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Early Childhood Program Specialist 2
About the Position: This is a full-time permanent 9-month (cyclic) position.  Position starts September through June, with similar schedule each year.  Hours are 9:00 - 5:30; start/end times may fluctuate based on operational needs.

This position is part of a Public School Employees of WWU bargaining unit.  New employees are required to meet the membership requirements of the current collective bargaining agreement within 30 calendar days of employment.

About the College/Department: Child Development Center
Position Responsibilities:
  • Works closely with lead teachers to plan and implement curriculum +
  • Directs children in educational activities as well as during lunch, free play time, field trips and transitions between activities and playground times
  • Prepares materials for presentation to children under the direction of a teacher or program manager
  • Provides strong classroom management skills for busy program
  • Presents basic developmental materials to children and encourages individual work and development; guides children for specified periods when the teacher is absent
  • Participates in trainings as required
  • Assists teachers in assessing the progress of each child
  • Communicates daily with parents; providing child development information with knowledge and confidence
  • Develops positive relationships with children and their families
  • Administers prescribed medication and first aid; handles medical emergencies as they arise
  • May supervise or direct student workers
  • Develop visual displays using observations and photos to show children’s learning
Required Qualifications:
  • Must meet all Department of Early Learning requirements for lead teachers and be registered through the MERIT program (www.del.wa.gov/providers)
  • One year experience in an early childhood program
  • 30 quarter credit hours (or equivalent) in early childhood education
  • First Aid/CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens Training and recent TB test, or ability to acquire within 30 days
  • Ability to build close and caring relationships with children and parents
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to use technology to create assessments, documentation, and visual displays
  • Demonstrated ability to build professional and supportive relationships with staff
  • Good communication, observation and documentation skills
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 
Salary: New hires typically begin at $2426/month including an excellent benefits package
Bargaining Union: PTE
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  Note:  You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.  You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application.

Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of three professional references.
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Job Posted: 6/14/2013
Closing Date: 6/28/2013
Recruitment #: 130321
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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