Monthly Archives: May 2014

National Organizations

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http://www.naeyc.org

NAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. this appealed to me because through my job I was offered the chance to attend an NAEYC conference.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is a Washington, DC-based national membership organization of close to 80,000 members, focused on improving the quality and accessibility of early childhood education programs and services and on enhancing the development of children and families. NAEYC offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant work environment. All positions are located at our Headquarters in Washington, DC. The job opportunity that interested me that most was the customer care associate because I enjoy talking to and working directly with people. This position is for a Call Center Associate position for NAEYC’s busy membership and sales department to provide customer service to members, customer, subscribers and others who contact them for information. Duties include data entry, filing, customer contact/follow-up and troubleshooting various membership/sales issues via phone, e-mail, fax and mail. 1-2 years of reception, call center, administrative and customer service experience required. Candidates must be proficient in MSOffice/Windows and have excellent customer service skills. Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task is essential. Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish are preferred.

Zerotothree.org

ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development. This interested me because early childhood has always been my passion. My Bachelors and now soon to be my masters focus on the development of our youngest children. The job that interested me at zerotothree.org was the Senior Writer/Training Specialist position. This person is responsible for supporting efforts to develop and maintain a comprehensive system for coordinated communication and knowledge sharing with the EHS and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) community that incorporates cultural perspectives of American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) program staff and families. This position will lead the development of up to 3 EHSNRC deliverables (i.e. webcasts, webinars, podcasts, TA papers, tip sheets, etc.); and is responsible for designing and conducting trainings for Federal staff, technical assistance (TA) providers, and EHS/Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program staff.
Education:
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Development or related field.
Physical Requirements:
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, grasp objects, including a writing instrument, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, stand, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for expansive reading and preparing and analyzing data.

http://www.cwla.org

The Child Welfare League of America interested me because as a educator my passion is children and this community of practice serves the welfare of all children. CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states. The job that interested me the most was the position for Regional Team Supervised.The Regional Team Supervisor will be responsible for oversight of the provision of services designed to improve outcomes for agencies, children, youth, and families in the child welfare system. This person participates as a member of the Leadership Team, actively engaging in quality improvement efforts through Defining, Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation designed to support the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Resource Center.The Regional Team Supervisor will provide direct supervision to Practice Improvement Specialists and Resource Specialists.In addition, the Regional Team Supervisor provides supportive supervision to the integration of Youth and Family Engagement throughout the program. the job requirements listed are that you must have completion of BSW and/or degree in related human services field required. Master’s degree in social work or closely related field is preferred. Excellent communication skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, writing skills, human relations skills, and collaboration and facilitation skills required. Must have the ability to lead and provide direction to others effectively, and organize, plan and coordinate activities. Must have knowledge of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Practice Standards and public child welfare practice.

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State and Local Organizations

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https://www.mdfoodbank.org
This appeals to me because my community of practice capstone project focuses on getting resources to low income families. Some of the job opportunities listed on the website are for things such as drivers, director of communications, and SNAP coordinator. The one that interested me the most was the SNAP coordinator. In this role the employee will be responsible for locating eligible Marylanders who have a need and desire to receive SNAP benefits. The employee will be required to travel to specific locations to assist in registering eligible residents for benefits. Knowledge of computers and their operations is required as is the ability to quickly and accurately enter and maintain the relevant data into the SNAP system. For this job, a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. A combination of social services work and education will be considered. At least three years in a relevant field of work is preferred. The ability to read, write and speak English is required.

http://www.baltimorereads.org/book-bank.html
This appeals to me because this is an example of resources for families. This is located in the heart of the city surrounded by low income areas. This organization provides books to families which will enhance literacy. Some of the job opportunities listed on this website are Academic or Administrative volunteers,
book bank volunteers and Baltimore Reads event crew. The one that interested me the most was the Academic or Administrative volunteers. You can serve as a tutor, teacher’s assistant, ESL conversation partner, in another academic/ instructional volunteer position or administrative support position. We hope you will consider a long-term volunteer commitment, committing to a minimum of three hours per week from the hire date until the end of the academic session. There are no requirements or qualifications listed for these jobs.

http://www.bbbs.org
The big bothers and big sisters organization appeals to me because this too fits right with my capstone project. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. This would be a wonderful organization for children in low income families to participate in. The job/volunteer opportunities that are listed on the website are being a Big Brother, Big Sister, or volunteering. The one that interested me the most was being a big sister. In order to apply to be a big sister, you will need to provide references, participate in an in-person interview, and go through a background check.