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Early Childhood Educator II - Substitute Director

Requisition Number:

34045

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

25-Oct-2021

Date Posted:

21-Oct-2021

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder is searching for an Early Childhood Educator II – Substitute Director! This position will provide childcare for children of families affiliated with the University of Colorado. The Children's Center is licensed through the Colorado Department of Social Services. 

This position may manage classroom staff, cover teacher and director absences, and provide coaching to teaching staff and student employees. In addition to leadership duties, this role will write lesson plans, implement activities, consult with parents, and support office administrative tasks.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The mission of the University of Colorado Children’s Center is to provide the highest quality of care and education for young children. Our role is to encourage and support each child in all areas of development, therefore crafting a positive self-image and realistic opportunity for success. Campus administration, Children’s Center staff members, parents, and members of the community all play an integral part in promoting and providing an environment rich in learning experiences and opportunities for children within the CU community.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Professionalism/Classroom Quality: 
  • Determine and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum with other teachers by using available resources and creating activities, to meet individual children’s needs. 
  • Maintain the classroom areas which include science, math, language, arts, large and small motor, art, multicultural. 
  • Lead and follow all NAEYC, ITERS, ECERS, Colorado Shines and licensing guidelines.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in scheduling, working with different levels of staff, and handling a variety of situations.
Administration/Supervision: 
  • Directly lead, train, and provide guidance for staff, students, assistants, and volunteers. 
  • This position at times will be responsible for directly supervising all staff, making center decisions and scheduling adjustments. 
  • Supervise and interact with children by implementing age-appropriate activities while using appropriate guidance techniques. 
  • Keep clear, comprehensive, and accurate records, (incident reports, sign in sheets, attendance, children’s records, all other paperwork).
  • Assure continual professional growth by supporting planning and attending staff in-services, workshops, and conferences. 
Communication/Parent Contact: 
  • Maintain confidential channels of communication with teaching teams and office in an effective manner. 
  • Provide information to parents about their child by discussion at arrival and departure time, written communications, and/or telephone calls. Help parents to understand behavior and development.
  • Provide positive customer service and information, handles difficult situations with finesse. 
Health & Safety: 
  • Ensure safety of children by inspecting, making decision about, and communicating indoor and outdoor equipment concerns. 
  • Maintain health standards by leading and following procedures for food preparation, diapering, medication administration, licensing regulations, etc. 
  • Remain current on certifications including CPR, First Aid, UP, Child Abuse, Substitute Director Qualifications and Medication Administration.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range for this position is $18.50 - $20.50 per hour.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Education Required

The educational requirements for the substitute director of a large center must be met by satisfactory completion of ONE of the following.

1. A Bachelor degree in early childhood education from a regionally accredited Colorado college or university; or,

2. A current early childhood professional Credential Level IV Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education; or,

3. A master’s degree with a major emphasis in child development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education; or, 

4. Completion of all of the following three (3) semester hour courses from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas: a) Introduction to early childhood professions; b) Introduction to early childhood lab techniques; c) Early childhood guidance strategies for children; d) Early childhood health, nutrition, and safety; e) Administration of early childhood care and education programs; f) Administration: human relations for early childhood professions or introduction to business; g) Early childhood curriculum development; h) Early childhood growth and development. i) The exceptional child; and, j) Infant/toddler theory and practice; or the Department approved expanding quality infant/toddler training; or,

5. Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes course content listed at Section 7.702.42, A, 3, a-j, and experience listed at Section 7.702.42, B. CODE OF COLORADO REGULATIONS 12 CCR 2509-8 Social Services Rules 43B.

Work Experience Required 

The experience requirements for the director of a large center must be met by completion of the following amount of work experience in a child development program, which includes working with a group of children in such programs as a preschool, child care center, kindergarten, or Head Start program:

1. Persons with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major emphasis in child development, early childhood education, early childhood special education, or an early childhood professional Credential Level IV Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education; no additional experience is required.

2. Persons with a 2-year college degree in early childhood education must have twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience working directly with children in a child development program.

3. Persons with a Bachelor's degree and completion of courses specified in Sections 7.702.42, A, 3, a-j, must have twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience working directly with children in a child development program.

4. Persons who have no degree but have completed the thirty (30) semester hours specified in Section 7.702.42, A, 3, a-j, must have twenty-four (24) months (3,640 hours) of verified experience working directly with children in a child development program.
  • Verified experience acquired in a licensed Colorado family child care home or school-age child care center may count for up to half of the required experience for director qualifications. To have Colorado family child care home experience considered, the applicant must be or have been the licensee. The other half of the required experience must be working directly with children in a child development program.
  • Experience with five (5) year olds must be verified as follows: a) If experience caring for five year old children occurs in a child care center classroom, the hours worked shall be counted as preschool experience; or, b) If experience caring for five year old children occurs in an elementary school program, the hours worked shall be counted as school-age experience.

What You Will Need

  • Proven ability to provide a high quality environment cultivating a diverse population of staff and children, ages 6 weeks through age five. 
  • Demonstrated skills to lead, develop, manage, plan and teach a developmentally appropriate curriculum; train and evaluate teachers and university student employees; and implement family programs while modeling appropriate language and behaviors.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Three years experience working in a licensed early childhood center directly with infants and/or toddlers. 
  • A Coaching Credential, Trainer Credential, and/or ECERS/ITERS Quality Improvement Training series.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by October 25, 2021, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: recruiting@colorado.edu