Teacher Assistant

Concordia University Chicago
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Working Time:Full time
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Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, non-exempt position of Teacher Assistant in the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). This position reports directly to the Director of the Early Childhood Education Center and is located in River Forest, IL.

The Teacher Assistant collaborates with the Lead Teacher to support the physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, and emotional development of the children in the Early Childhood Education Center through a nurturing, Christ- centered, and developmentally appropriate environment.


  • Fosters the development of each child spiritually, socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally
  • Collaborates with head teacher to support curriculum by implementing plans outlined by head teacher as directed
  • Prepares and assists with the physical preparations and clean-up of classroom activities as outlined in each classroom's list of duties
  • Maintains responsibility for the health and safety of the children
  • Promotes the Center's mission/vision statement
  • Maintains appropriate contact with and provides support for parents and families
  • Serves as a center-wide substitute as needed
  • Assists with monitoring and supervising the work and attendance of lab students, observation/methods students, and student teachers as needed
  • Follows standards set by DCFS (Department of Child and Family Services, NLSA (National Lutheran School Association) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS)
  • Skill Sets:

  • Strong administrative skills, including related computer and technology skills
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education and Concordia University Chicago
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work with and cooperate with supervisory staff at all levels
  • Ability to review, understand, and apply concepts presented at conferences and/or professional literature
  • Minimum Experience Required:

    1 year of experience as an assistant teacher in an Early Childhood Education Center preferred

    Education Requirements:

    High School Diploma or GED required; Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred

    Compensation and Benefits:

    Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan (Basic Life Insurance)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)
  • Application Information:

    Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume and references with their online application.

    Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

    Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

    About Concordia University Chicago:

    Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities- Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.

    Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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