Website Alaya Preschool

Job Summary
The Alaya Preschool Teacher is responsible for working with the Lead Teacher and other members of the teaching team in the general supervision and management of a class of children. The number of children and staff in the classroom will depend of the classroom assignment.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
• Creating and maintaining a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties.
• Upholding all Child Care Licensing & Health Department compliance standards.
• Treating one’s self, teaching partners, families and children with dignity and respect.
• As part of the teaching team, assisting the lead teacher in planning, supervising, and implementing the program for the class in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the school.
• Gearing the program to the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, developmental needs, special talents, and individual style and pace of learning with attention to the changing needs of the children.
• Considering individual children in relationship to their cultural and social-economic background.
Helping children become aware of their roles as integral members of a group.
• Being responsible as part of a teaching team for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of the classroom.
• Assuming an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
• Participating in parent conferences, an exchange of information, on children’s school adjustment.
• Assisting in ongoing evaluation procedures needed to assess the developmental levels of the children, including written reports.
• Regular communication with families regarding daily occurrences in the classroom.
• Engaging as a member of the classroom teaching team in working and learning together to ensure the smooth coordination of all classroom activities and staff and student interrelationships.
• Attending all staff meetings and in-service days and weeks.
• Demonstrating an investment in professional development.
• Attending all school functions and events to which parents are invited or required to attend.
• Other tasks as required.

What We Require
•Be eligible as an Assistant Early Childhood Teacher, based on the qualifications set out by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood.
•2 years of experience as a classroom teacher or substitute teacher in a pre-K or elementary education setting.
•High degree of emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and assertive communication skills.
•Ability to create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties.
•Able to relate well to young children and adults.
•Ability to create and maintain partnerships with families and staff.
•Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.
•Commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development regarding the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have in the workplace.
•An understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity
•Background Checks required? Yes

•All job candidates must hold a commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and actively participate in related JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) professional development regarding the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have in the workplace.

•All job candidates must demonstrate their level of understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.

•All job candidates must demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of and appreciation for the values of Naropa University and the capacity to demonstrate an integration and embodiment of these values as evidenced in work, communication, collaboration styles, and other general workplace behaviors.

To apply for this job please visit naropa.csod.com.