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Assistant Teacher II

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034345
Department Code 19010-2242
Department SU Early Education & Child Care Center
Job Title Assistant Teacher II
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S3
FLSA Status Non-exempt

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Syracuse University Early Education & Child Care Center is seeking to hire an Assistant Teacher.

The Assistant Teacher supervises children while providing a safe, nurturing, responsive, and educational environment. Position is necessary to meet program goals and adherence to NYS Office of Child & Family Services regulations and required ratios.

The Assistant Teacher observes, documents, and assesses children’s behaviors in order to support and contribute to decisions regarding individual children’s needs in all domains of learning.

Participates in required training hours, maintain CPR and First Aid certification, daily communication with parents, coordinates bi-annual parent conferences, and parent reports.

• Previous experience working with children birth – five years is required.

• Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Strong knowledge of early childhood education and teaching in age group.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office-Outlook, Word, Excel.



• Supervise, care for, and teach children in assigned classroom. Provide First Aid/CPR as needed. Maintain professionalism and problem solve with teaching team and full staff when issues arise. Assure compliance with the NYS Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS) and Syracuse University rules and regulations.


• Assist Head Teachers with curriculum planning and documentation. Assist in writing classroom newsletters; prepare documentation boards; fill in daily health checks, injury/illness/incident forms and other required OCFS forms. Read program information and updates including changes to NYS regulations.


• Daily communication with parents, write bi-annual parent reports for children in home group, host parent/teacher conferences, advocate for children needing additional services as needed.


•Attend monthly full staff meetings, weekly team meetings, and individual supervision meetings with the head teacher and center director. Attend center events and professional development training. Stays current on best practices in early childhood education.


• Arrange/rearrange classroom to create a workable space supporting children’s learning; change out equipment and materials to inspire use of varying pieces and to keep the room fresh and inviting. Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter for full consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 03/02/2018
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first find out about this position?
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  2. * If "other", please describe how you first found out about this position.

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