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MFCDC Teacher

Apply now Posting #: 4926
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Staff, School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Position Title & Department:

 MFCDC Teacher; Manchester Child Development Center
Posting #


Department Description:

Rooted in social justice, led by compassion, inspired by curiosity, driven by a shared vision.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall on the University of San Diego campus is home to the School of Leadership and Education Sciences' (SOLES) vibrant and vision-driven collective of academic departments, centers and institutes. Here, we combine innovation with introspection, academics with real-world application, and study with social impact.
Our nationally-accredited programs span the realms of leadership, teaching and counseling, both at graduate and undergraduate levels. They're all approached with an emphasis on social justice, multiculturalism and a determination to forge a better world together.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Contemporary Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

Under the supervision of the Director, the teacher, with a co-teacher, implements a developmentally appropriate program of education and care for children aged 2 through 5 in a full day setting. The teacher participates in all aspects of the program, including lesson planning, goal setting and evaluation, assessment of individual growth and development, and conferences with parents. The teacher also provides guidance to student employees, practicum/field experience students, interns and volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with co-teacher to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for 12-15 children in coordination with the Center’s philosophy and mission. 
  • With co-teacher and parents, observes and documents progression of development of individual children and completes developmental assessments twice a year.
  • Facilitates a classroom environment that supports individual and classroom goals for growth and development that children at varying developmental levels are stimulated, challenged and engaged.
  • Provides active supervision of and engagement with children as assigned.
  • Maintains close communication with parents to discuss and analyze growth and development.  Utilize communication programs to update parents about activities, events, and daily informal updates.
  • Engages in collaborative reflection of teaching practices and classroom events with co-teacher and center staff.  Participates in regular team meetings to facilitate collaboration.
  • Provides guidance to USD practicum, field experience, and/or interning students as assigned; according to their course requirements and individual goals.  Participates in evaluation of student performance, as assigned.
  • Participates in school events and organizations as requested.
  • Maintains supply inventories and generates supply request lists as needed.
  • Completes a minimum of 21 hours of professional development annually.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Pediatric first aid and CPR certification
  • Health screening report including TB clearance and immunizations
  • DOJ/FBI/CACI Livescan fingerprint clearance

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.  For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and a minimum of 12 secondary units in Early Childhood Education.  
  • Minimum of one year experience in a full day Child Development Center working with children between the ages of 2 and 5.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree in ECE or Child Development is preferred.
  • Three years of experience in a full-day Child Development Center working with children between the ages of 2 and 5 is preferred.

Performance Expectations - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk, to sit, and to talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must frequently lift materials up to 10 pounds in weight, and occasionally lift children up to 50 pounds in weight.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job are distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • The work involved with this position includes indoor and outdoor supervision of children.
  • The noise typical for the work environment of this job is moderate to loud.
  • Additional physical demands include the following: 
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds and have unrestricted use of the upper and lower body.
    • Must be able to bend, squat, reach, kneel, and climb stairs.
    • Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, and bending for long periods of time.
    • Must be able to move from a sitting to a standing position quickly, safely, and without difficulty.
    • Must be able to chase a fleeing child.
    • Must be able to join the children’s active play including jumping and running outdoors.
    • Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as reaching above and below shoulder level.
    • Must be able to withstand exposure to noise in a daycare environment.
    • Must be able to assist children with diapering, toileting, and change of clothing.
Posting Salary:

$25.99 - $26.00 per hour; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position.  Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions:
Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click the 'Apply Now' button to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at jobs@sandiego.edu.

Additional Details:

40 Hours per week

Closing date: Open until filled 

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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