Success By 6 Early Language Coach

United Way for Greater Austin Austin, TX

About the Job

United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX)

 Success By 6 Early Language Coach

 Mission Advancement

Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt



Who we are:

United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) brings people, ideas and resources together to fight poverty in our community. As an investor in impact, we believe the key to transformative change is in working together. The how of our work is in our name: We bring the community together in a united way to serve as a convener of and backbone for powerful collaborations that create pathways out of poverty. Together, we can create a thriving community for all.


Who we want:

The Success By 6 Early Language Coach is an energetic, positive, and playful individual who is passionate about supporting disadvantaged young children so that they will have an equitable start in life. As a SB6 Early Language Coach, you will work approximately 10 hours per week in a targeted early learning setting alongside professional early childhood teachers to create a positive and supportive learning environment for all children. You will support optimal childrens development through formal and informal lessons using materials and activities provided to you, and monitor progress so that individual learning objectives can be met. You will conduct formal and informal assessments with the children. As a member of classroom team, you will collaborate to meet individual childrens needs and ensure smooth functioning throughout the routines of the day. This is a 9.5 month commitment starting July 31, 2017. The majority of the activities will need to take place in the morning, Monday through Friday.

Who you are:

  • Warm and energetic. You have a positive outlook on the world and enjoy interacting with young children and their caregivers in an active learning environment.

  • Committed to Social Justice. Youre committed to closing the opportunity gap for disadvantaged young children through quality early childhood education.

  • Reliable and dependable. You can be counted on to show up to all of your scheduled shifts and to carry out all of your duties in a quality-minded manner.

  • A good role model for children. You treat people with courtesy, respect, and kindness. You manage frustrations and challenges with dignity. You model effective problem-solving and flexibility throughout each and every day.

  • Interested in learning. You want to learn more about how children learn and develop, how to use early childhood curriculum tools effectively, how to manage childrens behaviors, and how to assess childrens growth. You ask for and receive feedback on your performance well, and use it to continuously improve and grow.

  • An excellent communicator. You have an ability to listen actively and effectively communicate verbally and in writing to variety of audiences including childrens parents, co-workers, and children. You maintain high ethical standards for confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information.

  • A team-player. You enjoy collaborating with other adults and will pitch in to help with tasks as needed to support children and their families.

What youll bring:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • At least 50 hours of college credit, preferably with some coursework in child development, early education, or educational assessment.

  • Experience with working with young children in formal or informal settings, such as babysitting or child care.

  • Reliable transportation, valid drivers license and proof of auto insurance required

  • An ability to commit to this role for at least 9.5 months.


Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. UWATX is an at-will employer.

This position is located in Austin, Texas and reports directly to the Classroom Coach Manager.