Associate Teacher

University of Michigan Dearborn

United States

October 13, 2021

Description

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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Towsley Children's House has openings for Associate Teachers

Towsley Children's House is one of three early childhood programs on the U-M Ann Arbor campus providing care for children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Our centers provide care for close to 500 children of faculty, staff and students from all over the world. The centers employ over 120 staff members, as well as undergraduate student assistants. The play-based, project approach curriculum at Towsley is designed by teaching teams to adapt to meet the needs and interests of the children. Each classroom's teaching team includes two teachers; an associate teacher along with U-M practicum students. We maintain low teacher to child ratios so relationships can flourish. Additional information about the U-M Children's Centers can be found at www. childcare.umich.edu

We are looking for professional teachers who are excited about working with children, families and coworkers from diverse backgrounds, cultures and abilities. We are looking for teachers who are eager to grow in their profession, and who can contribute their creativity and experiences in a collaborative manner. Professional development opportunities are provided regularly. Staff report directly to the center Director.

Benefits at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance, dental and vision plans
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Tuition assistance for furthering formal education in early childhood education is available pending funding
  • University Human Resources seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

    Responsibilities
  • Provide developmentally appropriate early learning experiences and care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Effectively manage groups of young children within state required ratios to ensure a safe and supportive environment.
  • Collaborate and co-participate with children, families, and colleagues to cultivate an environment of respectful and meaningful relationships.
  • Utilize technology to effectively document and reflect on the experiences of children for assessment, planning, and family engagement.
  • Engage in respectful and meaningful dialogue with families and colleagues on a daily basis.
  • Participate in team planning and professional development.
  • Required Qualifications
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with infants, toddlers or preschoolers in a group setting.
  • Ability to work closely with a team to develop classroom curriculum and foster positive relationships with children, families and coworkers.
  • Additional Information

    Other requirements include:

  • Ability to move, hold and position oneself when interacting with children and objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to interact and move around with children in such a way as to fully participate in classroom activities.
  • Ability to supervise and interact with children outdoors for extended periods of varied weather conditions.
  • Application Deadline

    Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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