The person selected for this position will plan, implement, and supervise all classroom activities to promote the healthy emotional, social, intellectual, physical and language development of each child and assess the progress of the child in each domain. The person in this position will supervise and mentor student staff as well as students participating in laboratory experiences through university classes. The person in this position will participate in staff meetings and parent activities and work as a part of the center leadership team assisting the director in ensuring the coordination of all program activities. This person will maintain licensing, accreditation, and continuing education requirements. Attend staff development activities and attend planned evening sessions for staff, children and families.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development and Family Studies, or related field. (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
A minimum of 3 years of experience in a formal preschool setting.
Experience with the supervision of employees.
Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Certification within 30 days of start date.
Experience with planning and implementing curriculum that meets the various needs of the group of children.
Demonstrated experience with the use of appropriate behavior guidance techniques.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Current Minnesota License in Early Childhood (Pre-kindergarten) or Birth to grade 3 or Early Childhood Special Education License.
Experience working in a university lab school setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of current child assessment practices.
Demonstrated knowledge of child development for children birth to 5 years of age.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes:
Exclusively On Campus: A position that requires the employee to perform all their work at their campus work location.
Background check required.
Visually supervise small children and able to move quickly to intervene in an emergency.
Ability to move quickly to bend, lift and carry a young child weighing up to 55 pounds.
Must be able bodied and ambulatory.
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:
· Enhancing access and student success.
· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.
Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html
Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota's the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.