Affiliations & Program Support
Finance New Posting!
Native American Programming New posting!
Research, Evaluation, Quality Improvement
Training, Curriculum, Program Innovations
Business Development Intern
Parents as Teachers seeks an innovative self-starter to assist in scaling up the unique and proven means by which the organization’s approach is implemented at the local level. This is an exciting opportunity that will allow the organization to positively impact greater numbers of parents and children. The position will report to the Director of Business Development and Innovation.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Researching the most effective ways in which Parents as Teachers is delivered throughout the United States.
- Working with the Policy Director and Resource Development Director to identify available governmental and philanthropic funding for parent engagement and education services. This will also include exploring new social finance instruments such as social impact bonds, pay-for-performance contracts, program-related investments, etc.
- Identifying prospective organizations and geographic markets to scale the Parents as Teachers approach.
- Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications department to develop targeted marketing materials and to seek opportunities to present at various conferences throughout the country.
The ideal candidate will have a background in business or economic development with an interest in working for a social enterprise. MBA or MSW candidate preferred.
Accounts Payable Assistant
Parents as Teachers is looking for a part-time Accounts Payable Assistant who will be responsible for the processing and submitting for payment all Parents as Teachers invoicing.
- Handle all vendor inquiries.
- Process all accounts payable invoices for payment.
- Prepare accounts payable checks.
- Process accounts payable reports, maintain all accounts payable files, and prepare analysis of accounts, as required.
Education: High School diploma with two years college preferred, but not necessary.
Experience: At least two years experience in accounting functions required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Accounting software, Internet software and Spreadsheet software required.
NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAMMING
Parents as Teachers is seeking a Technical Assistance Consultant to provide technical assistance and training support to either BIE FACE, the FACE, I-3 Project or the Tribal MIECHV Project of the American Indian Programs Team. It is a multi-faceted, demandig position, responsible for: the program's success in the BIE schools and Native American communities; and compliance with the BIE schools and FACE partnerships, the BabyFACE sites for I-3 or Tribal Home visiting guidelines related to curriculum, environment, health and safety standards, transportation, staff hiring, supervision, professional development, and technical assistance planning and protocol.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate travel, technical assistance scheduling and activities.
- Conduct site visits 1-2 weeks a month.
- Support on-site activities during technical assistance visits. Support parent educators through the Foundational Curriculum and Model Implementation.
- Produce all written correspondence, including leave behind summaries, technical assistance site visit reports, thank you letters and other related materials.
- Assist in the writing and editing of content for a variety of related materials, including site visit reports, newsletter articles, Family Circle kits, webinars, specialized training, Imagination Library book cards, and training.
- Conduct bi-monthly technical assistance calls to schools, confering with supervisor to solve problems and coordinate implementation activities.
- Provide ongoing professional consultation, via telephone conferencing, Skype, e-mail, fax and letters, to programs on operation issues, services and staff development to improve quality of service.
- Provide ongoing communication with assigned programs, and complete end-of-year summary for each school.
- Participate in related team meetings, TA annual meetings with partners, teleconference calls and webinars.
- Schedule and participate in monthly reflective practice with supervisor.
- Support development of distance learning trainings, such as online webinars.
- Regularly update content of TA folders.
- Adhere to the project and department deadlines.
- Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for job.
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with coordinator, partners, supervisors and PAT team.
- Maintain regular attendance, punctuality and professional appearance.
- Work in professional manner with others to achieve common goals.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in education, child development or related field.
- Two years experience delivering PAT model, training and with Foundational Curriculum, Model Implementation, Visit Tracker, ASQ-3, ASQ:SE, or willing to obtain.
- Experience as a trainer or presenter a plus.
- Experience in relationship building and working with vulnerable families.
- Knowledgeable about the characteristics of learners of all ages, infants through adults.
- Ability to plan, organize work/tasks within time frame, manage multiple assignments/tasks, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments.
- Ability to listen, write and speak effectively.
- Dependable, self-motivated, and ability to work with little or no supervision.
- Able to work as part of a team to develop the full potential of all participants.
- Maturity, sensitivity to relate well to both children and adults of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to establish rapport with program teams and empower staff by building on their strengths.
- Capable of maintaining a high standard of professional and ethical conduct.
- Willing to accept professional responsibility for keeping informed on current educational topics and advancements for adults and children.
Our Organization: Parents as Teachers is the trsuted resource providing a proven home visiting model for the most respected organizations and professionals who serve the evolving needs of families. Our work with the profesional community helps young children grow up healthly, safe and ready to learn.
Director of Tribal and Head Start Programming
The Organization: Parents as Teachers is an international non-profit supporting the education and engagement of parents and the early development and education of their young children. Working through partnerships in all 50 states and 7 other nations, we are designated as an “evidence-based” home visiting model and one of the leading approaches to life-long literacy.
The Position: The Director of Tribal and Head Start Programming is a significant new position for a leadership-centered individual with a unique set of experiences. This position will be responsible for the management and integration of several tribal-focused programs and the development of a new, more focused approach toward working with Head Start and Early Head Start programs in states and Native American regions. The position will manage a current team of 8 staff who provide technical assistance, support and coordination to mostly tribal programs. Applicants must be comfortable interacting with high-level state and tribal leadership, and possess strong team-building and management skills. The position is located in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Provide strategic thought leadership on ways to integrate Parents as Teachers into Head Start/Early Head Start programs and Tribal agencies/organizations that improve the parenting skills of young parents.
- Develop a strong new Tribal Programs Department that draws together a team of seasoned professionals from within the organization.
- Bring expertise that will inform Parents as Teachers approach toward our work with Early Head Start and Tribal programs.
- Build relationships and partnerships with Tribal and state leadership responsible for home visiting programs.
- Work in collaboration with the Public Policy Department to advance and advocate for public policies that strengthen Tribal Home Visiting and Head Start/Early Head Start.
- Collaborate with the Department of Affiliations and Program Support to transition new programs and affiliates into Parents as Teachers systems.
- Collaborate with Training and Curriculum staff to align trainings and curriculum to programs within this focus area.
- Significantly grow the Parents as Teachers footprint in Tribal Communities, Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
- Work with the Resource Development Department to seek resources to build capacity to serve communities in states and Tribal communities.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- 5-7 years of successful leadership of home visiting and/or early childhood programs.
- Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
- Successful staff management experience required.
- Deep understanding of Tribal culture and politics.
- Experience with Head Start and specifically Early Head Start programs.
- Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Established relationships with Tribal and Head Start leadership.
- Experience with curriculum and training development.
- Success as a relationship builder.
- Track record of effective team building.
- Must be able to analyze, synthesize, and summarize information accurately, clearly, and within a short time-frame.
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with community and national partners, and staff to accomplish program goals.
- Strong computer skills, including mastery of Microsoft Suite; Adobe products a plus.
- Self-starter, able to work independently but also as part of a collaborative team.
- High energy, strong work ethic, and passion for this work.
Location: St. Louis, Missouri (considerable travel may be required)
Employment Start Date: July 2013 (or sooner)
Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience.
For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter, along with salary history and requirements, to our consultant, Paul Shelley with Warren Whitney at
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Electronic Media Specialist
Parents as Teachers is seeking an Electronic Media Specialist to handle PAT's electronic media, including the external website, video production, webinars and social media channels. This position also works with IT staff to effectively coordinate PAT's e-business/portal web/social networking site.
- Oversee the PAT external website, including handling day-to-day needs and updates, guiding ongoing improvement, and ensuring it reflects PAT's overall strategic goals.
- Coordinate all video efforts, including working with videographers, managing video editing and script development needs, and assisting with development of effective video to promote awareness about and fundraising efforts of PAT.
- Coordinate all aspects of various online and webinar technologies for PAT staff use to deliver a variety of training and other educational opportunities to PAT clients.
- Oversee PAT's social media outreach, which includes working with various staff to deliver specific elements of social media, blending these efforts with PAT's overall strategic goals, and providing guidance on evolving social media trends.
- Collaborate regularly with IT staff on issues related to PAT's e-business/portal website, including ensuring accuracy of information and timely updates, and resolving technical issues as needed.
- Regularly monitor and report on the effectiveness of electronic media efforts using various analytic tools.
- Work effectively with the Marketing Communications staff to ensure all external and internal communications are effective and clear, and reflect PAT's overall strategic plan.
- Bachelor's degree in a communications- or media-related field. Additional training in electronic media-related areas is beneficial.
- Minimum 5-7 years of experience with various electronic media, especially with website maintenance and development, video editing and script development, and familiarity with various social media platforms and outreach.
- Strong writing, editing and visual production skills, including ability to repurpose content to meet various electronic media needs
- Experience working in team-based or collaborative settings.
- Excellent general communications skills, and ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities.
- Proficiency in software programs related to job requirements (open source/CMS systems, video editing, webinars, analytics, HTML or other web-related languages, and Microsoft Office Suite).
- Experience on both PC and Macintosh platforms.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- News tracking and pitching stories to media
- Writing newsletter stories and news releases, and proofreading
- Assisting with social media efforts and the PAT website
- Assisting special events, planning and follow-up
- Managing media and communications databases
Junior level or above, in marketing, journalism or communication-related majors, with solid news/feature writing skills, ability to work on multiple projects, and knowledge of web and social media outreach. All applicants must provide writing samples. Must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
"Forget all of those horror stories you have heard about internships, the Parents as
"Be prepared to make a meaningful contribution. You'll have meetings scheduled and assignments on day one. I wrote blogs, feature stories, and press releases for the Parents as Teachers website and newsletter, all with constructive feedback along the way. In this internship, your effort and progress are measurable, which will prove very helpful when discussing your time here with future employers." Jacob
"Everyone was professional and friendly! I truly enjoyed my time at Parents as Teachers and felt a part of their team. I gained experience working closely with professionals in marketing communications completing real world projects from start to finish. I met a lot of great people who have helped me jumpstart my career in communications." Stephanie
“At Parents as Teachers, I was able to take charge of my own projects, contribute a large portion of an important project to the organization, and walk away with several pieces for my portfolio. It’s a dream internship!” Maria