ECE Workforce Coordinator
Buncombe County Schools, Curriculum Department
- Buncombe County Schools is seeking an ECE Workforce Coordinator to oversee, support, and grow the early childhood education program.
- The coordinator will be responsible for ensuring all licensing mandates and standards are in place for the ECE interns.
- They will develop the attrition protocol for the ECE classes, as well as the CTE internship.
- Interested candidates should have a passion for working with children and adults, experience with administration and management, grant writing and budget management, as well as a strong record of building and sustaining professional partnerships.
- The coordinator will support, encourage, coordinate, and counsel high school students as they progress from child development classes to early childhood education classes, preparing them for the workforce and further education.
- Percent Employed: 100%
- Months of Employment: 11
- Position Type: Grant Funded - ends in 2026
- Level of Benefits: Full benefits
- Pay Range: State Teacher Salary + [8.5% - 16% local supplement]
- The Early Childhood Program coordinator will travel to and support the four ECE classes within BCS, while also determining the program's potential for expansion across the district.
- They will provide hands-on support in the preschool classrooms to ensure licensure compliance and maintain five-star rated classrooms.
- The coordinator will track attrition and graduation rates, both in high school and higher education, collecting data over the three-year project to measure success.
- Collaborating with the preschool director, the coordinator will align learning strategies, assessments, and curriculum between the ECE classes and preschool classrooms.
- They will also work with community ECE centers and programs to strengthen ECE workforce development, creating a direct pipeline from the ECE classes into the workforce.
- Additionally, the coordinator will be responsible for creating a job fair at the end of the semester.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Support high school ECE teachers by coordinating required trainings and events, collecting data on student interests and objectives, and providing engaging opportunities for students to explore the field.
- Increase the attrition rate from Child Development classes (the prerequisite for early childhood classes) by 10% over three years.
- Preferred Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and 5+ years teaching early childhood education courses.
- Additional preference for experience in an administrative role in an early childhood environment and NC Administration Credential Level III.
- Minimum Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, or a related field.
- 3-5 years (minimum) working in licensed classrooms.
- Ability to obtain the NC Administration Credential.
We're excited for you to apply!