JOBS WITH PARENTS AS TEACHERS

Parents as Teachers National Center is an international nonprofit organization that promotes optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. We advance the delivery of high quality services for families through a comprehensive system of supports and innovative solutions.

Our internationally recognized network uses an evidence-based model to deliver parent education primarily through personal visits and group meetings. We equip parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from prenatal through kindergarten, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. Parents as Teachers programs operate in various settings, including schools, hospitals, faith-based organizations and housing communities.

Founded in Missouri in 1984, Parents as Teachers serves more than 195,000 children in all 50 U.S. states, more than 100 Tribal organizations, schools and communities, five other countries and one U.S. territory.

Job postings on this site are updated regularly. To be considered, browse the listings below and if you meet the requirements, please respond by mail or email.


Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Position Overview:  Parents as Teachers is seeking an outstanding professional to serve as Chief Financial Officer. This is a senior leadership position that reports to the President and CEO. The CFO serves a key role to ensure the fiscal stability and accountability of a $12 million+ nonprofit, and provide senior level direction to the Finance, IT and Human Resources functions of the organization. The CFO is engaged with senior level decision making at multiple levels.

Position Summary:  Directs financial, IT and human resource activities of the national center of Parents as Teachers by performing the following duties personally or through supervisees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Develop, establish, or recommend to management, major corporate economic strategies, objectives, and policies for company.
  • Recommend modifications to existing corporate programs.
  • Prepare reports which summarize and forecast company business activity, financial position based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Analysis of cash flow and tracking of current cash position.
  • Direct preparation of budgets, review budget proposals, and prepare necessary supporting documentation and justification.
  • Report monthly on status of budget compared to actual to department/project heads.
  • Advise management about insurance, health coverage and protection against property losses and potential liabilities.
  • Provide management and the Board with timely reviews of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities.
  • Oversee and direct the preparation and issuance of the annual financial statements.
  • Arrange and manage annual audits of PATNC's financial statements and compliance.
  • Prepare reports required by regulatory and funding agencies.
  • Conduct annual review of employee benefits.
  • Human Resources oversight and record keeping.
  • Staff the Audit Committee and work with the board Treasurer.
  • Manage procurement compliance and establish relationships with banks, financial institutions and vendors.
  • Annually prepare and submit an indirect cost allocation proposal and negotiate the rate with designated federal oversight agency.
  • Analyze computer system needs for management information and functional operations, to determine scope and priorities of projects, and to discuss system capacity and equipment acquisitions.
  • Recommend and develop plans for IT development and operations, hardware and software purchases, budget, and staffing.

Management Responsibilities:   

  • Responsible for two direct reports who supervise employees in the Accounting, Human Resources and IT operations.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred; CPA license required.
  • Minimum of ten years related experience in progressively more responsible roles.
  • Two plus years of public accounting experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience is required.

Language Skills: 

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of 3 references, salary history and requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.


Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

Position Overview: The Marketing and Special Events Coordinator supports the marketing and communications effort for Parents as Teachers (PAT) and is responsible for the implementation of the annual International Parents as Teachers Conference and other special events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Marketing and Communications:

Coordinate initiatives to support the integrated, multichannel marketing outreach of the organization.  Support advancement of the organization’s brand, broaden awareness of its programs and services. Partner across organization as needed with management of PAT Program, Research, Advocacy, Community Impact, Fund Development and others as needed to support strategic efforts.

International Parents as Teachers Conference Development and Implementation

Logistics:

  • Coordinate content and theme development including graphics and collaterals development and support for the conference.
  • Work with team for publicity and marketing of event.
  • Coordinate conference outsourcing with consultants and vendors for location search and logistics management.
  • Develop and manage all aspects of budgeting and pricing.
  • Coordinate with the registration vendor to support room registration and hotel logistics. Coordinate technology for conference and any support needed on site.
  • Coordinate conference volunteers, staff and local PAT program support.

Content:

  • Coordinate pre-conference workshop content and regular in-conference workshops with PAT planning team and off site teams for topics and specifics regarding workshops/panels/speakers, presenters. Manage workshop and panel proposals process and selection.
  • Solicit/secure keynote speakers – open, close, panels.
  • Coordinate with the State leaders and local programs for sponsorships, participation in events and for local convening event.
  • Partner across organization as needed to support strategic efforts.
  • Coordinate with Fund Development to accommodate sponsor benefit.

Other Events:

  • Collaborate with others and provide guidance for other PAT-sponsored fundraising, development, marketing, Board events and activities throughout the year.
  • Coordinate outreach activities, including scheduling exhibit and speaking opportunities for PAT staff at other conferences or meetings.
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of PAT events using various analytic and/or survey tools.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, event management or other marketing or communications/public relations related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in event planning or a marketing-related environment. National conference planning experience strongly desired.
  • Strong writing, editing and journalism skills desired.
  • Excellent general event planning, negotiation and communication skills, ability to work with variety of work/personality types, and above average writing skills in both writing and journalism.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, and experience working in team-based or collaborative settings while managing strict time constraints.

Main Competencies:

  • Able to Manage Several Projects at Once
  • Creative Thinking and Innovation 
  • Planning and Organizing 
  • Initiative 
  • Process Management and Operations
  • Financial Planning/Budgeting 
  • Sound Judgment & Decisiveness 
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of suppliers
  • Contract Negotiation 
  • Oral and Written Communication

Travel:

  • Travel requirements outside St. Louis area vary with time of year, but are generally less than 20%.
  • Must be able to work onsite at national conference and at other specified events, as needed.

Computer Skills:  

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic knowledge of web-based content management systems and various social media tools.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of 3 references, salary history and requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.


Parent Educator

Position Overview: The Parent Educator is responsible for delivering all components of the Parents as Teachers model using the Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum, implementing the Essential Requirements and Quality Assurance Guidelines with fidelity, and collecting data required by Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  This position reports to the MIECHV MO Project Manager, and is a contract position for the period of April 2017 – September 2018.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use the PAT Foundational Curriculum and resources to plan and deliver home visiting services to qualifying families, including Foundational Plans, Planning Guide, and all required forms to document family information and data.
  • Maintain a caseload of 18 families if full time (9 if half-time), conducting personal visits (50-60 minutes in length) with each enrolled family on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, and completing a developmental/health/vision/hearing screening and family-centered assessment within the first 90 days after enrollment and at least annually thereafter for each enrolled family.
  • Adequately prepare for all personal visits, which include reading appropriate parent educator resources, printing relevant handouts and gathering materials for parent-child activities.
  • Clearly document details of each visit, assessment, screening, follow-up resources, etc. on forms and enter into data system within 24 hours of each visit. 
  • Plan and provide monthly parent group connections focusing on a minimum of one of the following areas of emphasis: parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting or family well-being. Document group connection activities and outcomes on appropriate forms.
  • Develop and maintain a current community resource network system that includes all necessary information to link families to identified supports and services as needed.
  • Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation.
  • Organize and inventory all program-related supplies and materials.
  • Meet with supervisor a minimum of twice monthly for reflective supervision sessions, and as necessary to discuss procedures, protocol and other administrative process to ensure quality record keeping and data entry.
  • Participate in the program’s monthly staff meetings and continuous quality improvement process.
  • Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, such as preschool or kindergarten. This includes developing any transition plans.
  • Complete annually required competency-based professional development hours to remain certified Parents as Teachers parent educator (see Parents as Teachers Core Competencies for details).
  • Attend training and meeting as required by the Missouri State Department of Health and Human Services MIECHV program.
  • Other related duties assigned by PATNC and the program supervisor.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field.
  • Experience in early childhood education, social work, home visiting and/or working with at-risk children and families.

Other Abilities:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, group facilitation, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of the challenges engaging and serving families in urban communities.
  • Commitment to building personal and organizational sensitivity towards a diverse cultural, socio-economic and lifestyle backgrounds. 

Travel: Within St. Louis City to conduct personal visits and group connections.  Periodic travel within the State for required training.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of 3 references, salary history and requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.


Administrative Specialist

Position Overview: The Administrative Specialist is responsible for the overall coordination of Parents as Teachers National Center facility needs and customer service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the schedule for the Training Center and breakout rooms in the building
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of materials, paper goods and refreshments for each training session
  • Answer all incoming calls and provide guidance to the caller if necessary
  • Facilitate the delivery of messages from the Help Desk to the correct department
  • Receive and sort all incoming mail and assure the pickup of all outgoing mail
  • Log checks received on a daily basis for the accounting department
  • Collect payment for lunches from participants as they register for trainings and turn in to accounting
  • Investigate the best lunch menus and pricing with restaurants and arrange for delivery
  • Prepare breakfast and snacks for Board of Directors meetings
  • Assist visitors and training participants with copying, Faxing and other, pertinent matters
  • Shop for food that is needed for meetings held at the National Center
  • Assist Fund Development with mailings
  • Mail checks as needed
  • Oversee building maintenance including the vendors that provide supplies and clean the building daily
  • Serve as the organization’s OSHA representative regularly monitoring the safety of the building and environment
  • Serve as the staff coordinator of safety drills for times of extreme weather conditions and fires
  • Assure the mail room is stocked and clean
  • Maintain the postage meter machine
  • Order general office supplies for the office
  • Maintain the printers, copy and fax machines as needed
  • Work with the Executive Administrative Secretary and the other administrative assistants to assure refreshments are provided for any meeting and cab arrangements for board members, consultants and visitors
  • Assure that the alarm system is functioning – serve as the primary contact for the alarm company
  • Assist departments with UPS and FEDEX shipments

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of 3 references, salary history and requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.


FACE Project Manager

Position Overview: FACE Project Manager provides project management guidance, technical assistance, training, and support to Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) FACE (Family and Child Education). It is a multi-faceted, demanding position, responsible for the program’s success in the BIE schools and the American Indian communities. The position supports the FACE Director with technical assistance planning, processes and protocol in compliance with FACE guidelines, implementation standards, FACE partnerships and PAT home visiting guidelines. Individual may correspond with site leadership to advise/support with curriculum, environment, health and safety standards, transportation, supervision, and professional development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help manage all tasks assigned and related to the project.
  • Quality task management accomplishes department objectives by planning and evaluating tasks/activities.
  • Support team with professional growth learning opportunities.
  • Establishes strategic goals by gathering operational information; identifying evaluating trends and options; choosing a course of action; defining objectives, evaluating outcomes.
  • Liaise with assigned internal teams.
  • Travel to conduct technical assistance site visits to BIE FACE programs. Bulk of job is to conduct 1-2 weeks a month of technical assistance site visits.
  • Support activities on-site during technical assistance visits. Support parent educators with Foundational, Model Implementation and Foundational 2, ASQ-3, ASQ: SE-2.
  • Participate as needed in annual meetings with FACE partners; tracking and project status reporting; coordinating activities across different organizational functions.
  • Support review and approval of Expense Reports.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  • Write correspondence, monthly summaries, leave behind summaries and technical assistance site visit report, thank you letters.
  • Support department in editing site visit reports, newsletter articles, content for training.
  • Conduct bi-weekly/monthly technical assistance calls to schools. Confer with supervisor to solve problems and coordinate implementation activities.
  • Provide ongoing professional consultation to programs (webinars, telephone conferencing, Skype, email, fax, and letters, etc.) in regards to program operation, implementation and delivery of services, staff development in order to improve the quality of services.
  • Provide and log ongoing communication with assigned programs. Complete monthly and end-of-year summary for each school.
  • Oversee Professional Development Calendar.
  • Oversee maintenance of FACEresources.org.
  • Facilitate updates of FACE evaluation forms.
  • Facilitate and support the team in developing/writing content for Family Circles Kits, TA briefs, webinars, specialized training, Imagination Library book cards, etc.
  • Attend and participate in appropriate PAT, FACE team meetings.
  • Help facilitate//lead FACE Regional Training/Meetings.
  • Schedule and participate in monthly reflective practice with supervisor.
  • Support the development of distance learning trainings (Webinars, online). Provide content development. Lead/facilitate webinars.
  • Consistently maintain/update content of TA folders.
  • Adhere to the project, department and PAT deadlines.
  • Maintain professional technology knowledge necessary for conducting job.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, partners, PAT team.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintain regular, consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, appearance.
  • Work in professional manner with others to achieve common goals.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Director

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, or related field
  • 2 years’ experience delivering PAT model, training and in experience in Foundational Curriculum, Model Implementation and Visit Tracker, ASQ-3, ASQ: SE, or willing to obtain
  • Experience as trainer or presenter a plus; strongly prefer experience in project management.

Other Abilities:

  • Effectively convey vision, ideas, goals as well as produce reports and presentations.
  • Experience in relationship building and working with vulnerable families.
  • Ability to coach, mentor others; delegate tasks; foster teamwork; handle pressure; give feedback, set goals and evaluate performance; provide conflict resolution; risk management
  • Ability to establish professional networks
  • Knowledgeable about the characteristics of learners of all ages, infants through adults.
  • Ability to plan, manage and organize work/tasks within allotted time frame; negotiate schedules
  • Ability to communicate clearly; listen, write, speak effectively.
  • Dependable, self-motivated with ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Is able to work well as a team member to develop the full potential of all participants and also be self-motivated.
  • Is mature and sensitive, able to relate well to both children and adults of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Is able to establish rapport with program teams and empower staff by building on their strengths.
  • Is highly organized with ability to manage multiple assignments/tasks; adapt to changing conditions and work assignments.
  • Is capable of maintaining a high personal standard of professional and ethical conduct.
  • Is willingness what we are looking for or the ability and accountability for staying informed and current
  • Ability to accept professional responsibility for keeping informed on current educational topics and advancements, both for adults and children.
  • Ability to travel and be flexible to conduct Technical Assistance Site Visits in ratio to full-time.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of 3 references, salary history and requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.


FACE Technical Assistant

Position Overview: The Technical Assistant provides technical assistance and training support to Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools implementing Parents as Teachers programs as part of the Family and Child Education (FACE) effort. This includes conducting site visits and training opportunities, serving as the primary point of contact for schools, ensuring compliance with PAT/BIE/FACE grant requirements and guidelines, and assisting with the development of program content.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular technical assistance site visits to BIE FACE programs.
  • Regularly communicate with all FACE programs to strengthen quality of services, ensure progress toward meeting goals and establish rapport with each program.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and support for problem-solving, staff skill building, and training opportunities, which includes distance learning (webinars and online), and regional and individual team meetings.
  • Write, edit or assist in the writing of a variety of related materials, including: program reports and correspondence, summaries, site visit reports, Family Circle kits, newsletter articles, webinars and specialized training.
  • Work collaboratively as part of PAT’s American Indian team.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience delivering PAT model. Experience in Foundational Curriculum, Model Implementation, Visit Tracker, ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE a plus.
  • Trainer/presenter experience, and understanding of American Indian cultures, is desired.

Other Abilities:

  • Experience in relationship building and working with vulnerable families of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledgeable about the characteristics of learners of all ages, infants through adults.

Travel/Time Commitment:

  • Number of hours each week will vary widely, based on needs of PAT and the programs. Some weeks may require a 40-hour commitment; other weeks will require significantly fewer hours.
  • Up to 50% of the time will be spent traveling in the U.S. to conduct site visits.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of 3 references, salary history and requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.


Inventory & Procurement Accountant     

Position Overview: The Inventory & Procurement Accountant will be responsible for purchasing and reconciling the information required for inventory, accurate cost accounting and the management of inventories.  This position will provide front support related to procurement, inventory, and printing. This position will be responsible for the overall reconciling and coordination of these critical areas within a busy organization.    

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily, monthly, annual reports to management of sales and inventory counts as well as other reports as needed.
  • Ensure that all procurement functions are being followed and new processes and procedures are being introduced to improve the overall purchasing and inventory flow.
  • Work closely with vendors to verify inventory status and timely receipt of materials for production.
  • Maintain accurate records of all receipts and purchases of inventory.
  • Monitor daily / weekly / monthly inventory counts online which is required to maintain an accurate levels of inventory products.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of the inventory balance in the general ledger vs. the fulfillment house balance and Aptify and provide these to management.
  • Ensure that any deviations of records in inventory are investigated and resolved.
  • Prepare general entries to record cost of goods sold, returns of products, print on demand purchases and adjustments to inventory.
  • Interact daily with the fulfillment house ensure that all accounting, inventory and production supply requirements are being satisfied.
  • Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide the highest degree of customer service.
  • Maintain Postal Office account for bulk mailings.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with five to ten years related experience.
  • Position requires seven or more years of experience as an accounting professional in a manufacturing cost and/or inventory accounting role.
  • MBA is a plus.

Other Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to anticipate and resolve problems.
  •  Ability to analyze inventory discrepancies and communicate information to the fulfillment warehouse, perform purchasing analysis and coordinate with corporate accounting for appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work extended hours during close and audit periods
  • Ability to work under stress, with interruptions and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team is necessary.
  • Ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to take ownership of work.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals in other departments within the Office and with our external customers and PAT network.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of company information.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Computer Skills: 

  • Advanced knowledge and experience with integrated accounting systems for general ledger. Fund Accounting a plus.   
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, including using a variety of formulas including but not limited to links, sum, vlookup, and pivot tables. Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word and MS Outlook or similar programs.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Skills:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of 3 references, salary history and requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.