Recruitment/Posting Title Child Development Center Teacher
Job Category Staff & Executive - Child Care Services
Department SAS - Psychology-Child Study
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Rutgers University is the largest
academic unit of the University and is comprised of 41 academic departments
spanning humanities, social, physical and life sciences and over 100 different
majors, plus programs, centers, bureaus and institutes. SAS has a membership
of over 2,000 permanent and temporary faculty (instructional and research),
teaching and graduate assistants, part-time lecturers, and post-doctoral
appointees, and over 500 administrative staff.
Arts and Sciences delivers a wide array of services in support of the
teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to
providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts
and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures,
innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Child Development
Center Teacher for the Psychology Child Development Center, a teaching and
research setting which provides early childhood care/education for 68 children
from the ages of 1 to 5 years. The position is responsible for specific
classroom duties, for supervising children, staff and college fieldwork
students, is required to participate in professional development, and is
expected to have positive interactions with all parents and staff.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Writes and carries out developmentally appropriate lessons.
Ensures the physical well-being and safety of the children in the
Ensures smooth running of classroom by creating and adhering to a
developmentally appropriate daily schedule and through planning
developmentally appropriate activities
Maintains daily attendance records for children.
Provides a clean, organized learning environment.
Actively supervises, engages, and directs support staff.
Documents weekly learning and development for each child through photos
and videos which are later reviewed and assessed using the program's
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Annual Minimum Salary 44274.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 56038.000
Annual Maximum Salary 67803.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in child development elementary education or early
childhood education or in lieu of Bachelor's degree in child development,
will also consider a candidate holding a Child Development Associate's
degree (CDA) and 2 years' experience in an acceptable preschool
Current New Jersey state elementary teacher's license with
preschool/nursery endorsement (where applicable) preferred; will
consider candidates holding a CDA.
Current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certifications (pediatric and
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Enjoy working with children and be able to demonstrate patience and
respect while employing appropriate strategies to effectively care and
educate young children.
Knowledgeable in Developmentally Appropriate Practice and implementation
of these practices.
Ability to relate to adults on all levels of the socioeconomic structure
of the community in a positive and professional manner.
Excellent health and must be agile enough to perform job functions as a
teacher of young children.
Willing to continually increase knowledge in field of endeavor.
Familiarity with University schedule and operations.
Licensed elementary teacher with P-3 endorsement.
CDA (Child Development Associate) training
Fluency in Mandarin.
Experience with implementing Creative Curriculum.
Experience with implementing ECERS and ITERS.
Experience with administering ASQ developmental ratings.
Continuous teaching experience in preschool classroom.
Preschool classroom teaching experience within past 3 years.
Current membership with NAEYC.
Current membership with NJ Workforce Registry.
Candidates with a teaching portfolio.
Procare Software; Creative Curriculum GOLD and Tadpoles; data entry via
iPad/Tablet; Microsoft Office Suite of programs
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Physically able to handle the duties encountered by a daycare worker:
lifting children onto diapering table, chasing after them in the
playground, sitting down on the floor/getting up from the floor for
extended periods of time throughout the day to engage with children.
Ability to lift and carry children and equipment, and may spend time
sitting on the floor or in child-sized furniture, etc.
·Must be patient and gentle with children and must demonstrate patience
and tolerance for adults and college students who depend on the applicant
to be a role model.
Must be in good mental health-dealing with children and families is
sometimes stressful and the applicant must be able to remain calm and
collected in high-pressure situations.
Will be expected to change diapers and assist in toilet training of young
Will be expected to clean and maintain equipment and facility, and may
move throughout the community with the children.
Will be expected to participate in outdoor activities daily, in all types
May come into contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and
must take precautions to ensure health and safety of all children,
parents, staff, and themselves.
Will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment where a
number of activities and situations are happening at once.
Must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.
May experience smells associated with toileting and children who are ill.
Must be in excellent health. Caring for children can be stressful and
Must be detail-oriented when recording daily experience details and
information for parents and when assisting fieldwork students with
questions and concerns.
Applicant will be working with children under age 2 1/2 and must provide
evidence of training specific to infants and toddlers, in accordance with
state licensing requirements.
In accordance with state mandated requirements, qualified applicants must
satisfy and maintain any and all Group Teacher requirements as specified
in the Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers and maintain active
and current membership with the NJ Registry where documents verifying
Group Teacher requirements are recorded and maintained up-to-date
In accordance with state mandated requirements, a Mantoux test to verify
the absence of tuberculosis. In addition, the successful applicant, must
submit a written statement from a health care provider indicating that he
or she is in good health, has had a physical exam within the past 6
months, and poses no health risk or threat of tuberculosis contagion to
persons at the preschool.
In accordance with state mandated requirements, inoculation against
Hepatitis B, unless waived in writing by the successful candidate.
In accordance with NJ State law, applicants must agree to undergo, and
authorize the University to conduct fingerprint, criminal history and/or
child abuse record checks with various law enforcement agencies, including
but not limited to: the FBI, Identification Division and/or The New Jersey
Division of State Police Bureau of Identification. Applicants must also
assume any costs incurred by the University associated with the background
investigations whether required by statute or not.
In accordance with University policy, applicants must successfully
complete the University's Working With Minors training.
Posting Number 21ST2189
Posting Open Date 08/03/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application Documents : Applicant is required to attach NJ Teaching License,
Early Childhood Associates degree, CDA, CCP, or Group Teacher endorsement
under “Other Document”
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in child development elementary education or early childhood education?
Do you possess one of the following: an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, a Certified Child Care Professional (CCP) Certificate, a Group Teacher endorsement from the New Jersey Registry for Childhood Professionals, a New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential and 1 year of teaching experience in a licensed NJ childcare center/program; or Six college credits in Early Childhood Education or Child Development AND Nine college credits in Education, Psychology, Health Care, Nursing, or any other field related to child growth or development?
Do you have evidence of training specific to infants and toddlers, in accordance with state licensing requirements?