Head Teacher (Early Childhood Master Teacher) - Children's Camp

California State University System San Francisco , CA 94118

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Job ID: 10187

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Head Teacher (Early Childhood Master Teacher) - Children's Camp

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Date Posted:

March 11, 2019

Closing Date:

Open until filled

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Working Title

Head Teacher

Positions Available
2 Positions Available

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

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San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Children's Campus

Appointment Type*

This is a one year temporary position. Permanent status cannot be earned in this position, however, the position may be renewed on an annual basis.

Time Base*

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*

Refer to the Work Schedule Form.

Anticipated Hiring Range*

$4,000.00 - $4,083.00 per month ($48,000.00 - $48,996.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*

Under the direction of the Director, the Head Teacher (HT) is responsible for providing high-quality, responsive, and enriching and caregiving and education that is in alignment with Children's Campus philosophy and mission. The HT plans and implements an environment that is rich with relational experiences and hands-on inquiry experiences designed to support the development of a range of social, emotional, self-help, language, literacy, cognitive and motor skills for individuals and groups of children that are aligned with the California State Foundations for Early Learning (Infant, Toddler, and Preschool). The HT engages in a highly reflective teaching practice that is grounded in child observation and documentation, which informs the planning of learning experiences and the learning environment. The HT supervises and trains other classroom staffing including Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and SF State students.

Position Information

Curriculum Development and Assessment Plan

  • Prepare and implement learning activities that are in alignment with the center's philosophy;

  • Meet program curriculum goals, reflect childrens abilities, interests and skills, are in alignment with the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) best practices;

  • Inquiry based teaching, Reggio Emilia philosophy, and the California Department of Education Foundations for Early Learning;

  • Create a safe, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing learning environment in the classroom and outdoor play areas;

  • Support learning and development outcomes outlined in the California Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP). Monitor and document the progress of each child using a variety of modalities

Staff Supervision

  • Build and maintain a cohesive classroom teaching team by guiding, training, coaching, and supervising classroom staff including Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and SF State students performing related work, including completing formal evaluations of their work.

Health, Safety & Supervision

  • Ensure health, safety and supervision of children while in our care;

  • Provide individual and group direction, guidance and supervision of children;

  • Maintain indoor and outdoor environments in a clean, safe and orderly manner;

  • Conduct daily health checks of each child;

  • Instruct and monitor children and staff in proper health/hygiene skills and cleaning/sanitation procedures

Working with Families

  • Develop and maintain relationships with parents that foster effective partnerships in order to promote each childs optimum growth and development. Provide parents with ongoing information about learning that occurs in the classroom.


  • Engage in ongoing reflective practices with colleagues and administrator to continuing improve practices;

  • Engage in ongoing teacher research;

  • Participate in appropriate professional activities;

  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, clubs and student organizations as needed

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications*

Educational Background: A bachelor's degree or higher level of education in child development or early childhood education is preferred. Consistent with the State Child Development Permit Matrix, incumbents who do not possess a degree must have completed at least 24 units in child development or early childhood education, six specialization units, required adult supervision units, and the additional general education requirements. Some centers may require possession of a teaching permit to the program.

Demonstrated knowledge and competence to develop, plan and implement a curriculum for early childhood education is required. Must be knowledgeable in pertinent state and federal regulations relating to the daily operations of an early childhood education center including licensing regulations, education regulations, child abuse reporting requirements, and public health and sanitation codes and requirements.

Experience: Consistent with the state Child Development Permit Matrix, incumbents who possess a bachelor's degree or higher must have completed the required units of supervised field experience. Incumbents without a degree must meet the specified days of experience within the last four years. This is equivalent roughly to one to two years of experience, including one year of experience providing teacher/staff supervision.

Additional Requirements:
Incumbents are required to pass a health screenings and background checks consistent with state requirements for working in centers for early education. In addition, some incumbents may be required to maintain certification in pediatric CPR and standard first aid practices and meet additional state requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree is highly preferred;

Master's Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education;

Infant Head Teachers must have a minimum of 3 early childhood education units in infant care;

Experience working with college student;

Knowledge and/or Experience implementing educational/developmental philosophies and approaches such as: Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), Reggio Emilia approach, Emergent and Project-Based curricula and Play-Based Learning;

At least three years experience as a classroom teacher of children ages 0-5 years in a licensed childcare center, of which a minimum of one year was as a head/lead teacher.

Core Competencies - embody the following competencies:

Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.

Effective communication skills.

Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.

Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.

Diversity and inclusion.

License/Certification Required

Must either have, or secure the following certification within 3 months of hire: Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor level; and Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certification.


Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

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Head Teacher (Early Childhood Master Teacher) - Children's Camp

California State University System