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Teacher - Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher

Company: The University of Alabama
Location: Savannah
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Teacher - Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher - 513215

Job no: 513215 Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible) Location: Alabama Categories: Program Coordination

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 57 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 34424.04 Midpoint - $ 50252.76

Department/Organization: 212401 - Curriculum and Instruction

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30pm

Note to Applicants: This position is located in Gadsden, AL.

Job Summary: The Teacher is responsible for developing curriculum and lesson plans, and presenting those lessons to their students, individually or in groups. Tracks the progress of students and creates reports to inform parents of the progress. The Teacher may work with graduate students and faculty to implement research projects, or supervise interns and practica students.

Additional Department Summary: The Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher will develop and implement a model pre-kindergarten program for a group of children including: planning and implementing appropriate activities for children, working with faculty and undergraduate/graduate students in the College of Education, supervising interns, modeling teaching practices for early educators, supervising practica students, and working with families of young children. Teacher will work approximately 187 days per year: 180 days for classroom instruction and 7 days for professional development. This position will be contingent on student enrollment, grant requirements, and funding.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, human development and family studies, or education and three (3) years of early childhood (birth to third grade) classroom experience.

Skills and Knowledge: Ability to teach in an early childhood classroom, deliver high-quality care for young children, and plan engaging learning activities. Proficiency following grant classroom requirements, using curriculum and assessment tools, and organizing confidential documents is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with diverse populations. Experience designing and implementing culturally sensitive family engagement activities. Willingness to participate in the planning and implementation of research projects and professional development initiatives in line with the program's mission to be a model site.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree preferred in early childhood education, along with Alabama Class B or A Early Childhood Certification (Birth -3rd grade). Five or more years of early childhood teaching and management experience which includes work with birth through five year olds. Experience with developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum, authentic assessment, and early childhood center oversight. Knowledge of NAEYC and/or Quality Stars experience preferred. CPR certification preferred. Training in Teaching Strategies GOLD and Conscious Discipline preferred.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


28 May 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications close: 07 Jun 2021 Central Daylight Time

Keywords: The University of Alabama, Savannah , Teacher - Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher, Other , Savannah, Georgia

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