Early Childhood Teacher - req# 16864

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM, US
Albuquerque, NM
30+ days ago

Preschool Teacher

Requisition IDreq16864
Working TitleEarly Childhood Teacher
Position Grade08
Position SummaryProvide an age appropriate early childhood classroom and curriculum which supports the needs of the children and provides a stimulating and effective learning experience. Teachers at the Children's Campus will work with all ages of children as we have a continuity of care model which promotes consistency with the teachers and children though a 5 year rotating model. Teachers will be assigned to a classroom and will remain with that group of children until they matriculate into kindergarten, the teacher will then start a new cohort with infants. Each classroom has a teaching team which is supervised by the Early Childhood Teacher. Curriculum, assessments, and all required documentation is completed, delegated, and approved by the Early Childhood Teacher. The center and classrooms follow an annual program calendar which includes deadlines for observation cycles, parent engagement events, parent teacher conferences, and other deadlines relevant to specific age groups.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Ability to secure and maintain a valid UNM Driver's License.
  • A valid New Mexico Driver's License, or ability to obtain a valid NM Driver's License within six months of hire, is required for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must earn a Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education or related field. 1st course must be started within 6 months of DOH and 1 course completed each year thereafter. (Main Campus employees)
  • Must obtain and maintain current adult, child & infant CPR and First Aid Certification. Initial certification must be achieved within 6 weeks of date of hire. (Main Campus employees).
  • Must complete the NM 45-hour entry level training course, or equivalent, within 90 days of date of hire. (Main Campus employees)
  • Successful candidate must pass a comprehensive post-offer, pre-employment criminal and CYFD fingerprinting background check.
Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of NM Childcare licensing

Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

Experience in:

An early childhood setting

Training specific to early childhood


Managing and training lower graded teachers

Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing

Additional Requirements
  • Official transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
  • This position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentUNM Childrens Campus Administration (234B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2022
Pay$2,017.60 - $2,925.87 Monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date9/9/2021
Application InstructionsPlease attach resume and cover

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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