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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Student Services

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Children's Center is accepting applications for a Lead Teacher position. This is a full-time position, offering an excellent employee benefit package. The Lead Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for toddler/preschool age children and supervising teacher assistants and student teachers. The position is also responsible for incorporating positive classroom management techniques; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with parents; and supporting center activities.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

 Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and techniques of early childhood education
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Experience as a lead teacher of preschool children in a child care setting
  • Experience with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS)
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and YoungStar.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The UW-Platteville Children’s Center was established in 1996 to provide children with a rich and caring environment. The Children’s Center staff members encourage the need for children to grow and successfully learn in their individual way. Our program curriculum nurtures children in all areas of development. The center provides an atmosphere which promotes development of self-esteem, creativity, and an interest in exploring and discovering. The UW-Platteville Children's Center on campus holds a five-star rating meeting the highest levels of quality standards through YoungStar, a program of the Department of Children and Families created to improve the quality of child care for Wisconsin children.

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by the end of the day on July 28, 2019.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  1. Letter of application addressing all qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information of three current references
  4. Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Julie Soja, 608-342-1260

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Diversity Statement

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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