Utah State University

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/19/2021 10:35 AM)
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Teaching (non-Faculty)
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Benefited Full-Time
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Min $35,000.00 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The Dolores Doré Eccles Center for Early Care and Education has two current opportunities for Lead Teachers.  The Center includes three classrooms/programs: Infant/Toddler (6 weeks through 24 months), Junior Preschool (2 through 3.5 year olds), and Senior preschool (3.5 through 5 year olds). The Lead Teacher (Teacher, Early Childhood II) positions will be for the Infant/Toddler classroom with one teacher working with Infants and one teacher working with Toddlers.


The Center serves two primary purposes: 1) to provide and maintain a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for young children in the context of establishing mutually supportive partnerships with families, and 2) to afford a meaningful learning experience for university students earning academic credit in early childhood education and other related disciplines through on-site teaching and mentoring.


The person selected for the position of an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an individualized developmentally-based and/or integrated thematic/project approach curriculum as appropriate. In addition, the ECE Teacher is directly responsible for supervising, mentoring, training, and/or working closely with other teaching staff, university practicum students, and program parents to ensure that continuityof quality care and education is maintained according to national accreditation standards. The general work schedule is Monday through Friday (full-time) with variable hours between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM. More specifically, the ECE Teacher:

  • Facilitates an effective program to meet the physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive needs of each child based upon sound child development principles.
  • Secures the health, safety, welfare, and accountability of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of fire and other emergency procedures.
  • Ensures that families receive adequate information about their child’s experiences at the center through daily contacts, information letters, and regularly scheduled teacher/family conferences.
  • Conducts ongoing needs assessment of each child and maintains written records and portfolios to monitor progress in all areas of development and for incorporating into curriculum planning.
  • Plans and prepares for, outside of classroom time, individualized and developmentally appropriate materials, activities and experiences required to implement an integrated thematic/project approach curriculum and establishes daily routines conducive to the optimal growth and development of children.
  • Maintains for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of all classroom areas and outdoor play areas.
  • Trains and supervises practicum students in such a way that each is actively engaged in meeting the individual needs of each child in all developmental domains.
  • Attends and actively contributes to staff planning, training, evaluations meetings, and professional events, serving as a resource person to staff members.
  • Acknowledges and acts in accordance with the policies and procedures of the center and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Operates a classroom/program in compliance with all state childcare center licensing standards and NAEYC accreditation criteria.
  • Shares in the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the center and performs other duties, assigned by the Director, deemed necessary for the successful operation of the center program.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Elementary Education or a related field
  • At least 18 months successful experience in early education settings
  • Effective communication skills interacting with children, parents, college students and professional colleagues
  • Familiarity with standards of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with toddlers and infants in early care and education settings
  • Familiarity with NAEYC accreditation standards

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Transcript to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  4. Teaching Philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Min $35,000.00 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (http:/hdfs.usu.edu) is one of 8 diverse departments and 3 distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Sciences (http://www.cehs.usu.edu). The College is ranked in the top 2% among 1200 comparable universities. The department has 30 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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