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.


Editorial Support Specialist

Position Overview:  The Editorial Support Specialist (Part Time) leverages skills in the management of editorial processes and projects, along with expertise in writing and editing, to contribute to the development and publishing of trainings, curricula, and other resources for professionals in the fields of early childhood, parenting, and family support. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Product Quality

  • Prepare editorial content for assignments to writers, editors, or formatters.
  • Copy edit and proofread materials, both prior to and following formatting, and make necessary corrections.
  • Collaborate with contracted team members and staff to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of materials as assigned.
  • Ensure that revisions and updates include the most recent advances in research and evidence, and that they reflect the Parents as Teachers approach to working with families.
  • Bring knowledge of the publishing and editing industries into conversations related to product development, marketing, and revision cycles.
  • Assist staff members, contracted videographers, and editors in production of videos and other visual materials

Processes and Systems

  • Serve as department expert and administrator of editorial processes, workflows, and project management tools.
  • Use online project tracking and management tools to accurately reflect organization of materials, work assignments, and status of individual tasks.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of collaborative word processing software (such as InCopy) and its use within production design.
  • Support efforts to attain copyright protection for both new and previously published curricula and trainings.
  • Serve in various capacities on project teams as determined by the project manager(s).
  • 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

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrable experience with published materials, whether bylined or not, is required.

Other Abilities:

  • Strong time-management skills, a task-oriented focus, and self-discipline in meeting deadlines are essential.
  • Ability to recognize patterns in tasks and workflow and translate them into manageable processes within software or online project management system.
  • Skill in communicating effectively within both technical and creative workgroups.  

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and familiar with other programs in the Office suite, including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge the Adobe suite of products, such as InCopy or InDesign.
  • Familiar with online tools used in team collaboration such as shared documents and webinars.
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of JIRA or other project tracking and management solutions.

Language Skills: 

  • Ability to communicate information concisely and clearly in written English is essential.
  • Ability to interface successfully via phone and e-mail with external contractors and customers is required. 
  • Ability to read and speak Spanish at a basic level is preferred, though not required.
     

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.


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.   

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.


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.


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.