Graduate Assistant – Campus Kinder Haus (Early Childhood Center)
Campus Kinder Haus (CKH), a laboratory preschool, employing and mentoring college students studying education at Eastern Nazarene College is seeking a Graduate Assistant. The Center takes a holistic approach to development education. The Graduate Assistant will support the work of CKH and will work with students and families.
Graduate assistant compensation/benefits include Graduate Tuition, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, and Stipend
Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.
- Works 40 weeks of the school year and 9 weeks of Summer Camp
- Work with all other staff members in a collaborative manner
- Follow personnel policies of Eastern Nazarene College (see staff handbook)
- Promptly report issues involving specific children or room management to the Director
- Complete 20 hours of training for Department of Early Education and Care, including 5 hours of Special Education Training
- Attend staff meetings (two hours each month) afterschool and/or evening meetings
- Notify the director in event of illness (the day before if possible, or no later than 6:00 AM the morning of)
- Keep Teacher’s Certification current through required trainings
- Work as a Substitute Teacher when needed
- Provide and supervise activities which promote the social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and physical development of each child.
- Maintain accurate attendance records at all times throughout the day. Maintain accurate emergency contact lists and keep them with you as you bring your class from space to space within the center and on fire drills/field trips.
- Provide and maintain a neat, clean and organized classroom; take responsibility for upkeep of all educational equipment and materials. (This includes keeping the teacher’s room, kitchen, playground and great room clean and orderly after each use.)
- Monitor each child’s development, sharing any and all concerns with the Director
- Work with parents whenever possible to promote understanding of growth and development of their child in school; attend parent workshops and other school functions (i.e. Christmas program, graduation).
- Supervise all activities to ensure safety of each child at all times.
- Work with and evaluate college student aides’ who work in the classroom and report concerns immediately to the director.
- Maintain and update the permanent afterschool attendance list.
- Give breaks to teachers as needed.
- Log and file incident and injury reports in children’s permanent files.
- Check the mail and distribute as needed.
- File and distribute faxes received on the CKH fax machine.
- General organization and de-cluttering of office.
- Create, print and post monthly special events such as fundraisers or P.J. days.
- Notify aides of any necessary CKH notices/announcements.
- File each teacher’s weekly lesson plans in yearly notebook.
- Pass out parent receipts, aging reports and other parent notes.
- Assist Director as needed.
- Print monthly newsletters and distribute to each class; post on bulletin board in Big Room; file in yearly notebook.
- Update the parent and teacher calendars each month.
- Assist in completing orders for classroom supplies, materials and equipment. Distribute orders to classrooms.
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
- Be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.
- Experience and training for the designation of Lead Teacher under the MA Early Education and Care specifications
- Current certification in American Red Cross, First Aid and CPR. (A copy of these certificates must be kept in your file in the office.)
- A committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and support for the mission and educational philosophy of the College.
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith.
Human Resources Director
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
Eastern Nazarene College is a Christian college on Boston’s South Shore. It is committed to forward looking growth as it seeks to broaden its influence and impact locally, regionally, and nationally. Its highly respected faculty, low student-to-faculty ratio, strong community partnerships and close proximity to Boston afford Eastern students unparalleled opportunities for academic and cultural enrichment, valuable fellowships and internships, and opportunities to live out their faith through meaningful service and mission work.