Early Childhood Education Teacher

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

United States

December 20, 2021


Position Information Official Job Title Early Childhood Education Teacher

Working Title: Lead Teacher Position Number 01260052; 02049374; 01276917; 01184905 Division Student Affairs Department B031300 UWM CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTER Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Non-Teaching FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin's largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States.

The Children's Learning Center at UWM is located on campus and provides excellent care and education for children ages 6 weeks through 13 years of age. The Center has been serving the university community for 50 years and offers both flexible and full-time scheduling options to UWM student, faculty/staff, and alumni families. The UWM Children's Learning Center is licensed by the State of Wisconsin and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The UWM Children's Center is dedicated to integrating diversity and family support programs along with coordinating ways to ensure innovative approaches to early education. The Center is seeking eager, self-motivated teachers to join in our vision for our work to include all children as capable learners, all teachers and families as full partners and quality programs for children as integral to the success of all communities. The UWM Children's Center Curriculum Philosophy (www. uwm.edu/children)

Job Summary

The Children's Learning Center is looking for multiple teachers across various age groups ranging from the Infant to the School Age programs. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for curriculum, staff performance, environment and communication in a year-round, full-day classroom. The position is responsible for understanding and communicating the needs of children and their families, and the interrelationship between these needs and the Center. Teachers must maintain in-service and continuing education requirements as mandated by state licensing and accreditation.

Full-time faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees in an annual-basis appointment earn 176 hours of vacation per fiscal year and granted 176 hours (22 days) of initial entitlement sick leave available for use during the first 18 months of employment (will earn 96 hours (12 days) of sick leave per fiscal year after the initial entitlement period). These numbers a prorated for appointment percentage. Employees will also be granted 36 hours (4.5 days) of personal holiday hours per year and nine legal paid holidays.

The starting salary for these roles is $35,568 but the final salary offer will be contingent upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrated throughout the selection process.

Whether you are looking to start your career in early education or are a seasoned professional, we look forward to reviewing your application!

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for this position must have:

· An Associate's degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Special Education or NAEYC equivalent is required upon start date

-Certification in hands-on Pediatric First Aid, AED and CPR is required upon start date and must be maintained during incumbency.

Preferred Qualifications

Highly qualified candidates will also have:

-A minimum of one year documented experience teaching children between 6 weeks and 12 years

-Demonstrate ability to develop and implement classroom curriculums

-Experience working for a childcare facility within higher education

-Evidence of the ability to work within a diverse staff population

-Evidence of a working knowledge of child development and needs to families

-Experience leading or supervising a team

-A WI DPI license to teach kindergarten if you desire to work in the Kindergarten program


Note: All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of meeting the qualifications above. Evidence of each of the above minimum and preferred qualifications should be presented in your application materials. Evidence of ability, capacity, and proficiency should be presented through examples of your experiences, educational knowledge, and personal characteristics evidenced through examples of your actions and behaviors.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following:

-An application addressing the qualifications listed above,

-A resume

-A copy of your transcripts

-A copy of your WI DPI license to teach kindergarten (If it is indicated you are applying for a kindergarten job)

-and a document listing the names and contact information of three references .

All applications must be submitted online.

Your cover letter and resume should address each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Candidate selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts and proof of valid CPR/First Aid certification. All finalists being considered for the position will be required to participate in a criminal records check consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment.

This is a continuous recruitment. Screening begins on December 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after December 20, 2021 may not receive consideration.

Application Deadline Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes If Continuous, Initial Review Date 12/20/2021 Position Contact Name Jacob Abdulrahman Contact Phone (414) 251-8720 Contact Email abdulra3@uwm.edu Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see https:// www. cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total- compensation-study/

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please indicate which of the following Age groups you would like your application to be considered for: Infant Toddler Preschool School Age/Kindergarten
  • (Open Ended Question)

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