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Company: University of California
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Additional Information

Candidate selected for hire will be placed in either the Assistant Teacher position or the Associate Teacher position based on their teaching certification level. Work Schedule to be discussed at time of interview.

Position will remain open and will continue to receive applications until positions have been filled.


Delay Notice: Due to the current health crisis, candidate selection or hiring steps may be delayed. 

UCSC Statement

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Initial Review Date (IRD)

UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. 

Initial Review Date (IRD): 03-03-2021

Dept Marketing Statement

Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.


Position Information

The Assistant Teacher and Associate Teachers are entry level positions in the Child Development Center series. The Assistant Teacher and Associate Teacher work under the supervision of the Site Supervisor and Director of Early Education Services. The Assistant Teacher and Associate Teachers are responsible for the general supervision and implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants, preschoolers, and school age children; ages 11 months and 12 years. In addition, incumbent may give direction to the Student Teacher's Aides. The incumbent assumes responsibility for the general supervision and safety of all children. In conjunction with the teachers, establish effective communication with families, attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, actively participate as a team member, and participate in professional growth activities.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Assistant Teacher Starting Salary: $18.96/hourly (Step 4)

Associate Teacher Starting Salary: $20.12/hourly (Step 7)

No. of Positions: 6

Benefits Level Eligibility: No Benefits

Schedule Information: 

Part Time

40% weekly

16 hours weekly


Shift includes day

Employee Classification: Limited 

Job End Date:  06-30-2022, with possibility of extension

Work Location:  Early Childcare Services Center

Union Representation:  Clerical Employees (CX)

Job Duties

75% - Child Development and Education

  • Provide for the care and developmental activities of children. Implement developmentally appropriate children's curriculum, including provision for effective cognitive, social, emotional and motor development.
  • Develop relationships with individual children. May serve as primary caregiver for a group of children. In conjunction with teachers, establish and maintain appropriate child behavior to achieve a safe, functional learning atmosphere in the center. Through daily interactions,
  • promote the development of children's self-control, self-esteem and positive relationships with others.
  • Assume responsibility for the general supervision and safety of all children in attendance, including compliance with Department of Social Services licensing requirements and Title 5 regulations. In conjunction with the teachers, implement and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment conducive to children's safe and independent exploration.
  • Assist the Teachers in maintaining a clean and safe environment in the classroom and play yard. Helps organize and safely supervise children's fieldtrips on and off campus.
  • Assists the Teachers with the planning, care, and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum consistent with California Department of Education infant, toddler and preschool frameworks.
  • Supports developmentally appropriate lesson plans in conjunction with findings obtained from children's Desired Results Assessments.
  • Makes regular observations of individual children to assess challenges, strengths and goals. Documents information for developmental assessment supports appropriate curriculum for children and maintains ongoing communication with families.
  • Participate in the completion of Desired Results Assessments, twice a year within a specified time, for a designated group of children. Contribute to anecdotal notes for correctly filling out forms and writing reports concerning children's developmental milestones, behavior and health.
  • Participate in overall program evaluation, planning of program's goals and effectiveness.

15% - Collaborative Relationships with Families

  • Establish and maintain regular respectful verbal and written communication with parents to inform families of their child's day and center activities. Work in collaboration with families to facilitate children's transitions between home and center. Assist in maintaining a culturally sensitive, respectful atmosphere for families. Encourage family involvement in program. Attend quarterly family meetings.

10% - Teamwork and Professional Growth

  • Attend regularly scheduled, evening staff meetings and program wide staff meetings. Actively participate and contribute as a team member with all other staff. Establish and maintain effective communication through cooperative problem solving and active listening skills with other staff.
  • Participation at in-service trainings, workshops, conferences, and other professional growth activities (some evening or weekend hours) to improve skills, update knowledge of current professional practices and ongoing accumulation of training hours and/or units to renew and improve Child Development Permit following the Child Development Permit Matrix.
  • Assist Teachers in planning and conducting quarterly parent meetings and social events.

Required Qualifications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of children's developmental needs in social, emotional, cognitive and physical areas.
  • Ability to implement a developmentally appropriate program for children, e.g., curriculum, assessment, and environment.
  • Ability to keep children physically safe
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of children and adults.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Word processing skills

Assistant Teachers:

  • Eligibility for a Child Development Permit at the Assistant Teacher level within 12 months of employment with six postsecondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed at an accredited or approved college or university. These units must include the core courses and Infant & Toddler Development as defined by Title 22 licensing requirements.

Associate Teachers:

  • Possess a minimum of 12 post-secondary units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed at an accredited or approved college or university. These units must include the core courses and Infant & Toddler Development as defined by Title 22 licensing requirements.
  • Eligibility for a Child Development Permit Associate Teacher level on the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing, permit matrix.
  • At least six month of work experience in a licensed childcare center or comparable group childcare program dealing with children under five years of age.

Preferred Qualifications

Assistant Teacher and Associate Teacher :

  • Work experience in a licensed infant/preschool setting, with children 11 months – 5 years of age
  • A minimum of (3) semester units or equivalent quarter units related to the care of infants and meeting Title 22 licensing requirements

Special Conditions
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-offer criminal history background check prior to employment.
  • The ability to move materials weighing up to 25 lbs. with or without accommodation.
  • Must provide proof of a current negative TB test and completed Health Screening Report within 7 days of hire. 
  • Ability to obtain a current Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • Will be required to comply with current Early Education Services employee health safety requirements for child care providers as defined by state regulatory agencies; Current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:
  • Associate Teacher only: In addition to above, must obtain a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Associate Teacher or above Permit.

Safety Statement

All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.  

How to Apply

Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to 'My Activities'. Visit our How to Apply tutorial for detailed instructions on our applicant process. 


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 

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