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Type of Position:
Less than Annual Appointment (Fixed Term)
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a dynamic, mid-sized
public university that’s redefining higher education. We’re on a
mission to provide transformative, hands-on learning experiences
for students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Our multi-faceted
approach to education offers a wealth of opportunities, with over
70 academic programs, including certificates, associate,
bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We’re committed to building a
diverse community that mirrors Arkansas’s rich tapestry, reflecting
our dedication to serving the state’s varied population while
enhancing the quality of our institution.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work
environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy
work-life balance. The benefits package includes university
contributions to health, dental, life, and disability insurance,
tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official
holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement
programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10 percent
of employee salary.
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Nestled along the Arkansas River, this vibrant city offers a
perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse
yourself in the rich heritage of the Old West at the Fort Smith
National Historic Site, explore the eclectic local art scene, or
take a scenic stroll along the picturesque riverfront trails. With
a welcoming community, diverse dining options, and a thriving
downtown, Fort Smith is the ideal destination for history
enthusiasts and those seeking modern amenities.
Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you
will find details for the position including any supplementary
documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting
your application. For general application assistance or if you have
questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at
If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring
process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants
are required to submit a request for each position to which they
Early Childhood PreSchool Administration
Summary of Job Duties:
Responsible for establishing working
relationships with childcare facilities to promote and conduct
training to preschool and early childhood educators. The trainer
helps childcare facilities meet their professional development
training requirements. Trainers are hired on an as-needed basis and
may conduct workshops within the state of Arkansas. Trainings are
funded through grants awarded by the Arkansas Division of Child
Care and Early Childhood Education. The position reports to the
Director of Early Childhood Preschool Program.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood, child development or
- Minimum of three years of successful teaching or counseling or
social work experience.
- Minimum of three years of experience in Birth-Five
- Must be registered in the Professional Development Registry (
PDR ) meeting all criteria required by the Division of Child Care
and Early Childhood Education.
- Conduct training at UAFS or on-site at childcare facilities
within the state of Arkansas, to include the following subjects:
CDA (non-credit or credit); In-Practice Adventures in Learning;
In-Practice Adventures for Toddlers; In-Practice Connecting with
Infants; In-Practice BAMMM ; In-Practice CLAM ; In-Practice CAL;
In-Practice Informational Books in the Preschool; In-Practice Story
A Month; Learning Environment Kit; Families Kit; Outdoor
Environment Kit; Professionalism Kit; Children & Times of
Transition Kit; A Supportive & Caring Community of Learners
Kit; Program for Children Kit and all contracted trainings from UA
ECEP . Other courses may be added, upon release from the Division
of Child Care and Early Childhood Education ( DCCECE ).
- Ensure the application of technology to curriculum and
instruction in the teaching and learning process.
- Maintain positive collaboration with local child development
- Participate in training and provide instruction in the
Professional Development Registry program.
- Participate in appropriate state, regional, and national
- Required to attend training for each course taught, through
workshops provided by the DCCECE to ensure that the dissemination
of curriculum is consistent throughout the state.
- Recruit future early childhood trainers.
- Other duties as assigned.
Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. Travel
will be required to receive training. Must travel to and from sites
to conduct training. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data
into computer. Required abilities include walking, standing,
bending, reaching turning, listening, observation, and moderate to
heavy lifting of up to 30 pounds. Must be physically and
emotionally able to complete all job requirements.
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, License or Certificate (see
special instructions for submission instructions), List of three
Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume,
Proof of Veteran Status
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Recruitment Contact Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of
Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal
background check, sex offender registry check, financial history
background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or
arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone
shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship
to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug
screening information will be used in a confidential,
non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution. The University does not discriminate in its
education programs or activities (including in admission and
employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin,
disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran
status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including
pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law
prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases.
Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which
prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the
University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of
Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United
States on the first day of employment.
All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Constant Physical Activity:
Frequent Physical Activity:
Occasional Physical Activity: