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HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent, nonprofit leader in early childhood education with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

We are a diverse team of researchers, educators, and professionals who believe that all children deserve a high-quality, equitable early education. We spend our days focusing on the variables that allow all children to be their best selves. This conviction is at the center of our research and what we practice in the classroom.

HighScope offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package in a family-friendly, team environment. Please send your resume and cover letter indicating desired position to our Human Resources Department: [email protected], fax 734.485.0704, or mail to HighScope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.

Explore the current job opportunities here at HighScope.

Project Manager/Post-Doc

We are seeking a Post-Doc/Project Manager to join our team in April 2019. The role will be based on a grant awarded to HighScope from the US Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant: Supporting Preschool and Kindergarten Students’ Self-Regulation Through HighScope Curriculum Enhancements: Plan-Do-Review and Conflict Resolution. The goal of this project is to improve the self-regulation skills of Detroit preschool and kindergarten students by building off the HighScope Perry Preschool Study. This project is in partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District. Responsibilities include data collection and management, coordinating teacher training and coaching, classroom observation and troubleshooting challenges in fidelity of implementation, data coding and analysis, grant writing, overseeing daily research and evaluation activities, developing and delivering/contributing to conference and or meeting presentations, leading and contributing to writings and publications, hosting teacher and family meetings, and more. A Ph.D. in developmental psychology, early childhood education, or related field is preferred. ABD or a Masters with highly relevant experience will be considered. Must also have experience conducting research in child care centers and/or schools, particularly in low-income, urban communities. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of the early care and education field and achievement/opportunity gap and of the development of and interventions to support self-regulation in young children. Knowledge of early childhood self-regulation literature and classroom-based interventions, including teacher coaching; and of fidelity of implementation and improvement science literature is also desired. Must be proficient in the use and understanding of statistical analysis packages (e.g., SPSS, Stata, SAS, MPlus) and procedures (e.g., HLM, mixed methods, moderation and mediation) and Microsoft Office. Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

The role will be based on a grant awarded to HighScope from the US Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant: Supporting Preschool and Kindergarten Students’ Self-Regulation Through HighScope Curriculum Enhancements: Plan-Do-Review and Conflict Resolution. The goal of this project is to improve the self-regulation skills of Detroit preschool and kindergarten students by building off the HighScope Perry Preschool Study. This project is in partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District. 

Qualified candidates will have knowledge of the early care and education field and achievement/opportunity gap and of the development of and interventions to support self-regulation in young children. Knowledge of early childhood self-regulation literature and classroom-based interventions, including teacher coaching; and of fidelity of implementation and improvement science literature is also desired. 

Demonstration Preschool Teacher

We have an immediate opening for a Preschool Teacher in our Demonstration Preschool. This is a full-time year-round position. The successful candidate must have experience in the implementation of the HighScope Curriculum. A valid Michigan teaching certificate and an Early Childhood Education (ZA) or Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement or a bachelor’s degree in early childhood or child development with a specialization in preschool teaching is required. The transcript will document a major, rather than a minor, in child development or ECE. Must have 3+ years of EC teaching and working with families. A HighScope Teacher Certification is desired. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teacher Assistants

HighScope is currently seeking substitute teachers and substitute teacher assistants for our full-day demonstration preschool program in Ypsilanti, MI. The substitute will work closely with the classroom teachers to implement the curriculum. Substitute teachers must have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/child development. Substitute teacher assistants must have a CDA/Associates degree in early childhood education. Experience with the HighScope Curriculum is preferred. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration.

Early Math Education Specialist

We are currently seeking an Early Math Education Specialist who will serve as a coach, resource and advisor in Early Childhood Mathematics. This individual will work to ensure that HighScope’s math curriculum is research-based, validated and differentiated to meet diverse preschool student’s needs. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, teaching, curriculum and instruction or related field. Experience designing or evaluating mathematics curriculum and experience providing coaching or professional development in early math teaching is also required. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

Marketing Digital Specialist

We currently have an opening for a Marketing Digital Specialist who will work on a variety of projects involved in website development and design. The Digital Specialist will be responsible for helping to design and oversee the user interface and overall customer experience for our websites and applications. This includes overall navigation flow, layout of specific pages, and creation of individual graphic elements. Will also work on other electronic publications as required. Qualified candidates will have 5+ years of experience in web-based graphic design or web interface design. A Technical Certificate or Associates Degree is required; B.A./B.S. in graphic design, art or related field is preferred. Must have experience in WORDPRESS or similar CMS, Divi Builder (a WORDPRESS plug in), and experience designing webpage layout with the parameters of existing templates. Must also have high proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Portfolio and relevant links will be requested. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

Director of Early Childhood and Applied Practice (ECAP)

We are currently seeking a Director of Early Childhood and Applied Practice (ECAP) to begin in 2019. The Director will be responsible for the direction and administration of the Early Childhood and Professional Learning activities. The individual in this role will provide intellectual leadership in the development of the early childhood curriculum; write about early childhood curriculum topics; make presentations at conferences and other venues; supervise department staff in their development of curriculum and training materials, and implement projects including training contracts and grants. Advanced degree in early childhood education, developmental psychology, educational psychology, child and family development, family support, curriculum development, adult learning (teacher-education), or related field required. Must also have 5+ years experience in relevant research, program development, and/or instruction. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

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