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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.

Toddler Teacher – Lumin Education East Dallas Community School

Reports To:               School Director

School/Program:    Lumin East Dallas Community School

Primary Site:            Lumin East Dallas Community School campus

Hours/Status:          Full-Time, Exempt, 40 hours per week, 215-day year

Effective Date:         November 2019

The Toddler Guide reports to the Lumin East Dallas Community School Director and leads a Montessori classroom for children ages 18 months to 3 years.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct high-fidelity Montessori Toddler class for 12 children
  • Observe and coach respectful interactions with children and demonstrate methods of positive discipline, redirection, structured choice, and healthy communication.
  • Collaborate with Primary Teachers to support student development and preparation to move into Lumin’s Primary classrooms.
  • Create and maintain an environment and implement the curriculum so as to:

▪     Develop secure relationships with children and encourage trust and emotional security;

▪     Provide opportunities for sensory and motor exploration;

▪     Encourage self-awareness, autonomy, and self-expression;

▪     Support children’s emerging communication skills;

▪     Encourage the development of gross and fine motor skill and;

  • Maintain close, frequent, and effective communication with parents, and encourage parents’ participation in their children’s education through observation, volunteering, and participation.
  • Supervise indoor and outdoor play areas to monitor children’s safety.
  • Train, direct, and supervise the classroom assistant to provide the best experience for the children.
  • Maintain required records and minimum standards for licensed child care centers.
  • Provide two parent-teacher conferences per year for each child.

Qualifications

  • Must be Montessori certified in Assistants to Infancy (AMI).
  • Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; and adult learning principles.
  • Respect for cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and linguistic diversity.
  • Ability to build relationships of trust and respect with Lumin staff, children, and parents.
  • Experience working with infants and toddlers.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Must be motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires the ability to perform the following job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations: kneeling, bending, sitting on the floor, pushing, pulling, running, jumping, mopping, dancing, sweeping, singing, standing, twisting at the waist, raising arms above the head, rising from kneeling/sitting position, and lifting/carrying children up to 5 years.

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Accounting Manager

Reports To:                        Chief Operations Officer

School/Program:              Lumin Education

Primary Work Site:         Lumin East Dallas Community School, 924 Wayne Street, Dallas 75223

Hours/Status:                    40 hours per week, year-round/Exempt

Summary:

Responsible for supervising accounting department personnel and functions.  Works collaboratively with others to prepare and analyze financial data, reporting, analysis, and annual audit.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for annual budget preparation for the organization as well as various local, state and federal funding agencies. Create, distributes and reviews monthly budget and accounting reports.  Conducts report analysis for variance explanations and forecasting.
  • Analyzes project expenditure reports to ensure accuracy of expense coding;
  • Responsible for the annual audit;
  • Prepares investment analysis for endowment accounts;
  • Supervises with cash management of operating accounts;
  • Prepares financial reports for Board of Directors and Director meetings;
  • Prepares financial models of proposed program offerings;
  • Responsible for ad hoc reports and analysis, as assigned;
  • Documents internal controls to comply with federal, state and local financial legal requirements by monitoring existing and new legislation; and
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises accounts payable and accounts receivable personnel and any other accounting staff team members.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting;
  • Skyward Business Suite knowledge strongly preferred;
  • CPA (or CPA candidate) desirable, and
  • Willingness to attend continuing education (to be paid for by the organization)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn Skyward accounting software;
  • Mastery of computer applications including MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, Internet skills;
  • Knowledge of TEA FASRG;
  • Knowledge of governmental / non-profit / fund accounting;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with staff, faculty, parents, board members and representatives from the community in a positive manner;
  • Ability to direct others and provide constructive, courteous feedback, as required; and
  • Customer-service focused and team-oriented;

Experience:

  • Minimum of three-five years accounting and supervisory experience;
  • Experience with TEA chart of accounts and familiarity with Charter School and non-profit accounting practices, a plus; and
  • Experience with Early Head Start funding and reporting requirements, a plus.
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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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