Job Title: Lead Teacher/ Site Supervisor
Reports To: Education Director
Location: San Francisco (Excelsior and Portola neighborhoods)
Compensation: $74,000-77,000 a year; exempt, full-time position
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Date: March 20, 2023

Benefits Package
  • 100% employer-paid Kaiser Platinum Plan, plus Vision & Dental
  • Vacation starts at up to 10 days year one, up to 15 days year two, up to 25 days year six
  • 14 Holidays including winter week holiday break
  • Paid sick and bereavement leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to 3% employer contribution
  • Professional development
  • PLUS: Flexible Medical Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, staff appreciation, team building events, and a great work environment

Position Summary
Family Connections Centers is seeking an experienced Lead Preschool Teacher/Site Supervisor for a thriving multicultural Family Resource Center with locations in the Portola and Excelsior neighborhoods of San Francisco.

The Lead Teacher/Site Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the preschool classroom at their assigned center, working closely with their teachers, substitutes, trainees, consultants, and families to develop and nurture each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills necessary for kindergarten readiness.

The Pre-K programs operate in newly remodeled classrooms equipped with new furniture, toys, materials, and supplies. The classroom and outdoor spaces are open, bright, and equipped with beautiful natural toys and outdoor furniture.

Essential Functions
Programs – Children, Families, and Safety:
  • Design and implement curricula that cover a spectrum of learning including: Language and Early Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health & Safety, Personal and Social Development, and Physical Development
  • Ensure compliance requirements and mandatory assessment standards including ECERs, CLASS, QRIS, and other tools including facilitating audits with funder and licensing analysts
  • Evaluate, plan, and implement indoor and outdoor curriculum, learning tools and supplies, to ensure outdoor environment is safe, developmentally appropriate, and promotes learning
  • Train and coach staff on implementation of curriculum and evaluate effectiveness
  • Plan and implement an age-appropriate program that addresses individual, small, and large group needs of preschool children including field trips
  • Provide oversight of daily operation of the classroom, including overall safety, accident and illness prevention, positive interactions, and productive educational activity
  • Coordinate and provide teacher-parent conferences, DRDP-PS, ASQ, and orientation for prospective and incoming families
  • Develop and maintain a positive and confidential relationship with parents/caregivers of every child, including thorough communication about the program and the child’s progress.
  • Coordinate and provide outreach to community partners and vendors for services, including screenings with nurse consultants and extracurricular program activities
  • Follow mandatory reporting requirements for suspicion of child abuse or neglect, and record-keeping of injuries or accidents

Staffing and Supervision:
  • Model and ensure professional standards of communications within classroom, agency and with community partners/vendors
  • Conduct coaching and provide supervision of teachers, substitute teachers, interns, and volunteers, in accordance with agency policies and applicable laws
  • Maintain oversight of teachers work schedules, ensuring proactive coverage and scheduling
  • Participate in recruitment strategies to attract qualified teaching staff, participate in screening and evaluation of job applicants, and promote effective retention

Record Keeping and Other Responsibilities:
  • Lead Pre-K enrolment including conducting tours for prospective parents, ensuring completion of enrolment process with families, and participating in outreach activities
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation, documentation, and observation notes of children to create individualized portfolios and information sharing with parents/caregivers, for referrals, and for partnering schools
  • Maintain records for each participant/child following licensing, agency, and grant requirements
  • Creates and distribute program newsletter, calendar, and curriculum
  • Monitor, maintain, and order necessary inventory within approved budget
  • In collaboration with management team, coordinate and evaluate program processes, policies, and procedures, including enrollment policies and programmatic structures
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, consultations, and professional development workshops
  • Provide data entry and updating data information in agency and funder databases
  • Perform other duties and ad hoc projects as needed or requested by supervisor

  • BA with 24 ECE/CD units including core courses (child/human growth & development; child/family/community or child/family relations; and programs/curriculum); 6 units administration; 2 units supervision required
  • Site Supervisor Permit or Director Permit required
  • Bilingual in English and Cantonese or English and Spanish strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a preschool teacher, plus a minimum of 2 years of experience in a management position supervising staff
  • Experience working effectively in diverse, multilingual communities of staff and participants
  • Collaborative and self-directed, with the ability to work well in teams and independently
  • Confident and respectful classroom management skills and approach
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including listening skills
  • Professional ethics of confidentiality, discretion, and good judgment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite and experience with database useful
  • Experience working in a remote workspace, with agility to move from on-site to remote, helpful
  • LivesScan Clearance and physical health/TB clearance are required to be maintained throughout employment

COVID-19 Requirements
All employees are expected to be fully vaccinated or have plans on getting fully vaccinated before the start of their employment. Full vaccination also includes COVID-19 Booster shots.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional classroom and office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 25 pounds and on occasion may require lifting/carrying a child or object up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Family Connections Centers is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity, inclusion, and respect. We welcome and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Department: Education Department
This is a full-time exempt position

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