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Assistant Teacher (Center for Child Development)

Apply now Department: 3670009320 Center for Child Development
Job no: 509521
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Child Development
Pay Grade: 02A

About This Role:

The Assistant Teacher role provides support to Lead Teachers in the areas of designing, planning and leading activities for children. Ensuring a clean, safe environment for all children in attendance. Communicates with teaching staff, parents, and administrators regarding issues that concern children. Requires substantial contact with children, parents, and other staff in order to facilitate a safe, educational, and stimulating learning environment.

Why Join Us:

The Center provides early childhood care and education programs for children of:

  • K-State Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Community Families

The Center is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to serve 230 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit:  http:/www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a high school diploma and the following credentials: five sessions of observation for not less than two and one-half consecutive hours per observation in licensed preschools or child care centers with one-year teaching experience in a licensed center or preschool, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed center or preschool.


  • Seven to nine semester hours of academic credit or equivalent training in child development or early childhood education and three months teaching experience in a licensed center or preschool, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed center or preschool.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CDA or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time, stoop and bend throughout the work shift and sit on the floor.
  • Work inside and outside under varying work and climatic conditions.
  • Ability to reach overhead.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with distractions; must be able to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing with the general public and individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with children, parents, and peers.
  • Flexibility with work schedule.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Ability to pass a name-based and fingerprint background check, physical assessment and TB Test.
  • Ability to lift/move items up to 50 pounds unassisted on a repetitive basis. 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Three professional references
  3. Please upload unofficial transcripts if applicable

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until positions are filled.


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$10.30 - $13.75 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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