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Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2022

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Title Educator Posting Number S01018JP Department Childrens Center Job Summary
The Early Childhood Teacher position at Bowdoin College Children’s Center offers early childcare professionals a dynamic opportunity to work in a college campus center with staff who provide care to children in a professional atmosphere. The climate at the Children’s Center leads our staff toward calm, organized, and engaged work with children and each other.

Our teams work collaboratively and in consort with each other meeting weekly to discuss practices and concerns as well as meeting weekly to plan curriculum for the children. Our practices are driven by training on addressing children’s emotional needs to bring learning and growth through attachment and secure relationships. Our nature-based programs focus on generous amounts of uninterrupted outside time for children to play, explore, and experiment. All of this work is in the context of a NAEYC accredited center that is deeply and actively engaged in anti-bias and anti-racist work offered by consultants and professional development trainings throughout the year to support our growth as individuals and a staff.

The Early Childhood Teacher holds responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of all the children in the program and supporting the mission and philosophy of the Center, while participating in providing a nurturing environment and developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the needs of young children in all domains. Our educators are mentored and guided by the co-lead educators to prepare them to step into a co-lead educator role should they be interested. In the infant and toddler program we practice continuity of care for the first three years of a child’s life. This entails building relationships with families as well as children that will be sustained for this three-year journey.

COVID -19 Considerations for The Children’s Center: Bowdoin College is committed to keeping our team members and the children in our care as safe as possible. Learn more about all of our important safety measures here:
  • This is a full time, benefit eligible position.
  • $500 Sign-Bonus – ½ paid at first check and ½ paid after 90 days, if eligibility requirements are met.
  • Starting rate is $19.50/hour
Education/Skills Requirements
  • Associate Degree in early childhood education, or a related field required, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children birth – 8 years, preferably in an accredited child care program.
  • 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
  • Current CPR /First Aid certification. Must sign a Child Abuse Policy statement, complete the College’s OSHA blood borne pathogen training and show proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (or submit a written declination statement).
  • A willingness to be mentored and learn excellent professional 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
20 hours/week, year round between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. 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 Part Time Year Round FTE 0.50 Benefits Eligible Yes 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 08/15/2022 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. Supplemental Questions

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