Associate Teacher | Landry Early Childhood Center

Job Family

Full-Time Staff

Responsibilities

The Associate Teacher is required to assist Lead Teachers in the development and implementation of appropriate and creative curriculum. The Associate Teacher nurtures and supports young children, maintains a physically and emotionally safe environment, and uses positive child guidance techniques to facilitate the development of children’s conflict resolution skills. He/she will plan and put into practice developmentally appropriate curriculum considering differing abilities and learning styles. The Associate Teacher will promote positive interpersonal working relationships with both staff and families and participate in a constructive team approach to issues affecting the Center. The Associate Teacher will participate in the annual professional development of self and staff, adhere to all licensing standards, as set forth by NAEYC and NHAEYC, and follow all guidelines as required by the LECC. The position reports to the LECC Director. 

  • Assist Lead Teachers in classroom management and curriculum planning, as designated
  • Assist Lead Teachers in the supervision of student teachers and classroom volunteers
  • Assist Lead Teachers in room arrangement and environment design
  • Manage the classroom in the absence of the Lead Teacher
  • Participate in the evaluation of classroom activities and children’s behavior
  • Participate in caring for the children’s well-being and safety and develop relationships with them and parents
  • Create and teach lessons plans, as determined by the Lead Teacher, which stimulate the development of age-appropriate cognitive and social skills, which include communication, emergent reading, writing, math, science, social studies, creative art, fine and gross motor development, implementing and teaching Pre-Kindergarten Standards through appropriate activities in the classroom
  • Maintain journals, portfolios, progress reports, curriculum and classroom assessments, as required
  • Participate in and help organize teacher/parent conferences or training’s, as needed
  • Model attitudes, behaviors, and techniques which contribute to the overall harmonious operation of the program

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree required in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • One to two years of Early Childhood classroom teaching experience and/or after school program
  • Early Childhood Education Preschool certification
  • Knowledge of child development and early childhood education
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office Suite and Smart Boards
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability and flexibility to lift small children, crouch, and sit on the floor for extended periods of time on a regular basis
  • Punctual, responsible and organized
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
  • Knowledge of NAEYC and NHAEYC accreditation requirements

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including starting pay expectations, resume, and the contact information for three (3) professional references to jobs@rivier.edu.

Newly hired teachers must assure that their official transcripts are sent by the degree-granting institution(s) to Rivier University LECC Office within 30 days from the effective date of employment. Regionally accredited institutions must have awarded academic degrees.  

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, marital status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston.  With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, Rivier University is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.