Available Positions

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 “Early Childhood Academic Specialist” 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 “Early Childhood Academic Specialist” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be reviewed.


Job posting 6/24/2014

Early Childhood Academic Specialist

The Early Childhood Academic Specialist will report to both to the Martha’s Table CEO and to the Director of the Early Childhood Program, the Early Childhood Academic Specialist (“ECAS”) will support instructional excellence in all early childhood classrooms and support with the early childhood program at a new site.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner with CEO and Early Childhood Program Director to design, develop, and launch the academic program for a state-of-the-art, brand new infant and toddler center
  • Observe in classrooms and provide coaching feedback to teachers of infants, toddlers, and pre-K students to improve their practice through a cycle of reflection, feedback, and action
  • Pilot new and innovative infant and toddler curricula
  • Lead the classroom teachers in the implementation of evidence-based, responsive, intentional, and developmentally appropriate curriculum, instruction, and teacher-child interactions
  • Support the development and implementation of high-quality curriculum aligned to DC Early Learning Standards including but not limited to the Creative Curriculum
  • Support student mastery of standards by analyzing student data and working with teachers to respond to the data with targeted teaching
  • Liaise with and visit other high-performing infant and toddler centers to gather more information about best practices for instruction
  • Plan and implement targeted professional development sessions and trainings for teachers with a focus on infants and toddlers
  • Coordinate and facilitate group-based professional development strategies that encourage collaboration amongst classroom teaching staff
  • Monitor and ensure education plans and other required documentation for children and the classroom are accurate and complete
  • Ensure that all programming requirements and performance outcomes adhere to multiple funding and model requirements
  • Drive infant and toddler program quality using rigorous, widely-accepted tools instructional delivery and classroom environment
  • Support with the process of NAEYC re-accreditation
  • Participate in the development of program policies, service delivery plans, and ongoing monitoring of program quality
  • Create a culture of outcomes-based practice to spur progress and effectiveness of the program as a whole
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education:

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

Special Training/Experience:

  • 5-7 years of early childhood program experience
  • Infant and toddler focus preferred
  • Ability to partner with families in support of a child’s growth and development
  • Experience with staff training, management, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of OSSE and NAEYC licensing requirements
  • Knowledge of DC Early Learning Standards
  • Demonstrated ability to stay informed about new developments in best practice and research relating to early childhood education
  • Leadership 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)
  • Commitment to Martha’s Table’s mission

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Early Childhood and/or Infant and Toddler certifications

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and desired salary to Turn on JavaScript! with “Early Childhood Academic Specialist” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be reviewed.


Job posting 6/19/2014

Grant Writer

Reports to the Development Director and is principally responsible for planning and implementing an effective proposal writing program including research, writing, submission, and coordination of our proposal/application submittal process. S/he is responsible for researching and writing grants to secure restricted and unrestricted funding for Martha’s Table’s programs and operations. Proposals are submitted to foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other institutional donors and prospects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparing routine and complex letters of inquiry, proposals, grant applications and funder reports, ensuring that all data is both accurate and compelling and that deadlines and requirements are met.
  • Responsible for researching new donor prospects and identifying viable foundation, corporation, government and other institutional prospects that will fund Martha’s Table projects and programs.
  • Write, edit, and manage proposal and report writing submissions in accordance with grantor standards and requirements.
  • Gain awareness of potentially fundable programs and initiatives through strong knowledge of mission and strategies and coordination with appropriate personnel and departments.
  • Prepare correspondence relating to institutional funders and any required follow-up materials.
  • Manage tracking and reporting system for grant awards, submittals and prospects and distribute regular status reports.
  • Assist the Development team in developing strategies to cultivate and personally solicit foundation/corporate representatives.
  • Responsible for communicating with various donors and prospects regarding Martha’s Table programs and activities as required.
  • Coordinate with special events staff to proactively research, cultivate, and solicit large special event producers and sponsors.
  • Shares responsibility with other team members for representing Martha’s Table at various external functions including CFC, United Way, and other fundraising events as required.
  • Make presentations before potential grantors and make grant program status reports to sponsoring agencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.

Experience:

  • Have at least five (5) years working experience, preferably in fundraising. Strong experience conducting research, managing fundraising data, and writing/editing proposals and reports.

Special Training/Skills:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, which includes Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Advanced proficiency with fundraising databases.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain contact with prospective funders.
  • Knowledge of prospect research principles and grant administration.
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and private foundation grant programs, as well as rules, regulations and best practices.

How to Apply:

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Job posting 6/10/2014

Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist

This full-time position will report to the Director of Education, Elementary to Career and Success Coordinator. The Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist is a key hire that will improve parent engagement and student success by coordinating family case management, including home visits and external referrals to social services; identifying and addressing challenges to parent engagement in their child’s education; and supporting parents/caregivers in creating a nurturing, supportive learning environment and advocating for their children in any school setting. The Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist will identify and establish community partnerships and resources (organizations or programs) that meet family needs and create/oversee data collection for parent/family programming.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct home visits to train and coach parents on parent-child interaction
  • Develop and implement family service plans
  • Provide developmental screenings for infants and toddlers using evidence-based assessments
  • Assist the Success Center Coordinator and staff in data collection, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services offered for new parents and those enrolled in the Early Childhood program
  • Assist clients and families by providing resources and making referrals to external social service and community agencies, and educational institutions
  • Provide case management oversight for family service plans through home visits, group meetings, and telephone contacts
  • Demonstrate expertise providing support and community resources to adults and youth in a community setting are preferred
  • Assist or locate assistance in crisis; and keeps and maintains confidentiality of records on individual cases
  • Serves as a family advocate and liaison between family/client and community services

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Work or related field

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of professional experience working in an early childhood setting
  • 1-2 years of prior home visits experience; infants and toddlers preferred
  • Experience with establishing supportive relationships with children and families from diverse backgrounds

Special Training/Skills:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experienced social services and/or early childhood Head Start education professionals

Licensure/Certifications: N/A

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and desired salary to Turn on JavaScript! with “Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist” in the subject line.


Job posting 5/22/2014

Cook 3, Part-Time Sun-Tues

Hours: Sunday 8am-7pm, Monday-Tuesday 10:30-7pm

This position reports directly to Culinary Manager, and under direction, is responsible for the preparation, execution, and management of the food operations for McKenna’s Wagon at Martha’s Table. This includes supervising and assisting volunteers in the preparation of food for the onsite distribution, Farmer’s Market pickups (Saturdays only), Paul Lawrence Dunbar Senior Center (Saturdays only), and McKenna’s Wagon.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparing meals to be distributed through Martha’s Table.
  • Responsible supervising volunteers during different service shifts
  • Responsible for following sanitation and food preparation guidelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all donated food is accepted, properly stored/refrigerated and used in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Responsible for preparing and loading of food in the vans for distribution.
  • Responsible for ensuring the kitchen, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, garage, and food prep areas are clean and organized.
  • Responsible for properly recycling and sorting all cardboard, glass, plastic and cans, as well as, disposing of all other trash generated by the kitchen and food prep area.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of the holiday dinners (i.e. Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
  • Responsible for performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education: High School Diploma preferred but not required
  • Experience: At least two (2) years experience in food services industry
  • Special Training/Skills: be able to obtain valid DC Food Handler’s Certification
  • Licensure: Valid US Driver’s License

How to Apply:

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Job posting 5/22/2014

Cook 3, Full Time Tues-Sat

Hours: Tues 11-5, Wed-Friday 10:30-7, Sat 8-7

This position reports directly to Culinary Manager, and under direction, is responsible for the preparation, execution, and management of the food operations for McKenna’s Wagon at Martha’s Table. This includes supervising and assisting volunteers in the preparation of food for the onsite distribution, Farmer’s Market pickups (Saturdays only), Paul Lawrence Dunbar Senior Center (Saturdays only), and McKenna’s Wagon.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparing meals to be distributed through Martha’s Table.
  • Responsible supervising volunteers during different service shifts
  • Responsible for following sanitation and food preparation guidelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all donated food is accepted, properly stored/refrigerated and used in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Responsible for preparing and loading of food in the vans for distribution.
  • Responsible for ensuring the kitchen, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, garage, and food prep areas are clean and organized.
  • Responsible for properly recycling and sorting all cardboard, glass, plastic and cans, as well as, disposing of all other trash generated by the kitchen and food prep area.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of the holiday dinners (i.e. Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
  • Responsible for performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education: High School Diploma preferred but not required
  • Experience: At least two (2) years experience in food services industry
  • Special Training/Skills: be able to obtain valid DC Food Handler’s Certification
  • Licensure: Valid US Driver’s License

How to Apply:

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