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Early Childhood Associate Teacher

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Early Childhood Associate Teacher

Job no: 528361
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Education

Department: Erb Memorial Union
Classification: Early Childhood Asso Teacher
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.81 - $23.49 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Positions available: 2

Review of Applications Begins

October 25, 2021; open until all positions are filled

What you will do:

You'll oversee classroom operations including coordinating staff, guiding teaching assistants and student staff, curriculum planning and implementation. You will interact with children of varying ages and diverse backgrounds in small groups and individually all while providing a nurturing environment.

You'll work with a group of colleagues and as part of a team of early childhood educators that values teamwork, diversity, providing nurturing care.

You need ONE of the following requirements to qualify (minimum qualification):
  • An Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from a recognized program; OR A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
  • 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
  • Two years of experience, including at least one year as a teacher, in a certified day care center or comparable group child care program

To be successful in this position you will have (professional competencies)
  • The ability to communicate effectively with parents, children and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The ideal candidate also has (preferred qualifications):
  • At least three years of experience supervising or leading the work of other staff members
  • Experience using child development assessment tools and reporting results

Why you should work for us:
  • We provide excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • UO offers a tuition discount for eligible employees or family members in participating programs at UO or other Oregon public universities.
  • We offer financial assistance for professional development
  • We are a unionized work environment that values employees
  • You will work with a variety of people
  • You get to work in a state-of-the-art facility

Who We Are:

The Erb Memorial Union a department within Student Life provides an array of services and programs to help students benefit fully from their educational programs and to help the University carry out its mission of research, teaching, and service. The EMU provides opportunity for enhancing the out-of-classroom experience of the student body, culturally, socially, educationally, and recreationally. Through full and complete utilization of its personnel, both students and staff, facilities and services, the EMU shall provide such programs as shall complement and supplement the academic program of the University.

More about the position:

Typical schedules for these positions are M-F within the hours of 7:30am-6:00pm. Occasionally teachers work evening and weekend hours.

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

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 or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and 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, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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