Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national early education organization with operations in 14 states plus Washington, DC, Jumpstart drives outcomes for young children in three critical ways. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional direct service programming utilizing an evidence-backed curriculum for preschool children from underserved communities, workforce programming to expand the pipeline of qualified, diverse talent pursuing careers in early education, and policy advocacy to support the early childhood field and promote high-quality early learning for all. By leveraging nearly 30 years of experience serving over 140,700 children with the support of more than 60,400 college students and community volunteers, Jumpstart executes these three objectives to improve the quality of the early education workforce and increase opportunity for young children to succeed across America. Learn more at jstart.org and join us in transforming the lives of young children!
The Site Manager role is a full year position which ensures substantive language, literacy and social-emotional learning
gains for children and drives member outcomes through strong management and delivery of programming. The
Jumpstart Site Manager ensures high quality programming by overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program and
by serving as the primary Jumpstart representative for one higher education partner. The Site Manager recruits, trains,
and supervises college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members and volunteers to work with preschool
children from under-served communities. The individual in this role provides observation, feedback, coaching and
modeling to Corps Members on a regular basis to strengthen classroom impact. They will report to a Director of Programs.
Programmatic Impact and Early Childhood Education & Training
- Design and facilitate a Jumpstart training series for Jumpstart Corps Members and Team Leaders to prepare all Corps Members to successfully engage in service and to deliver high quality classroom programming; adapt or develop training content for members when necessary.
- Use Jumpstart’s coaching framework to observe Jumpstart sessions and planning meetings to monitor the quality of interactions between Corps Members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum.
- Coach Team Leaders and teams of Jumpstart Corps Members to increase their ability to meet children’s learning and developmental needs and increase the cultural competency of Jumpstart’s programming in each classroom.
- Lead weekly Team Leader Meetings per Jumpstart guidelines to support leadership skill development, to deepen team leader knowledge of early childhood education practices, and to ensure team leaders are prepared to lead high quality sessions each week.
- Order, organize, distribute and manage curriculum supplies for high quality program implementation.
- Implement continuous improvement processes to strengthen team and classroom outcomes and ensure Jumpstart Quality Standards are met.
- Engage in regular and ongoing learning and professional development related to early childhood education to inform and strengthen practices.
- Partner with classroom teachers and preschool center directors to plan, implement and negotiate aspects of program implementation. For example, work closely with teachers to ensure child data (consent forms) are collected and to administer child assessments.
- Contribute to communities of practice to share best practices, problem solve with peers, and to support the development of Program Operations resources.