UAF CTC - Bunnell House (Child Care) Teacher Assistant ; Program Aide

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  • Job Number:519915
  • Classification:Temporary Service Casual
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
  • Work type:On Campus, Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

If you have a passion for seeing children learn and grow, join our team! UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking energetic Teacher's Assistants / Program Aides for our Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School. The successful candidate will work with our lead and assistant teachers to provide a quality learning environment to our youngest students, ages 3 - 6 years old. Must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs, have good vision and hearing as mandated to meet all childcare regulatory and licensing requirements and have current infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification. This is a temporary position. Schedules are on-call and flexible.


100Perform temporary service functions in support of the department.Essential

The successful candidate will work in conjunction with Lead and Assistant Teachers planning and implementing model developmental programs. They will assist in the implementation of the program plan and provide the daily care, education, and supervision of children in an assigned area; observe, record, and report individual and group behavior in an accurate and timely manner; assist in the care and supervision of children, including changing, toileting, feeding, nap time, and playground supervision; and assist in providing an environment of acceptance in which children can grow with positive self-concept. 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification is required.  
  • Must be willing to authorize and successfully pass a personal and criminal background check and meet all requirements specified by licensing regulations.  
  • High school graduate or equivalent, plus some vocational technical course work in early childhood education or a related field and formal experience working with age appropriate preschool children.
  • Three months experience working with age-appropriate pre-school children, at minimum.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Customer service skills.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Experience working with children and diverse families. General working knowledge and experience with young children in a group setting, child development curriculum, classroom teaching techniques, psychology and sociology of families. The ability to ensure a safe, healthy learning environment and a developmentally appropriate program that encourages productive relationships with UAF students, lab school staff and families. Ability to complete and maintain accurate reports (i.e., attendance, meals, incidents, accidents, etc.). Must have an understanding and working knowledge of health and safety regulations and procedures, national accreditation practices, licensing standards. Must have demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills.

Physical Requirements:  In addition to being able to lift or move up to 50 lbs, the successful candidate must also have good vision and hearing as mandated to meet all childcare regulatory and licensing requirements.  

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.


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.

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 references.)

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

Background Check:

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

UAF COVID Requirements:

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Public Disclosure Statement:

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

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dianna James, UAF Community and Technical College HR Manager at 907-455-2863 or University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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