Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Brunswick, MAINE

Posting Details

Title Educator
Posting Number S00621JP
Department Childrens Center
Job Summary

The Educator has the responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of all the children in the classroom. In addition, the Educator supports the mission and philosophy of the center, provides a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of the infants. The Educator develops and maintains parent relationships and consistently collaborates and supports colleagues in the infant/toddler room as well as center-wide.

Education/Skills Requirements

Associate Degree in early childhood education, or a related field required, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children birth – 8 years, preferably in an accredited child care program.
Bachelors or Master’s degree in early childhood education, or a related field, with experience in practicum settings and/or summer employment in working with children birth – 8 years. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and a genuine commitment to the field
of early childhood education. Flexibility and reflective teaching skills focusing on the whole child in our responsive, nurturing programs is necessary for this position.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Experience working with play-based curriculum, with an emphasis on outside play/natural materials is highly desirable. A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy; and current CPR/First Aid certification. Must also sign Child Abuse Policy statement, complete the College’s OSHA blood borne pathogen training and show proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (or submit a written declination statement).

Standard Work Days and Hours

40 hours/week between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Full-Time, Year-Round position.

About Bowdoin

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.

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.

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 08/01/2019
Applications Accepted Until 08/12/2019
Open Until Filled No
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. 

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