Advertised Employing Department: Child Development Laboratory School
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Child Development Laboratory School at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Early Childhood Teacher (Program Assistant I) to provide a high quality care and education environment to a group of young children, including children with disabilities. Responsibilities include assessment of children’s development, plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum to meet individual child needs, collaborate activities with other Lab School staff, communication with parents, and work with Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) faculty who place practicum students in the Lab School.
The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of appropriate expectations for young children. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work as part of a team, assess and document child progress, work with children who have identified special needs, plan and implement curriculum, be self-reflective, and have a positive attitude.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling more than 4 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience working with children birth through age five in a group setting.
This is a 12 month term position which began August 17th, 2017 and will end, with the possibility of renewal, on August 17th, 2018. The proposed start date for the replacement is February 2018.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
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