Texas Rising Star Mentor II/III-Children's Learning Institute

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Texas Rising Star Mentor II/III-Children's Learning Institute

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400016M

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ well-being is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

This position's primary duties will include providing remote or face-to-face coaching to Early Learning Programs (ELPs). Additional duties include: guiding, advising, and supporting ELPs in attaining or maintaining Texas Rising Star certification. The Texas Rising Star Mentor II will assist early learning programs to improve their practice and achieve progressively higher levels of quality. Texas Rising Star mentors also provide ongoing professional development and assist early learning programs in accessing resources and materials. This position is responsible for coordinating and implementing all Texas Rising Star-related activities associated with the Child Care Services (CCS) Program in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides coaching designed to support continuous quality improvement for Child Care Services (CCS) Providers and Texas Rising Star Certified early learning programs. Provides face-to-face and/or remote coaching to classroom teachers and administrators as scheduled and required, and uses a variety of Texas Rising Star mentoring strategies.

  2. Partners with providers to develop and implement Texas Rising Star Continuous Quality Improvement Plans (CQIPs).

  3. Provides a variety of professional development experiences to support continuous quality improvement among ELPs.

  4. Collaborate and support administrators, teachers, and others to complete and interpret child data to support growth and development and to improve instructional practices. Collaborates with teachers to develop lesson plans and daily schedules that are developmentally appropriate and aligned with Texas’ Early Learning Guidelines (e.g. ITELGs and PreK Guidelines)

  5. Supports administrators, teachers, and others in understanding the Texas Rising Star standards and policies, and the opportunities provided by the Gulf Coast Early Education Services team.

  6. Gulf Coast Workforce Board mentors must attain and maintain the Texas Rising Star Assessor Certification. as described in the Texas Rising Star Guidelines. Once certified in the assessment criteria the Gulf Coast Workforce Board mentors must participate in weekly coding calls and must demonstrate their ongoing mastery of the criteria and their ability to reliably understand the criteria through participation in quarterly checks.

  7. Maintains effective and timely written and oral communications with all stakeholders.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Basic knowledge of standard Office Software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is required.

Texas Rising Star staff members are required to complete annual professional development and continuing education consistent with the Texas Rising Star annual minimum training hours required for a Texas Rising Star-certified child care center director.

All mentors must attain mentor micro-credentialing, as described in the Texas Rising Star Guidelines.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree in related field is required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Five (5) years experience in teaching or related field.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.