Associate Degree in Early Childhood is required. A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood is preferred. Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Teacher certification is required, Lead Teacher certification preferred. Familiarity with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation criteria and a willingness to learn Teaching Strategies Gold Curriculum is preferred. Current certification in infant/child CPR and Massachusetts Child First Aid or equivalent is preferred. Incumbent must present evidence of a physical examination within one year prior to employment, as well as evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella is required.
The following certifications and evaluations are required:
- Evidence of a completed Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, which demonstrates a background free of conduct which, in the judgment of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education, bears adversely on the ability to provide for the safety and well-being of a child;
- Evidence of a completed Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), central Registry and Registry of Alleged Perpetrators, and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, which demonstrates a background free of conduct which, in the judgment of DCF, bears adversely on the ability to provide for the safety and well-being of a child;
- After the review and approval of the above checks, a fingerprint-based check of the state and federal criminal history database must then be completed.
- Ability to understand, explain and apply the rules, regulations, and policies governing all center-based activities;
- Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner;
- Ability to be sensitive to individual children's differences and needs and willing to adjust the program and curriculum to meet those individual needs;
- Ability and willingness to continually increase knowledge in the field of early childhood education, which includes the Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers and/or the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences;
- Ability to relate with and speak with parents in a respectful and courteous manner;
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to establish harmonious working relationships and deal tactfully with others;
- Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information;
- Ability to lift children weighing up to forty (40) pounds;
- Ability to sit on the floor, bend at the waist and kneel and/or stoop 75% of the time;
- Motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment;
- Commitment to developmentally appropriate practice;
- Strong commitment to customer service.
The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews:
Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references.
- Professional Union. Benefited.
- Part-time, 80% time, 30 hours weekly.
- Unrestricted funding.
- Grade 25 (see link below for salary chart).
Only Internal Professional Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 7 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Closing date for applications: May 31, 2017.
The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without to regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.