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MCDC Child Development Teacher

Apply now Posting #: 4216
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Staff, School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Position Title & Department:

 MCDC Child Development Teacher; School of Leadership and Education Sciences
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 Roman 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 and ½ through five in a full day setting. The teacher participates in all aspects of the program, including curriculum development, 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 a co-teacher to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for 12-15 children supported by the Center’s philosophy and mission. Plans and prepares written goals for both individual children and the group as a whole.
  • Facilitate a classroom environment that supports individual and classroom goals for growth and development and in which children at various developmental levels are stimulated, challenged, and engaged.

  • Provides active supervision of and involvement with children as assigned.

  • With a co-teacher and parent involvement, maintains progressive documentation of children’s growth and development based on individual and classroom goals and regular, ongoing assessment.

  • Maintains close communication with parents to discuss and analyze growth and development. Develops and maintains method of regular communication with parents including written information about curriculum and events, and daily informal updates related to each child.

  • Engaged 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.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent plus a minimum of 12 secondary units in Early Childhood Education.


  • Minimum of one year of experience in a full-day Child Development Center working with children between the ages of 2 and 5.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in ECE or Child Development preferred.


  • Minimum of three years of experience in a full-day Child Development Center working with children between the ages of 2 and 5. 

Special Qualifications:

  • Pediatric 1st aid and CPR certification
  • Proof of negative TB screening
  • LiveScan screening to include fingerprint clearance and child abuse index

Special Conditions of Employment:

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.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. 

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; 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 (with three year vesting period), 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

Special Application Instructions:

Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now 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 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: August 15, 2022

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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