Classroom Teacher in Early Childhood Center

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
09 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

As the laboratory school housed within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at CSU, the ECC offers quality programming for young children, trains CSU students for careers in the field of early childhood, and provides opportunities for research related to children, families, and early childhood education. We are dedicated to working in partnership with families to ensure a quality educational
experience for their children.

The ECC is a Reggio Emilia-inspired school, providing an emergent approach to educating children that is play-based and child-directed. This approach strives to develop a learning community committed to the co-construction of knowledge in the context of collaboration between parents, children, and teachers. Meaningful educational experiences are planned in a caring atmosphere to promote the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child. We believe that by encouraging self-expression and curiosity and by supporting the active exploration of the environment, both at
home and at school, that children will develop a healthy self-image, a sense of responsibility and helpfulness, and that they will learn problem solving and decision making skills.

Tenure/Tenure Track? % Research 0 % Teaching 100 % Service 0 % Administration 0 Open Posting Date 07/01/2018 Open Until Filled No To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on 06/30/2019 Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date Position End Date Position Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in obtaining non-tenure track teaching positions within the CSU Early Childhood Center working with young children between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years. ECC teachers adhere to the mission, policies, and procedures of the ECC as well as State of Colorado licensing requirements and NAEYC accreditation standards while implementing a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach.

These are full-time,12-month appointments with competitive salaries and full benefits including health insurance, paid vacations, and 9 free credits of CSU tuition per year. The role of a Mentor Teacher is to provide management of the classroom, supervision of intern and practicum students, and guidance of Classroom Teachers and Assistant Teachers. The role of a Classroom Teacher is to work with a Mentor Teacher to provide management of the classroom and guidance of Assistant Teachers.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for ECC teaching positions include a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of 6 months (910 hours) of experience in education settings with young children

Preferred Job Qualifications

ECE teaching license or, a master’s degree in an appropriate discipline, or a Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential of IV or above

Special Instructions to Applicants

This pool will remain active through June 30, 2019. Applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that date must reapply.

Please submit (upload documents) the following documents:

  • resume
  • cover letter addressing the requirements of the position
  • unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • (optional) either an ECE teaching license or a Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential of IV or above
  • names and contact information of three professional references.

References will not be contacted prior to candidate notification.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact

Barbara Benn,

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

  • Actively knowing and implementing policies and procedures according to staff, parent, and student handbooks, State of Colorado licensing, NAEYC, health department standards, and fire code
  • Collaborating with the Mentor Teacher to plan activities and provocations to promote interest and interaction with the children.
  • Following classroom routines to best meet the needs of each group of children while complying with licensing regulations and NAEYC accreditation standards.
  • Maintaining an aesthetically pleasing and clean environment.
  • Practicing a global room awareness of the classroom to ensure the safety of children and teaching staff.
  • Building genuine relationships with parents and caregivers to collaborate on best practice for each unique child.
  • Collaborating with the Mentor Teacher to implement a guidance policy (from Guiding Children’s Behaviors) that reflects the ECC’s philosophy and that incorporates the use of positive redirection and sensitivity to individual children’s needs.
  • Meeting and maintaining professional requirements for early childhood educators including completing required professional development, CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administration

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administrative Duty/Responsibility

  • Documentation and assessment in the classroom.
  • Communicating with Mentor teaching staff using classroom communication tools: logs, notebooks, boards, and post labs.

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