Available Positions

Job posting 10/22/2014

Director, Healthy Start

POSITION SUMMARY

Martha’s Table (MT) seeks a Director, Healthy Start (Director) to lead its NAEYC accredited early education program – including day care, before school and after school care and preschool programs for children ages 6 weeks through 3rd grade. The Director will lead efforts to further develop and increase the quality of MT’s early care and education programs, as well as lead the replication and scaling of the program to an additional site in DC’s Ward 8.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned early childhood educator with meaningful experience engaging and building relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to: parents, partners and funders.

The position reports to the President & CEO and will be a part of MT’s senior management team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Managing the Healthy Start team, currently consisting of 34, including hiring and supporting teachers, staff, and all consultants required to run the program
  • Serving as a primary point of contact for parents of all MT students
  • Refining the program model and theory of change
  • Developing and implementing curriculum and related professional development in alignment with theory of change, consistent with emerging trends and industry best practices
  • Measuring, assessing, and reporting on program outcomes
  • Leading the design and implementation of a second high quality Healthy Start Center
  • Developing and managing the Healthy Start budget, streamlining compliance issues with the Finance team and maintaining the status of national accreditation
  • Working closely with the Development team to attract and retain funding for Healthy Start
  • Representing MT at speaking events and other public events relating to Healthy Start Centers

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree and early childhood education certification required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Early childhood education teaching, management and/or leadership required
  • Passion for the mission, values and work of Martha’s Table
  • Experience working with low-income children and their families
  • Prior experience managing teams and programs at multiple locations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience of change management
  • Strong writing and data analysis skills
  • Proven ability to proactively set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access

About Martha’s Table

Through quality education programs, healthy food, and affordable clothing, Martha’s Table supports young people and their families as they work to break the cycle of poverty. Approximately 80 people work at Martha’s Table on providing food, education, and opportunity; the entire staff shares a passion for our mission and core values: Knowledge, Integrity, Compassion, Commitment, Collaboration, and Respect. Thousands of volunteers and a committed Board of Directors further strengthen the organization. Martha’s Table’s annual budget is $7 million.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter here.


Job posting 10/22/2014

Senior Director, Healthy Eating

POSITION SUMMARY

Martha’s Table (MT) seeks a Senior Director to lead the Healthy Eating program currently being offered at 15 locations through the District, composed of Martha’s Markets (pop-up grocery markets at elementary schools), McKenna’s Wagon mobile 365-day-a-year dinner stops, and food for MT’s education programs. The Senior Director, Healthy Eating (Senior Director) will be responsible for leading a multi-party collaboration to expand the Martha’s Markets program, which is designed to reduce hunger, increase food access, and improve healthy eating behaviors, to 55 elementary schools throughout DC.

The ideal candidate has knowledge of nutrition, meaningful experience directing operations and logistics, and is skilled at interfacing with external stakeholders.

The position reports to the President & CEO and will be a part of MT’s senior management team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Director will be responsible for:

  • Refining the program logic model and theory of change and developing and implementing a plan for scale in target communities
  • Serving as a primary point of contact for all Healthy Eating Collaborative partners and overseeing all logistics and coordination across partners and sites
  • Managing the Healthy Start team composed of staff, volunteers, specialists and consultants require to run the program
  • Overseeing the collection, analysis and reporting of program outcomes
  • Developing and managing the Healthy Eating budget
  • Working closely with the Development team to attract and retain funding for Healthy Eating
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, donors, and government agencies that directly relate to Healthy Eating best practices
  • Ensuring Martha’s Table is in compliance with all Health Department codes and regulations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Familiarity of emerging trends in the food sector, as well as knowledge of key organizations and efforts underway to improve healthy eating in DC and elsewhere
  • Prior experience developing and implementing programmatic strategies deeply grounded in data and evidence
  • Prior experience leading collaborative partnerships
  • Demonstrated success contributing to the leadership team of an entrepreneurial organization
  • Demonstrated success coaching and managing a team and program at multiple locations
  • Passion for the mission and work of Martha’s Table
  • Strong writing and data analysis skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience of change management
  • An ability to proactively set priorities and manage their time
  • Possess strong understanding of the health and nutrition challenges faced by low-income families
  • Facility with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access

About Martha’s Table

Through quality education programs, healthy food, and affordable clothing, Martha’s Table supports young people and their families as they work to break the cycle of poverty. Approximately 80 people work at Martha’s Table on providing food, education, and opportunity; the entire staff shares a passion for our mission and core values: Knowledge, Integrity, Compassion, Commitment, Collaboration, and Respect. Thousands of volunteers and a committed Board of Directors further strengthen the organization. Martha’s Table’s annual budget is $7 million.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter here.


Job posting 8/14/2014

Special Events Fall Intern

This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Special Events and is responsible for assisting with special events. This position ensures smooth and well-executed events and communications with attendees and participants.

This is a paid, part-time position that lasts from Sept 1, 2014 – Feb 1, 2015.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Special Events:

  • Assists with the design, implementation, and execution of special events to increase individual giving, expand the constituency base, and enhance the visibility of Martha’s Table.
  • Assists in the planning, budgeting, agenda development, implementation, and event follow-up for key constituency.
  • Coordinates the procurement of in-kind goods and services for events.
  • Provides adequate support and assistance to volunteers assisting in the execution of special events and manages volunteer special event committees.
  • Attends various special events, promotions, community events, and serves as a representative for Martha’s Table.
  • Liaise with outside organizations hosting events to raise funds for Martha’s Table.
  • Can assist with post-event evaluation.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in progress or earned from an accredited college/university.

Experience:

  • Have experience in planning and executing special events and fundraisers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, as well as negotiate with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must have strong experience planning and executing multiple major events at the same time.

Special Training/Skills:

  • Excellent writing, presentation, networking, and communication skills, with the ability to influence and engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Must have strong understanding of the mission and goals of Martha’s Table.
  • Must have the ability to work and relate with diverse multi-racial groups.
  • Strong organizational skills, including time management and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work both independently and act as a team player who will engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization.
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement short- and long-term strategic plans.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications as well as web based services.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Turn on JavaScript! with “Special Events Fall Intern” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be reviewed.


Job posting 8/14/2014

Academic/Enrichment Assistant Group Leader (After School Program)

This position reports directly to the Education Group Leader and designated Group Leader, and as such under direction, is responsible for assisting in developing and implementing age and or grade specific after-school services including but not limited to writing and implementing daily/weekly lesson plans (with an emphasis on literacy development), develop and implement project based learning activities, documenting student progress in qualitative and quantitative formats, assuring a safe and structured classroom environment, parent meetings/engagement/communications and other services related to providing quality services to elementary and middle school students and their families. The Assistant Group Leader must perform all other duties as prescribed in the DCMR-29, NAEYC, and DC Standards of Learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-facilitating grade-level specific after-school instruction for a classroom of students.
  • Ability to support and engage students with individual needs and learning styles.
  • Ensuring the safety and structure for groups of school-age students.
  • Designing activities and workshops for groups of students that will engage them in “learning by doing.”
  • Communicating with parents and other stakeholders.
  • Building productive relationships with the student’s school as a method of ensuring academic progression and highlighting points where after-school activities can be partially informed by student progress and assignments.

Qualifications

Education:

  • A high school diploma (some college strongly preferred), plus at least one (1) year supervised experience working with children of legal school age and under the age of fifteen (15) years, in accredited school or camp, a licensed Child Development Center, or the equivalent

Special Training/Experience:

  • 1-2 years of after school academic and enrichment experience including workshop development and implementation
  • Ability to implement lesson plans and curriculum in a comprehensive manner
  • Ability to partner with families in support of a child's growth and development
  • Experience with Youth Development Outcomes and how they inform after school programming
  • Experience in literacy instruction (guided reading and center creation preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to stay informed about new developments in best practice and research relating to after school and out of school time learning
  • Experience in gathering qualitative and quantitative data that informs and shapes programming and reports student progress to various stake holders
  • Proficiency in multiple software applications including most Microsoft Office products
  • Commitment to Martha's Table's mission

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Turn on JavaScript! with “Assistant Group Leader” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be reviewed.


Job posting 6/24/2014

Bilingual Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher 2

Reporting to the Director of Early Childhood Program, the Bilingual Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher will provide the highest caliber of instruction to infants and toddlers in fluent English and Spanish. The Bilingual Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher will design, drive, and support enriching and engaging learning environments for their students in a highly collaborative, outcomes-driven environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Leadership of Classroom Instruction

  • Lead on the implementation of evidence-based, responsive, intentional, and developmentally appropriate curriculum, instruction, and teacher-child interactions using Martha’s Table’s continuum for language access
  • Provide instruction and activities for students in fluent English and fluent Spanish
  • Implement high-quality developmentally-appropriate curriculum and learning activities aligned to DC Early Learning Standards including but not limited to the Creative Curriculum
  • Implement education plans and other required documentation for children and the classroom, ensuring that all reports are accurate and complete
  • Create and maintain a classroom space that offers children an attractive, engaging environment for learning based on best practices
  • Manage and direct the activities of teacher’s assistants and other adults working with students in the classroom

Assessment, Data, and Individual Support

  • Support student mastery of developmental and learning standards by analyzing student data and working with colleagues to respond to the data with targeted teaching
  • Implementation of developmental screenings in English and Spanish on all children including but not limited to Ages and Stages
  • Refer students suspected of having a learning disability to the Director or Assistant Director
  • Implement IFSPs (Individual Family Service Plan) or IEPs (Individualized Education Plan) as needed and participate in the process of creating these documents
  • Provide ongoing observation and authentic assessment of individual children and maintain a comprehensive portfolio assessment for each child

Professional Learning

  • Attend and at times, plan and implement, targeted professional development sessions and trainings for teachers with a focus on infants and toddlers
  • Respond to regular, direct instructional coaching feedback and as well as feedback from rigorous, widely-accepted program evaluation tools
  • Meet with the Director or Assistant Director on a weekly basis to discuss the classroom, instruction, and the needs of individual students

Wrap-around Supports

  • Develop effective communication and partnership with families
  • Conduct a minimum of three parent conferences a year to discuss child development with parents and families
  • Collaborate with the Infant and Toddler Parent Specialist to promote individual students’ goals related to early communication and development, fine and gross motor skills, and the development of social and self-care skills
  • Guide and support students’ acquisition of social skills including eating meals with children and helping them develop self-help skills in both English and Spanish
  • Support and provide Continuum of Care to help children develop secure relationships
  • Be responsible for children’s safety at all times and in all settings
  • Complete all required reports involved in compliance and instruction
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education or an early childhood related field with an identified area of specialization

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of early childhood program experience
  • Infant and toddler education focus preferred
  • Knowledge of OSSE and NAEYC compliance requirements
  • Knowledge of DC Early Learning Standards
  • Teaching experience in multicultural environments serving vulnerable or underserved populations
  • Proficiency in multiple software applications including most Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills (oral and written)
  • Able to partner with families in support of a child’s growth and development

Special Training/Skills:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency
  • Bilingual credential preferred
  • Full fluency in English and Spanish (spoken and written)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and desired salary to Turn on JavaScript! with “Bilingual Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher 2” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be reviewed.


Job posting 6/24/2014

Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher 2

Reporting to the Director of Early Childhood, the Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher 2 will provide the highest caliber of instruction to infants and toddlers. The Lead Teacher will design, drive, and support enriching and engaging learning environments for their students in a highly collaborative, outcomes-driven environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Leadership of Classroom Instruction

  • Lead on the implementation of evidence-based, responsive, intentional, and developmentally appropriate curriculum, instruction, and teacher-child interactions
  • Implement high-quality developmentally-appropriate curriculum and learning activities aligned to DC Early Learning Standards including but not limited to the Creative Curriculum
  • Implement education plans and other required documentation for children and the classroom, ensuring that all reports are accurate and complete
  • Create and maintain a classroom space that offers children an attractive, engaging environment for learning based on best practices
  • Manage and direct the activities of teacher’s assistants and other adults working with students in the classroom

Assessment, Data, and Individual Support

  • Support student mastery of developmental and learning standards by analyzing student data and working with colleagues to respond to the data with targeted teaching
  • Implementation of developmental screenings on all children including but not limited to Ages and Stages
  • Refer students suspected of having a learning disability to the Director or Assistant Director
  • Implement IFSPs (Individual Family Service Plan) or IEPs (Individualized Education Plan) as needed and participate in the process of creating these documents
  • Provide ongoing observation and authentic assessment of individual children and maintain a comprehensive portfolio assessment for each child

Professional Learning

  • Attend and at times, plan and implement, targeted professional development sessions and trainings for teachers with a focus on infants and toddlers
  • Respond to regular, direct instructional coaching feedback and as well as feedback from rigorous, widely-accepted program evaluation tools
  • Meet with the Director or Assistant Director on a weekly basis to discuss the classroom, instruction, and the needs of individual students

Wrap-around Supports

  • Develop effective communication and partnership with families
  • Conduct a minimum of three parent conferences a year to discuss child development with parents and families
  • Collaborate with the Infant and Toddler Parent Specialist to promote individual students’ goals related to early communication and development, fine and gross motor skills, and the development of social and self-care skills
  • Guide and support students’ acquisition of social skills including eating meals with children and helping them develop self-help skills
  • Support and provide Continuum of Care to help children develop secure relationships
  • Be responsible for children’s safety at all times and in all settings
  • Complete all required reports involved in compliance and instruction
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education or an early childhood related field with an identified area of specialization

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of early childhood program experience preferred
  • Infant and toddler focus preferred
  • Knowledge of OSSE and NAEYC compliance requirements
  • Knowledge of DC Early Learning Standards
  • Teaching experience in multicultural environments serving vulnerable or underserved populations
  • Proficiency in multiple software applications including most Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills (oral and written)
  • Able to partner with families in support of a child’s growth and development
  • Commitment to Martha’s Table’s mission

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and desired salary to Turn on JavaScript! with “Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher 2” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be reviewed.