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This position is part of the UNH laboratory school on campus and is part of the College of Health and Human Services within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

The chosen candidate will work under the general supervision of the executive director and assistant director, and in collaboration with a teaching team, will plan, implement, and document an exemplary early childhood educational program for children, families, and students. This position may be assigned to an infant through preschool classroom as needed on an annual basis.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with teaching team in planning, implementing, and documenting a developmentally and culturally exemplary educational program for young children in keeping with the culture, values, and goals of the CSDC, licensing rules, and NAEYC accreditation.
  • Engage in pedagogical documentation; make adaptations based on children’s needs and interests, take responsibility for appropriate child supervision, meeting times, small groups and individual work with children as needed.
  • Take the lead in the classroom as needed.
  • Develop family education and participation programs and conduct individual family conferences at least twice annually and when appropriate.
  • Maintain effective written electronic and oral communication with families as needed, including contributing to monthly newsletters and website materials.
  • Maintain records on all children (and families) enrolled in programs as required by accreditation, licensing, and CSDC policies; collect and organize ongoing assessment and documentation materials of children in classrooms as the basis for curriculum development and reporting to families.
  • Write developmental narratives for assigned children.
  • Collaborate with administration, families, and external agencies to ensure equity for children with special rights.
  • Maintain all documentation.
  • Prepare curriculum materials, organize and prepare classroom environment, prepare documentation displays, assessment portfolios, family journals and other out-of-classroom professional work.
  • Read professional journals and other readings as needed to stay informed.
  • Take responsibility for supervising student interns and part time teaching assistants, completing written evaluations. Meet on a weekly basis with interns, responding to journals and evaluating interns.
  • Assist in facilitation of research and visitation at CSDC; read and become familiar with position descriptions and expectations related to the following documents: CSDC staff handbook, NAEYC accreditation criteria, NH child care rules, and NAEYC code of conduct.
  • Read and respond to staff communications and reading; attend and contribute to monthly evening staff meetings/workshops and weekly team meetings; maintain a plan for professional development and attend in service training opportunities as available.
  • Engage in annual self-evaluation with supervisor by preparing a self-evaluation and other related materials; contribute to the CSDC community by serving on organized committees for center wide events and projects and assisting with ongoing organization and cleanliness of the facility.
  • Perform classroom related duties as required including snack preparation, child toileting, cleaning, dish washing, etc. Complete other duties as assigned.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience

  • 1 years

Other minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Family studies, Elementary Education, or related field with at least 18 credits in ECE (3 of which must be in child growth and development).
  • One year of experience teaching in an early childhood setting (may include comparable student teaching experience).

Additional Preferred Qualifications        

  • Teaching experience in a laboratory school setting and/or NAEYC accredited program. -Additional classroom teaching experience beyond the minimum required particularly in a program serving diverse populations.
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification. -Experience and skills working with dual language learners.

Salary Information 

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

To view description and apply, visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/40745

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.