Children & Family Services: School Readiness Coordinator

Reports To

Education Manager


Children & Family Services


Oakland, CA


Monday through Friday


Local travel may be required


$50,000.00 to $60,000.00 annually

Employee Status

Regular, Full-time, Exempt


Center Directors


Two weeks of paid vacation a year, sick time, 13 holidays, up to five floating holidays based on employee status, medical and dental benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment, life insurance policy at no cost to employee (with the option of increasing policy amount), flexible spending account for medical and dependent care costs, commuter benefits, 403(b) with employer match, and other benefits. We foster a joyful workplace and offer opportunities for professional development and growth.

Agency Summary

The Unity Council is a nonprofit Social Equity Development Corporation with a 50-year history in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive.

Our programs aim to provide the community with the tools, knowledge, and resources to transform their lives and ultimately achieve their long-term educational, career, and financial goals. These holistic programs and services reach more than 8,000 individuals and families annually in five languages. Programs include: early childhood education, youth mentorship and leadership development, employment services, career readiness training, housing and financial stability, senior citizen services, affordable housing and neighborhood development, and arts and cultural events. The Unity Council employs a diverse workforce of more than 250 people who reflect the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic identity of the communities we serve. Our work expands beyond the Fruitvale district and now reaches across Oakland and into Concord.

Program Summary

The Children and Family Services programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, State Pre-Kindergarten, Home Based Services, and Developmental Play Groups. Over 900 children birth through kindergarten entry and 32 expectant parents and their families receive child development and comprehensive family services through the Unity Council. The programs are diverse, multilingual, developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, and individualized for each child and family services are provided in four centers and two home based programs throughout Oakland and Monument Corridor neighborhood in Concord, CA.


  • Responsible for collection, analysis, and summaries of Education Data, aligned to School Readiness
  • Supervise, train, and support assigned Center Directors;
  • Provide consistent supervision and feedback to assigned Center Directors as needed;
  • Hold regular standing meetings with Center Directors to provide support for teaching staff and implementation of school readiness goals in each classroom;
  • As an effort to continue with our commitment to coordinated services within all Head Start service areas, meet monthly with other service area coordinators and managers on strengthening partnerships in order to improve outcomes for children and families;
  • Conduct on-going monitoring, tracking, follow-up, and analysis of child development services and child outcomes, including the monitoring of DRDPs on Learning Genie, DRDP online and Child Plus for assigned center-based classrooms and assigned home based classrooms;
  • Provides monitoring of education documentation for home-based and supports Home Visitors in the areas of education and curriculum;
  • Works with Home Visitors on planning socializations and conducts twice a year HOVRS observation;
  • Analyze DRDP results from each center to create action plans and develop areas of growth for each center and teaching team;
  • Utilizing results from ongoing monitoring, work with the Center Directors and Home Visitors on creating training plans and revising coaching plans for teaching teams to strengthen fidelity to curriculum and individualization of lesson plans;
  • In partnership with the other School Readiness Coordinators, and Education Manager, produce School Readiness report two times per year for assigned area for Board and PC approval;
  • Work closely with teachers, center directors, and Disabilities Coordinator in the referral process for children with special needs to ensure services are received at all times according to the disabilities policies and procedures;
  • Work closely with the FCP Manager and Coordinators on the referral process for children needing mental health resources and adhere to the School Readiness’ role in the mental health referral process according to the policies and procedures.
  • Attend regular management staff meetings;
  • Attend MDT meetings as needed;
  • Communicate regularly with parents and the parent policy committee;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management;


  • MA in Early Childhood Education, a related field, or a BA with 12 units of Early Childhood Education; Infant/toddler experience a plus
  • 3-5 years’ experience in programs serving young children, toddlers and preschoolers, prefer Head Start experience;
  • Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers certification or within one year of hire
  • CLASS certification
  • Ability to model play-based, child-centered curriculum;
  • Experience and knowledge of Early Childhood Programming;
  • Experience in analyzing data and developing reports;
  • Ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural team,
  • Knowledge of work place safety rules regarding lifting, general safety, and utilizing preventative health measures to prevent the spread of disease.



Pre-employment Requirements

  • Physical exam
  • TB test
  • MMR and TDAP immunizations
  • Background/Fingerprint clearance

Application Process

Please send us your cover letter and resume in application for this position.

E-mail:  jobs@unitycouncil.org.

Please put “title of position, your name” in the subject line.

The Unity Council
Attention: Human Resources
1900 Fruitvale Ave., Suite 2B, Oakland, CA 94601

Fax: (510) 535-6923

The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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