Preschool Teacher (Leave Coverage)

Bowdoin College
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$500
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Preschool Teacher (Leave Coverage)

Posting Number S01055JP Department Childrens Center Job Summary

This position is to support leave coverage from February through August. Full-time opportunities may be available dependent on the needs of The Children's Center.

The Preschool Educator will work with the team to support the children and plan curriculum. The Educator will ensure the safety and well-being of all the children in a classroom, support the mission and philosophy of the center, provide a nurturing, consistent, and developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of young children. This role will be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining positive parent relationships and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Abide by all federal and state licensing standards, and all policies and procedures set forth in the Bowdoin College and Children's Center handbooks.
  • Hourly rate for this position is $20/per hour (This role is eligible for overtime) and new employees in The Children's Center will receive a $500 Sign-Bonus (½ paid at first check and ½ paid after 90 days of eligibility requirements are met).

    Education/Skills Requirements


  • Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field
  • Preferred:

  • Masters Degree in early childhood education, or in a related field
  • Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents


  • 3 years of experience working with children from birth to 8 years old with a Bachelor's Degree OR 2 years of experience working with children birth to 8 years old with a Master's Degree
  • A valid Driver's license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College's Motor Vehicle Use Policy
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Signed Child Abuse Policy statement
  • Complete the College's OSHA bloodborne pathogen training, and show proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (or submit a written declination statement).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as oral and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft systems, and internet research
  • Ability and willingness to learn additional programs
  • Genuine commitment to the field of early childhood education
  • Preferred:

  • Experience in an accredited child care program (i.e. NAECY)
  • Experience working with emergent curriculum or Reggio Emilia inspired programs as well as an interest in working in play-based and nature-based environments
  • Standard Work Days and Hours

  • 40 hours/week between hours of 7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday from February – August 2023.
  • This role is to support center for leave coverage ( There may be full- time opportunities in the future depending on the needs of the center)
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    About Bowdoin

    Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

    We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College's multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

    Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin's reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

    Bowdoin's campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

    Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 02/10/2023 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

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