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Early Education Administrative Assistant

Early Education Administrative Assistant

Total Job Openings: 1

Job Immediate Start: Yes

Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Location: 1200 E Houston Street, Garrett, IN 46738

Work Hours: Monday through Friday

Employer Overview

JAM Early Education is a Reggio Emilia inspired day school with an emergent curriculum. We plan our curriculum according to child development and principles of development. Our classrooms foster an environment that allows children to learn through exploring the world around them - by exploring, children are given the means to construct their own knowledge and become independent thinkers. For each child we serve, from the youngest infants at 6 weeks old to our preschoolers ready to transition to kindergarten, we create learning plans based on their individual interests, needs, and goals. We discover this insight of the child by completing observations and interacting with them as individuals, and we focus on providing children with principle-based learning experiences that ignite their curiosity and desire to learn.

Our operating hours are 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, allowing us to provide quality early education for working families. Our staff hours vary within those times. We value the dedication of our teachers to furthering their education, and we support and accommodate school schedules. We also offer additional direction and assistance to eligible candidates of the TEACH scholarship.

Our organization strives to maintain a collaborative and supportive environment not only in the classrooms, but the entire facility. When we refer to our "JAM family", we mean it!

We provide on-site training for all of our staff, including an initial 2-week training and shadowing period with the lead teacher of the classroom. This allows our new teachers to observe and engage in hands-on experience while having a highly trained and experienced lead teacher available to help them learn. Training and learning are a continuous process for our staff! Teachers meet regularly with our Pedagogista to reflect on principles and knowledge, allowing us to support ongoing professional development. At JAM Early Education, we believe that learning is lifelong. Just like our students, our teachers are all in different places in their journey - we meet everyone where they are!

Why our teachers love working at JAM:

" I love the relationships I have built with students, parents, and coworkers! I also love getting to see students do something for the first time or show excitement over new work."

"JAMEE has impacted my life in many ways. Because of JAMEE and the supportive staff, I know teaching is my life calling and passion."

"The relationships with coworkers and families has exceeded my expectations at JAMEE along with the friendliness and helpfulness of everyone at JAM. When I first started, I thought it would be like a daycare and I was just an assistant - I was wrong in all the best ways possible!"

"There is no 'one size fits all'; learning is individualized for both children and teachers."

Join our amazing team of passionate educators who are doing incredible things for children! Click the link below to check out why our teachers love working for JAM's Early Education program:

https://youtu.be/5yH6tMs7-9Y

Incentive Compensation

$20.00 - $23.00 hourly

Job Benefits

- 401K + Employer match
- Free JAM Membership - includes free fitness and aquatics classes, access to pool, spa, and fitness center, and discounted rates on rentals and programs
- Health Insurance for Full-Time Employees
- Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays for employees working over 20 hours per week
- Tuition support for those seeking a CDA, Associate, or bachelor's degree in Early Education
- Warm, collaborative, professional, and inspiring work culture
- Competitive Wages
- Rewarding Career
- Professional Growth Opportunities
- No Weekends

Responsibilities

- Provide classroom coverage and schedule adjustments as needed.
- Assist with the enrollment of new students and the application process of new teachers.
- Assist in auditing records to ensure JAMEE is meeting all safety, state, and mission requirements.
- Maintain outdoor workspaces for safety and upkeep.
- Maintain and develop relationships with Early Education staff, parents, and community members to promote Early Education and obtain community input and support.
- Meet all state guidelines and operate within all JAM Early Education standards, such as Ministry guidelines, Voluntary Compliance Program regulations, CCDF, Paths to Quality, and OMW Pre-K
- Support the planning, preparation, and facilitation of JAMEE events.
- Work in collaboration with the JAMEE leadership team to plan, prepare, and facilitate fundraising activities.
- Keep up to date on classroom routines, policies, and procedures

Qualifications

- 21 years of age or older
- A bachelor’s degree in the field of education or Bloom School experience is preferred
- Experience in early education, education, not-for-profit arena, or childcare program
- Curious spirit with desire for lifelong learning opportunities
- Availability to work Monday-Friday (we are open 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m, hours will vary within that time frame)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working in a Bloom School
- Experience working in a Reggio Inspired School

This position requires a commitment to the JAM Center’s mission and its core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, as well as a commitment to building developmental relationships with all members, participants, and staff.

Customer Service Statement:
Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Every JAM Center employee is expected to be: an active listener, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, helpful, ethical, and willing to go the extra mile to exceed the customer’s expectations. We demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect, integrity, and responsibility as role models in the JAM Center and the community at large.