Instructional Specialist

Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 25, 2018
Aug 24, 2018
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time


The Instructional Specialist will provide peer-to-peer support to the teaching staff, help them develop and/or identify their pedagogy by modeling best practices, assist them in applying/ understanding new knowledge, skills and standards relative to the ITERS/ECERS and GELDS

Classroom & Instructional Support

30% out of classroom and 70% in classroom responsibilities

• Gathers newsletter content monthly

• Provides timely follow-up support to encourage, guide and support teachers instructional planning and implementation

• Provides classroom resources monthly based on ITERS/ECERS designation

• Manages Development Assessment Process (Brigance, etc)

• Possesses working knowledge of ITERS/ECERS Environmental Rating Scales, GELDS. NAEYC and Licensing standards/ regulations

• Will be trained on assessment and observational data collection best practices

Develop a unified educational program of study, nurture and

fellowship for all age groups.

• Provide direct support and technical assistance to ITERS/ECERS
classrooms, while ensuring AFDS is in compliance with Safe
Sanctuary, BFTS and NAEYC Standards.
• Plans AFUMC Leadership Trainings in collaboration with Executive
• Provide weekly updates during leadership team meetings
• Collaborate with Executive Director to ensure messaging is
consistent with the vision, mission and brand.
• Assists with development and implementation of strategic
• Assists with scheduling and conducting facility tours
• Gathers weekly email info from teachers for distribution
Administrative Operations

• Keeps Executive Director informed on operational and
programmatic risks and opportunities; provides analytic
assessment of organizational performance
• Ensure that all children's files contain updated
observational/assessment data and are compliance with all
licensing and accrediting agencies
• High level verbal and written communications
• Discretion and confidentiality
• Excellent knowledge of MS Office
• Proficiency in English
• Ability to lift at least 30 pounds, sit or stand for
periods of time
• Ability to prioritize daily workload, execute and
complete tasks/duties timely with team support if
• Keep team abreast of ITERS/ECERS developments,
best practices etc.
• Create PLC amongst ITERS/ECERS classroom teacher
and facilitate monthly meetings
• Coordinate and execute all children's programming in
collaboration with AFDS & Children's Ministry Team
• Maintains active membership and participation in
community organizations related to Early Childhood

• Current knowledge and experience working with social
media and multiple forms of media, including branding
• CDA + 10 years of ECE experience
• Associate Degree + 5 years of ECE experience
• Bachelor's Degree + 3 years of ECE experience
• Maintains active membership and participation in
community organizations


Must po ssess a servant’s heart; the ability to be flexible; excellent organizational and time management skills; high level communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to prioritize tasks and
create and master systems; a self-starting spirit and commitment to continued education; high integrity, a sense of discretion and the ability to keep confidentiality; and a commitment to
the mission, vision, ministry and values of Atlanta First United Methodist Church. Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with
students, staff, administration, parents, and the community. Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and supplies used in early childhood and school age programs. Effective
communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively instruct and motivate childcare staff while fostering a positive work environment.

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