Employment Opportunities

To apply for employment at United Way of Santa Fe County, please fill out the UWSFC Application for Employment.

If you have any questions please contact Marisol Baird at marisolb@uwsfc.org or (505) 216-2974.

Current Openings:

*UWSFC is hiring! Join our team. We are looking for childcare providers and substitutes for our PreK. Evening, weekend and daytime hours are available. This great part-time work for anyone over 18. Please contact Tekla Johnson at teklaj@uwsfc.org to apply.

Position Title:

First Born® Program Home Visitor
Department: First Born® Program
Job Classification: 32 hours  increasing to 40 hours per week
FLSA Status: Non –Exempt
Hourly Rate: Dependent on education and experience
Benefits Package: Health and Dental insurance, PTO, Holidays, Life Insurance, Flexible Savings Account
Reports to: First Born® Program Manager
Posted: 04/06/2018

Summary

This position provides culturally sensitive, in-home and community visitation services to first time families (prenatal and postpartum) within Santa Fe County.  The home visitor provides education and support through use of reflective listening, and utilizes structured curriculum to provide optimal opportunities for child and family growth and development.  The home visitor assists families in linking with relevant community resources, and completes developmental and other screens as required by program standards. The home visitor must participate in relevant program activities, such as training and supervision. Extensive local travel is required, as well as working some evening and weekend hours, and all activities must be documented in electronic and other files.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide support, education, referrals and assistance in the home setting to new parents within Santa Fe County
  • Attend all First Born® staff meetings and scheduled training sessions
  • Attend all scheduled supervision with First Born® Program Lead and actively participate in the process
  • Maintain an active caseload, adhering to minimum visit requirements and other guidelines as established by program standards
  • Maintain clinical records (primarily electronic) according to program standards and guidelines
  • Maintain confidentiality and HIPAA requirements of families receiving First Born® services
  • Demonstrate understanding of different backgrounds, family situations, and values; provide services in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Represent and advocate for First Born® and other UWSFC programs in the community
  • Collaborate and coordinate services with other community agencies
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with referral sources and community partners
  • Submit required information for reports to funders in a timely and accurate manner
  • Maintain a record of scheduled home visits according to program guidelines
  • As directed, represent First Born® at special events or programs (events may be held outside regular work hours)
  • Perform within the prescribed limits of UWSFC’s ethics and compliance policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • College or graduate school degree preferred
  • Experience working with populations served by First Born®, to include children ages 0-3, pregnant mothers and families representing a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, highly preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Ability to maintain accurate and current records and correspondence using both paper and electronic files
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to pass a mandatory background clearance required of all childcare workers in the State of New Mexico
  • CPR certified within first 90 days of employment
  • Reliable transportation with valid New Mexico driver’s license, current automobile registration and proof of auto insurance
  • Ability to work well in culturally diverse settings, which includes knowledge of local population served
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, drive, or sit for long periods of time and use computer equipment and cell phones. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to lift 40 pounds. Due to the home-based model of services, the employee is required to work in participant families’ homes and community resource agencies and businesses. Extensive local travel required, and occasional long-distance travel may be required for training purposes.

Position Title:

PreK Lead Teacher
Department: PreK Program – Early Learning Center at Kaune
Job Classification: Regular, Full-Time, for 2018-19 school year schedule, with eight-week unpaid summer break. Employment to begin on July 30, 2018.
FLSA Status: Non –Exempt
Hourly Rate: Dependent on education and experience
Benefits Package: Health and Dental insurance, PTO, Holidays, Life Insurance, Flexible Savings Account
Reports to: Executive V.P. for Early Learning at Kaune & Early Childhood Policy
Posted: 04/20/2018

Summary

The United Way of Santa Fe (UWSFC) Early Learning Center at Kaune is a part of an innovative community development project that seeks to strengthen families and the community through an interconnected network of early intervention, education, economic development and family support programs. The UWSFC is comprised of programs and services including the First Born® Program, Great Start Family Support (postpartum) Home Visitation, PreK Program, Parenting Support, Family Friends & Neighbors Program, Prenatal Education and Outreach and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

The PreK Lead Teacher is responsible for creating a joyous environment that gives three- and four-year-old children a respected space to develop their own inquiries and negotiate the social emotional terrain. The Lead Teacher is also expected to participate in a reflective and analytical process with colleagues in order to support and develop the understanding of, and work with, children and their families. The PreK Program at the Early Learning Center follows the standards set forth by CYFD regulations, New Mexico PreK standards, and the FOCUS quality rating system. The Early Learning Center is a Reggio Emilia-inspired program and draws much of its philosophical roots from that approach.    

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support learning through a Reggio Emilia approach; support children’s research through an analytical and inquiry based process; engage in dialogue around the Reggio Emilia principles and work toward implementing them in the classroom.
  • Create a learning environment that supports learning in all areas: self, family and community; social and emotional; literacy and language; physical; scientific inquiry; mathematical; and approaches to learning and creativity.
  • Participate in weekly staff Collaborative Curriculum Meetings, Monthly Team Meetings and Individual Meetings with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Be prepared to share and present documentation once a month for staff Collaborative Curriculum Meetings and Team Meetings; documentation must focus on child or teacher provocations that support curriculum and teacher understanding of children and their ideas.
  • Prepare and share weekly lesson plans based on ongoing assessment and observation of children’s learning and development. Share these with the supervisor, then post them for families to read. Display areas of focus prominently in the classroom.
  • Assess children’s development and learning through recorded classroom observations, based on Early Learning Guideline’s essential indicators with adherence to New Mexico PreK standards.
  • Prepare findings from assessments, written documentation and discussions for three family conferences a year.
  • Manage the classroom through a democratic and respectful process.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized environment in the classroom.
  • Ensure ongoing supportive communication with families: share community resources, communicate about delicate and challenging situations, and ensure completion of all family paperwork (children’s files, incident reports, child abuse reports, etc). Complete home visits and conferences in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain a classroom environment that supports all children, including but not limited to, children from diverse cultures and languages and children needing special developmental support.
  • Establish a Professional Development Plan (PDP) by actively completing all degree requirements for Lead Teacher, as required by New Mexico licensing, PreK and FOCUS. Attend all required trainings.
  • Comply with all UWSFC policies/procedures, Early Learning Center protocols and CYFD licensing/program standards
  • Respectfully communicate and mentor the Assistant Teacher when giving directions and sharing ideas and information regarding their behavior/actions in the classroom, attendance and tardiness. At the same time, allow a space for listening to the assistant teacher’s ideas and reflections and incorporate them into the classroom, as appropriate.
  • Always represent United Way of Santa Fe County in a professional manner at special events or programs connected with the Early Learning Center. Please note: you must be flexible as events may be held outside regular work hours (evenings/weekends).
  • Perform within the prescribed limits of UWSFC’s ethics and compliance policies and in adherence to NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or VP of Program Leadership and Innovation.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with commitment to work towards a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education according to the CYFD requirements for PreK teachers.  Additionally, New Mexico licensure must be obtained according to the timetable determined by UWSFC.  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Experience working with young children; at least three years’ work experience with three and four year olds preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. English writing proficiency required.  Ability to read and write in Spanish is preferred, but not required. 
  • Practical knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practices, with the willingness to engage in dialogue related to, but not limited to Reggio Emilia Principles.
  • Sensitivity with children and families who represent a wide range of socio-economic and risk factors.
  • Ability to work well in culturally diverse settings and knowledge of local population served.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records using both paper files and computer software such as MS Word.
  • Effective and accurate interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Professionalism, tact, and patience when communicating with children, families, employees, and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Function effectively with teaching staff as a team member and work independently when required.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory background clearance required of all childcare workers in the State of New Mexico.
  • CPR certified within first 90 days of employment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, drive, sit for long periods of time and use computer equipment and cell phones. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of things an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Environmental stress may occur.
    • Exposure to chemicals in the workplace environment may occur.
    • Exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace environment.
    • Noise level in the environment is usually moderate to loud.

Position Title:

PreK Assistant Teacher
Department: PreK Program – Early Learning Center at Kaune                 
Job Classification: Regular, Full-Time, for 2018-19 school year schedule, with eight-week unpaid summer break. Employment to begin on July 30, 2018.
FLSA Status: Non –Exempt
Hourly Rate: Dependent on education and experience
Benefits Package: Health and Dental insurance, PTO, Holidays, Life Insurance, Flexible Savings Account
Reports to: Executive V.P. for Early Learning at Kaune & Early Childhood Policy
Posted: 04/20/2018

Summary

The United Way of Santa Fe (UWSFC) Early Learning Center at Kaune is a part of an innovative community development project that seeks to strengthen families and the community through an interconnected network of early intervention, education, economic development and family support programs. The UWSFC is comprised of programs and services including the First Born® Program, Post-Partum Home Visitation, PreK Program, Parenting Support, Family Friends & Neighbors Program, Prenatal Education and Outreach and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

The PreK Assistant Teacher is responsible for creating a joyous environment that gives three- and four-year-old children a respected space to develop their own inquiries and negotiate the social emotional terrain. The Assistant Teacher is also expected to participate in a reflective and analytical process with colleagues in order to support and develop the understanding of, and work with, children and their families. The PreK Program at the Early Learning Center follows the standards set forth by CYFD regulations, New Mexico PreK standards, and the FOCUS quality rating system. The Early Learning Center is a Reggio Emilia-inspired program and draws much of its philosophical roots from that approach.    

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Interact consistently and positively with students/parents
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment in the classroom
  • Support and assist the Lead Teacher in preparing the NM PreK portfolios and rubrics by observing, documenting and assessing students, as outlined by NM PreK
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in completing and implementing weekly lesson plans
  • Create and maintain a classroom environment that utilizes UWSFC and CYFD guidelines for cultural diversity, inclusion of children with disabilities, and rotation of learning center material; demonstrate understanding of different backgrounds, family situations, and values and implement culturally sensitive services
  • Support student self-selection of materials and utilize structured play activities that promote literacy, oral language skills and print recognition
  • Ensure seamless transitions between activities and children’s attention and success in each activity period
  • Work toward completion of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, as defined in the mandatory Professional Development Plan
  • Comply with all United Way policies/procedures, protocols and CYFD licensing/program standards
  • Respond positively to Lead Teacher observations, direction and interventions regarding assistant’s behavior in the classroom, attendance and tardiness using the United Way policies and procedures, protocols and CYFD licensing/program standards as guidelines
  • Attend all PreK staff meetings and scheduled training sessions, including CPR/First Aid and any other mandatory training sessions
  • Actively participate in the process and attend all scheduled supervisory, program and agency meetings
  • As directed, represent PreK in a professional manner at special events or programs connected with UWSFC and document activities; events may be held outside regular work hours (evenings/weekends)
  • Perform within the prescribed limits of UWSFC’s ethics and compliance policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or VP of Operations and Program Development

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED; prefer higher education, specifically in Early Childhood Education or closely related coursework. Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Experience working with young children; prefer one year of work experience in early childhood education
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.  English writing proficiency required.  Ability to read and write in Spanish is preferred, but not required. 
  • Practical knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practices
  • Sensitivity with children and families who represent a wide range of socio-economic and risk factors
  • Ability to work well in culturally diverse setting and knowledge of local population served
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records using both paper files and computer software such as MS Word
  • Effective and accurate interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • Professionalism, tact, and patience when communicating with children, families, employees, and staff at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Function effectively with teaching staff as a team member and work independently when required
  • Ability to pass a mandatory background clearance required of all childcare workers in the State of New Mexico
  • CPR certified within first 90 days of employment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, drive, sit for long periods of time and use computer equipment and cell phones.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of things an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Environmental stress may occur
    • Exposure to chemicals in the workplace environment
    • Exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace environment
    • The noise level in the environment is usually moderate to loud

Position Title:

PreK Teacher Aide
Department: Prek Program – Early Learning Center at Kaune
Job Classification: 20-29 hours per week, as directed, for 2018-19 school year schedule, with eight-week unpaid summer break. Employment to begin on July 30, 2018.
FLSA Status: Non –Exempt
Hourly Rate: Dependent on education and experience
Benefits Package:  PTO, Holidays
Reports to: Executive V.P. for Early Learning at Kaune & Early Childhood Policy
Posted: 04/20/2018

Summary

The United Way of Santa Fe County (UWSFC) Early Learning Center at Kaune is a state-funded PreK Program for 3- and 4-year-olds that seeks to strengthen families and the community through an interconnected network of early intervention, education, economic development and family support programs.  UWSFC is comprised of programs and services including First Born® Home Visiting, Great Start Family Support Home Visiting, PreK, Family, Friends and Neighbors, and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

The Teacher Aide is responsible for providing support to each of the classrooms at the Early Learning Center at Kaune  and must report for duty on time and perform quality program assistance and support for meals.  The Teacher Aide complies with program policies and disciplinary standards.  Position hours are 20-29 per week, as directed by the EVP for PreK and Policy.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Teach and/or care for children as needed and directed by teachers and program director.
  • Take children to the bathroom and relieve teachers as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all CYFD regulations for childcare including those pertaining to health and safety are met for each child at all times, including knowledge of and participation in emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Follow program, discipline, and confidentiality policies and procedures for the UWSFC Early Learning Center at Aspen.
  • Participate in mandatory trainings that may be held outside regular working hours (evenings/weekends) as necessary.
  • Support teachers in observing and documenting children’s interests and developmental indicators.
  • Cover classrooms for prep time as directed by the supervisor.
  • Arrive on time and perform classroom and/or childcare preparation as instructed by supervisor.
  • Participate with program and teaching staff to coordinate classroom activities.
  • Prepare, clean and supervise snack and lunch as instructed.
  • Assist teachers and other program staff as needed.
  • Exhibit professionalism, tact and patience when communicating with children, families, employees, and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Collect and keep the meal counts current and accurate.
  • Maintain a neat and clean kitchen, community space and classroom.
  • Make sure books, materials, and supplies are used appropriately and properly put away each day.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by teachers and PreK Director.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of high school diploma/GED and one year of experience working with children in groups.
  • Prefer experience and/or education in early childhood or elementary education, lesson planning, and/or enrichment activity planning
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Ability to work well in culturally diverse setting and knowledge of local population served, to include elementary-school aged children and families representing a wide range of socio-economic and risk factors.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory background clearance required of all childcare workers in the State of New Mexico.
  • CPR certified preferred.
  • Works sensitively with the children, families, and teachers at the program site.
  • Communicates clearly and accurately, orally and in writing.
  • Functions effectively and cooperatively as a team member.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, drive, and sit for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must be able to lift 40 pounds.  Environmental stress may occur.  The employee may be exposed to chemicals, pesticides or other agents used at the school facility.  There is a potential for exposure to infectious diseases.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate to loud.

All candidates are required to participate in pre-employment screening, background investigation and verification of education credentials, as well as proof of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of UWSFC to provide equal employment opportunity for all job applicants and employees in full compliance with the relevant statutes, executive orders, and regulations. There shall be no discrimination or harassment at UWSFC on the basis of race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental handicap or disability, serious medical condition, veteran’s status, or spousal affiliation.