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.


Marketing Communications Journalist     

Position Overview: Parents as Teachers is seeking an experienced communications journalist to support its External Relations communications efforts.  The selected candidate will be responsible for elevating Parents as Teachers identity and increasing its visibility through multi-channeled communications outreach including marketing, advertising, public relations, and digital communications including social media. This position reports to the Vice President of External Relations.     

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Concept, research, develop and edit copy and content for the Parents as Teachers marketing, advertising, public relations, and digital communications efforts for the website, core collaterals such as annual report, brochures, newsletters, blogs, speeches and presentations, digital marketing, social media and other communications as needed.
  • Align internal and external communications messaging for the organization and distribute strategically as relevant and needed.  
  • Collaborate across organization to identify and develop communications content with Management, Research, Training, Advocacy, Community Impact, Fund Development and others to support strategic efforts.
  • Ensure all communications efforts support the Parents as Teachers Strategic Framework and key communication goals and are aligned with the organizational identity.

Competencies

  • Interpersonal Skills - Cultivates constructive working relationships, focuses on team and organizational goals; listens and shares pertinent information; uses diplomacy and tact in all interactions; handles challenges and new situations comfortably; builds consensus; demonstrates compassion and values people
  • Impact Orientated- Meets and exceeds goals; sets clear objectives and measures and communicates them to team and management on a timely basis; dedicated to meeting expectations internally and externally; monitors process, progress and results appropriately
  • Priority Oriented – Assists team and works with others in organization in determining next steps critical to achieve goals; overcomes challenges; maintains a focused and consistent work effort toward priorities
  • Accountable/Adaptable – Demonstrates ownership of work and a positive approach to completing projects; open to change; accepts constructive feedback and makes the necessary changes to be more effective
  • Consistent Communication- Always professional and understands the need to regularly, formally and informally, share with PAT teams and others to reach goals
  • Resilient – Committed to deliver the very best products/programs/services; is a lifelong learner in order to maintain excellence and grow professionally

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing communications, public relations, journalism, or other related field experience.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience.

Functional Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent grammar, punctuation and proofreading; working knowledge of AP style
  • Excellent project management experience
  • Knowledge and experience in the digital media environment including marketing techniques and digital applications to enhance communications outreach
  • First-hand knowledge of public relations media outreach and media relations tools (list building, tracking etc)
  • Comfortable in a dynamic, growing, and creative environment 
  • Strong planning and organizing skills and ability to multiple task
  • Open to working collaboratively across the organization
  • Innovative thinker and takes initiative to solve problems and overcome obstacles
  • Detail oriented, and highly organized, with proven ability to meet strict deadlines and reprioritize as needed

Travel

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

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience and knowledge of digital marketing tools, media relations software
  • Basic knowledge of web-based content management systems and various social media platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram.

 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 three references, salary history and requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.


Implementation Support Specialist     

Position Overview: The Implementation Support Specialist provides technical assistance and implementation support to Parents as Teachers (PAT) affiliates across the United States. Through regular conference calls, webinars, workshops, attending state and national level conferences, and site visits (when possible), the Implementation Support Specialist helps affiliates achieve fidelity to the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model and prepare for the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process. The Implementation Support Specialist will also work to expand the PAT footprint through PATNC’s Early Head Start/Head Start partnership initiative.    

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the implementation support (IS) team designing, developing and implementing IS tools/activities to be used by Parents as Teachers affiliates, state-level organizations, and regional implementation support providers.
  • Regularly communicate with assigned PAT affiliates to establish rapport with each program, strengthen quality of services, and ensure progress toward meeting goals.
  • Provide ongoing implementation support (IS) for problem-solving, staff skill building, and training.  Training may include distance learning (webinars and online), conference calls, and workshop presentations.
  • Partner with state offices and/or state leaders in assigned states, offering implementation support guidance, answering questions, and providing support in accordance with state requests and the roles and responsibilities associated with that state office.
  • Provide timely customer service to affiliates, Early Head Start/Head Start programs, and other PAT stakeholders, working cooperatively with the Customer Service and Penelope teams.
  • Support the onboarding of new Parents as Teachers affiliates, guiding them through affiliate plan development, completion, approval, and initial implementation.
  • Serve as implementation support representative in development of Early Head Start/Head Start initiative business process, resources, and supports.
  • Write and edit implementation support and other related materials, including reports, correspondence, implementation data summaries, newsletter articles and webinars.
  • Annually conduct review of APR data submitted by assigned affiliates for evidence of model fidelity, providing timely feedback about model fidelity status and supporting the creation of success plans when appropriate.
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team with Training, Curriculum & Product Innovations as well as Research & Quality Improvement, representing the perspective from the field as new products and processes are developed.
  • Attend, lead, and participate in department, cross-department, and other team meetings as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work or related field
  • Experience delivering the PAT model. Experience with the Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum and Model Implementation, ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE a plus
  • Experience in Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and others
  • Experience in workshop presentation, leading webinars or other group learning/facilitation preferred
  • Familiarity with (or willingness to learn) webinar software, Skype, and other communication, learning, and content development software
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team

Other Abilities:

  • Experience in relationship building and working with vulnerable families of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in relationship building and working with professionals of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Experience working with Head Start / Early Head Start programs preferred.
  • Knowledgeable about the characteristics of learners of all ages, infants through adults.
  • Understanding of continuous quality improvement, effective use of data, basic data analysis skills
  • Strong attention to detail, self-starter, able to work independently
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Travel will vary, but will be approximately 10-20% of the time and only in the U.S.

 

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.


Quality Specialist

Position Overview:  Parents as Teachers National Center is seeking a part-time (26 hours per week) Quality Specialist.  This position resides within the Research and Quality Improvement Department, and offers the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the United States.  The Quality Specialist will assist in the implementation of the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process and review of program data (quantitative and qualitative) to assess for compliance in the Parents as Teachers Essential Requirements and Quality Standards.   

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist in the implementation and facilitation of the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process

  • Assess programs for model fidelity and adherence to the Parents as Teachers Essential Requirements based on data submitted annually and complete Essential Requirements Review Reports
  • Assess programs for adherence to the Parents as Teachers Quality Standards and complete summative reports on the results
  • Track programs through the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process

Prepare programs and materials for the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process

  • Assist in updating and preparing materials and tools used to administer the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process
  • Assist in the selection and notification of programs to go through the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process

Other projects/duties

  • Assist in preparing materials for the Parents as Teachers conference based on the results of the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process
  • Data entry
  • Administrative tasks as needed

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred

    3-5+ years’ experience with and knowledge of the field of home visiting; particularly the Parents as Teachers model

 

Other Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Highly detail oriented with a proven track record for managing details in a work setting
  • Ability to synthesize and summarize information accurately and clearly
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively listen, write, speak and respond to questions from program staff
  • Experience and/or knowledge of accreditation processes preferred

 

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.


Grant Specialist

Position Overview:  Parents as Teachers is seeking an outstanding professional to serve as a Grant Specialist. The Grant Specialist will work within the Fund Development department under the direction of the Director, Major Fund Development with the majority of work performed independently. This dynamic candidate should have exceptional written communication skills, be well organized and must have the ability to work in a team environment and handle multiple tasks within a fast-paced environment.  Must have at least three years in Government grant writing, reporting and management with a demonstrated track record of success. A relevant writing sample will be requested.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research funding opportunities from the Government Sector (Federal, State & Municipal) and the Private Sector (Foundations) including multi-year projects
  • Draft and submit Government Grant/Private Foundation proposals; draft and submit follow-up reports
  • Regularly meet with PATNC staff to determine appropriate projects for funding; ensure that staff is aware of opportunities and guidelines for available funding
  • Monitors websites, Grants, Government, The Foundation Center, GuideStar, etc... for funding opportunities
  • Manage ongoing calendar of application deadlines and reports 
  • Works in conjunction and collaboratively with designated program and finance staff for strategic direction and budget preparations
  • Researches demographic and other quantitative information to support funding proposals
  • Coordinates timely submissions of proposals. 
  • Helps support Case/Organization development content copy

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA, BS required, with preferred course work in English, Business, Public Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in government grant-writing within a nonprofit environment
  • Familiarity with City, State and Federal funding sources
  • Master’s Degree is preferred
     

Other Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and self-motivational skills
  • Extensive Government Grant writing experience
  • Excellent writing, editing, research, and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to work within a team as a team partner and contributor
  • Able to work quickly and produce quality work under tight deadline requirements
  • Able to plan, prioritize, shift priorities if necessary, and coordinate multiple projects to meet deadlines
  • Able to conduct demographic and quantitative research in support of proposals 

 

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.