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BELC Coordinator

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Baker School District 5J

The BELC Coordinator works directly with community partners to create, structure, and staff an Early Learning Center and provides leadership and coordination of services that supports the education and training of students in the Early Learning Center. This position is responsible for the development of program policies, procedures, goals and budget, as well as strategies for implementation of cohesive philosophy, mission and operational procedures for the complex operation. The BELC Coordinator will also provide direction and oversight in personnel administration, staff supervision, fiscal administration, facility management and program administration and will act as a community liaison participating in and collaborating with affiliated agencies, and programs in support of children and families. The BELC Coordinator is responsible for the ongoing coaching, mentoring and modeling of all center staff to ensure a high-quality, model center with an authentic, hands-on approach to learning. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines while supporting our mission to provide high-quality care and education to children.

About the community: Baker City can easily be described as one of Oregon's most beautiful communities. Nestled in a lush valley with the rugged Elkhorn Mountains as a backdrop, Baker City proudly cherishes and displays its rich architectural history. It is also a place where children are a very high priority and where the schools are central to community life. Not only are parents and community members supportive of their schools, they offer a myriad of opportunities and facilities for young people outside of the education setting. Located along I-84, Baker City offers the qualities of small town life while still being easily-accessible to larger communities. As a population center for the region, many basic services are readily available. It is an area which offers abundant outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, and skiing. Some of Oregon's most dramatic rivers and mountains are literally on the out-skirts of town. With 1700 students and approximately 240 employees, Baker School District's staff is committed to a strong program of professional growth and a continual search for more effective instructional strategies.