Rockefeller University Teacher, Preschool in New York, New York
Job Title Teacher, Preschool
Laboratory / Department Child and Family Center
The Rockefeller University's Child and Family Center (CFC) is centrally located on our beautiful 16-acre campus. The CFC offers childcare and education to families affiliated with the University. Our families reflect the multicultural dimension of science, and come from all over the world to study and work at Rockefeller. We have as many as 26 different languages represented in our diverse student body. Our teaching staff is also multinational and many of our teachers are bi-lingual.
In cooperation with the Head Teacher and other team members, the Teacher is responsible for planning and executing activities and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in a safe and healthy learning environment. The Rockefeller University Child and Family Center (CFC) is a progressive early child care provider and preschool and the Teacher will be familiar with this type of approach. Responsibilities include setting an organizational and emotional tone for the room that is responsive to the community, assessing the educational and developmental needs of each child, and planning and implementing a curriculum that will enhance the development of the children in all areas. The Teacher is expected to conduct themselves in a professional, cooperative manner with parents, children, and colleagues. Will also demonstrate respect in our culturally diverse community and maintain a positive attitude. The Teacher will find joy in working with children, be interested in education as a career, have knowledge of project-based learning, and possess positive classroom management skills. Additional responsibilities include helping to maintain a beautiful classroom with documented learning visible throughout and collaborating with colleagues.
Bachelor's degree required; educational emphasis in early childhood education or infant and family development preferred. Must have a working knowledge of NYC Department of Health (DOH) regulations. Must have an understanding of child and adult development, strong verbal and written communication skills, interest in and knowledge of early childhood education curriculum, ability to work collaboratively with a team, good organizational and management skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
Must be able to engage in a full range of motion, to stand and walk for extended periods, bending, pushing, pulling, squatting, climbing, running, getting up and down from the floor with ease, and walking on even and uneven surfaces. Must be able to lift, hold, and carry up to 50 pounds. Must be able to reach above the shoulders, have corrected hearing and vision to normal range, as well as hand grasping, touching, manual dexterity, and hand-eye control. Must be able to perform diaper changes and fully participate in classroom activities. Must be able to supervise and interact with children outdoors for extended periods in variable weather conditions. Work environment includes art materials, disinfecting solutions, noise, dirt/dust, fumes/odors, temperature changes, potential exposure to children or adults who are ill or contagious, and is subject to unpredictable situations/emergencies.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans