Preschool Teacher

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The Inc Green Lake location is hiring for a Lead Preschool teacher. This role requires being on-site during business operating hours, Monday - Friday, approximately 8:30AM - 1:30PM. Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to jobs@theinccoworking.org

Overview of The Inc.

The Inc., Community Coworking + Playschool is a nonprofit that is creating community-driven, neighborhood-centric workspaces for parents with onsite care for their young children. The Inc. is pioneering a unique solution to the high-demand of flexible, affordable childcare in Seattle and fostering a positive, child-friendly workplace culture that inspires connection, confidence and growth for parents at any stage of their career development or entrepreneurial journey.

The Inc. opened its doors February 2017 in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle inside of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

The Playschool is The Inc.’s onsite toddler and preschool program whose purpose is to support parents of young children by providing a quality childcare and preschool experience with a flexible schedule. The Toddler Room welcomes steady walkers up to 2.5 year olds, while the Preschool Room welcomes children 2.5 years old-PreK. Drop-in hours are between 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday and the daily schedule includes a variety of activities designed to encourage children to practice growing development skills in fun ways, while their parents work nearby.

The Inc.’s Preschool Lead Teacher

The Inc.’s creative and flexible teacher possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to take on the unique challenges of a flexible, drop-in preschool, where the class attendance and dynamic can vary day by day. This educator is intuitive, observant and has the ability to engage each child by recognizing their interests that motivate play and learning and act on opportunities to teach and practice developmental skills. This talented individual demonstrates a carefree spirit that embraces and recognizes the process of “making a mess,” while also performing diligently the tasks of lesson planning and materials preparation so that a variety of fun learning projects are always at the ready to meet children’s emerging and evolving interests.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement curriculum, including arts & crafts, games, sensory exploration, and projects that provide opportunities for children to practice skills in all areas of development: Language/Literacy, Math, Science, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Music, Art, Social/Emotional, and SelfCare

  • Submit lesson plans to The Inc Program Manager regularly for accountability, collaboration and materials support

  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, structured instruction, table work, projects, outside play, etc.)

  • Meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of a mixed-aged group of children between 2.5 - 5 years old

  • Promote literacy and early education

  • Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional conflicts

  • Build relationships with parents and communicate with them about behavioral and developmental concerns, strategies, successes

  • Establish policies and procedures while in and out of the classroom

  • Become familiar with emergency procedures and protocol

  • Clean and sterilize equipment and toys daily

  • Supervise children at all times

  • Identify and work to resolve any problems or issues, consulting with Board members, Playschool Committee Members, and other early learning professionals if necessary

  • Participate in fundraising and marketing for The Inc.

  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with Board members and Playschool Committee members. We welcome your ideas!

  • Support Toddler Room, Cowork + Coplay Room, and Community Cultivator with other tasks as needed if/when preschool children aren’t present for the day

Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience in a preschool classroom or camp required

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred

  • Current Certification in Child First Aid & CPR

  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods

  • Excellent communication and instructional skills, including proficiency in oral and written English language

  • Ability to be flexible, agile and work in and ever changing environment

  • Balance of a creative mind with practical acumen

Benefits

  • Paid sick time

  • Bring child 1 - 5 years of age to work!

  • Opportunity to help build and grow a playschool program from the ground up

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to jobs@theinccoworking.org

 

Community Cultivator

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Community Cultivator

This position will be responsible for supporting members and their families while they are at The Inc and supporting the daily operations. Some of the most important duties will include: daily opening and closing duties, greeting and assisting members, providing support to playschool teachers as needed, membership sales, updating office supplies, and basic administrative assistance for members.
We’re seeking a current Inc member who would like to be involved in The Inc’s day-to-day operations including working with members and program staff, supporting the playschool teachers, and sharing The Inc with visitors and new members.

The Organization

The Inc. Community Coworking + Playschool is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that aims to achieve gender equity in entrepreneurship, in the workplace and home through the creation of community-driven, neighborhood-centric workspaces for parents with onsite care for their young children. The Inc. is pioneering a unique solution to the high-demand of flexible, affordable childcare in Seattle and fostering a positive, child-friendly workplace culture that inspires connection, confidence, and growth for parents at any stage of their career development or entrepreneurial journey.

The Inc. opened its doors February 2017 and is located in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, inside of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Responsibilities

  • Greeting members and children by name.

  • Schedule and greet walk-ins.

  • Give tours and answer questions for new and prospective members, including in-take of children, and assisting new members to complete parent/membership packets.

  • Assisting teachers in classroom as needed.

  • Sign-up new members.

  • Assist members with printer connections, system login, and payment options.

  • Lead opening and closing the The Inc as scheduled, including tasks like making coffee, tidying coworking rooms, etc.

  • As needed, clean and sterilize equipment.

  • Assist with other assignments as needed.

  • Assist with set-up and clean-up of any on-site events during the day (e.g. BAM book club).

  • Complete end of day report for Program Manager.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing at The Inc

  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to take initiative and follow through on tasks

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team in a small office setting.

  • Highly organized.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.

  • Proficiency in doing web searches and using social media.

  • Degree in related field is preferred.

  • Current Certification in Child First Aid & CPR or ability to obtain within three months.

  • Pass background check.

  • Balance between a creative mind and a practical acumen.

  • Ability to be flexible, agile, and work in an ever changing environment

Position Details

  • Part-time position for up to 5 hours a day.

  • Must be on-site, approximately 8:30AM - 1:30PM.

  • Compensation $15/hour.


Apply by sending a resume and cover letter that tells us, in 500 words or less, why you’d like to become a Community Cultivator at The Inc to jobs@theinccoworking.org.

Please include Community Cultivator in the subject line.

The Inc is an equal opportunity employer.  We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.


With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.