Parent Education Instructor

Reports to:  Program Manager

Status: Full Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $22-$26

Location: Burien

Closing Date: Open until filled

We are looking for an individual who is excited and passionate about making a difference in children and family’s lives. As our Parent Education Instructor, you will use our community focused teaching model that fosters culturally responsive adult learning opportunities to deliver community-informed parent training. The trainer will train 200 families in the lifespan of 3 years to promote positive family relationships, early childhood development knowledge, the importance of empowering communities for self-advocacy, as well as prenatal and parent/child mental health training.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific responsibilities of the Parent Education Instructor include, but are not be limited to:

·       Provide instruction as assigned in Parent Education to students under the topics of Prenatal and Parent/Child Mental Health, Parent Advocacy and Peer Support Methods, Culturally Responsive Childhood Development and Education, etc.

·       Assist Program Manager and Training Coordinator with the development of education modules.

·       Participate in VOT team meetings and discussions during the project lifespan.

·       Assist with recruiting individual parents and caregivers from Immigrant and Refugee community to sign up for courses.

·       Assist in translating necessary materials that may include demonstrations, group discussions, and practice sessions into Somali.

·       Document and track students' progress through VOT’s data profile.

·       Oversee the production and implementation of training material, including handouts, case studies, worksheets, PowerPoints, manuals, etc.

·       Assess and monitor student learning outcomes and participant progress; adjust material when necessary.

·       Offer student support through conducting meaningful check-ins to ensure competency of material.

·       Submit complete and accurate documentation in a regular and timely manner.

·       Maintain comprehensive documentation and complete progress reports

·       Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to agency vision, mission, and anti-racial-Equity efforts

·       Be flexible to work on evenings and weekends

·       Complete weekly check-ins with supervisor


·       Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (will consider Associates degree in ECE with supplemental training and expertise).

·       Bilingual in English and Somali

·       Requires at least two years of related work experience.

·       Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods, tools and techniques

·       Established interest in early childhood development and a desire to improve quality access to education for immigrant and refugee communities.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication.

·       Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences.

·       Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.  


·       Bilingual applicants with knowledge of English and Somali, Amharic, or Oromo oral and written communication skills preferred.

·       Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.

·       Three years of experience in related field preferred.

·      Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.


Hiring Process: To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and three references to Sarah Loeffler at or call 206-466-1229. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.