Assistant Teacher

Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Sep 02, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time


Vassar College

Assistant Teacher


Department: Infant Toddler Center
Duration of Position: Temporary
Position Type: Auxiliary
Posting Date:
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001871

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

Position Summary and Responsibilities This temporary position is for the Assistant Teacher in the toddler program at the Infant Toddler Center (ITC). Our program is currently located outside on the playground and under large tents for the majority of the day.

The Infant Toddler Center is located on the Vassar College campus and welcomes Vassar and community families. The Toddler Program at ITC provides direct care to 10 toddlers (age range 18 to 36 months).

This Assistant Teacher position will be a member of the teaching team in the Toddler Program. This individual provides nurturing and responsive caregiving and engages in consistent and ongoing interaction and developmentally appropriate practices with toddlers throughout the day.

Responsibilities:
  • Implementing innovative curriculum development,
  • Providing and modeling positive discipline practices in classroom management,
  • Interacting with and supporting parents and families,
  • Caring for the general classroom and school environment,
  • Other duties as assigned by the Site Director (ITC).


This position reports to the Site Director at ITC.

Work Schedule: 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Flexibility is required as hours may occasionally need to be adjusted or modified due to staffing or programming needs.

This position is temporary through December 18, 2020.

Qualifications
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a CDA in early childhood education plus a bachelor's degree or an Associate's Degree in Childhood Education or related field.
  • Experience in a lab school setting preferred.
  • Flexibility, creativity, effective communication skills, professionalism and strong teamwork skills are required.
  • Punctuality and consistency in attendance is critical to maintaining a sense of comfort, reliability and structure for the children in our care.
  • Must successfully complete all requirements of the Office of Children and Family Services.
  • Must meet and comply with all requirements related to COVID-19 safety and health measures.


Required Applicant Documents
Resume
Cover Letter
Contact Information for 3 References
Other 1

Optional Applicant Documents


Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your application, you will be required to attach a one-page letter describing interest in teaching in an early childhood laboratory program along with your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. (Word or PDF format required.) This position will remain open until filled.

For full consideration applicants should apply by:


Anticipated Start Date:
Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu.

Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

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