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Assistant Director of the Children's Center/Lead Teacher

Employer
Dean College
Location
Franklin, MA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Administration/Staff
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Department:: Children's Center
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: Apr 4, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Academic Year
Position ID:: 174399

About Dean College:


Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.


Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for five consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies, and certificate programs throughout the year.


Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.


Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.


Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.


What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything



Job Description:


The Assistant Director of the Children's Center/Lead Teacher is a member of the administrative team at Dean College's preschool who helps in managing the program operations, staff, and children. The Assistant Director serves as a lead teacher in the laboratory school, and also supervises early childhood education majors during their fieldwork and practicum experiences in the classroom. This dual role includes teaching in the afternoon Pre-k class.



Job Duties:


  • Work collaboratively with the Director of the Children's Center to hire, train, and supervise staff members.
  • Teach an afternoon Pre-k class.
  • Participate in procuring and maintaining inventory for equipment, resources, educational materials, and snack food.
  • Serve as a mentor to lead teachers, teacher assistants, and volunteers.
  • Plan and schedule curriculum with teaching staff that delivers learning objectives.
  • Mentor and meet with fieldwork and practicum student teachers and the supervising faculty weekly.
  • Work with the Director to complete fieldwork and practicum student teacher evaluations.
  • Plan enrichment activities for children and families.
  • Create a weekly schedule for teachers, teacher assistants, and volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • Serve in the Director role when needed.
  • Supervises teacher assistants, fieldwork and practicum student teachers in the classroom, and volunteers.


Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a related field, required.
  • Lead Teacher/Director 1 qualified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
  • Ability to successfully complete Background Record Check and Fingerprinting.


Additional Information:


Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.


The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.


Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.


This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.



Application Instructions:


Please submit your Resume/CV, Cover Letter, all unofficial transcripts; and contact information of three references. (PLEASE NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).


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URL: www.dean.edu

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Working at Dean College

Dean College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Dean ranked 23rd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report forBEST REGIONAL COLLEGE - North category, the eighth year in a row of being ranked. Dean also ranked 12th in same report for Best Value Schools. In addition, Dean has been nationally recognized as a College of Distinction based on four distinctions - engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition in which all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for 153 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Dean serves close to 1,200 full-time students and close to 400 part-time students, offering bachelor's and associate degrees as well as a robust selection of certificate and short-term credential programs.

Dean College is situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus in one of 13 residence halls.

 

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility, and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 15 varsity sports and more than 40 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

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