sequence, core curriculum;
    • Documentation of teacher, parent and children experiences and learning in articles, books, panels, Weekly Journals, monthly newsletter and installations;
    • Collaborate with CAO, School Leaders, for selection and purchase of classroom resources, equipment and furnishings;
    • Conduct weekly team meetings.

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of 1 year of administration experience in an organization, preferably in a growing charter school organization or educational non-profit
    • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
    • At least three years of Early Childhood Classroom experience. (Reggio-Emilia Inspired Classroom preferred)
    • Outstanding interpersonal, coaching and listening skills with the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization
    • Outstanding strategic planning and analytical skills.

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