Campus Kinder Haus, an early childhood center operated by Eastern Nazarene College, is seeking a Lead Teacher to work with students and families for the 2023/24 school year (start August 28, 2023). Campus Kinder Haus is a center for children, ages 2 years 9 months through 6 years. The center serves families in the South Shore and Boston areas as well as the college community. In addition to its regular staff, Campus Kinder Haus employs and mentors college students studying education at Eastern Nazarene College.
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- 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.
- Work with and evaluate college student aides who work in the classroom and report concerns immediately to the Director
- Assume responsibility for operation of the center in the absence of the Director
- Assist the Director when necessary
- 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.
- Two references, one may be a written reference.
- Documentation that your physical and immunizations are on file in the Director’s office.
- Completion of a CORI (a criminal investigation report), returned to the Director, reviewed and approved by the Director.
- 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.
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, 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 mission of Eastern Nazarene College and Manual of the Church of the Nazarene, including the Agreed Statement of Belief, The Covenant of Christian Character and The Covenant of Christian Conduct. 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.
We, as a Christian community, commit ourselves to the admonition of the Apostle Paul that we build our community up in love for each other. We will actively endeavor to be supportive and caring for each other in spite of whatever differences may develop concerning the operation of the College. While honest differences may exist and be vigorously debated, the College will not condone personal attacks on other members of the community.
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: engaging in sexual acts outside of Christian marriage as defined by the Church of the Nazarene, the use of pornography, any acts of abuse, bullying or harassment, the use of profanity, gambling, theft, dishonesty, using tobacco in any form, participation in the occult and any other behavior that is detrimental to authentic Christian community and the maintenance of an atmosphere conducive to abundant life.
The historic understanding of ENC and the Church of the Nazarene with respect to alcohol is that abstinence best reflects our commitments to Christ, to our community and to holy living. This position is rooted in our acknowledgement of the destructive consequences in individuals, families and communities that can stem from the use of alcohol and demonstrates our commitment to standing in solidarity with those who have suffered from these consequences. As a result, it continues to be our strong preference that all employees abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages. However, we respect the fact that our employees come from a variety of denominational backgrounds that may not share this commitment to abstinence. Our expectation, therefore, is that all employees will abide by the behavioral commitments of their local church, will avoid drunkenness, and will under no circumstances possess, use, promote or distribute alcoholic beverages on campus, at any college event, or in the presence of students.
Additionally, ENC prohibits the possession, use, distribution or manufacture of illegal drugs and recreational marijuana, and the misuse of prescription drugs.
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 you to consider the larger picture that what we do and the manner in which we do it reflects on ENC and affects the life of our entire community. We encourage prayerful discernment in all decision-making, as our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.