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Teacher - Younger Preschool

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

About the Opportunity

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00



Summary of Position:

The MCNU Children’s School follows a progressive model of education for Toddler through Transitional Kindergarten. The Preschool Teacher works closely with the program Head and Lead Teachers, supporting the planning and supervision of an exemplary curriculum for the designated program, using a reflective, inquiry approach to analyze and improve instruction. The successful candidate will support the development of child and adult learning by engaging in teacher led inquiry for improvement of teaching.

Representative Duties

  • Curriculum Instruction & Assessment: The Teacher supports the development and implementation of curriculum linked to the Early Childhood Foundations and California Preschool Curriculum frameworks.
  • Regularly works with colleagues of the Children’s School to study and assess children’s learning in order continuously to improve instruction at the school and contribute more broadly to the knowledge base of teaching.
  • Teachers will participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities and support of children.
  • Uses academic and social emotional curriculum to support, supervise, and ensure the safety and well-being children in the program.
  • Centering praxis – demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and improvement, bridging theoretical knowledge and actionable practice, continually adapting and refining teaching practices based on ongoing experiences and understanding of educational theories.
  • Communication - Maintain active and open communication with parents/guardians of the children and with the other members of the Children’s School staff. This includes home-school visits, parent/teacher conferences, newsletters, parent meetings, and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other Duties as Assigned - Participate in and support auxiliary events (e.g. recruitment/admissions, development/fund-raising, academic conferences)


  • Two or more years recent successful classroom teaching experience
  • 12 Early Childhood/Child Development Education Units
  • Knowledge of a Constructivist, Experiential model of education
  • Commit to an inclusive, culturally sustaining education model
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to exhibit strong service orientation for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public
  • Ability to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
  • Position is contingent upon fingerprinting/background check clearance and tuberculosis clearance.

This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.

Additional Information:

Mills College at Northeastern University does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to http://www.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.