The Early Childhood Liaison (ECL) will coordinate and facilitate community partnerships in Early Childhood Education in conjunction with faculty in the Early Childhood program at Northern Wyoming Community College District and Sheridan County school districts. The ECL’s fundamental goal is improving kindergarten readiness across the community. The ECL will provide outreach training to early childhood providers and preschools across Sheridan County and the surrounding area. The ECL will also provide similar trainings to parents of young children, presenting trainings where resources and support are provided for parents. The Early Childhood Liaison is a Sheridan College Coordinator and will report to the Dean of Instruction and Academic Services.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:
The ECL will supervise the Early Childhood Liaison Teaching Specialist.
Reports To Dean of Instruction & Academic Services
Preferred: Master’s degree in Education with emphasis in early childhood (birth to third grade)
Preferred: Current teaching certificate
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of student-centered learning and student engagement
Knowledge and skills in developmentally appropriate practices
Commitment to student success – evidence of intentional, purposeful, proactive, and collaborative student interactions
Demonstrate ability to teach, supervise, and mentor students
Evidence of strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills to include a visionary outlook and community engagement.
Ability to work in a collaborative fashion with a variety of faculty and community stakeholders in an environment that values collegiality as well as diverse goals and perspectives.
Demonstrate ability to work with a diverse population that represents a wide range of abilities and ages
Demonstrate interest and ability to incorporate educational technology
Knowledge of the curriculum and instruction for pre-K
Background in Early Literacy
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
- Classroom setting
- Office setting
- Community-based childcare settings
About Northern Wyoming Community College District
Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.
Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.
NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.
Experience with adult learners
Preferred: Minimum of three years’ teaching pre-K and/or elementary (through third grade)
Experience in a variety of pre-K curriculum
Special Instructions to Applicants
All NWCCD job postings are contingent on funding.
This position is currently funded for three years.
Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to: HR@sheridan.edu.
Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at HR@sheridan.edu.
These are the job duties for required of the position.
Percentage of time 55
Provide training for local childcare providers and community members
Percentage of time 25
Align and develop curriculum to meet kindergarten readiness criteria
Percentage of time 10
Coordinate and facilitate community partnerships in Early Childhood Education
Percentage of time 5
Recruit and advise students as needed
Percentage of time 5