UAF CTC Early Childhood Lab School Assistant Teacher

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  • Job Number:521388
  • Classification:Training & Development 1
  • Grade:Grade 75
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary:

UAF's Community and Technical College has an immediate opening for an Assistant Teacher at the UAF CTC Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School. Located on the UAF Troth Yeddha' campus, the Early Childhood Lab School 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. Do you have the training, experience and passion required to work with children ages 36 month to 6 years, if so we encourage you to apply today! This is a full-time, 11-month position with UA employee benefits package. This is an open until filled recruitment. Initial application review will begin on August 17, 2022.


1Early 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
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
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Judgment, patience, organization, interpersonal communication, professional ethics, leadership, teaching and curriculum practices.
  • Professional ethics, teaching, positive communication, team leader, conflict resolution, discretion, mediation and sensitivity.
  • Understanding of University personnel policies and practices.
  • Understanding of all applicable licensing and certification requirements for childcare facilities.
  • Must have demonstrable understanding of health and safety policies, procedures and regulations affecting day-to-day operations of program. 
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to assume the lead teacher role if necessary.
Typical Experience:
At minimum, three months experience working with age-appropriate pre-school children.

Required Education or Training:

At minimum, 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.

Required: infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification. 

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.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 11-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 75, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To complete your application please ATTACH:

  • Professional resume.
  • Cover letter (detailing qualifications for this position).
  • The name, address and/or email address and telephone number of three professional references.

The review process for applications will be begin on August 17, 2022. Please apply by 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time on August 16, 2022 to ensure review of your application.

Candidate(s) selected for review, identified as finalists, and who receive an offer of employment must provide the following additional documents before beginning employment:

- Three written letters of reference.  (Reference letters may be from the references listed in the application, or from other professional references.)

- Current copy of Infant-Child-Adult First Aid and CPR certification.

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.

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.

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

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts.

Term Position:

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

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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