Lead Teacher – Campus Kinder Haus (Early Childhood Center) – Full Time
Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a full time Lead Teacher for Campus Kinder Haus (CKH), an early childhood center serving families in the South Shore and Boston areas as well as the college community. Lead Teachers will work with students and families, 8:00am-3:30pm, for the 40 week school year.
CKH is a laboratory pre-school and implements a holistic approach to developmental education. In addition to its regular staff, Campus Kinder Haus employs and mentors college students studying education at Eastern Nazarene College.
Visit https://ckh.enc.edu for more information about Campus Kinder Haus.
- Provide written developmentally appropriate lesson plans for each day, one week in advance. These plans are to be kept in the classroom and must be available to parents. Provide daily experiences in the subjects of: art, music, literature, science, dramatic play, mathematics, and gross motor skills. Prepare a monthly newsletter for parents that include themes, special events, and a list of consumable materials needed for the month.
- Promote 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 and, when appropriate, with the child’s parents/guardians.
- Observe children consistently throughout the week and document their growth and development. Prepare progress reports two times per year (January and June) and discuss reports with the Director and each child’s parent(s). Copy progress reports and keep in children’s files.
- Work with parents whenever possible to promote understanding of growth and development of their child in school; encourage parent participation in the classroom and school program; be available for parent conferences whenever necessary; 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.
Lead Teacher Responsibilities
- Assume responsibility for operation of the center in the absence of the Director
- Assist the Director when necessary
- Work with and evaluate college student aides who work in the classroom and report concerns immediately to the Director
- Work with all other staff members in a collaborative manner.
- Follow personnel policies of Eastern Nazarene College
- 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)
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
- 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.
10/30/20 (or sooner)
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.
Human Resources Director
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.