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Ulster Community College Association, Inc.

Position Title: Head Teacher

Classification: Service Staff

Salary Grade: Hourly, Dependent upon experience and qualifications

Work Schedule: 35 hrs /5 days per week.  11 months per year

General Statement:

The Head Teacher is responsible to the Director of the Children’s Center for planning and implementing an appropriate early childhood educational experience to meet the needs and development stages of their particular classroom in accordance with the Center’s goals and philosophy.  To follow all guidelines and policies in the Staff Handbook and Family Handbook.



  • Create a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment for the children.

  • Interact with children in a positive, respectful, and encouraging manner.

  • Plan and teach activities which promote the positive emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of each child.

  • Develop daily, weekly, and monthly plans focused on all areas of developmentally appropriate learning and children’s interests.

  • Maintain records of progress of each child’s growth and development

  • Maintain a neat, clean and organized classroom with learning centers.

  • Assist children in their personal care needs, toileting, diapering, feeding, washing, clothing, and comforting.

  • Perform a Daily Health Check of each child.

  • Give input to planning classroom activities and Center events.

  • Maintain lists of needed supplies and materials in classroom.


  • Keep parents informed about classroom activities, projects, events through verbal interactions, newsletters and calendars, parent information board, and daily sheets

  • Communicate with parents about each child’s growth and development

  • Develop supportive partnerships with the parents

  • Provide opportunities for parent involvement

  • Conference at least twice per year with parents

  • Address concerns with parents when they arise and refer children for special services when appropriate and after speaking with Director


  • Maintain a professional relationship with other teachers, supervising and assigning roles to assistant as needed on a daily basis.  

  • Work cooperatively with other teachers and with support staff in Center

  • Refrain from gossiping and speaking about other staff behaviors at the Center

  • Coordinate with the Director or other assigned staff in the training and supervision of independent study, work-study, fieldwork and intern students

  • Assist other staff in their classrooms and follow their routines and guidelines


  • Maintain professional attitudes, loyalty, and confidentiality.

  • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences.

  • Complete training hours within the time frame set forth by the Center and the Office of Children and Family Services.

  • Maintain an understanding of regulations put forth by the Office of Children and Family Services

  • Maintain personal ASPIRE Professional Development Listing

  • Receive and maintain First Aid/CPR/ AED training

  • Be supportive of the Center and Administration

  • Maintain a positive work environment

  • Maintain a professional image

  • Supervise the Center when the Director or Assistant Director is unavailable.


  • Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting children or heavy items (50 pounds), bending, standing for long periods of time, climbing, or walking

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds from the floor to waist high table multiple times a day

  • Ability to reach a child more than 20 feet away in less than a minute

  • Must be able to crouch to a child’s height and maintain eye contact with child

  • Must be able to sit on the floor for extended of periods of time and get up and down quickly

  • High degree of concentration, patience, and ability to deal with pressure and distractions

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field or CDA and a minimum of three years experience in an established child care center in a supervisory role.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and three years experience working in an established child care center in a supervisory role.

An Associates Degree and CDA in Education or Early Childhood Education with three years experience working in an established child care center in a supervisory role.


Application Process:

The position is open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, application materials should be received via mail or email by January 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST to be given priority consideration.  Applications received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be reviewed.  SUNY Ulster reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter, not to exceed two pages, addressing the functions of the position;

  • Resume or CV, including educational background, professional experience, professional activities, and any other experience pertinent to the position;

Email to: resumes@sunyulster.edu or mail to:

Human Resources
Ulster County Community College
Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Please submit only materials requested. All documents included in your application file become the property of the College Association.

All travel expenses related in the application process and any relocation expenses, are the sole responsibility of the applicant.

Applicants with disabilities who require an accommodation should notify Human Resources at least ten working days before the accommodation is required.

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.







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