Early Childhood Education Specialist

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Program Services Branch

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)

Extended Deadline: Please submit applications by September 22, 2017

The YMCA of Austin Early Learning Readiness (ELR) programs are designed to help adult caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors, nannies, etc.) and the children in their care. Program sessions last 15 weeks and are offered in both the Fall and the Spring. Participants will meet twice per week, for two hours each day at Houston Elementary. 

Basic Duties: 

  • lead sessions twice weekly
  • Implement program curriculum
  • Set up, plan activities 
  • Pay close attention to safety and health/sanitation procedures at the site. 

Pay rate: $10 - $16 /hr (dependent on experience and certifications)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or related college coursework (preferred, not required)
  • Experience or training in facilitating groups, minimum of 6-12 months preferred
  • Training in early childhood education
  • Experience working with young children and families, 6-12 months preferred
  • Curriculum planning experience preferred
  • Must commit to school year of work with the ELR program (both Fall and Spring)
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
  • Reliable transportation and ability to transport materials to and from site
  • Must pass two criminal background checks
  • Applicants must be interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Days/Hours: Approximately two classes a week Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed classes 8:30 – 11:30 AM with an additional two Fridays per month for staff meeting and program field trip. On average, for those teaching at one location, Specialist would work a total of 6 hrs per week.  There are options to teach at multiple sites, resulting in a total of 12 hours weekly for the 15 week session.

Required Certifications:

CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Sexual Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens (trainings provided after hiring)


  • Great experience in early childhood education working with both caregivers and children
  • Paid training hours
  • Free CPR / FA certifications
  • Steady weekly hours:  6 hours/week
  • Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Account
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