Lead Teacher

Reports To: Director of Programs
Department: Programs

Send resume and cover letter to skeightley@cfnc-online.org

Job Summary
The Lead Teacher is responsible for providing a culturally sensitive, safe, secure and stimulating environment that meets the needs of all preschool children.  The lead teacher will also be responsible for providing a high quality educational program using the Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers and Al’s Pals Social and Emotional Curriculum as well as additional appropriate curricula to enhance and enrich the classroom experience. The Lead Teacher will oversee the assistant teacher ensuring fidelity to the program. 

Job Responsibilities:

    • Maintain a clean, inviting, and stimulating classroom.  Occasionally, it will be necessary for the lead teacher to complete preparation for classroom activities outside normal working hours without additional compensation. 
  • Responsible for working with assistant teacher to set up schedule of responsibilities for both teachers. 
    • Follow the Creative Curriculum and provide enrichment activities to support and enhance a well-rounded program. 
    • Plan daily using Gold with the Creative Curriculum to meet both individual and class needs. 
    • Take daily anecdotal notes on children and enter them in the My Teaching Strategies Site. 
    • Maintain individual records of goals and progress for each student. 
  • Responsible for completing , Gold, PALS, PKBS Parent events sign-in sheets, Lending Library, and Professional Development data required for yearly outcomes reports. 
    • Maintain the confidentiality of child and parent records. 
    • Attend staff meetings. 
    • Coordinate classroom activities with other teaching teams.  
    • Work with the director and family support worker to refer children to Child Find and attend IEP meetings. 
  • Communicate immediately with the director about any concerns or needs you have about children, other staff members, or parents. 
    • Work with volunteers to give feedback on how they perform classroom duties. 
    • Plan and conduct parent conferences twice yearly. Accommodate parents who need different scheduling. 
    • Attend professional workshops during the school year to meet the minimum licensing standard for training. 
    • Take part in a self-evaluation process yearly as well as an agency evaluation. 
  • Provide weekly lesson plans and data collection information as needed by Director. 
    • Notify central office of any code violation(s) from licensing or healths visits, and make central office aware of any concerns.  Conduct follow-up procedures when necessary. 
    • Communicate and work respectfully with parents 
    • Responsible for maintaining the NAEYC and Virginia Qulaity expectations for high quality early childhood interactions and environments 
  • Responsible for maintaining a personal professional development log and meeting the minimum standards for licensing. 

Experience, Essential Skills and Personal Characteristics:

    •  must have a highly supportive style and be a team player. 
    • must demonstrate an ability to independently plan and prepare for specific activities. 
    • must have the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to children, families, volunteers, and other employees of the organization. 
  •  must have physical flexibility and be able to lift 50 pounds. 
  • Preferably, the Incumbent will possess at least one or two years related experience. 

Prerequisites:

    • Bilingual: English/Spanish required. 
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR required 
    • Required: Associates in ECE or Associates equivalent (60 college credits with at least 30 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education. 
  • Preferred: BA in Early Childhood or a BA in any discipline with at least 36 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education. 

 

The Child and Family Network Centers is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.   

 

 

After School Teacher

Reports To: Director of Programs
Department: Programs

Job Summary
The After School Teacher will report directly to the Director of Programs. The After School Teacher will provide a safe, secure and stimulating after school environment for at-risk children. The After School Teacher will also provide an appropriate educational program for preschoolers that includes center based activities, outdoor play, and engaging story times and activities.

Job Responsibilities:
• Maintain all licensing standards and supervise preschool children during the 3-6PM After School Program at The Child and Family Network Centers.
• Plan engaging, hands on activities and experiences for preschoolers.
• Attend staff meeting and use information obtained at staff meeting to prepare for classroom activities.
• Participate in annual self-evaluation process.
• Meet the minimum 16 hours of annual training and be willing to work towards the next academic degree.
• Discuss all child or parent problem issues with Director of Programs.
• Maintain the confidentiality of child and parent records.
• Hours are Monday- Friday (any school day) from 2:45-6:15. All classrooms are located in the City of Alexandria.

Experience, Essential Skills and Personal Characteristics:
• Must have a highly supportive style and be a team player.
• Must demonstrate an ability to plan and prepare for specific activities.
• Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences, and memos.
• Incumbent must have the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
• Incumbent must have physical flexibility and be able to lift 50 pounds.
• Preferably, will possess at least one or two years of related experience with children.

Prerequisites:
• HS diploma required or in progress. CDA or AA preferred.
• Bilingual a plus.
• Early Childhood Education training preferred.
• Experience in an early childhood setting preferred.

The Child and Family Network Centers is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Susan Keightley at skeightley@cfnc-online.org.

Special Events Intern (Spring – Summer – Fall)

SUMMARY: The Special Events intern assists CFNC with all aspects of event planning. The Fall intern will support the Fall Donor Appreciation Reception , annual Spring Benefit/Gala and silent and live auction. The Spring Intern will support Spring2ACTion, Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, Backpacks for Brighter Futures event and the annual Spring Benefit/Gala. Summer intern will support Backpacks for Brighter Futures event, and Fall Donor Appreciation Reception.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage event records, including sponsorship and ticket sales.
  • Help coordinate event logistics for each event.
  • Play a key role in outreach, record keeping, and organization of third party event partnership.
  • Manage and update sponsor and guest mailing lists.
  • Assist with special event and day-of-event operations including set-up, tear-down and other manual labor projects.
  • Assist with mail merges, envelope stuffing, data entry, filing, and vendor communication.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

SCHEDULE

Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.

Communications Intern (Spring – Summer – Fall)

SUMMARY: The Communications Intern will utilize social networking sites, blogging and traditional publicity routes to get the word out about everything that is CFNC. They will play a pivotal role in content planning, event marketing, contributing to the design of CFNC’s communications collateral, and constituent relationship maintenance. This internship offers the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of social media, engage in the creative process, and practice professional outreach and publicity strategies.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of all social media channels, excellent and professional phone and people skills, and enthusiasm for marketing and creative problem solving!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the creation of brochures, ads, posters, newsletters, invitations, event materials, displays, PowerPoint presentations, infographic illustrations, icons, charts, graphs, maps, tables, e-blasts, e-newsletters, banner ads, and interactive designs for CFNC’s website.
  • Assist with development of social media strategy and social media campaigns as they relate to fundraising and development.
  • Compile information for promotion of CFNC events.
  • Distribution of event listing information to third party listing sites.
  • Design, compose and send social media posts and e-newsletters.
  • Write and distribute press releases; follow up with media contacts.
  • Assist with publicity for events including online marketing/posting, blog posts and flier/poster distribution.
  • Creation of video posts for social media.
  • Assist with development of communications process and overall strategy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

SCHEDULE:

Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.

Development Intern (Spring – Summer – Fall)

SUMMARY: The Development Intern provides support for the Development Director in an effort to cultivate CFNC’s fundraising activities. The Development Intern will be involved with donor stewardship, grant writing, special events, direct mail solicitations, workplace giving, and in-kind support.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Data Entry and updating donor information and gifts in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Lead stewardship activities for donors.
  • Participate in grant research and writing.
  • Work on direct mail appeals.
  • Assist with supporting volunteer activities, planning group activities and in-kind drives.
  • Represent CFNC at workplace giving and other community events.
  • Work with Development Director to design special funding initiatives.

SCHEDULE

Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.

Social Work Intern (Spring – Summer – Fall)

The Social Worker Intern for CFNC assists with providing quality case management, educational workshops, and community resources for preschool children and their families.

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as a mandated reporter on all incidents of child abuse and neglect.
  • Assist with classroom observations to identify developmental delays and behavioral issues.
  • Measure and analyze clients outcomes for funding purposes
  • Research community resources for clients in Alexandria, VA
  • Organize educational family workshops and in-house health screenings
  • Create bilingual announcements and flyers for family services trainings and events
  • Patriciate in any necessary professional development trainings
  • Assist Social Workers and Office Administrator with other projects as required
  • Provide timely follow-up calls and reminders for clients as necessary

Experience, Essential Skills and Personal Characteristics:

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner
  • Must be able to maintain appropriate client boundaries.
  • Must be comfortable working with diverse clients and children.
  • Must be able to maintain appropriate client boundaries
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner
  • Must be comfortable working collectively on group projects, workshops, and other assignments
  • Must have experience working with MS office suite and hold strong organizational skills.

Prerequisites:

  • Must hold High School Diploma or GED
  • Must hold some bilingual speaking skills in (Spanish-English)
  • Must have knowledge working with MS Office programs ( I.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Publisher, and Excel)

If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please send a resume and cover letter to ashults@cfnc-online.org.