Location: Minneapolis, MN
YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of the national YWCA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world. We share a common vision for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. More than 25,000 people in our community are served every year by the YWCA of Minneapolis, through hundreds of programs, classes and workshops.
YWCA Minneapolis strives every day to achieve:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• A place where children and youth thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy
Early Childhood Education
The YWCA of MPLS Children's Center Downtown Minneapolis is looking for professional, passionate educators to help us deliver award-winning care and education to Infants. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits (including health insurance options, generous paid time off, free YWCA of Minneapolis Health & Wellness memberships, and support for further education and professional development), and a dynamic, welcoming environment.
We seek candidates who:
• Enjoy working as a member of a team;
• Possess a strong knowledge of and interest in early childhood development;
• Understand the importance of education beginning at birth
• Are able to create a safe classroom environment, implement center curriculum, develop and implement weekly studies and lesson plans, maintain classroom cleanliness
• Are able to recognize and validate children's thoughts and emotions;
• Will actively engage with children and partner with parents to nurture; overall development (social-emotional, cognitive, fine/gross motor, literacy and language, etc.) help children build self-esteem and positive self-images; and
• Are committed to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
All of our centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and are Four Star Parent Aware rated.
All Candidates must possess at the least the following credentials:
• CDA plus 2080 hours as an Assistant Teacher/Teacher in a licensed program or
• AA degree in any field with 16 qualifying semester credits* plus 2080 hours or
• A high school or General Education Development (GED) Diploma and 4,160 hours as assistant teacher with 24 quarter credits (post secondary) or
• Minnesota technical institute certificate as a Child Development Assistant and 2,080 hours as an assistant teacher with 6 quarter credits
• Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize the daily routines, activities, and curriculum for the classroom children and staff.
• Ability to serve and meet the needs of the customers (Parents, children, and co-workers) in an exceptional manner.
• Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with customers to gain their trust, respect and involvement with activities.
• Ability to delegate to responsibilities
• Ability to mentor and guide staff