Lead Teacher



Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1015

Working Title

Lead Teacher

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

88.5

Division/College

Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes a number of departments: Campus Child Center, Counseling and Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University Centers, and the Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students office. The staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about the holistic development of the student.

Position Summary

The Lead Teacher supports the mission of the Campus Child Center by working
collaboratively with colleagues to design and implement an inclusive and supportive curriculum based on the interests and needs of children ranging in age one to five, to assist in the day-to-day maintenance of the center facility, to provide training for student staff and parent education to families served, and to learn, uphold, and follow all of the state licensing and national accreditation regulations stipulated for group child care.

Required Qualifications

• Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Child Development or degree in related field
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to creating an inclusive, supportive, developmentally appropriate learning environment for the children served.
• One year of experience in an early childhood setting.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Child Development or degree in related field.
• Previous experience in a nationally accredited early childhood setting.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrate experience working in a team environment.
• Display an appreciation of the role families play in a child’s development.
• Value the importance of play in child development.

Physical Demands

• Ability to lift and carry 20-30#.
• Routine stopping, bending, walking, running, and crouching.
• Ability to sit on the floor or in a small chair situated low to the floor.

Working conditions and environment

The 88.5% appointment reflects a 40-hour work week comprising a 40-week period of
time with direct teaching responsibilities, plus additional time allocated for completing continuing education requirements, prep and program planning, center maintenance, attendance at family events, preparation and implementation of parent/teacher conferences, and service to the profession (guest-speaking engagements, conference planning, etc.).

Miscellaneous Information

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Program development and implementation

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Monitor the physical safety and well-being of the children in the program’s care and especially of those assigned to his/her group.
• Promote the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development of each child in the program’s care with special emphasis placed on the children in his/her group.
• Plan and implement developmentally appropriate small group activities.
• Plan and establish learning center activities.
• Prepare and implement large group music and story sessions.
• Engage in authentic assessment of the growth and development of each child in their group and keep a current and accurate assessment file for each child.
• Attend and provide input at staff meetings.
• Assist in the development of long-range plans for the improvement of services.
• Assist colleagues in keeping the Center in compliance with all state licensing requirements and national accreditation standards.
• Help accomplish routine tasks regarding health and safety of the children and the maintenance of the program in accordance with local, state, and national regulations and standards.

Percentage Of Time

75

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Build relationships with families served and with other departments/units on campus

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide information to families concerning center policies, upcoming events and
deadlines, and any relevant information concerning their child.
• Initiate communication with families, keeping lines of daily communication with families open and effective. Assist in formal parent education efforts.
• Act as a responsible representative of Campus Child Center on our campus and in our community.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Supervision of Student Employees and Field Study Students

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Assist student workers in their work with the children; supervise this work and make
suggestions and changes as needed.
• Assist with the training of new staff, and in particular, that of student staff.
• Supervise field study and clinical students, providing feedback for improvement on a regular basis and completing all necessary written assessments as required for the field study.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Professional Development

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Complete continuing education requirements as established by state regulations and
maintain a record of completion.
• Maintain infant/child CPR / AED /First Aid training.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

03/26/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

05/01/2021

Position Contact Name

Dawn Hays, Director

Position Contact Email

dhays@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  7. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No


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