Buffalo Program Coordinator

Doodle Bugs Childrens Centers

Administration position with a curriculum focus

Job Summary: The Program Coordinator position serves as both a valued member of our education and management teams. This role upholds educational standards of excellence aligned with our Bravo! Curriculum and assumes primary responsibility for providing responsive classroom support while also sharing responsibility for Center operations with the Center’s Director and Assistant Director.
Salary: $15-$16+/hour
  
Doodle Bugs! Mission: to build a community of Happy Children, Happy Parents and Happy Teachers. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of safety, cleanliness, organization, professionalism and education so that we can spread happiness to every single individual at Doodle Bugs!
  
Doodle Perks:
  • Competitive health plans to help keep you happy & healthy
  • Child care tuition discounts
  • 401(k) with 50% match (after 1 year of employment)
  • Paid time off & holiday pay
  • Continued personal growth with paid training, educational opportunities and a promote from within philosophy
  • State of the art facilities
  
Job Responsibilities:
The essential activities of the Program Coordinator include reporting to the Center Director and support to the center’s program through these responsibilities and any additional tasks, as assigned:
Classroom Operations
  • Creating Awareness- Helps teachers evaluate alignment of practices with program values and goals.
  • Planning and Goal Setting- Collects information to establish a plan to address and identify growth opportunities. Support is reflected upon regularly to determine progress and necessary revision.
  • Designing Actions for Implementation- Creates opportunities for development, including: technique experimentation and self-discovery, direct classroom modeling, professional development, etc.
  • Managing Progress and Accountability- Maintains focus of agreed upon goals/priorities while recognizing the teacher’s responsibility for action and progress; including mentorships.
  • Assessing Coaching Practices- Engages in continual self-reflection of professional practices and how they influence teachers’ performance and outcomes.
  • Assessing Teacher Outcomes- Inspire & open a dialogue with teachers to self-reflect, self-analyze & self-modify.
  • Facilitation of “Add Value” Projects: These are included, but not limited to STEAM Labs, Kindness Curriculum, etc.
Center Operations
  • Being in ratio as a classroom teacher in any given age group
  • Fill-in for teachers on break
  • Front desk operations
  
Qualifications: Program Coordinator’s require demonstrated success as a Lead Teacher and one of the following:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education & 1 year experience with children
  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field 2 years experience with children
  • Associate’s Degree with 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education and 3 years experience with children
  
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.