University Child Development Center - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19005654)
The Head Teacher is responsible for the planning and implementation of a complete early childhood program including supervision, assessment, and curriculum for a class of toddler children ranging in age from 18 months-3 years old. The Head Teacher establishes and maintains professional and supportive relationships with all parents and supervises and coaches support staff and University students.
The UCDC is a laboratory school and Head Teachers support those efforts by providing practicum experiences and research opportunities to University students and faculty. Head Teachers are expected to contribute professionally to the program, write newsletter articles, attend Head Teacher meetings and three Professional Development Days. Volunteering on committees is required, and leading by example and role modeling is expected.
Head Teachers are required to maintain 24 hours or more of professional development during their employment and maintain all state licensing and Keystone STARS and NAEY standards, along with successful implementation of the UCDC philosophy and curriculum. Successful use of technology for parent communication, assessments and documentation is expected. Strong leadership and communication skills are necessary. Strong organizational skills assist in the administrative aspect of the position.
Additional duties or hours to provide coverage in the classroom as required.
Minimum: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or a Bachelors Degree in a related field that either includes or is supplemented by 30 credit hours in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood Certification is preferred
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Child Development.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday shift between 7:00 and 6:00 PM
Hiring Range: TBD Based on Qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19005654
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.