(Full-time: 60% family service, 30% data entry, 10% outreach)
This position is partially funded through Best Starts for Kids Innovation Funded through December 2020, with the possibility of extension with additional funding.
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, male-identifying educators, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, non-binary applicants and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
Tiny Trees Preschool gives children a quality education and a joyful, nature rich childhood: one full of play, exploration and wonder. By creating joyful, outdoor classrooms in public parks throughout Seattle and King County, Tiny Trees makes preschool and nature accessible. Tiny Trees is committed to hiring and retaining staff who are committed to equitable early education and aims to support a diverse community of administrators and educators. Tiny Trees is an official partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation; King County Parks and Recreation and Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Most Seattle locations are providers for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathway, which provides free tuition at Tiny Trees for children in households below 350% of federal poverty line.
Over the next year and a half, Tiny Trees will be focusing on working with communities of color and communities with limited financial resources to provide the kind of outdoor, early-childhood education opportunities that are responsive, inclusive, accessible, and fun as part of the Best Starts for Kids program.
As the Family Services Coordinator, you will: Support new and prospective families in accessing Tiny Trees programs or resources in accordance with our anti-discrimination and equity mission. You will act as a strong layer of support for families, particularly those families who are new to Tiny Trees. You will ensure that Tiny Trees systems support accessibility, equity, and responsiveness for all families, particularly for families of color and families with limited financial resources. This will entail speaking frequently with families with an eye towards creative and sustainable solutions.
Family Service & Support (60%)
Be primary contact for family inquiries about programs and activities via phone, email or “Contact Us” form.
Develop and uphold culturally responsive admissions practices.
Manage Seattle Preschool Program admissions process, including working with Department of Early Education and Learning city staff.
Guide families through the admissions process with empathy, great customer service, and grace. Includes offering opportunities for in-person assistance, access to multi-lingual support and coordinating financial assistance and bridge funding.
Compile and share relevant resources with enrolled and non-enrolled families including newsletter articles, blog posts and contributing to resource catalog (1-2 x’s/month)
Assist in ordering, cataloging and distributing essential gear and materials to students, families and classrooms including rainsuits, boots, and other outdoor clothing.
Meet with families in the field for scheduled events and orientations to help navigate Tiny Trees systems.
Establish consistent contact with families to gather feedback and concerns as they arise.
Data Entry & Evaluation (30%)
Enter family and student data including enrollment, attendance, billing, health and safety information into Salesforce and other systems, upholding high levels of privacy and security standards.
Assist BSK team in collecting, evaluating and sharing data.
Attend weekly BSK team meetings.
Outreach & Recruitment (10%)
Staff site tours, open houses and family info. nights, as needed at all of our locations.
Staff community events, as needed.
Essential Functions & Working Conditions:
Extensive time working at a computer.
Requires duties to be carried out in office-settings, storage spaces, and outdoor field locations, as well as off-site training and travel.
Requires occasionally working outdoors in all weather conditions and terrain.
Flexible schedule and ability to work some evenings and weekends.
The most competitive candidates will will have experience in and/or learning that addresses barriers and systematic oppression which effect members of marginalized communities engaging in programs, have experience in Customer Record Manager (CRM) software, such as Salesforce, and be multilingual. We are looking for candidates who are:
Passionate about equal access to education, early learning, child-directed and play-based learning, and the outdoors. You love children, equity in education, and the environment.
Excited to not only work with children, but also with families in educational and social settings.
Tolerant of uncertainty and change and understand that organizations continue to improve when the people who work there are adaptable, take chances, and learn from their mistakes.
Able to thrive in a noisy, vibrant environment where all are expected to multi-task.
Able to work independently on projects but also thrive in collaborative projects.
Excellent in oral and written communication. Comfortable with email, phone, and social media communication tools.
Familiar with MS Office, including Word, and Excel, and Google suite, including Gmail, Docs and Sheets.
Organized and experienced in coordinating complex schedules and resources.
Inter-culturally fluent and able to develop culturally responsive programs.
Multilingual: 22% of our families speak 31 different languages.
Experienced in and/or learning that addresses barriers and systematic oppression which effect members of marginalized communities engaging in programs.
Experienced and comfort working with young children.
Knowledgeable of Seattle/King County community resources and opportunities.
Able to access personal vehicle.
Job Title: Family Services Coordinator
Reports to: Admissions & Family Services Manager.
Hours of Work: Monday - Friday 40-hour work week, occasional need for evenings and weekend hours.
Location: This position is based out of the Impact HUB at 220 2nd Avenue in Pioneer Square and includes regular travel to, from and between all of our locations.
Start Date: No later than August 12th, 2019.
Salary: This is a 40 hour per week, non-exempt, hourly position. Pay is $19.23 an hour.
Benefits: The following benefits are split between bi-weekly pay periods:
Health insurance: employer provided Gold level health care plan from Kaiser Permanente.
Retirement benefit: 3.75% annual salary contribution starting after one year of employment.
Paid training: $350 Professional development stipend.
Discounts on outdoor clothing.
80 hours paid time off (PTO) plus 10 holidays and some school closure days (total paid time off a yr: 5 weeks).
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for assistance with issues that interfere with your health, well-being, and productivity at home or at work.
Apply: Please submit a single document that includes a cover letter detailing how your prior experience will serve you in this role and in service of creating equal opportunities for students and families, your up to date resume, and contact info for three references.Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Your Last Name, Family Services Coordinator”. Hiring process is rolling; and review of applications will begin July 1st. This position requires successful reference and background checks.Tiny Trees Preschool is an equal opportunity employer.
Commitment to Equity
Tiny Trees Preschool welcomes all children, all families and all staff members and works every day to create an emotionally and physically safe space for every child, family member, and staff member while challenging our community to think critically about bias and systemic oppression. Tiny Trees believes that having a community of individuals with diverse backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant environment where all members of the Tiny Trees community thrive. Tiny Trees is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates and honors diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, physical or developmental ability or ethnic origin in the hiring of its personnel.
About Tiny Trees Preschool
Our mission is to use outdoor classrooms to make a quality education in reading, math and science affordable for families and to give children a joyful, nature rich childhood – one full of play, exploration and wonder.
Our vision is to create a community where all children have access to high quality education and develop the social, emotional and academic skills needed to thrive in school and life.