Early Learning Coordinator

Friday, February 23, 2018
Position Details: 


(Essential functions in terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act)

  • Collaborates with the Administrative team to develop a common understanding and approach to support all of the region’s learners.
  • Assist the Director in developing and maintaining areas of programming with a primary focus  on Birth through Elementary learners.
  • Supervise and assist in the evaluation of department staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Collaborate with and assist Prek-12 General Education and Special Education Staff in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of evidence based strategies, programs and systems.
  • Specific grant/funding oversight will include: Early-On, 32d-GSRP, 32p-GSC, and 35A Early Literacy in addition to other funding sources targeted toward meeting the learning needs of the region’s 0-3, Preschool and Elementary student population.
  • Serves as the Early Childhood Contact for the District as required by the 32d.
  • Coordinate and collaborate to address early learning curriculum, professional development, instructional practices, and school improvement for the region.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze, assess, interpret and collect data for the purpose of improving teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate ability and skill set to positively impact early literacy and mathematics instructional practices and learning.
  • Assist with the development, management and maintenance of applicable department budgets, including State and Federal grant requirements.
  • Communicate and collaborate with ESD staff, our local districts and other educational agencies to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Facilitate district and LEA compliance with state and federal requirements and initiatives, such  as school improvement planning and reporting.
  • Assist with the coordination of data and assessment systems.
  • Represent the ESD at local, regional and state meetings, trainings and conferences, to foster strategic partnerships.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement through awareness of best practices and educational research.
  • Predictable, reliable, and punctual attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and Director.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.


Education:  Master’s Degree or higher in education, leadership, curriculum and instruction or other related field with an emphasis in Child Development, PreK and/or Elementary.

Experience:  Minimum of 5 years successful teaching, instructional consulting and/or project management, with an emphasis in Pre K through 3rd Grade.


Currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain an applicable Michigan Teaching and/or Administrator Certificate and be able to meet all other employment requirements.


  • Demonstrated ability to foster professional growth and learning.
  • The drive and actions to set challenging goals and do more than is expected or required in order to accomplish a challenging task.
  • Demonstrates ability to utilize strategic planning in order to derive future benefits or to proactively identify needs, potential problems and/or opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, assess, interpret and collect data for the purpose of improving teaching and learning.
  • Evidence of the ability to foster positive and sustained school culture to enhance student growth and achievement.
  • Experience with school improvement initiatives including the successful installation of systems or initiatives within an organization.
  • Knowledge of state and national curriculum and assessment standards.
  • Strong presentation skills to foster professional learning.
  • Ability to plan, present and facilitate various professional learning groups.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate staff, programs and initiatives.
  • Demonstrates appropriate leadership skills such as communication, technological literacy, interpersonal relationship, work ethic and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of various student support programs, techniques and interventions.


Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with applicable policies of the COPESD regarding Staff Evaluation.  This position reports to the Director of Instructional Services.


Anticipated start date- April 3, 2018 (Pending board approval and the successful completion of any and all required pre-employment screening and background checks).

SALARY:   Full Time/260 days annually. A competitive salary will be offered to the selected candidate in accordance with the Administrator Schedule.  Benefits include access to: Health, Life and Disability insurance, as well as vacation, personal business, sick leave and professional development opportunities.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:    February 23, 2018 by noon (or until filled)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Qualified Applicants may send their Resume in hard copy to:

Mr. Rich Marshall – Director of Instructional Services, 6065 Learning Lane, Indian River, Michigan 49749

Fax:  (231) 238-8551        Email:  marshallr@copesd.org

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