Teacher, Penn Children's Center
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in
Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research,
and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks
among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World
Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide
opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education,
all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to
scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked
nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes
who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of
Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban
campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and
recreational activities. With its historical significance and
landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of
atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for
work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes
excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their
families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of
professional development opportunities, supportive work and family
benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources,
and much more.
Posted Job Title
Teacher, Penn Children's Center
Job Profile Title
Teacher, Children's Center
Job Description Summary
This position is a key member of our large team and as a member of
the team is responsible for supporting the basic philosophy of Penn
Children's Center, "learning through play."
This position is responsible for fostering the cognitive, social,
emotional and physical development of each child. The successful
applicant will be responsible to teach, guide and supervise
children 12 weeks to 5 years in accordance with NAEYC, Keystone
Stars and DPW guidelines. Additional duties include:
- Prepares monthly classroom newsletter, prepare and execute
reports, parent communication and parent teacher conferences at
least 2x per year using the chosen Center assessment tool, timely
emails and meetings when necessary.
- Arrange and maintain educational equipment and materials, log
daily activities, keep necessary records, prepare student reports
and communicate with parents on a daily basis, demonstrate
responsiveness to any concerns.
- Train part-time support staff and supervision of all staff
assigned to the classroom.
- Maintain a Professional Development Record and to meet all
- Coordinates the team to ensure the daily provision of quality
- Operate, and participate, in an environment that is grounded in
respect, appreciates diversity, and believes in the "art of the
possible" and the "power of positivity."
A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child
Development, Family Studies, EC Special Education, Elementary
Education plus 3-5 years experience, or an equivalent combination
of education and experience required. A Bachelor's Degree outside
the early childhood field must be supplemented by at least 3 years
of experience in a NAEYC accredited program, or at least 3 years of
experience in a non-accredited program and at least 30 hours of
relevant training during the past 3 years. Excellent understanding
of early childhood development and knowledge of early
childhood/education standards required. Demonstrated ability to
supervise, lead and develop a professional team. Strong
communication, collaboration and nurturing skills together with
experience working with a diverse group of families. Evidence of
initiative and adaptability to change. Evidence of a commitment to
early childhood and continued professional development. Flexibility
to work during Center opening hours as required to ensure
appropriate service provision and to meet licensing ratio (ie.
normally between 7:30am-7:00pm). Skills in language, art, music and
drama highly regarded. A comprehensive background check will be
undertaken for this position.
About Penn Children's Center:
The Penn Children's Center is for children ages three months to
five years. Located on the University campus, the Center is
administered by the Division of Business Services. Enrollment in
the Penn Children's Center is open to all members of the University
and surrounding communities with preference given to faculty, staff
and students of the University. More information about Penn
Children's Center (PCC) is available at: https://business-services.upenn.edu/childcare/
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications,
experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the
requirements of the position, as well as internal and market
factors and grade profile.
Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis
of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age,
disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made.
Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the
requirements of the job.
- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn
offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health,
dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your
family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending
accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care
expenses with pre-tax dollars.
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition
benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get
tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also
eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to
help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and
Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a
pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment
options through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a
substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the
year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal
affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with
family—whatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth
Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family
members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the
costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community
or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you
won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to
underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always
provide proof of good health and are subject to
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to
supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing
demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide
variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health,
your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an
array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and
- University Resources: As a member of the Penn community,
you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as
cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the
University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our
arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at
Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest
music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn
Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member
of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the
excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these
activities for free.
- Discounts and Special Services: From arts and
entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great
deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and
cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission
and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy
substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars
from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie
tickets, and admission to theme parks.
- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer
creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance
between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use
of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable
loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or
currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for
closing costs or home improvements.
- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible
employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal
adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up
to two adoptions in your household.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay
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