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CDC Teacher (17887)

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time
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About the Department/Unit

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Working in cooperation with the fellow Teacher, this position provides, through open communication with other staff, a high quality, professional childcare service to the children of AU students, staff and faculty; while also serving as an educational resource for university students and faculty. Duties include: planning, implementing and evaluating a developmentally appropriate educational program for children ages 2½ to 6 years old.

Essential Functions
  1. Classroom Duties: Reflect with fellow teacher to assist in the planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate preschool program. Implement plans for Teacher’s small group activities.
  2. Staff Duties: Attend and participate in all classroom team meetings for monthly planning, small group activities, and reflective problem solving. Attend all staff meetings and contribute to both discussions and problem solving sessions.
  3. Supervisory Duties: Supervise FWS students and interns and guide positive involvement with the children by modeling appropriate behavior and mentoring them in their classroom activities. Complete year-end evaluation of FWS students.
  4. Administrative Duties: Maintain both anecdotal and portfolio records for each child in the teacher’s small group.
  5. Parent Duties: Establish positive communication with parents on daily basis.
  6. Other Duties: Attend CDC Potluck events twice each year as scheduled.

Supervisory Responsibility
  • Work-study students and other seasonal workers report directly to this position.
Work Environment
  • This position reports directly to the Center’s Director.
  • Classroom oversight and direction given by the Teachers to ensure appropriate positive interaction between staff and children; model of high standards for teaching and interaction with children, staff, and parents; and reflective collaboration with other staff to ensure the implementation of the CDC philosophy, policies, and procedures.
  • The nature of this role within the organizational unit is to provide high quality developmentally appropriate child care, primarily for children ages 2½ to 6 years old.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full-Time
  • Coordinator/Analyst B
  • Exempt
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field, plus a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in Early Childhood Education or obtain a credential verification certification issued by DC Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) no later than December 2023 to verify OSSE’s ECE Teacher’s requirements are satisfied.
  • Position requires certification in Childhood First Aid and certification in Childhood CPR.
  • This position requires ability to complete professionally written reports on children's development for parents, staff psychologist and other educational and therapeutic referrals.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.

AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options .

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