Open Positions for the 2019-2020 School Year
Our progressive and inclusive nonprofit early childhood education program has been serving children and families for over a decade. We are currently interviewing early childhood educators for a number of open positions beginning in the fall.
Support teachers work full-time, Monday-Friday, from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm. They assist their co-lead teachers in the classroom with a wide variety of responsibilities. We are hiring:
* Younger Infant Support Teacher (Ages 6 Weeks-12 Months)
* Older Infant/Young Toddler Support Teacher (Ages 12-24 Months)
* Transition Support Teacher (Ages 2-3)
* Preschool Support Teacher (Ages 3-5)
Co-lead teachers work full-time, Monday-Friday, with varied but consistent schedules that include both shorter (7:30 am – 1:30 pm) and longer (8:00 am – 5:30 pm) days each week. We are hiring:
* Younger Infant Co-Lead Teacher (Ages 6 Weeks-12 Months)
* Older Infant/Younger Toddler Co-Lead Teacher (Ages 12-24 Months)
* Transition Co-Lead Teacher (Ages 2-3)
* Preschool Co-Lead Teacher (Ages 3-5)
Our nonprofit school is inspired by the infant-toddler centers and preschool programs of Reggio Emilia and is rooted in constructivism: we learn about and make meaning of our world by experiencing and reflecting on it together. We create our curriculum in response to our children’s ideas, passions, and questions. We believe that play is the true work of early childhood, as it is through play — storytelling, building, imagining, and inventing — that a child can develop her or his self-confidence, language, creativity and problem-solving skills. As Wild Lilac teachers celebrate diversity and seek to know and honor the whole child, our work with children and families is guided by the principles of inclusive, anti-bias education. To learn more about our program we encourage you to visit our website, www.wildlilac.org.
In order to begin working at Wild Lilac you need to be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry, hold infant/child First Aid/CPR training certification, and complete the federally mandated Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS) online training. You must also obtain a Food Handlers’ Card and complete a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) training; if you are working with infants and toddlers, you must also complete the online Safe Sleep training.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting pay for support teachers is $13-14.50 per hour, while starting pay for salaried co-lead teachers is $29,000-32,000 annually. Scheduled raises based on longevity are fully transparent and available to all teachers and staff members.
Co-lead teachers have five hours each week of compensated time for planning, collaboration, and documentation outside of the classroom. Our yearly calendar also includes approximately 30 days of paid holidays and vacation time for salaried teachers.
In addition to pay, all full-time teachers at Wild Lilac are eligible for a monthly health insurance stipend, group dental/vision insurance coverage, a 401K retirement savings plan with an employer match, paid time off (approximately eleven days of flexible PTO per year), and an annual professional development stipend to support your continued learning.
We also offer our teachers many opportunities for in-house support and professional development, healthy and delicious vegetarian snacks and meals, the potential to advance within the organization, and a wonderful community of dedicated, passionate colleagues who care deeply about our work with young children and their families.
At Wild Lilac we are committed to creating and fostering racial and cultural diversity at every level of the organization including but not limited to staff, students, and leadership.
Applying for a Position
If you are interested in applying please send us a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please share your story: your personal philosophy for early childhood education, your experiences, who you are and what you care about most in this work.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or application materials.