This is a part-time position.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education
  • Minimum 5 years experience as kindergarten or early elementary teacher



  • Must live in Chickasaw County or have extensive knowledge of the area


The director’s initial responsibilities will include the following:

  • Identify and establish relationships with key personnel in the educational setting, including child care directors, school principals and counselors, nonprofit leaders, reading specialists, and any other individuals interested in developing and maintaining the council
  • Determine the greatest needs in the educational community and the gaps in services
  • Form partnerships between child care centers and elementary schools
  • Explore methods for reaching children not in formal child care settings to provide resources to them and their caregivers
  • Establish 3-5 SMART goals and form focus groups whose purpose will be to determine methods for meeting the goal


After establishment of the coalition, the director’s responsibilities will include the following:

  • Model lesson plans and share instructional best practices
  • Provide on-site individualized training and resources in areas such as phonemic awareness, classroom management, social and emotional development, lesson planning, and early learning standards
  • Attend meetings and workshops regarding early childhood education and share information with center teachers and directors
  • Administer pre- and post-assessments to 4-year-olds
  • Provide training after hours to teachers of 3- and 4-year-old children
  • Provide information and training after hours to parents of 3- and 4- year-old children as needed
  • Serve as the liaison between the school district and the child care centers by organizing meetings and classroom observations with kindergarten teachers and pre-k teachers
  • Foster an open line of communication between school district(s) and child care centers


To apply for this position, email your cover letter and resume to Patti Parker, president of United Way of Northeast Mississippi, at patti@unitedwaynems.org