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Colorado State University Mentor Teacher - Early Childhood Center - Open Pool in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Mentor Teacher - Early Childhood Center - Open Pool

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 202000538AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week

Proposed Annual Salary Range $41,000

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2021

Description of Work Unit

The CSU Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a laboratory school with a three-fold mission to a) prepare university students for careers in the field of early childhood; b) provide opportunities for research related to children, families, and early childhood education; and c) offer a developmentally appropriate, Reggio Emilia-inspired learning environment for young children. Each year, the ECC serves approximately 150 children (ages 6 weeks to 6 years) while simultaneously training more than 130 students from various departments across the CSU campus including Food Science and Human Nutrition; Human Development and Family Studies; Occupational Therapy; the School of Education; and the School of Theatre, Music and Dance. Housed within CSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the ECC has been serving children and families in the Fort Collins community since 1929 and is dedicated to working in partnership with families to ensure a quality educational experience for children. We are a Reggio Emilia-inspired program, providing an emergent approach to educating children that is play-based and child-directed.

Position Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in obtaining non-tenure track teaching positions within the CSU Early Childhood Center working with young children between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years. ECC teachers adhere to the mission, policies, and procedures of the ECC as well as State of Colorado licensing requirements and NAEYC accreditation standards while implementing a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach. These are full-time, 12-month appointments with competitive salaries and full benefits including health insurance, paid vacations, and 9 free credits of CSU tuition per year. The role of a Mentor Teacher is to provide management of the classroom, supervision of intern and practicum students, and guidance of Classroom Teachers and Assistant Teachers. The role of a Classroom Teacher is to work with a Mentor Teacher to provide management of the classroom and guidance of Assistant Teachers.

Required Job Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for ECC teaching positions include a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of 6 months (910 hours) of experience in education settings with young children. Additional qualifications for a Mentor Teacher include at least one of the following: an ECE teaching license, a master’s degree in an appropriate discipline, or a Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential of IV or above.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for a Mentor Teacher include experience in a Reggio Emilia-inspired Early Childhood setting. Experience mentoring early childhood educators and/or ECE college students.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit (upload documents) the following documents: -resume -cover letter addressing the requirements of the position -unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended - (optional) either an ECE teaching license or a Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential of IV or above -names and contact information of three professional references

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool will remain active through June 30, 2021. Applicants wishing to remain in the pool after that date must reapply.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Barbara Benn. Barbara.Benn@Colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Education, or a related discipline?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have a minimum of 6 months (910 hours) of experience in education settings with young children?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have an ECE teaching license or a master’s degree in an appropriate discipline, or a Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential of IV or above?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • License/Certification
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