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Early Childhood Teacher II

Job Description

Operating Title

Early Childhood Teacher II

Long Classification Title

Early Childhood Teacher II

Campus Location



UNH CHHS Child Study and Development Center

Summary of Position

This position is part of the UNH laboratory school on campus and is part of the College of Health and Human Services within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
The chosen candidate will work under the general supervision of the executive director and assistant director, and in collaboration with a teaching team, will plan, implement, and document an exemplary early childhood educational program for children, families, and students. This position may be assigned to an infant through preschool classroom as needed on an annual basis

Acceptable minimum level of education


Acceptable minimum years of experience

3-5 years

Additional Job Information

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

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Other minimum qualifications

Master’s degree in Early Childhood or Pre-school Education and two years of experience in teaching pre-school children or Bachelor’s degree in Early Child hood, Pre-school Education or Elementary Education with at least 6 credits in Early Childhood or Pre-school Education and four years of related experience.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in a university laboratory school and/or NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited program. Skills and experience that can contribute to achieving the center’s diversity mission. Experience working as a cooperating teacher with college interns or student teachers. Strong background in and knowledge of social-constructivist education. NH state teacher certification (or other acceptable state certification) in Pre-K and/or Kindergarten. Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification.
Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this position, including lifting up to 50 lbs.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE)




EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Posting Date


Open Until Filled


Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?


Interested Internal Candidates Exist?


Job Category

Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type



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Collaborates with team in planning, implementing, and documenting an exemplary (developmentally and culturally appropriate) educational program for young children in keeping with culture, values, and goals of the CSDC, NH licensing, and NAEYC accreditation
Engages in pedagogical documentation, makes adaptations in curriculum and environment based on children’s needs and interests, takes responsibility for appropriate child supervision during large group times, small group times, and individual work with children as needed


Takes responsibility for daily supervision of and collaboration with the classroom teaching team with the goal of creating positive and dynamic team with clear communication. Takes responsibility for ensuring that all classroom requirements and deadlines are met (newsletters, portfolios (child and classroom), assessments, program requests) and that the workload and decision making is distributed equally among the classroom team.


Develop family education and participation programs and conduct individual parent conferences at least twice annually and when appropriate. Maintain effective written, electronic, and oral communication with parents as needed, including contributing to monthly newsletters and website materials


Maintain records on all children (and families) enrolled in the program as required by accreditation, licensing, and CSDC policies; collect and organize ongoing assessment and documentation materials of children as the basis for curriculum development and reporting to families. Write developmental assessments for assigned children; collaborate with administration, families, and external agencies to ensure equity for children with special rights (needs); maintain all related documentation


Organizes and prepares classroom curriculum materials and environment, prepares documentation displays, prepares assessment portfolios, family journals, and actively participates and responds to center wide email as well any other out of classroom professional work required


Supervise assigned student interns and part time Teaching assistants, completing written evaluations, meeting on a weekly basis with interns to review goals and classroom practice, responding to journals and other expectations required of cooperating teachers.


Attend and contribute to monthly staff meetings/workshops, weekly and bi-weekly team and teacher representative meetings, and create and implement program for self improvement; and engage in annual assessment with supervisor by preparing evaluation and other related materials.


Provide leadership in the CSDC community by serving on committees for center wide events and projects and pitching in with the ongoing organization and cleanliness of the facility. take the role of “acting director” as requested in the absence of the director and assistant director.
Support research and visitation at CSDC; Advocate for children and families on the local and state levels, and become active in professional organizations


Perform classroom related duties as required for classroom team, including snack preparation, child diapering/toileting, cleaning, washing dishes, laundry, etc. Complete other duties as assigned by executive director or assistant director, including contributing to safety, health and maintenance of the program

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