Professional Position Announcement

University of Maine at Farmington

Preschool Child Care Teacher

Position Name: Full-time Preschool Child Care Teacher at Sweat-Winter Early Care and Education Center

Responsibilities: The teacher is responsible for overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of a developmentally appropriate preschool program in a child care setting, as well as supervising UMF practicum students, interns and work study students. The teacher plans, implements and evaluates the curriculum and assesses the needs of individual children, ages 2.5-5 years, in a team based setting. The teacher works closely with children, families, UMF students and faculty. Full-day year-round position.

Qualifications: The job requires a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, one to three years of preschool teaching experience, and ability to work well with children and families. Preferred qualification: Maine DOE 282 Teaching Endorsement: Teaching Children with Disabilities Birth-Five (candidates whose 282 is almost completed will be considered).

Salary Range: $27,000 – $29,000. Benefits are competitive.

Application Process: Position begins August 1, 2014, or earlier, depending upon availability. A cover letter, resume, transcripts and 3 letters of reference should be sent to Edna Montague, 240 Main Street, Farmington, ME, 04938. Questions can be sent to Edna Montague through e-mail: edna.montague@maine.edu. A review of applications will begin July 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check.

THE UNIVERSITY: Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, with historic and continued strength in teacher education and a contemporary role as Maine’s public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services. A commitment to sustainability informs all facilities projects, including our LEED-certified Education Center, the Emery Community Arts Center, which opened in fall, 2011 and our 80 geothermal well field which came on-line fall, 2013. UMF has the highest graduation rates in the University of Maine System. UMF is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which includes twenty-six public colleges and universities dedicated to the liberal arts tradition and quality undergraduate education. The Farmington area is rich in cultural offerings and recreational opportunities. The natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, woods, and streams draws people to the region. Please check out our home page at: www.umf.maine.edu.

NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE: The University of Maine at Farmington does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Kathleen Falco, Director of HR/Finance, 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938, (207) 778-7280; (207) 778-7000 TDD.

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