Early Childhood Associate Teacher
Campus Services - Vivian Olum
Early Childhood Asso Teacher
Appointment Type and Duration:
$15.81 - $23.49 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
August 5, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your resume, please include a separate document that
answers the following supplemental questions:
1. We are seeking a teacher experienced with full day, year round
group care. We have openings in several age groups from 8 weeks to
5 years old. List the age within this range you are most familiar
working with, 3 challenges unique to that age group, and explain
how you approach these challenges.
2. What is your experience working in a University community
childcare center, including specific duties and number of
3. What are different elements of diversity that apply to young
children and their families? What activities will you bring to
celebrate diversity in your classroom community?
4. Describe experiences that have prepared you to co-lead a
classroom. How will you communicate with your team to ensure that
work is fairly divided among coworkers in a busy classroom?
The Vivian Olum Child Development Center offers a comprehensive
program providing education and care for infants through elementary
school-aged children. The center's mission is to serve the needs of
university employees' families by providing a foundation of
experiences that foster growth and development of children and a
safe and nurturing environment for children and families. The
center consists of seven classrooms which collectively serve over
100 children each day. The center curriculum is both emergent and
constructivist, and is highly individualized, especially for our
The Vivian Olum Child Development Center is a unit within Campus
Services in the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and
Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all
aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of
functions including offering essential financial tools and support
to the university's many departments, providing key resources to
employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible and
This position is responsible for planning and implementing an
educational, developmental, full day childcare program for a
classroom group, as assigned. The employee will plan the classroom
curriculum, interact with the children and parents, provide daily
on-site oversight of classroom support staff and student staff, and
maintain the safety and continuity of the program.
Interactions with a variety of individuals will occur regularly
during the course of performing work with Vivian Olum students,
parents, and families. This position works as a member of a team
while frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions may be
made about the best methods and materials necessary in their
classroom. The position reports to the Vivian Olum Child
Development Center Assistant Director and a performance evaluation
is conducted annually. This position may be subject to a criminal
records check and possible finger printing.
Selected candidate must have current First Aid, Infant/child CPR,
food handler's card, and clearance with the Child Care Division's
Background Registry prior to the start of work.
This job takes place in a facility constructed as a child-care
center. This job requires bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, and
sitting on the floor on a daily basis. The position duties include
walks outside the building. There is frequent exposure to cleaning
solutions such as disinfectant hand soap and sanitizing agents. The
work environment may frequently include high noise and activity
levels. There is frequent exposure to childhood illnesses.
The center is open 8:00am to 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. Scheduled
hours will fall within this time frame.
- An Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child
Development from a recognized program; OR
- a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; OR
- a minimum of twenty semester hours (thirty quarter hours) of
college courses in Early Childhood Education or Child Development;
AND one year of experience in a certified day care center or
comparable group care program; OR
- two years of experience, including at least one year as a
teacher, in a certified day care center or comparable group child
If you are qualifying for this position based on work experience,
your experience must be with children in the age group of the
assigned classroom. If you are qualifying based on your college
course work, please submit a transcript or list the applicable
courses and credit hours. Courses must be from an accredited
college or university.
- Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, and
staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Demonstration of knowledge of applicable state child care
regulations, or similar regulatory standards.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with staff
- Excellent decision-making skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse
- Associates or Bachelor's degree in early childhood or related
- Two or more years of classroom experience in a certified child
- Experience working as a teacher in a campus child care
- Attained Step 8 on the Oregon Registry (ORO) as outlined by the
Oregon Early Learning Division.
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
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policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
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