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Assistant Preschool Teacher, CECH, Arlitt Center

Posted: 03/12/2023

Applications must be submitted through the University of Cincinnati website. Please click on the following link >

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >
To view all available openings with the University of Cincinnati please visit >
About the University of Cincinnati 
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff, and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
Job Overview
Location: Arlitt Center - On UC Main Campus
An Assistant Preschool Teacher is needed to assist the Lead Teacher in a preschool classroom for children 3 to 5 years of age and support departmental needs.  Ability to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of child development with a focus on social constructivist theory and blended practices.  Assume total responsibility for safety of children and implementation of planned activities in the event the Lead Teacher is absent from classroom.  Must be able to meet Ohio State Licensing requirements which includes medical and BCI and FBI criminal checks. This position requires mandatory on-going trainings as required by the State of Ohio and Head Start regulations.
Essential Functions
  • Take direction from the lead teacher to implement a safe and high-level educational program for a diverse group of children in a fully inclusive multi-age preschool program, assuming full responsibility in the absence of the lead teacher. 
  • Organize and maintain classrooms, outdoor learning environments, and equipment to demonstrate a safe, healthy, and nurturing early childhood program; this includes cleaning up the classroom before, during, and after class sessions, meals, and other activities and taking responsibility for storage and organization of materials.
  • Under the guidance of the lead teacher, prepare and implement appropriate curriculum activities and maintain a positive relationship with young children that fosters the development of positive self-concepts; create play and learning spaces and materials that meet the goals of the Arlitt curriculum.
  • Serve as a role model for university students who observe, complete practica or internships, or work at the center.
  • Participate within the Arlitt Center professional community of learners and research and evaluation studies as appropriate.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
 Required Education
  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field.
  • Three (3) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
 Required Trainings/Certifications
  • Must meet requirements and participate in trainings for ODJFS childcare licensing, NAEYC accreditation, and Head Start standards and maintain a profile with the OCCRA Ohio Professional Registry.
  • Must pass a physical and criminal background check.
 Required Experience
  • One (1) year of experience working with preschool-aged children.
 Additional Qualifications Considered
  • In lieu of an Associate’s Degree, will also accept two (2) years of experience and Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.
 Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
 Application Process
  • Apply online via the University of Cincinnati Jobs website.
  • Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three references with your online application.
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.
Applications must be submitted through the University of Cincinnati website. Please click on the following link >
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >
To view all available openings with the University of Cincinnati please visit >
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • Competitive salary range of $15 - $16.51 per hour dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans include medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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