The Educator has the responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of all the children in the classroom. In addition, the Educator supports the mission and philosophy of the Center, provides a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of the infants. The Educator develops and maintains parent relationships and consistently collaborates and supports colleagues in each program as well as center-wide. The educator must abide by all federal and state licensing standards, and all policies and procedures set forth in both the Bowdoin College and Children’s Center handbooks.
- Associate Degree in early childhood education, or a related field required, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children birth – 8 years, preferably in an accredited child care program.
- Preferred: Bachelors degree and working toward a Master’s degree in early childhood education, or a related field, with experience in practicum settings and/or summer employment in working with children birth – 8 years.
- Also required: a valid Driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy; current CPR/First Aid certification. Must sign a Child Abuse Policy statement, complete the College’s OSHA blood borne pathogen training and show proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (or submit a written declination statement).
- A willingness to be mentored and learn excellent professional interpersonal skills as well as oral and written communication skills; computer proficiency (Outlook, Word and internet research required); ability and willingness to learn additional programs required; and a genuine commitment to the field of early childhood education.
- Experience working with emergent curriculum or Reggio Emilia inspired programs as well as an interest in working in play-based and nature-based environments is highly desirable.
STANDARD WORK DAYS AND HOURS
40 hours/week between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.