Position Number: 014263
Department: College of Education (Col)
Employment Type: Time Limited - Full-time
Months Per Year: 10
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Mentor/Evaluator provides support services to assigned early childhood education lead teachers who hold, or are eligible to hold, a North Carolina Birth through Kindergarten License and who are employed by nonpublic schools: NC Pre- Kindergarten, NC Developmental Day and other early childhood programs under the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge BK Project. This position is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the services are delivered according to guidelines and procedures established by the EESLPD Office in accordance with NC State Board of Education policies.
The EESLPD Mentor/Evaluator sets a high standard of excellent practices by supporting assigned teachers in their geographical territory, utilizing the NC Teacher Evaluation System to improve classroom instruction.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Minimum of BA/BS degree in early childhood education or related field. Advanced degree preferred. Experience: Three years as a successful lead teacher in a Birth through Pre-K age classroom. Experience with the NC teacher education and licensure system, NC State Board of Education policies, training, mentoring and evaluating (pre- or in-service level) early childhood teachers. Equivalent education, experience and NC Education License may be considered. Position is home-based. Candidate must have access to a computer, printer and other equipment to carry out the field-based job functions.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Professional Knowledge – In child development and application of theory; adult learning theory and evidence-based practices in designing and delivering effective professional development; NC Professional Teaching Standards; NC Department of Public Instruction's Educator Effectiveness System; NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development; NC Pre-K and Developmental Day Program Requirements; NC State Board of Education Teacher Licensure Policy: Beginning Teacher Support Program; NC Department of Public Instruction's Mentor Standards and knowledge about NC educator licensure requirements. Knowledge of the EESLPD Framework (procedures, guidelines and implementation) is preferred. Technical Knowledge: Ability to use the NC Department of Public Instruction's Home Base/NC Educator Effectiveness System, database spreadsheets, Power Point presentations and Blogs. Skill for using technology and computer in daily work with teachers and colleagues. Strong oral and written communication skills- Ability to nurture, listen, guide, coach, support adults and build on strengths. Exceptional interpersonal skills – Ability to actively participate as a member of a mentor-teachers-evaluator team and a regional structure to meet program goals. Teamwork is essential to this position. Building collaborative partnerships – with site administrators and technical assistance professionals across sectors to support coordination of effective mentoring, coaching and evaluation of teachers being served. Ability to facilitate Professional Learning Communities – effectively support evidence-based teaching practices resulting in positive outcomes for children.