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Teacher Assistant (Full-Time)

Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri.  Harris-Stowe’s beautiful campus is minutes from the renowned Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions.  Harris-Stowe’s diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.

The state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development/Parenting Education Center has an opening and seeks to fill the position of Teacher Assistant. Under the careful supervision of the teacher, teacher assistants will cooperatively provide a quality environment to care for children in assigned group. Assistants must have the ability to lead class in the absence of the teacher.

Responsibilities: 

  • Meet the daily needs of children
  • Maintain the necessary and appropriate routines
  • Use age appropriate classroom curricula activities and management practices
  • Greet parents and children upon arrival and departure
  • Assist teacher in setting up daily activities
  • Model appropriate behaviors for children
  • Demonstrate acceptance and respect for families of diverse cultures and structures
  • Assist the Lead teacher with planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate lesson plan
  • Create a safe, supportive learning environment utilizing developmentally appropriate practices 
  • Assist with cleanliness and organization of the classroom environment 
  • Establish relationships with the children using positive, responsive care-giving and interactions and developmentally appropriate practices
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Sociology or 60 credit hours from an accredited university in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Sociology
  • At least two years experience working with young children and families
  • Must speak correct English at all times
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and learning

Other Required Skills & Abilities 

  • Savvy in technology, to include but not limited to use of computers and IPads, videotaping and editing, to electronically collect and analyzed data for program improvement
  • The ability to supervise and to collaborate with cooperating teachers, administrators, faculty and student teachers
  • To review and analyze assessments and provide input in the process of construction and evaluation
  • The ability to write reflective reports for interactions with stakeholders
  • Flexible in convening and participating in meetings
  • The ability to be objective and establish high expectation and at the same time understand the contextual setting
  • Classroom management
  • Skill set in interpersonal relations

Physical Requirements 

Successful candidates must have the ability to travel frequently from one site to another.  Should have adequate sight to engage in word processing, view screens, the ability to climbing stairs, ability to sit for extended periods of time in meetings and observations, etc. Must be capable of lifting at least 15 pounds. 

Benefits Statement:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance and eye care options
  • Receive rich medical premiums 
  • Pension account matched at up to 20.42% 
  • Tuition remission including qualifying dependents 
  • Savings annuity plans
  • Tax Savings Benefit through Missouri State Employees’ Cafeteria Plan
  • On-site fitness center
  • Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Salary based on qualifications and experience.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three references online. 

Please submit your application and additional documents online at www.hssu.edu.  Submit your application using either Chrome or Firefox when applying, as our system works most smoothly with these browsers.  Please check to ensure documents are in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .ascii, .pdf, or html.

“Please No Phone Calls”

Due to the large number of applications submitted and the high volume of applicant inquiries we receive regarding the status of applications, we are unable to accept phone calls or walk-in inquiries regarding applicant status. 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER 


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