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EDCI is currently accepting applications to fill an open Pre-Kindergarten Teacher position and an open Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher position. 

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) and Latino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP) are partnering to offer a new preschool program for children ages 3-4 years old living in East Durham. The Preschool will be a half-day morning program that runs during the traditional school year. It is expected to open in January/February 2015.

EDCI is committed to helping improve outcomes for children and families living in a 120-block area of East Durham referred to as the EDCI Zone. EDCI’s long-term vision is to have all children in the EDCI Zone successfully graduate from high school, ready for college or career. Believing in the potential of all children, LEAP empowers children in Durham to achieve academic success by providing a high quality preschool. By working together, EDCI and LEAP aim to effectively support children’s success by offering a high-quality, accessible preschool experience for East Durham children and families.

EDCI and LEAP are currently seeking qualified applicants to fill to position of Pre-K Teacher. This position is located in East Durham, North Carolina. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Pre-K Teacher will utilize evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices to empower a classroom of English and Spanish-speaking children toward reaching their full potential. The Pre-K Teacher will support EDCI’s and LEAP’s missions by promoting the well-being of children and their families through an engaging preschool experience, creating and continuing a foundation of parent engagement in their child’s education and growth; and fostering a love for learning in children from a young age.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching

  • Implement and supplement curriculum with age- appropriate activities
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times
  • Maintain a daily schedule
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current principles of educational techniques and methods
  • Conduct formal and informal assessments
  • Create a safe and engaging classroom environment
  • Be physically able to fully participate in a preschool environmentParent Engagement
  • Develop strong relationships with families to enhance learning both inside and outside of theclassroom with the support of EDCI Early Childhood Parent Advocates
  • Set up a minimum of 2 parent-teacher conferences per year
  • Maintain formal communication with parents including monthly student progress notes and ageneral newsletter
  • Become familiar with resources available in the community to support families

Program Leadership

  • Work with a minimum of direct supervision
  • Schedule and manage time effectively
  • Assist with developing, maintaining, and monitoring appropriate student records
  • Supervise and direct volunteers and teacher assistants
  • Participate in regular professional development
  • Maintain CPR and first aid certification
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in community events as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience teaching preschool
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related fields
  • Spanish/English bilingual fluency preferred
  • Pass Criminal background check
  • Evidence of negative TB test

Salary: $16-18/hour depending on education and experience; 20 hours/week. This position is not eligible for employee benefits.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue through November 21, 2014, or until the position is filled. Applicants should send cover letter, resume or attached application and three references by email or mail to:

Tonya Post
Preschool Manager
East Durham Children’s Initiative
107 N. Driver Street, Durham, NC 27703

Email: Tonya.post@edci.org

EDCI and LEAP prohibit discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or age. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

 

Pre-K Assistant Teacher

East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) and Latino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP) are partnering to offer a new preschool program for children ages 3-4 years old living in East Durham. The Preschool will be a half-day morning program that runs during the traditional school year. It is expected to open in January/February 2015.

EDCI is committed to helping improve outcomes for children and families living in a 120-block area of East Durham referred to as the EDCI Zone. EDCI’s long-term vision is to have all children in the EDCI Zone successfully graduate from high school, ready for college or career. Believing in the potential of all children, LEAP empowers children in Durham to achieve academic success by providing a high quality preschool. By working together, EDCI and LEAP aim to effectively support children’s success by offering a high-quality, accessible preschool experience for East Durham children and families.

EDCI and LEAP are currently seeking qualified applicants to fill to position of Pre-K Assistant Teacher. This position is located in East Durham, North Carolina. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Pre-K Assistant Teacher will utilize evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices to empower a classroom of English and Spanish-speaking children toward reaching their full potential. The Pre-K Assistant Teacher will support EDCI’s and LEAP’s missions by promoting the well-being of children and their families through an engaging preschool experience, creating and continuing a foundation of parent engagement in their child’s education and growth; and fostering a love for learning in children from a young age.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching

  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times
  • Maintain a daily schedule
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current principles of educational techniques and methods
  • Create a safe and engaging classroom environment
  • Be physically able to fully participate in a preschool environment

Parent Engagement

  • Develop strong relationships with families to enhance learning both inside and outside of the classroom with the support of EDCI Early Childhood Parent Advocates

Program Leadership

  • Work with a minimum of direct supervision
  • Schedule and manage time effectively
  • Assist with developing, maintaining, and monitoring appropriate student records
  • Participate in regular professional development with the program’s Teacher Mentor
  • Maintain CPR and first aid certifications
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Participate in community events as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience teaching at the preschool level
  • Spanish/English bilingual fluency preferred
  • Pass Criminal background check
  • Evidence of negative TB test

Salary: $12-14/hour depending on experience; 16 hours/week. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue through November 21, 2014, or until the position is filled. Applicants should send cover letter, resume or attached application and three references by email or mail to:

Tonya Post
Preschool Manager
East Durham Children’s Initiative
107 N. Driver Street, Durham, NC 27703

Email: Tonya.post@edci.org

EDCI and LEAP prohibit discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or age. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.