Part-time Early Childhood Field Experience Specialist

Part-time, Adjunct

Organizational Relationship

Reports to the Faculty/Department Chair in Early Childhood

General Statement of Responsibilities

Northland Pioneer College, Early Childhood Studies Department is seeking part-time, Early Childhood Field Experience Specialists to ensure NPC student in early childhood studies are developing the knowledge and competencies necessary to enter the field as a high quality early childhood professional.  Field Experience Specialists conduct field-based observations and provide direct instruction, coaching, and resources to individuals and small groups during instructional visits at the students' practicum site locations across Navajo and Apache Counties, including the Navajo Nation, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache lands. The purpose of the instructional visits is to support students in the immediate application and reflection of learning in a hands-on, practicum experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor's degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 credits in early childhood; AND
  • 3 years of experience working with or on behalf of young children birth to five in an early childhood setting; AND
  • 1 year experience teaching, training, coaching, or mentoring adults
  • OR in lieu of the above qualifications, an Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry Lattice Level F3 with Instructor Status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with student teachers or supervising practicum experiences as a cooperating teacher or supervisor is helpful
  • Early childhood teacher certification and/or endorsement


  • Provide instruction, observation, coaching, and reflection to students in accordance with assigned course curriculum
  • Conduct on-site visits, calls, and video conferences as needed to review program and course expectations with students, site supervisors and cooperating teachers/mentors
  • Attend departmental faculty meetings and community of practice experiences (at least 3 times per academic year)
  • Evaluate and track all instructional activities with students and submits in an organized and timely manner
  • Document and track all instructional activities with students and submits in an organized and timely manner
  • Support students in the enrollment and registration process, including recruitment of continuing and new students in communities served and connecting students to financial supports such as Pell Grants and/or scholarships

Skills Required

•    Familiarity with the State’s early childhood system including: childcare licensure, ADE Early Learning Standards, ADE/FTF Infant-Toddler Guidelines, ADE/FTF Program Guidelines for High Quality, Quality First, and the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry.

•    Ability to work well with diverse populations and cultures.

•    Proficiency and familiarity with electronic communications and systems including Outlook, email, uploading and downloading documents online and navigation of internet sites.

•    Planning and organizational skills in order to track progress and manage numerous student field experience assignments simultaneously.

•    Good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.

•    Professional demeanor with good interpersonal and communications skills.

•    Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

•    Ability to become familiar with student handbooks and policies within a short period of time.

•    Good communications skills with a good command of the English language.

Physical Requirements

Physical ability to lift boxes and/or instructional equipment, move in and out of vehicles, ride and/or drive for long distances.

Required License/ Certification

Valid Arizona driver's license

Position Availability

Contact Allison Landy at 928-524-7335 or

Application Information:
  • Forward a cover letter (which outlines how you meet the qualifications listed above)
  • Résumé including dates of employment
  • Copies of transcripts with Degree(s) posted
  • A list of five current professional references with contact information including phone numbers.
You may submit your application two ways:
  • By postal mail to:
ATTN: Human Resources Department
Northland Pioneer College                                                                                    Job application button
PO Box 610

Holbrook, AZ 86025-0610
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Northland Pioneer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Director of Human Resources, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ 86025, (928) 524-7471. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of Disability Resources and Access, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901, (800) 266-7845. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

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