Refugee Transitions is currently seeking an Early Childhood Development Co-Coordinator to care for and engage toddlers/preschool-age children while their moms participate in our English language and literacy classes. This position will work in partnership with another coordinator and also supervise 1-2 babysitters and volunteers.

Position: Early Childhood Development Co-Coordinator

Time Commitment: 60% FTE (25 hours/week) 8:45 am – 2:00 pm (programming for two groups of toddlers/preschoolers will be provided from 9:00-11:00 am and 11:30-1:40 pm).

Compensation: $17-$21.50 per hour (depending on education and experience) for this hourly non-exempt position. Part-time benefits, including dental, vacation, sick time, and some paid holidays.

Reports to: English Language & Literacy Instructor

Program/Employment Dates: As soon as possible- June 7, 2018 following the Oakland Unified School District Calendar.

Location: Community space in the San Antonio neighborhood in Oakland. 



-Work collaboratively and maintain positive relationships with moms, children, and program team members.

-Plan and implement a child-centered and developmentally appropriate early childhood development/preschool curriculum.

-Track daily attendance.

-Provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

-Nurture English language development of children, all of whom are native speakers of other languages.

-Aim to meet each child’s individual needs.

-Keep classroom, storage areas, and outside areas clean, safe, and orderly. Set up and clean up before/after each day’s program.

-Supervise, train, and support babysitters/interns/volunteers.

-Provide volunteers and babysitters with hands-on experience in caring for/teaching toddlers and preschoolers with different learning and emotional needs.

-Schedule and conduct regular meetings with interns for planning, encouragement, and evaluation.

-Attend monthly program planning meetings.


-Report any safety concerns to the program manager and site coordinator.

-Work with classroom ESL teacher to incorporate safety issues into adult curriculum (for example, state laws for car seat use, kitchen safety tips).

-Procure (as needed) and train all staff on the use of required safety equipment.

-Review any safety issues at each teacher/provider meeting.

-Assure compliance with applicable state and county codes and regulations.

-Maintain enrollment records, health, and medical information for each child.


-Certification or B.A. in Early Childhood Education/Child Development

-Minimum of 12 ECE units

-Minimum 2 years experience working with children ages 2-5 in formal setting

-Flexible, self-starter, positive attitude, team player

-Excellent rapport/communicator with children and families

-Experience working effectively with children, families, and staff of diverse backgrounds, languages, and family structures

-Strong verbal and written communication skills

-Excellent references


-From a refugee or immigrant family;

-Fluency in Dari, Pashto, Farsi and/or Arabic

-Familiarity with small nonprofits and government grant requirements.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person; seeing to read to children; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to work with manipulatives and materials; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve supplies, being able to lift 40 lbs (the weight of the average preschool child).

Special Requirements: Must be able to accept some late afternoon assignments and be able to work Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (following the Oakland Unified School District calendar).

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to with Early Childhood Development Co-Coordinator - Oakland in subject line.

AuthorRefugee Transitions