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Lead Teacher - .50

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title

Working Title
Lead Teacher - .50

320130-Foster Knox Child Care

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Benefits include retirement and 6 credit hours per academic year of education assistance for an employee taking classes at UCM .

A complete UCM online application for employment and resume required.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday, 20-25 hours per week.

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Arrange a classroom to facilitate learning and meet the needs of each child individually.

Serve as a Lead Teacher for a group of children that may range in age from six weeks through ten years, in a child care setting.

Observe, assess, and assemble developmental records on children in their care.

Plan and organize classroom activities/experiences to facilitate and enhance learning for the children in their classroom.

Education & Formal Training

Other Education & Formal Training

Associate’s degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Bachelor’s degree (Specify field(s)
of study below), High school diploma or equivalent

Child Development Associate Credential ( CDA ) – Infant/Toddler or Preschool

Associate’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Early Childhood Education, Child &
Family Development or Elementary Education

Bachelor’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Early Childhood Education, Child &
Family Development or Elementary Education

Computer Skills
Other - Utilize application of Ipad, Word-Processing, Desktop Publishing


At least nine (9) months of experience working in a formal child care program setting.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Child care security check, Fingerprinting, Driver's license

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Family Care Safety Registry

Fingerprinting required by licensing BEFORE employment.

Missouri Class E license OPTIONAL or ability to achieve this license for field trips or outings in the university 15 passenger van.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs.

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Bending, stooping, and sitting on the floor.

Physical stamina to play with children for 5 hours.

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:

Other Special Working Conditions

Irregular work hours – Workshops and trainings may be scheduled on some evenings and/or weekends.

Professional appearance – Appropriate, comfortable clothing to play with children.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:
Post-offer physical exam required.

Other Special Qualifications

Physical exam within 30 days of employment as required by licensing.

TB screening with 30 days of employment as required by licensing.

Maintain CPR & First Aid training (initial training within first 90 days of employment); must be pediatric CPR .

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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