Careers

At Lumin Education, we “Start Young and Involve Parents.” We believe that we can transform lives through education, but we can’t do it without the help of an incredible, experienced, hands-on team.

Since 1978, we’ve been putting the right people in the right positions and watching lives change in Dallas communities. It’s our mission to inspire children from all sorts of different backgrounds, and you can be a part of that vision! Whether you are a Teacher, Food Specialist, or looking for an Administrative role, you will help create an impact for generations to come.

Lumin Education offers competitive wages, a 403(b) program, Dental, Vision, and Medical insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and professional development opportunities.

Substitute

Reports To:               Lumin Bachman Lake Community School Director, Lumin Lindsley Park Community School Director, Lumin East Dallas Community School Director

Primary Work Site:  Lumin BLCS or Lumin EDCS or Lumin LPCS

Hours/Status:           As needed

Pay:                             $10 per hour

Summary:

The Substitute will take direction from the Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant, or School Director in the preparation and maintenance of the Montessori environment for students. This includes organizing and maintaining classroom materials, assisting in the breakfast and lunch program, the set-up and clean-up of the classroom, and other duties as assigned.

Schedule:

Monday to Friday, as needed

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support and follow directives of Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant, or School Director;
  • Organize materials, making sure they are complete and ready for use;
  • Prepare and clean the classroom before and after class;
  • Respect confidentiality of information pertaining to children, families, and/or staff;
  • Model integrity, responsibility, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for ethnic, cultural, and gender issues and diversity;
  • Share responsibility with the lead teacher for the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times;
  • Maintain and foster a positive relationship with children and other staff;
  • Establish positive relationships with the children;
  • Work with individuals and groups of children as directed by the guide;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma;
  • Experience working with children, Montessori experience a plus;
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn class management skills;
  • Bilingual, Spanish, preferred;
  • Ability to take direction from the lead teacher;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
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Lumin East Dallas Community School – Bilingual Parent Educator-HOPES

Job Title:                     Bilingual Parent Educator – HOPES

Reports To:                Program Supervisor

School/Program:       Lumin Education East Dallas Community School

Primary Work Site:    Lumin East Dallas Community School campus

Hours/Status:             Full-Time, 40 hours per week, 250-day year

Summary:

The Bilingual Parent Educator works with families and their children from prenatal to 3 years old using skills in partnering, facilitating, and reflecting with parents. Parent educators provide parent education and family support to enhance the quality of parenting, increase a parent’s understanding of child development and work with parents to help their child learn, grow and develop to meet their full potential. This position must be knowledgeable of child development, parenting techniques, community resources, cultural competence, and confidentiality. Parent Educators work in the families’ homes to assist parents in understanding the development of their child and approaches to behavior management. Fluency in English and Spanish required.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Complies with policies, procedures, and guidelines as set by Lumin Education, Parents As Teachers National Center (PATNC), and Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES).
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Provides personal visits to families on caseload using PAT Curriculum and the Montessori approach.
  • Maintains accurate computer and paper documentation as required.
  • Completes the required number of visits/screenings for families as determined by HOPES and PATNC program guidelines.
  • Participates in all staff meetings.
  • Participates in reflective supervision meetings and develops a Professional Growth Plan based upon core competency self-assessment.
  • Helps plan and execute group connections as assigned. Notifies all assigned families of upcoming group connections.
  • Cooperates, communicates, and seeks assistance from other professional staff members.
  • Communicates regularly with parents by means of phone calls, text, e-mail, and virtually.
  • Promotes parent participation and involvement in educational activities provided for their children and actively recruits families to participate in the program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Education/Experience:

  • Have a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish required.
  • Be an organized, independent, and self-motivated worker, with unquestionable integrity.
  • Be able to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths.
  • Demonstrated competency utilizing email, basic data entry, and word processing.
  • Personal, licensed, and insured reliable transportation is necessary to provide home visits throughout the programs’ service area.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must complete required training from the Parents as Teacher National Institute. Every year after initial training, Parent Educator must annually complete required professional development hours in order to remain a certified Parents as Teachers parent educator.

Infant CPR and First Aid required. Training can be sponsored if needed.

EXPERIENCE:                                      

Professional experience working with young children and their families is recommended.

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Communications Coordinator

Are you looking for a cause you can embrace? Join a high-energy team making a difference in the life of at-risk families. Lumin Education’s Development office is searching for a Communications Coordinator. Create a supporting strategy for donor and recruiting outreach, including all print, video, social media, and photography.  Hands-on work in producing twice-yearly donor newsletter, e-briefs, photos, overseeing social media, and proactive media placement.  Write selected grant proposals.   Excellent reporting, writing and storytelling skills are essential.  This position reports to the Chief Development Officer and requires the ability to thrive in a fast-paced office environment, to multi-task, meet deadlines and goals, and build internal and external relationships. This is a full-time, exempt position with medical benefits.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Act as liaison for outsourced graphic design, photography, social media, videos, and other vendor services;
  • Help develop annual fund messages, including direct mail, social media campaigns, thank you correspondence
  • Manage Lumin’s social media outreach and email outreach to connect with a wide range of constituents including alumni, volunteers, donors, parents, and staff;
  • Proactively seek and respond to media opportunities to favorably position Lumin Education
  • Support development effort by writing and editing grant proposals, reports, and other written material;
  • Manage all recruiting and donor communications needs, including twice-yearly newsletter process, recruitment communications, and various other media.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written; ability to write compelling stories
  • Accountable for meeting goals as part of the Development and Lumin team: increasing average gift size of supporters, growing donor base, and increasing operating, non-operating, and permanent fund gifts, and helping to meet recruitment goals
  • Interest in the non-profit sector and development career;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Passion for the mission;
  • Three-five years’ experience in a communications position
  • Experience with a nonprofit organization, preferably in Development
  • Experience with writing compelling narratives;
  • Experience with an educational enterprise or Montessori school, a plus
  • Experience managing social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Experience working with a database program;

 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills;
  • Detailed oriented;
  • Creative and adaptive;
  • Ability to persevere
  • Customer-service focused;
  • Ability to input information accurately;
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required;
  • Positive attitude, cheerful demeanor, and sense of humor.
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Nondiscrimination Policy

Lumin Education is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political or religious affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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