Assistant Teacher

Job description


This position is responsible for assisting in providing care for children ranging in age from two to six years.  Work cooperatively with other staff members in a classroom setting and with children individually, in small groups and in the whole group.




Reporting to the Director of The Children’s School, performs or works independently/collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide care for children ranging in age from two to six years.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff members in a classroom setting and with children individually, in small groups and in the whole group.
  • Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.




Associate’s degree, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities plus a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units are required to meet State licensing criteria.


Classroom experience with preschool children is required.


Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, squat, reach and lift up to 40 lbs. from floor to waist level without assistance.  Must be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:  Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to take and follow directions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
  • Ability to display a positive attitude.
  • Ability to multitask.




Applicants for this position must be available to work from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.  Hours may vary based on department needs.  This position will work 40 hours per week from September through May.


This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt level position, 9-month position from September through May. This is a benefits-eligible position.                     

Physical Requirements:                 up to 40 lbs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  Help supervise students from The Claremont Colleges.

GROOMING AND APPEARANCE:  The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. 

BACKGROUND CHECK:  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check and present Livescan Criminal Background Clearance. 

ADA/OSHA:  This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position.   It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.  All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.

Disability Accommodations                                                                                    

In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual’s disability.               

An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or [email protected] for assistance.




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Job No: REQ-1325
Posted: 1/14/2019
Application Due: 3/4/2019
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