Mission Neighborhood Centers

San Francisco, CA

It is an exciting time to join Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)!

MNC is seeking full-time Education Coach & Professional Development Specialist, who will work closely with the Senior Program Manager and the Education Managers to train and work with staff at centers to ensure mock assessments for Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales (ECERS), Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scales (ITERS) and Pre-K Classroom Assessment and Scoring System (CLASS) are conducted throughout the school year. This individual will work with teaching staff to develop and establish individual Professional Development Plans and will also mentor and present trainings on an on-going basis to support teaching staff to improve ECERS, ITERS and CLASS scores.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Primary Functions

  • Assist, coach, train and support Head Start/Early Head Start teaching staff in understanding, implementing, and documenting the required curricula, e.g., Creative Curriculum, CSEFEL Strategies, CLASS, ECERS, and ITERS Tool to evaluate classrooms.
  • Conduct mock assessments of CLASS, ECERS, and ITERS in all classrooms.
  • Follow up with all teaching staff at each sites to go over results and write a corrective action plan, if needed.
  • Plan any needed training, coaching, or any other follow up necessary as a result of the findings in the mock assessments.
  • Provide an aggregate report of CLASS assessment scores, analyzing the capacity needs and making recommendations for agency wide needs and challenges.
  • Maintain statistics on yearly ERS, CLASS internal and external scores.
  • Work collaboratively with Mission Head Start/Early Head Start staff toward achieving or exceeding the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Performance Standards, State and Federal regulations across the agency.
  • Ensure each classroom’s materials, displays and activities reflect the diversity of the program, city, state and country as well as support staff on how to include parents in the curriculum.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to support our bilingual sites, ensuring a bilingual model of teaching is implemented in every classroom.
  • Work closely with Education Managers on Dual Language Learning resource development that aligns with individual center’s Quality Improvement Plans.
  • Work with the Disabilities/Mental Health Manager to understand the continuum and implementation of the Creative Curriculum, CSEFEL Strategies & CLASS tool to include children with special needs.
  • Attend workshops, conferences and other assigned events to strengthen knowledge and skills as required by Head Start/Early Head Start, California Department of Education (CDE) and First Five San Francisco.
  • Assist in planning and conducting of annual pre-service and in-service training sessions with the Senior Program Manager, Education Managers and other service area managers.
  • Fill in at sites as Substitute Teacher, as needed.

Program & Staff Management

  • In conjunction with Senior Program Manager and Education Program Managers: work with other service area managers to develop or revise the Annual Service Area Plans and complete according to timeline described by the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Program Manager and the management team collect and compile Summary of Findings for the annual CDE Annual Report, Head Start/Early Head Start Program Information Report and annual audit.
  • Attend community meetings as a representative of the agency and Mission Head Start/Early Head Start Child Development program, and keeps abreast of the latest developments affecting early childhood education and childcare.
  • Schedule, establish and implement a professional development planning process that ensures achievement of specific education and career goals for each staff member and meets Head Start standards and requirements in the beginning of each school year and at the end of each school year.
  • Analyze and plan the professional development needs at the individual and organizational level working in conjunction with the Human Resources Department.
  • Work with Site Supervisors/Master Teachers to support their teaching staff in achieving professional development goals.
  • Support and assist the teaching staff in the California Teaching Permit process to ensure that the staff member’s permit is current and valid at all times.
  • Participate in the annual self-assessment to ensure that each center is fully implementing the curriculums as required.
  • Maintain CLASS – Pre-K, Infant and Toddler reliability certification.

Program Development/Implementation

  • In collaboration with Senior Program Manager and Education Program Managers:
    • Meet bi-monthly with Education management team to create and establish program objectives and strategies in achieving CLASS and ERS – ECERS and ITERS assessment improvement.
    • Supports a two language model, Spanish and English, in every classroom.
    • In conjunction with the Education management team research and share the latest Dual Language Learning best practices with the teaching staff.
    • Work closely with the Education Mentor Coach/DLL Specialist for ordering supplies and materials that align with the individual center’s Quality Improvement Plans.

Parent Involvement

  • Ensure through monitoring, coaching, training, and follow-up that:
    • Site Supervisors, Master Teachers Lead Teachers role model; teaching staff demonstrate, positive, professional, and accepting attitudes toward all parents and family members of children in their assigned center.
    • Teaching staff encourage parents to feel welcome in their child’s center and that they encourage and motivate parents to participate in all levels of agency-operated child development programs.


Education:  BA Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field plus 24 units in ECE and 12 units of core Child Development courses.

Experience:  3+ years of program management or teaching experience; 2+ years of supervisory experience mentoring, coaching and training of staff; 3+ years community-based experience in a setting working with families and community organizations who have experienced poverty, crisis, trauma, and other adverse events.


  • State of California Child Development Teacher Level Permit
  • Certified as CLASS reliable
  • Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ)
  • Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (must be kept current at all times based on company policies)
  • Clearance Child Abuse Index
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Must be register with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry
  • Must attend trainings that are required by funders (might be an evening or Saturday)

Language(s): Fluent in English/Spanish

If you are seeking an organization that values, promotes and develops leadership by delivering culturally sensitive, multi-generational, community based services that empower families to build strong, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods with the vision of a strong, healthier and more vibrant community that respects and celebrates its many rich, cultural traditions, please apply.

How to Apply

If you are qualified and interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter with Education Coach & Professional Development Specialist in the subject line to hr@mncsf.org.

Please do not contact us by phone.   Please visit our web site for additional information on our Company web-site at: www.mncsf.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.