Infant Co-Lead Educator

Posting Details

Title Infant Co-Lead Educator Posting Number S00752JP Department Childrens Center Job Summary

The co-lead position in the infant room requires the candidate to have worked with infants in a licensed childcare setting and have a body of skills working with parents of infants and supervising staff. The infant room position is critical at the Children’s Center as it is the beginning of a three-year relationship with the families in this group as we use a continuity of care model. The co-lead will have primary relationships with some of the infants, mentor educators in developing secondary relationships with infants and create a day that includes outside play and a nature-based learning environment. Candidates for this position should have an interest in learning about the connection between emotional development and play as well as have a solid understanding of infant and toddler development.

Education/Skills Requirements

Minimum requirements: Associates Degree in early childhood education, or a related field, and 3 years’ experience working with children birth – 8 years old (preferably in an accredited child care program); or a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children birth – 8 years old (preferably in an accredited child care program) and a Bachelors’ Degree in early childhood education; or a Bachelor’s Degree an unrelated field with commitment to complete nine college level/for credit courses in early childhood education to meet NAEYC standards.Preferred: Bachelors degree and working toward a Master’s degree in early childhood education, or a related field, with experience in practicum settings and/or summer employment in working with children birth – 8 years.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Also required: a valid Driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy; current CPR/First Aid certification. Must also sign a Child Abuse Policy statement, complete the College’s OSHA bloodborne pathogen training, and show proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (or submit a written declination statement).

Excellent interpersonal skills as well as oral and written communication skills; computer proficiency (Outlook, Word, and internet research required); ability and willingness to learn additional programs required; and a genuine commitment to the field of early childhood education.

Experience working with emergent curriculum or Reggio Emilia inspired programs as well as an interest in working in play-based and nature-based environments is highly desirable.

Standard Work Days and Hours

40 hours/week between hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m Monday – Friday.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 04/05/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

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