We’re Hiring: PEDALS Coach – Everyday Interactions Matter (EIM) Mentor

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The Opportunity

PEDALS Michigan (Positive Emotional Development & Learning Skills) is seeking a PEDALS Coach Everyday Interactions Matter (EIM) Mentor. This new initiative supports building relationships from a strengthsbased approach, helping program administrators, classroom teachers, assistant teachers, and homebased childcare providers develop new skills and continuously improve their daily interactions with our infants and toddlers.

The EIM Mentor engages with classroom teachers and homebased care providers to ensure their daily work is rooted in connection, belonging, reciprocity, and opportunity for growth. EIM begins by building on what professionals do well. It acknowledges that the “active ingredient” in a child’s development is the relationship between the child and the adults caring for them. The ideal candidate knows how to model new practices for teachers and then use reflective practice to maintain a working partnership.

This position is fulltime, working 37.5 hours per week. Mentors work inperson, in infant toddler learning settings, especially homebased. Mentors are periodically required to attend inperson staff meetings and also are required to facilitate monthly inperson community of practice meetings. We are currently seeking a mentor who lives in the Tricounty area, which includes Wayne, Oakland, Monroe counties.

PEDALS Michigan is a supporting organization that is located at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. We partner with early childhood education partners across our 7county service region to lift up social emotional learning and strengthen effective teaching practices that are proven to reduce challenging behaviors in their classrooms.

This is a oneyear position with the possibility of continuation, depending on program funding.


  • Successfully implement EIM through an organized schedule of observations, skillshares, modeling,
    reflection, screening, and data collection.
  • Establish and maintain strengthbased and reflective relationships with infant toddler teachers and
    support staff.
  • Facilitate geographyspecific communities of practice to help strengthen daily interactions with children
    and assure quality programming based on developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Assist in recruiting new EIM partners across the region
  • Assist in planning and facilitating PEDALS training events
  • Participate in initial and ongoing professional development to provide effective mentor strategies as well as provide expertise on the Simple Interactions tool and practices that support EIM
  • Assist with communications tasks, including social media videos, webinars, and blog posts


  • A demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of early childhood education and the social emotional development of infants and toddlers
  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or elementary education with early childhood minor
  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain a scheduling process for inclassroom and homebase mentoring
  • At least three years of experience teaching in an early childhood setting (Birth5 years)
  • Flexibility in adapting to the needs of teachers, classrooms, and programs. This includes flexibility in availability, communication methods, and approach
  • Intermediate computer skills (ability to access and utilize online SEL tool and data entry)
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required, as the coach will be traveling to and between childcare centers

Salary & Benefits

This fulltime salary for the position is $54,500. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, along with paid holidays, personal, sick and vacation time. Benefits also include mileage reimbursement and professional development funding for social emotional learningrelated trainings and conferences.

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to, with a subject line “PEDALS Coach EIM Mentor” by March 31, 2023. All PEDALS employees must be fully vaccinated, provide proof of automobile insurance, and have a full background check, including fingerprinting.

To provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, political or union affiliation, disability or any factor prohibited by law.

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