• Early Learning Coordinator

    Posted: 09/20/2020

    Early Learning Coordinator

    MESC - Maskwacis Education School Commission 

    Posting #P2021003(P1)

    Posting Date 08 Sep 2020
    Posting Close Date18 Dec 2020 4:00 PM (MDT)

    Category: Professional
    Description: Early Learning Coordinator
    Location: Authority Office

    Start Date: 05 Oct 2020
    End Date: 25 Jun 2021
    FTE/Hours: 1.00 per week

    Job Description & Requirements

    Location: Learning Services Branch
    Position posted until filled.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Coordinate the design, development and delivery of a Maskwacis Early Learning Program, including content, assessment and evergreening cycle 
    • Coordinate engagement with prekindergarten teachers, teachers, school leaders, Kehtehayak and Maskwacisak to inform and validate the Maskwacis Early Learning Program 
    • Ensure Maskwacis core values are embedded in all programming
    • Coordinate and monitor field testing and implementation of a Maskwacis Early Learning Program, including professional learning, resource recommendations and evaluation (feedback, review and revision)  
    • Coordinate, design, develop and deliver professional learning (including session evaluation) for early learning educators and prekindergarten teachers
    • Oversee positive and supportive transitions of children and their families from Early Learning Programs to schools across MESC
    • Monitor and manage programming, resources and supports to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of early learning programs 
    • Facilitate workshops, teams and meetings with a positive environment 
    • Oversee the administration of early learning assessments
    • Collaborate with Student Services to identify and support the learning, emotional, physical and intellectual wellness of children in the early learning programs
    • Supervision of the early learning educators and provide support to prekindergarten teachers
    • Support the recruitment and retention of early learning staff
    • Act as an ambassador for MESC Early Learning Programs
    • Initiate, maintain and strengthen positive working relationships with various agencies and early learning partners
    • Assist the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the preparation of budget recommendations and materials (reports, communication, engagement) regarding early learning programming
    • Identify and recommend resources to support Nehiyaw language and vocabulary development for early learners 
    • Establish and maintain a parent/guardian advisory committee to support early learning programs
    • Remain abreast of developments, research and innovations in early childhood education
    • Modelling and promoting continuous learning experiences through reflection, professional growth, and communication
    • Other duties and tasks as required 
    Skills and Knowledge
    • Oral and written proficiency in Nehiyawewin is an asset
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Maskwacis culture and traditions
    • Ability to work effectively to establish working relationships with children, parents/guardians, Kehtehayak, Knowledge Keepers, volunteers, professionals, agencies and partners
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity demonstrating respect to staff, parents/guardians and members of Maskwacis 
    • Ability to work proactively and in a self-directed manner to foster an atmosphere of trust and respect to promote awareness of early learning issues 
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment
    • Strong communication and presentation skills
    • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Knowledge of MESC policies and pertinent early childhood education legislation
    • Broad knowledge of child development and teaching strategies
    • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
    • Skill and ability with Google applications 
    • Willingness to participate in ongoing professional learning
    • Change agent, with demonstrated problem-solving ability and initiative to take on roles as a mentor and peer learning coach
    • Strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and Maskwacisak
    • Demonstrated respect for diverse backgrounds, perspectives and abilities
    • Valid First Aid and CPR Certificates
    • Knowledge of trends and needs in early learning and child care practices 


    Bachelor’s degree in education required, master’s degree preferred
    Minimum of five (5) years successful teaching experience
    Minimum of three (3) years of experience as an early learning specialist



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