St. Catherine University, St. Paul, seeks applications for a Program Lead and Lead Teacher in our Early Childhood Center. This position is a .75 FTE position, scheduled for 40 hours/week for 39 weeks to provide an exemplary experience for children. This position is responsible for classroom coordination and teaching approximately 30 children between the ages of 33 months and 5 years in the Early Childhood Center’s Early Learning Program.
The Program Lead/Lead Teacher must be able to develop, lead and maintain a model program facilitating children’s play and exploration to help them learn new social, spiritual, emotional and physical skills, cognitive concepts, and critical thinking skills in an environment that is developmentally appropriate, safe and secure. The Program Lead must also provide a state of the art early childhood educational program as a resource for the University students as a ‘hands on experience’ for skill development pertinent to their university program requirements. This environment and the educational experience must meet the requirements of Accreditation, Parent Aware, and Licensing.
Classroom teaching, includes record keeping of children’s progress.
Provide vision, direction and development for the Early Learning Model of early childhood education by developing emergent curriculum and assessment plans in alignment with the NAEYC Accreditation and Parent Aware expectations.
Provide leadership direction for staff in the program and keep up to date with the current practice and theory in early childhood and maintain standards of practice for the program.
Conduct team meetings with program staff and maintain standards of practice for the program.
Attend staff meetings with the director and the ECC staff.
Provide parent communication including conference prep and conferences and newsletters.
Oversee the development and maintenance of the learning environment.
Maintain professional development with the goal of keeping up to date with theory and current standards of practice for the program.
Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 4 years current experience working with early childhood age groups; Master degree with Early Childhood focus and Minnesota Early Childhood License preferred
Strong base of knowledge in child development, child development theory, observation skills, and assessment skills and commitment to on-going professional growth necessary.
Experience with young children in variety of groupings (individual, small group, and large group)
Classroom management skills, including: ability to redirect and guide the children in an appropriate manner, conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated leadership skills essential as is the ability to work with peers and with parents as partners
Excellent oral and written communication skills, flexibility, patience, organizational skills a must
To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at http://www.stkate.edu/hr to electronically apply for this position. Position Number is: #20170064-Staff. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room. Application review will begin immediately and position is open until filled.
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