HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan is an independent, private, nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization. We are a diverse organization of approximately 50 professional educators, researchers, publishing staff, and administrative staff. All HighScope openings will be posted below.
You will find job postings for independent HighScope International Institutes and other educational organizations seeking applicants with HighScope experience under "Other Job Opportunities not affiliated with HighScope, USA."
Positions Available at highscope headquarters in ypsilanti, mi
We invite applications for a Publications Assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative and editorial support to the Publications Department. The assistant will perform general office duties, maintain extensive publications files and archives, keep databases and spreadsheets current, and provide backup proofreading as needed. Qualified candidates will have proofreading skills and knowledge of proofreading symbols, computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., Acrobat Pro); knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign) and graphics, ability to use social media, and expertise in the English language including spelling, punctuation, grammatical conventions. Photoshop and file-sharing applications (e.g., Google Docs) and knowledge of Final Cut X video editing program is desired. Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, or Media Studies or equivalent training/relevant experience in communications, publishing, education, business, or related field and a minimum of two years of experience with word-processing programs is required.
We have an opening for an Editor/Writer who will be responsible for writing, rewriting, copyediting, and proofreading material for HighScope publications, including print and e-books, e-newsletters, magazines, blogs, training materials, proposals, research reports, promotional copy, and DVD scripts. The Editor/Writer is also responsible for following books from early manuscript stages through the production process to final printing. May also write original material and perform related tasks as required. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of publishing procedures for books and other media, extensive proofreading, copyediting, and editing skills; familiarity with Chicago and APA styles, and an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of HighScope philosophy, curriculum, and educational approach. Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro; familiarity with Photoshop and InDesign are required. Web-editing experience and familiarity with the field of early childhood education would be helpful. Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in English, journalism, media studies, publishing, education, or related field and 3–5 years of experience in book publishing (preferred), magazine, or newspaper publishing. Some knowledge of Spanish is preferred.
Our family friendly nonprofit organization is currently seeking a Projects Assistant who will be responsible for providing office support to the Research staff for research project activities, meetings, and reports. Duties include routine office duties such as word processing, answering phones, copying, filing, assisting in basic accounting tasks and performing research related work such as data entry, as required. The Projects Assistant will also set up, organize, and maintain electronic data storage files, provide technical assistance to support basic office software and online systems, and assist with travel arrangements. Bachelor’s degree or comparable education, preferably in business, education, research or similar field is required. Must have at least two years of office-related work experience. Data management and technical support experience is preferred.
We are currently seeking a full-time temporary Data Analyst who will be responsible for conducting statistical analysis for several early educational projects and supporting statistical analysis process including data cleaning and preparation, descriptive and exploratory analysis, graphical exploration of data, multivariate analysis and multilevel longitudinal analysis. Will also contribute in the generation of reports, publication of research articles and grant proposal writing. Must have Master’s degree in statistics, research methods, economics, or other fields with a strong background in quantitative research methods and at least two years of experience conducting statistical analysis. Knowledge of statistical software: SPSS, STATA and R and structural equation models and Multilevel models is required. Those selected for an interview will be required to submit a sampling of coding in STATA or R. Only local candidates will be considered.
If interested in any of our openings, send resume and cover letter to [email protected] to apply.
Other Job Opportunities not affiliated with highscope, usa
Starfish Family Services — Inkster, MI
Founded in 1963, Starfish Family Services is a private, nonprofit agency serving vulnerable children and families in metropolitan Detroit. Early childhood development is our passion. Every day, we strive to prepare young children for a successful start to school. As a leading provider of Early Head Start and Head Start programs, we embrace a comprehensive strategy that works to address challenges our children and their families may face at home. We provide parenting resources, children’s mental health services, after-school programs, and an emergency shelter for teens and youth in crisis. Based in Inkster we have more than a dozen programs at service sites throughout metropolitan Detroit, 400 employees, and a $39 million dollar budget that serves more than 10,000 at-risk children and families each year.
The Curriculum Supervisor is responsible for onsite instructional support to the Detroit Head Start/Early Head Start program. The Specialist will provide onsite instructional support and coaching to Head Start/Early Head Start teaching staff and delegate instructional leaders. The Early Childhood Specialist will assure the implementation of the High Scope Curriculum in the classrooms administer the Preschool Quality Assessment (PQA) on teachers within the agency. The Early Childhood Specialists will assist in collection and evaluation of data to determine program effectiveness. The employee will work with administration and program leadership to evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood education programs and develop strategies for improvement with a focus on staff professional development. Please, click here for more information about qualifications, job responsibilities and contact information.
To assist the classroom teacher in providing a well-organized, smooth functioning class environment in which all children and families are supported in a stimulating educational setting. Must communicate with the parents/families in a respectful manner. Please, click here for more information about qualifications, job responsibilities and contact information.
United Children and Family Head Start — Detroit, MI
Metropolitan Children and Youth Inc., United Children and Family Head Start is committed to creating an environment for income eligible pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and preschool children that will enable them to experience success throughout their school career and later in life by engaging parents, families and the community.
Head Start Program Operation Manager
The Head Start Program Operation Manager is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the Head Start centers, including management of the Head Start centers operations; exercise management responsibility over the Head Start centers ensuring efficient services that are designed to meet the needs of the children, families, community, and staff. This will be done directly or through delegation of responsibility to the program’s Center Managers. Please, click here for more information about qualifications, job responsibilities and contact information.
Family Service Worker
The Family Service Worker is responsible for informing the community about Head Start; recruiting and enrolling eligible families and children; building ongoing relationships with families that are goal oriented and support family well-being; implementing integrated parent and family engagement activities; collaborating with community organizations; maintaining child and family records. Please, click here for more information about qualifications, job responsibilities and contact information.
The Teacher is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the classroom including, planning, carrying out activities, and maintaining a classroom environment that is nurturing, consistent, supportive and developmentally appropriate; Individualizes learning experiences for children and fully engages parents in the program. Supervises children, classroom volunteers and assistant teachers, makes home visits, and conducts parent-teacher conferences. Please, click here for more information about qualifications, job responsibilities and contact information.
The Assistant Teacher assists the Teacher with classroom operation including, planning, carrying out activities, and maintaining a classroom environment that is nurturing, consistent, supportive and developmentally appropriate; individualizes learning experiences for children and fully involves parents in the program. Supervises children and classroom volunteers; together with the Teacher, makes home visits, and conducts parent-teacher conferences. Please, click here for more information about qualifications, job responsibilities and contact information.
Substitute Classroom Assistant
The Substitute Classroom Assistant assists the Teacher with classroom operation including, planning, carrying out activities, and maintaining a nurturing and developmentally appropriate classroom. Together with the Teacher, makes home visits and conducts parent-teacher conferences. Please, click here for more information about qualifications, job responsibilities and contact information.