Article Title: Early Childhood Education Coach

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Are you a caring, individual with a genuine passion for children and education? Join our team of Early Head Start/Head Start team, providing early childhood education services. Penquis a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, is currently seeking a full-time (40 hours per week; 52 weeks per year, benefits eligible) Early Childhood Education Coach. As the Early Childhood Education Coach, you work with a team to assure that educational services are delivered with fidelity within the Childcare and Head Start/Early Head Start Programs. This position will require travel throughout the three counties to the different child education sites.  

Location: Bangor, Maine

Early Childhood Education Coach Responsibilities:

  • Works with a team to assure that educational services are delivered with fidelity within the Childcare and Head Start/Early Head Start Programs.
  • Mentors and coach’s classroom staff in the provision of Education services within the Child Development Department, carrying out direct service, and providing training as necessary.
  • Implement classroom observations systems (ITERS/ECERS/CLASS).
  • Provide routine consultation to classroom staff and opportunities for staff not identified for intensive coaching to receive other forms of professional development aligned with program goals.
  • Collaborate with health, nutrition and special services staff in developing and evaluating an integrated approach to classroom curriculum.

Early Childhood Education Coach Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor’s and 5-7 years of experience with early education teaching experience.
  • Experience with adult learners to include coaching and mentoring.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with excellent math/computational skills.
  • Computer proficiency and experience, including word processing skills and reliable, insured transportation.
  • Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions.

  Excellent Benefits Package: (benefit eligible)

  • 14 Paid Holidays (Including your Birthday!)
  • Paid Time off-3 Days upon hire
  • Paid training for all required certifications
  • Dental/Health/Vision
  • Retirement Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Incentives

The starting rate of pay for the Early Childhood Education Coach starts at $21.99 and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

Please submit application materials, including relevant educational course work and transcripts.

 Penquis offers an excellent benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework.  Join our team by applying on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at  to request an application and job description.  

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate.  Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a smoke-free workplace.

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