Head Teacher

The Head Teacher, under the supervision of the Education Director, is responsible for providing leadership in creating and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum, assessing children’s performances, effectively communicating with parents and supervising staff in the child care program, in accordance with the guidelines set forth by The State of CT Dept. of Public Health.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

1.   Program Development

•    Assume responsibility for planning and overseeing curriculum that supports child development and is in accordance with the State of CT, regulations for children aged 5-12 years.

•    Supervise and assist the other staff with the implementation of daily curriculum 

•    Demonstrate ability to physically work with children in a variety of setting including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playground, walks). 

•    Provide positive and appropriate interactions with children.

•    Ensure that children are encouraged to participate in a variety of program areas and activities.

•    Establish and maintain good working relationships with parents.

•    Interact with children in a positive way and encourage independence in their actions. 

•    Demonstrate and model professionalism and maintain confidentiality. 

•    Complete any other duties as assigned by the Education Director.

2.   Safety and Security

•    Assume overall responsibility for the protection of the group of children at the site.

•    Be sure that children know the safety rules. 

•    Supervise the staff and children in keeping area neat and clean.

•    Be responsible for the proper supply of first aid equipment.

•    Have proper paper work and medications in place for children as needed.

•    Maintain accurate daily sign in/out forms and inform Education Director of any changes in children’s attendance.

•    Assure that teachers sign in and out on a daily basis. 

•    Report all accidents, incidents, and problems to the parent/guardian and Education Director.

•    Fill out and file the appropriate form as soon as incident occurs.

3.   Supervision and Implementation of Program

•    Be responsible for posting the weekly activities and month snack schedules and reviewing them with staff. 

•    Ensure that activities are set up every day. 

•    Make sure that supplies are in good condition and available and organized for children’s use.

•    Any written correspondence to parents is approved by Education Director.

•    Ensure that there is a daily correspondence with parents. 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    May be required to obtain specific license to drive the COMO Kids van for children’s use.

•    Attend and contribute to all scheduled staff meetings.

•    Contribute to staff morale.

•    Continue Professional Development by completing a minimum of 1% of total number of hours worked per year in classes, seminars or workshops.

•    Obtain CPR and First Aid Certifications

•    May be asked to oversee or participate in special programs and/or events (i.e. Family Nights, field trips, parent workshops, organization-wide activities, etc.)
•    Complete staff orientation.

•    Adhere to dress code. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

•    Must be at least 20 years of age, per Connecticut regulations.

•    Ability to obtain a designated Head Teacher License from the State of CT.

•    Strong oral and written communication skills.

•    Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.

•    Ability to work with children with behavioral issues.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education is preferred. 
 
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of one year work experience with children is required

DISCLAIMER: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employee in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives require of employees assigned to this job.
 


Assistant Teacher & Receptionist

This part-time position, combines two positions and calls for an enthusiastic, energetic, patient and kind-hearted candidate. The position combines Assistant Teacher (22%) and Receptionist (78%). Under the supervision of the Head Teacher qualified applicants will support the COMO Kids after school program two afternoons per week. The ideal candidate must be committed to providing leadership in creating and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum, assessing children’s performances and effectively communicating with parents in the child care program, in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the State of CT Dept. of Public Health. This same candidate must  also embrace the COMO positive work culture and customer service model, serving as a Receptionist within our Front Desk under the supervision of the Executive Director’s designee.

Highlights of Assistant Teacher Essential Functions include:
•    Assist in the development and implementation curriculum
•    Provide positive and appropriate interactions with children.
•    Maintaining a safe and clean environment
•    Keep track of records in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the State of CT
•    Work in conjunction with Head Teacher to provide and implement daily programs and activities
•    Assist in the implantation of day-to-day curriculum and activities in the assigned areas
•    Provide guidance and role modeling for children to assist them in making appropriate choices.
•    Complete any other duties as assigned by the Head Teacher or Education Director
•    Demonstrate ability to physically work with children in a variety of setting including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playground, walks)
•    Demonstrate and model professionalism and maintain confidentiality
•    Help establish a program setting that ensures the health and safety of all the children
•    Help set up activities every day according to curriculum
•    Make sure that supplies are available and organized for children’s use

Highlights of Receptionist Essential Functions include:
•    Answer telephone and greet customers
•    Process registrations and payments
•    Maintain filing system
•    Assemble deposits
•    Maintain inventory of supplies
•    Support the Development Team with assigned projects

Qualifications:

•    Strong oral and written communication skills
•    Ability to work with children
•    Strong oral and written communication skills
 
•    Strong customer service skills
•    Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel
•    Ability to multi-task in a busy Front Desk setting

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, early childhood special education or psychology.

Experience: A minimum of one year work experience with children and one year working in a customer service capacity is required.

Please note the successful candidate must reside within 30 miles of the Community Center.

In addition to these basic education and experience requirements the following competencies and skills are necessary to perform this job successfully:

•    positive attitude
•    team player
•    availability to attend and contribute to staff meetings
•    continue professional development
•    obtain First Aid and CPR certification
•    possess a valid driver’s license

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees.  It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. This job description is not a contract of employment.

Qualified candidates are required to complete the COMO Employment Application, with the option of including a resume in addition to the application and submit to employment@thecomo.org


COMO Kids Assistant Teacher:

Dean's Mill School, M-F, 7am-9am

Dean's Mill, West Vine, 3pm-6pm

This part-time position with our before school program or preschool program calls for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate. Under the supervision of the Head Teacher, Assistant Teacher applicants must be committed to providing an enriching and fun experience for all children in their care. Responsibilities include implementing curriculum in accordance with regulations set forth by the Department of Health, State of CT, maintaining a safe environment, and providing guidance for children to assist them in making positive choices.

Highlights of Essential Functions include:

  • Assist with curriculum development
  • Implement curriculum
  • Develop positive and trusting relationships with the children
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and clean environment 
  • Assist with record keeping            
  • Work in partnership with the Head Teacher and colleagues

Qualifications

Education:   A minimum of a high school diploma is required. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older; College graduates are preferred.

Experience: A minimum of one year work experience is required.       

Please note the successful candidate must reside within 30 miles of the Community Center.

In addition to these basic education and experience requirements the following competencies and skills are necessary to perform this job successfully:

  •          strong oral and written communication skills
  •          positive attitude
  •          team player
  •          availability to attend and contribute to all staff meetings
  •          continue professional development
  •          obtain First Aid and CPR certification

 

Qualified candidates are required to complete the COMO Employment Application, with the option of including a resume in addition to the application and submit to employment@thecomo.org

 


Digital Communications Specialist

This part-time year round position works under the supervision of the Advancement Director and is a part of the Development Team. The position requires 15 hours per week with the expectation of additional hours, as assigned, for special projects. The possibility of some remote work will be dependent upon the organization’s needs. Primary duties include: maintaining and updating the organization’s website; digital and non-digital content creation; and supporting the growth of the organization’s marketing reach. 

Essential Functions
•    Maintain and update website as needed (i.e. pages, tags, images, titles, metadata) 
•    Under direction of Advancement Director, create, edit and post web content as needed by collaborating with relevant team members
•    Collect and analyze metrics in order to determine and continually refine digital content
•    Assist with SEO efforts by creating and strengthening keyword optimization in online copy in order to extend organization’s organic reach
•    Assist with ad-hoc digital projects as they arise
•    Adhere to organization’s standards and consistency in style and tone
•    Maintain highest quality standards on consistent basis
•    Assist in production of original digital media content including photos, infographics, long form content, as well as content specifically for COMO’s Facebook, YouTube and Instagram channels
•    Backfill as social media lead in Advancement Director’s absence
•    Works with team, across departments, to develop content ideas
•    Maintain a team philosophy promoting and embracing the FISH philosophy
•    Embrace the COMO mission and effectively represent the mission to all existing and potential stakeholders
•    Promote and preserve the COMO legacy through all aspects of communication
•    Perform other duties as assigned based on the needs of the department and organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•    Skilled communicator with proficiency in writing, editing and oral communication
•    Experience using Google Analytics, Tag Manager and Webmaster Tools
•    Experience in writing for the web and knowledgeable in best practices for designing effective and engaging digital content
•    Organized, efficient and detail-orientated with the ability to multitask
•    Experience with publishing content on web with an expertise in
o    Adobe Creative Suite
o    SEO
o    HTML is a plus
•    Familiarity with Microsoft Office
•    Ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently 

Qualifications
Education: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field is required. 

Experience: A minimum of one year experience is required.
In addition to these basic educational and experience requirements the following competencies and skills are necessary to perform this job successfully:
•    Ability to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, subordinates and partner organizations.
•    Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner by gathering information skillfully and developing alternate solutions.
•    Ability to maintain confidential information.
•    Possesses strong organizational and time management skills, meeting commitments.
•    Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness with a demonstrated desire to improve and promote quality.
•    Solicits opportunities to promote the success of the entire organization.
•    Ability to maintain a harmonious work environment with others; respects the role of the team and supports colleagues throughout the organization. 
•    Must possess a valid state driver’s license with own transportation. 
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees.  It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.  This job description is not a contract of employment.

Qualified candidates are required to complete the COMO Employment Application, with the option of including a resume in addition to the application and submit to employment@thecomo.org


Thrift Store Sales/Material Handler

This part-time position, averaging 8 hours a week, includes weekend hours on Saturday and/or Sunday at the COMO Thrift shop, to assist with customer service and material handling responsibilities in the back room and sales floor of our busy Thrift shop. Highlights of Thrift Store Sales/Material Handler Essential Functions include:

  • Greet customers both in the back room and on the sales floor
  • Process donations and offer donation receipts
  • Maintain organization system in donation area of back room
  • Organize sales areas with newly priced items
  • Manage flow of markdown item on sales floor
  • Handle customer transactions at the register
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Able to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy
  • Thrift Store setting

Education: High School diploma required.

Experience: Prior customer service experience desired. Please note the successful candidate must reside within 30 miles of the Community Center. In addition to these basic education and experience requirements the following competencies and skills are necessary to perform this job successfully: Positive attitude Team player.

Qualified candidates are required to complete the COMO Employment Application, with the option of including a resume in addition to the application and submit to employment@thecomo.org.


Basketball Head Referee

The Head Referee is responsible for officiating COMO Rec Basketball games and enforcing the COMO Rec League Basketball Rules.  The head referee is responsible for taking on a leadership role within the Rec basketball league and serving as a supervisor for all games attended.

Qualifications:
•    Basketball Referee experience  
•    Must participate in COMO provided referee training
•    Must be 18 or over
•    First aid, CPR, AED certified
•    Experience working with youth


Knowledge and skills:
•    An understanding of COMO Rec Basketball rules and COMO policies
•    Thorough understanding of the game of basketball
•    Excellent commination skills
•    Must possess leadership skills

Specific duties:
•    Officiate COMO Rec Basketball games
•    Enforce COMO Rec Basketball Rules
•    Encourage fair play, with a focus on fun
•    Keep track of game scores and manage the game clock
•    Oversee all COMO Basketball referees
•    Work with the Athletic Program Manager for scheduling referees
•    Fill in as a referee when needed
•    Communicate regularly with the Athletic Program Manager
•    Communicate with coaches regularly and professionally to enforce rules, encourage fair play, and ensure safety of all players
•    Record and report incidents to the Athletic Program Manager
•    Ensure the safety of all players

Disclaimer:
This information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
 


Basketball Referees

Summary of Responsibilities:
The COMO Recreational Basketball Referee is responsible for officiating COMO Recreational Basketball games and enforcing the COMO Recreational Basketball Rules.  

Qualifications:
•    Basketball referee experience or experience playing basketball
•    Must participate in COMO provided referee training
•    Must be 16 and over
•    First aid CPR AED training is a plus

Knowledge and skills:
•    An understanding of COMO Rec Basketball rules and COMO policies
•    Thorough understanding of the game of basketball

Specific duties:
•    Officiate COMO Rec Basketball games
•    Enforce COMO Rec Basketball Rules
•    Encourage fair play, with a focus on fun
•    Keep track of game scores and manage the game clock
•    Record and report incidents to the Athletic Program Manager
•    Ensure the safety of all players
 


General Contractors

The COMO is actively looking for instructors in all areas - from art, pottery and technology to dance, fitness and sports! Qualified candidates are required to complete the COMO Employment Application, with the option of including a resume in addition to the application and submit to employment@thecomo.org.