The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Head Teacher who will be responsible for the planning and implementation of a complete early childhood program for a toddler classroom. The Head Teacher will establish and maintain relationships with all parents, supervise and mentor staff, and provide practicum experience and research opportunities to University students and faculty along with contributing professionally to the program and the community. Head Teachers are required to maintain 24-hours of professional development during their employment and maintain all state licensing, Keystone STARS, and NAEYC standards and requirements. Experience with children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years of age is required.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Minimum: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or a Bachelors Degree in a related field that either includes or is supplemented by 30 credit hours in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood Certification is preferred.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
Work schedule varies based on classroom needs. Head Teacher will work one of three shifts between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.