Master Teacher

Updated: about 7 hours ago
Location: Portales, NEW MEXICO
Job Type: FullTime

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Position Summary
Under limited direction, assist in coordinating activities to enrich and enhance each child's physical, cognitive, social, emotional, intellectual, and creative development needs of preschool age children in a laboratory setting.  In a laboratory setting. Model best practices while supporting lab experiences for university students and faculty.
Reporting to Center Director, the lead teacher is responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and quality of education for all children within the Center's care. Under the direction of the Director, the lead teacher and Master Teacher collaborate to ensure that curriculum and classroom activities are properly delivered, and that the needs of the students and the goals of the center are met appropriately.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide a stimulating, safe, and engaging environment for children and students to explore and learn
  • Model best practices for children, students, peers, and families
  • Develop, implement, and maintain daily lesson plans and binder
  • Develop and complete child portfolios and review with parents each semester;
  • Host and evaluate special activities for children and families, including evening family event at least once per semester (fall and spring)
  • Complete appropriate paperwork and documentation
  • Collaboratively oversee correspondence and bulletin boards with director and other teachers
  • Maintain communication with families and community through appropriate outreach activities;
  • Abide by CDC and ENMU policies and procedures, child care licensing and quality standards, teacher licensure requirements and standards, and NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct;
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement;
  • Work collaboratively with CDC staff and professors to facilitate lab experiences
  • Oversee and assess lab students as assigned
  • Development and maintain NAYEC Classroom Portfolio as required.
  • Attend planned staff meetings, Center events, and parent/guardian meetings;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in early childhood education (starting birth) and a minimum of one year of experience directly related to the duties specified is required. The qualified candidate should also have experience with the NAEYC accreditation process.  The position requires clearance of a criminal records check and a current first aid/CPR certification (or completed within 60 days of hire). The position requires annual training per licensing.  Teaching license preferred, but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development and the ability to relate to young children (age two);
  • Strong verbal and written communication and listening skills with all ages;
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Ability to be prompt, reliable and professional;
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures;
  • Ability to supervise and train teaching assistants to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments;
  • Ability to respond appropriately in an emergency situation.

 Working Conditions:
Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed both inside and outside under conditions involving noise and constant activity with small children
  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens
Essential Functions: [As defined under the American with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]
 Additional Information:
Application Review Date: Open Until Filled
Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.
Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:
Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records.
Letter of interest
Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position)
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