UAF CTC Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School Assistant Teacher

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Classification:Training & Development 1
Grade:Grade 75
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Community and Technical College
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking an energetic Assistant Teacher for the UAF CTC Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School. Infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification is required for this position. Successful candidate should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, have good vision and hearing as mandated to meet all childcare regulatory and licensing requirements.


5Children/Families: Recognize and support the diverse needs of student, staff and faculty families using the UAF CTC Early Childhood lab services. Establish positive, supportive, professional relationships with each family. Participate in the registration of students for the school year and summer program as well as other special activities. Familiarize new families with enrollment procedures to include understanding and complying with all policies. Establishes good communications with parents in daily conferences that facilitate the free flow of information about their child.Essential
5Safety/Health: Establishes and maintains a well-organized, safe, healthy environment for children. Checks materials, equipment and supplies to see that amounts are adequate and in good repair. Takes preventive measures against hazards to physical safety. Identifies unusual behavior or symptoms which may indicate need for health care. Supervises and plans for sanitary, social and positive meal times for children.Essential
90Early Childhood Assistant Program Teacher: Position works in conjunction with the master teacher planning and implementing model developmental programs. Position assists in the implementation of the program plan and provides the daily care, education and supervision of children in an assigned area. Provides an environment of acceptance in which children can grow with positive self-concept. Observes, records, and reports individual and group behavior in an accurate and timely manner. Assists in the care and supervision of children, including changing, toileting, feeding, nap time, and playground supervision. May be designated as child care associate.Essential

UAF CTC is responsive to local and regional vocational and technical training needs, and focuses on workforce development to meet the needs of the region and the state. UAF CTC's programs also provide students with the academic framework to help them achieve their higher education goals, whether it is to complete an associate of arts degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program. In addition, UAF CTC provides career training and development opportunities through workforce development and professional development programs. Staff and faculty have forged close ties with businesses and local agencies, enhancing instruction and increasing job placements.

The Early Childhood Lab School at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is committed to providing high-quality, licensed care to children of enrolled university students, faculty and staff, while providing rich observation and practicum experiences for university students studying early childhood education.  UAF CTC operates Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. 

The lab school is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to serve 30 children, ages 36 months through six years. The lab school’s child-centered environment is rich in learning opportunities. Developmentally appropriate equipment and practices permit children to make choices within a supportive and encouraging structure. Self-selection of activities and materials allows children to learn independently at their own unique pace. Active exploration and cooperative learning foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, communication and language skills, creativity, competence, healthy attitudes, and positive self-worth.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities of the successful candidate will include: judgment, patience, organization, interpersonal communication, professional ethics, leadership, teaching and curriculum practices, positive communication, team leader, conflict resolution, discretion, mediation and sensitivity. Also required is an understanding of University personnel policies and practices as well as an understanding of all applicable licensing and certification requirements for childcare facilities. The successful candidate must have demonstrable understanding of health and safety policies, procedures and regulations affecting day-to-day operations of program.

High school graduation plus some vocational technical course work in early childhood education or a related field and/or minimum three months of formal experience working with age-appropriate preschool children are also required for this position.

Must have infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification.  (Please attach copies of these certifications for further consideration.  Successful candidate should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, have good vision and hearing.

The successful candidate must also be willing to authorize and pass a personal and criminal background check and meet all requirements specified by licensing regulations.

Please attach the following to complete your application:

Professional resume

Cover letter (detailing qualifications for this position)

Three professional references (including name, address and/or email address and telephone number)

Infant-Child-Adult First Aid and CPR certification

Applicants are encourage to attach supplemental documents as additional information to support your application if desired.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

If you have difficulty applying to this posting you may contact the UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700 or Dianna James, UAF CTC Human Resources Manager at 907-455-2863.




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