2018-19 Job Placement Process
Do you already know what jobs you're interested in? You can jump directly to the Job Preference Form. The deadline to complete this form is APRIL 30.
In response to feedback from current and past members, the board is piloting a new job sign-up process for the 2018-19 school year. We want to hear from each member what jobs they are interested in, and what skills, talents, or special circumstances would be useful for the Job Placement Committee to know when assigning jobs. Our goal is to place everyone in a job they are comfortable doing that will also best fit for the needs of our preschool.
All families (except those only enrolled in the Parent & Baby class) hold a preschool job as part of their cooperative preschool experience. This helps to keep our preschool functioning, and keep our tuition low. Furthermore, we feel it deepens the cooperative experience, as it allows for connections between members not otherwise connected by being in the same class. If you are only enrolled the Parent & Baby class, or are serving on the Board of Directors for the 2018-19 school year, you will not need to complete the Job Placement process.
Here's how it works:
- Review the job descriptions listed below to find 3 positions you or your family would enjoy taking part in. Please note that some jobs have special requirements, such as being available over the summer, setting up the dramatic play area on a Saturday, or being comfortable using FaceBook.
- Fill out the Job Preference Form below by APRIL 30. Make sure to tell us a bit about why those positions interest you, any special skills that you can offer the position, or other factors that may make some jobs a challenge (such as getting to meetings).
- The Job Placement committee will then meet to review the submissions and fill committee assignments, and then notify each member of their committee for the following year.
If you have any questions about the process, please email our Vice-Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification. In addition, committee representatives will be available before our all-school meeting on April 26 from 6:15 to 6:30 to answer more specific questions about what different jobs entail.
Below are brief job descriptions for positions. For a full position listing, please contact the Vice-Chair by emailing email@example.com.
- Class Coordinator (Toddler PM, Parent & Baby): The Class Coordinator attends monthly board meetings (Monday nights) to serve as a liaison between their class and the board of directors. They welcome and orient new class members, schedule snack and work-area assignments for caregivers, collect and compile emergency information for their class and assist with class functions.
- Marketing Assistant: The Marketing Assistant will promotes BFCP, attract new members through advertising and publicity, and aid the registrar as necessary. This person should be a FaceBook user, comfortable with posting to neighborhood groups about our program from their personal account. Ideally, this person is available over the summer to help fill class vacancies before the school year begins.
- Outreach Coordinator: The Outreach Coordinator will support outreach events as determined by the Board of Directors (such as Screen Free Week) and aid the Fundraising Committee with their community events as needed.
- Social Media: Facebook: This person will regularly post content to our Facebook page to encourage engagement and provide resources/information to our larger community and keep our FaceBook community current with important dates. As needed, will act as a liaison to other committees involved in communications-adjacent work to assist in managing the brand through merchandise orders, creating fliers for events, and special event support.
- Social Media: Blog: This person will regularly create content for our blog to update our community on current events and provide resources and engagement. As needed, will act as a liaison to other committees involved in communications-adjacent work to assist in managing the brand through merchandise orders, creating fliers for events, and special event support.
- Digital Assets Manager/Editor: This person will manage digital assets for use in printed and digital marketing materials (brochures, business cards, social media graphics, etc); sssist in creating fliers for events, and special event support; create content such as tutorials (cleaning 101, etc.), welcome video, etc. YouTube/videographer skills and/or interest are nice but not necessary.
- Facilities Summer Team: Under the direction of the Facilities Chair, the Facilities Team will assist in improvements, minor repairs, yard work and maintenance of the preschool. This includes being "on call" for certain periods of time to perform emergency maintenance as needed, and perhaps some maintenance over the summer. Facilities Team members attend both Fall AND Spring work parties. The summer team is responsible for preschool building and grounds maintenance during June, July and August, so members must be available during that time to apply.
- Facilities Team A and B: Under the direction of the Facilities Chair, the Facilities Team will assist in improvements, minor repairs, yard work and maintenance of the preschool. This includes being "on call" for certain periods of time to perform emergency maintenance as needed, and perhaps some maintenance over the summer. Facilities Team members attend both Fall AND Spring work parties. Further assignment of time and duties will be assigned by the Facilities Chair.
ALL Curriculum Committee members are expected to attend two all-team meetings. These meetings will be held on a Thursday from 2:00p-4:00p; one in early September and the other in early February. Exact dates TBD.
- Excursions Coordinator: Work with the Curriculum Chair and Instructors to plan and implement field trips for preschool classes.
- Dramatic Play: Work with the Curriculum Chair to implement the Dramatic Play environment. Must be available to set-up one Saturday per month (exact dates TBD).
- Author of the Month/Bulletin Boards: Borrow books from the library that support our curriculum theme and Author of the Month. Track and return books. Must have a King County Library System library card.
- Scholastic Books: Distribute order forms and convey ordering information. Place orders and distribute books to members.
- Cooking Curriculum Coordinator: Support instructors in creating a new cooking curriculum. Plan a cooking activity once a month based on healthy nutrition guidelines and learning new skills in the kitchen.
- Classroom Projects: Prepare materials for upcoming art projects. Help organize and support curriculum projects at the request of the Curriculum Chair and Instructors. Requires attendance at monthly work parties, held on Thursdays from 2:00p-4:00p (exact dates TBD) to prepare materials.
- Fundraising Treasurer: Track funds raised by the Fundraising Committee; work with the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer to account for funds received. Support members in learning how to receive company matching funds from cash donations and volunteered time.
- Fun Community Fundraising Events Coordinator: Plan and execute community-based fundraising events such as dine-in events at local restaurants, donation drives, e-scrip programs.
- Fundraising Class Representative (1 representative/class): Support the fundraising team in various avenues (procuring auction items, e-scrip programs etc). Communicate with your class about the exciting events and opportunities to support BFCP.
- Fundraising Team Member: Support the fundraising team in various avenues (procuring auction items, e-scrip programs etc).
ASSISTANT CLASS COORDINATOR
- Assistant Class Coordinator (1 assistant class coordinator per class): Assist and support the class coordinator with class communication and class social events. Some duties include managing class photography projects, taking notes at class meetings and arranging volunteers for class member support (e.g. Meal Train for families in need of support). Assistant Class Coordinators should be the participating class member.
- Health and Immunizations Coordinator: Examine all students' immunization records to ensure compliance with Washington State and preschool standards. Update emergency medical information forms for each class and assist the Operations Chair with scheduling CPR training. Medical background is helpful.
- Risk Management Coordinator: Ensure that the preschool is in compliance with applicable safety standards and Risk Management policies as outlined by the Risk Management Manual; complete quarterly safety inspections; update the Earthquake Emergency Plan; inventory emergency supplies; inspect smoke alarms bi-annually, fire extinguishers annually and First Aid and Disaster Kits as scheduled.
- Cleaning Scheduler: Schedule, contact and monitor weekly cleaning crew to ensure a clean preschool environment. Send cleaning schedule to Weekly Squeak Editor.
- Cleaning Assistant: Support the Cleaning Scheduler as needed; maintain vacuum cleaners; restock storage room and request needed supplies to the Supplies Purchaser.
- Supplies Purchaser: Monitor inventory and purchase general preschool supplies as directed by the Directors, Hospitality Chair, Facilities Chair, and Cleaning Coordinator. Must have a Costco membership and plan to shop twice per month.
- Class Hospitality Representative (1 Hospitality representative per class): Assist with the Fall Social Event and quarterly class meetings. Create sign-ups for refreshments and help set-up and clean-up for all class events. Pre-K, 3/4, and 2/3 classes also host one all-school meeting.
Job Preference Form
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