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Early Childhood Educator II

Apply now Job No: 501943
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: SEHS Bombeck Family Learning Cntr - 210300
Pay Grade: 5 - Non Exempt
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton's Bombeck Center invites qualified applicants to apply for our Early Childhood Educator II opening! This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

Early Childhood educator IIs (ECEII) work with their educational team to provide high quality early care and education for infants, toddlers or preschoolers. They demonstrate an understanding of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Position on Developmentally Appropriate Practices incorporate both consistently. ECEIIs engage in collaborative planning and critical reflection to maintain a classroom where the environment, curriculum and responsive interactions are intentional and based on the most current research of the field. They provide a positive climate for children, families, early childhood students, team members and center staff. They create an environment where differences are valued and a growth mindset is expected.

While all members of the teaching team actively engage children and maintain classroom organization and routines using play-based and child-centered pedagogies, over half (66 %) of the ECEII’s job responsibilities focus on implementing the curriculum. ECEII’s focus on responsive interactions with children, maintaining a safe and organized classroom environment and sharing what they know about the children in the planning and assessment process.

Minimum Qualifications:

Holds an high school diploma and a Child Development Associate credential (CDA) or equivalent.
Has at least 1 year of teaching experience with infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers.
Understanding of child-care licensing requirements and safety protocols.
Understanding of developmentally appropriate practice that is child-centered and play-based
Respects individual differences in children, families and peers
Understanding of the collaboration skills needed to work effectively as part of an educational team.
Understanding of culturally responsive practice with children, families and peers.
The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
High level of professionalism

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Has more than 1 year teaching experience with infants, toddlers and/preschools

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The University does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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