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Program Coordinator, Minneapolis Kids- Emerson (2021-2022)

Date: Sep 12, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Program Coordinator, Minneapolis Kids- Emerson (2021-2022)  and Requisition ID number: 79513

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  Minneapolis Kids (10000073) 

Site:  Emerson (0260) 

FTE 1.0; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  AMP(42) 

Functional Area:  Administrative 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



*Requires candidates that are fluent in Spanish



Under general supervision, coordinates with the Program Manager and Administration for the overall program operation at assigned MPS childcare location; provides leadership for childcare assistants, workers and volunteers.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Develops, maintains, and supports quality programming.
  • Implements the policies and procedures of MPS and Minneapolis Kids. Actively supports MPS and Minneapolis Kids goals.
  • Coordinates work of assigned staff; determines work schedule and assignments; conducts performance reviews, trains staff, and meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues. 
  • Addresses performance of staff on a daily basis through coaching, training, directing, evaluating, and managing performance concerns including and up to investigative meetings.
  • Coordinates procedures for child accountability and supervision of children to ensure student safety.
  • Develops and maintains quality programming including curriculum and schedule of daily activities; oversees curriculum planning by Child Care Assistants through assessment, coaching, and review.
  • Oversees supervision of students in learning and recreational programs; reinforces positive behavior, provides individual assistance, encourages socialization and good communications; and enforces District policies and rules of conduct.
  • Provides site leadership to Minneapolis Kids program staff in behavior guidance and de-escalation techniques.
  • Purchases and maintains program supplies and equipment; maintains Minneapolis Kids site budget.
  • Serves as a liaison between Minneapolis Kids and other school district staff and programs; prepares reports as requested.
  • Complies with Department of Human Services (DHS) requirements by enforcing staff training requirements; meets health and safety requirements, including site crisis plans and drill logs; complies with illness, injury, and abuse reporting requirements and with correction orders given by DHS after certification audits and inspections. 
  • Enforces staff break schedule; develops and ensures substitutes receive designated break based off total hours worked; schedules and staffs substitutes to maintain legal ratio requirements in accordance with DHS.
  • Coordinates administrative functions, including payroll, purchasing reconciliation, and building permits.
  • Develops and maintains parent communication plans, including: orientation, conferences, notes, and newsletters through multiple communication channels.
  • Implements accommodations for students with special needs; modifies activities as needed to ensure respectful inclusion; attends parent/guardian and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings to plan for inclusion and addressing concerns.
  • Performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies, quality standards and DHS Certified Center licensing requirements.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.



Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Child Development or related field; AND two years of experience in the coordination of programs serving preschool or school age children including providing day-to-day work direction and mentoring of staff; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. 


Knowledge of:
  • Child Development
  • Multicultural, gender, and disability fair concepts. 
  • MN Department of Human Services rules and regulations.
  • Software applications and operating systems used at MPS.
  • Local community resources and regional community services programs.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.


Skill in:

  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Maintaining an effective program and make wise decisions with minimal assistance.
  • Interpreting and applying state and Federal rules, ordinances, codes and regulations.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing specialized software.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member to plan, design, operate and evaluate school-based programming to achieve project goals
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.



A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.   

First Aid/CPR and CPI training is required.



Work is performed in an office or classroom environment, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree and working with children.



Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Minneapolis Kids (10000073) | Emerson (0260) | Administrative 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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