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Lead Teacher (Pre-K)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Child Development Center

Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends required

Job Summary:

The lead teacher will implement a model Pre-K classroom for a group of children and provide support to the director with the following: planning and implementing appropriate activities for children, working with faculty and administration, working with families of young children, and modeling evidence-based practices in the classroom for early educator observers, graduate, and undergraduate students.

Essential Functions:

  • Works to prepare and maintain children’s files including but not limited to progress reports, attendance records, health records, and parent locator sheet.
  • Implements policies and procedures that will contribute to the care, growth and development of preschool children.
  • Notifies Assistant Director of needs regarding inventory of materials, supplies and equipment; orders replacements as necessary.
  • Provides for the safety needs of the children.
  • Demonstrates the ability to relate across cultural boundaries.
  • Implements and maintains compliance with JSU and State Department of Education, and any necessary accreditation requirements.
  • Collaborates with other staff members on curriculum and best practices.  
  • Attends monthly faculty/staff meetings.
  • Attends required meetings and trainings.
  • Assist in preparing reports on the Child Development Center.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Reads documents and material related to Child Development Center/Education, such as state and federal rules and regulations, state law, professional publications, to ensure compliance with rules and to keep current in the field.
  • Reports any maintenance and equipment needs to the Assistant Director.
  • Serves as a liaison to families, updating them on the pre-school, classroom and their child.
  • Develops and implements the curriculum.
  • Designs developmentally appropriate activities for children
  • Communicates with families on both center and child updates
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package.  Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or related field

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire
  • Must have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal hours, which may include nights and/or weekends,
  • Must be available for travel within the state of Alabama.
  • Applicant must demonstrate use of sound judgment and the ability to remain calm during a crisis.
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks including lifting up to 25 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum and assessment.
  • Knowledge of NAEYC or Quality Stars experience
  • CPR Certification

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required upon hire)

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