Utah State University

Temporary - Kinder Care Lead Teacher

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/30/2022 4:54 PM)
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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
Minimum $19.97 per hour - commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Dolores Doré Eccles Center for Early Care and Education, located in the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Research Center, is a year-round early childhood care and education center-based program. 


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; 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) Kinder Care Lead 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 Kinder Care Lead 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 continuity of 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 10:15 PM and 5:30 PM. This temporary position has benefits, and is for 30-32 hours per week from August 15, 2022 to May 26th, 2023.



The Kinder Care Lead Teacher will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an individualized, developmentally-based and/or integrated thematic/project approach curriculum.  In addition, the teacher is directly responsible for supervising, mentoring, training, and working closely with other teaching staff, university practicum students, and program parents to ensure that the continuity of care and education is maintained according to national accreditation standards.  Specifically, the Kinder Care Teacher is expected to:

  • Ensure the health, safety, welfare, and accountability of children through constant and direct supervision, effective arrangement of space, practice of emergency procedures, and ensure that all center policies and procedures are followed.
  • Facilitate an effective program to meet the physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive needs of each child based upon child development principles, Developmental Appropriate Practice, and NAEYC Accreditation Guidelines.
  • Plan, organize, and implement daily routines, curriculum plans, appropriate learning environments, space arrangement, child assessments, and parent interactions.
  • Actively participate in ongoing assessments of children’s progress through daily observations, routine record keeping, and developmental assessments.
  • Follow (and ensure all other support staff and substitutes follow) all policies, procedures, state licensing standards, and NAEYC Accreditation standards to ensure a well-run, safe, and supportive early care and learning environment. 
  • Demonstrate a professional, positive and engaging attitude towards all children, families, and coworkers.
  • Maintain confidentiality of children and families in care.
  • Pursue and attend ongoing training opportunities with enthusiasm, including monthly staff training/meetings and outside trainings or conferences.
  • Maintain appropriate and positive communication with all teachers, staff, and families with regards to the program and children. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Development or 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:

  • Teaching License
  • Familiarity with NAEYC accreditation standards and standards of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP).
  • Experience working with children aged 5-8

Core Characteristics:

  • Able to take initiative
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Accountable
  • Commitment to ethical behavior
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Strong work ethic
  • Commitment to the improvement of USU
  • Inquisitive
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Manages multiple tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Works well in a team environment

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. Contact information for three references.
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $19.97 per hour - 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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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


*Updated 08/2022


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