Teacher, Penn Children's Center

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Teacher, Penn Children's Center

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Teacher, Children's Center

Job Description Summary

Teacher, Penn Children's Center

Job Description

This position is a key member of our large team and as a member of the team is responsible for supporting the basic philosophy of Penn Children's Center, "learning through play." The role is responsible for fostering the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of each child. The successful applicant will be responsible to teach, guide and supervise children 12 weeks to 5 years in accordance with NAEYC, Keystone Stars and DPW guidelines. Prepares monthly classroom newsletter, prepare and execute reports, parent communication and parent teacher conferences at least 2x per year using the chosen Center assessment tool, timely emails and meetings when necessary. Arrange and maintain educational equipment and materials, log daily activities, keep necessary records, prepare student reports and communicate with parents on a daily basis, demonstrate responsiveness to any concerns. Responsibilities include training part-time support staff and supervision of all staff assigned to the classroom. Required to maintain a Professional Development Record and to meet all training mandates. The individual in this leadership position coordinates the team to ensure the daily provision of quality care services. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.


A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Studies, EC Special Education, Elementary Education plus 3-5 years experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A Bachelor's Degree outside the early childhood field must be supplemented by at least 3 years of experience in a NAEYC accredited program, or at least 3 years of experience in a non-accredited program and at least 30 hours of relevant training during the past 3 years. Excellent understanding of early childhood development and knowledge of early childhood/education standards required. Demonstrated ability to supervise, lead and develop a professional team. Strong communication, collaboration and nurturing skills together with experience working with a diverse group of families. Evidence of initiative and adaptability to change. Evidence of a commitment to early childhood and continued professional development. Flexibility to work during Center opening hours as required to ensure appropriate service provision and to meet licensing ratio (ie. normally between 7:30am-7:00pm). Skills in language, art, music and drama highly regarded. A comprehensive background check will be undertaken for this position.

The University of Pennsylvania's child care center is for children ages three months to five years. Located on the University campus, the Center is administered by the Department of Business Services at Penn. Enrollment in the Penn Children's Center is open to all members of the University and surrounding communities with preference given to faculty, staff and students of the University. More information about Penn Children's Center (PCC) is available at: https://business-services.upenn.edu/childcare/

The Business Services Division (BSD) supports the individual and collective needs of the Penn community by promoting a hospitable, customer-friendly campus environment through the provision of mission-critical services and essential operations. BSD’s mission is to provide high-quality service in a fiscally responsible manner. The Division is currently focused on three major initiatives: Revenue growth/retention through improved marketing efforts, extended services, and development of new distribution channels; driving productivity for the Division and its customers through the better use of technology, and enhancing service offerings through upgrades and expansions of facilities. https://www.business-services.upenn.edu/

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Business Services

Pay Range

$17.58 - $31.65

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Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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