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Child Development Specialist

Posted: 02/29/2024

UNI's Child Development Center (CDC) is adding a Child Development Specialist to its team! The Child Development Specialist will primarily be assigned to the preschool classroom, but may assist or rotate to other classrooms as needed. The preschool curriculum includes group experiences, long-term projects, fine and gross motor activities, child-directed and teacher-directed experiences. A main focus for the preschool teachers is promoting kindergarten readiness.
The service schedule for this position follows the academic year and CDC summer sessions, with the following time off: Thanksgiving week, winter break, spring break, and a two week break between the summer and fall sessions.
 
Impact & Responsibilities: Plans and implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on meeting the needs of the individual child, and of small and large groups of children of varying ages and interests; writes developmental summaries of children based on assessment information; engages with parents daily, initiating written and/or face-to-face communication, taking into consideration the communication needs of those with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; conducts parent-teacher conferences each semester and is available to meet with families as needed; responsible for supervision and documentation of field experience student activities in the Child Development Center; consults with faculty in regard to student's performance; and responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of student assistants.
 
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Elementary education or related field; teaching license and current CPR/First Aid, Mandatory Reporter, Universal Precautions (OSHA), and Essentials Child Care Training certifications or ability to obtain certifications within 90 days of hire.
Student experience will be considered. Occasional work outside of normal hours will be necessary.
Spring 2024 graduates will be considered. Degree must be conferred prior to start date.
 
Preferred: Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, plus previous child care experience.
 
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
 
The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Benefits package details can be viewed at uni.edu/jobs/why. Application materials received by Monday, March 18th will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI is a tobacco free campus.

Type of Employment: Full-Time