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Bing Nursery School is part of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and serves as a laboratory for the Department of Psychology. The department established the school in 1949, and the current building in 1966, to serve as a site for research and training in child development. It provides high quality educational programs to over 550 young children (2-5 years) each year, their parents, students in training, research and teaching faculty, and educators worldwide.
Bing Nursery School is seeking a Head Teacher. The Head Teacher will work under general supervision of the Associate Director and must possess and demonstrate a positive outlook on continuous process improvement efforts while maintaining a team-based and customer-focused mindset. It is critical that this position exhibit the abilities to practice sound judgment and decision-making, effective written & oral communication, strong attention to detail and respectful relationship management. This position must also exhibit a strong desire to continuously learn new and unfamiliar business topics, policies, and procedures as they relate to position - the ability to translate this information into operational successes will be critical.
This position is a 100% FTE and will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need. Hiring priority will be given to current Bing Teachers.
Supervise, plan, and implement educational experiences for pre-school children with a child development focus in a laboratory school setting to support faculty research and undergraduate instruction in developmental psychology and early education. Coordinate with multiple researchers and supervise, guide, mentor, and grade undergraduate students.
Oversee planning and implementation of curriculum projects and supervise activities performed by teachers and students; assign children/families and students to teachers; participate in hiring teachers; conduct performance evaluations.
Provide instruction to children; develop emerging curriculum and work with the children on short-term and long-term projects.
Use observation skills to record children's behavior and maintain anecdotal records.
Work directly with parents providing verbal updates and interpreting their children's behavior; hold formal conferences with families including initial developmental history intake and home visits.
Coordinate the needs of multiple researchers; assist in determining children eligible for research participation; work directly with researchers to facilitate faculty and undergraduate student research projects; help children to participate in relevant studies; help researchers develop rapport with the children.
Supervise, guide, and mentor undergraduate students observing or participating in the classroom; provide students with verbal and written feedback on their progress; assign grade to student for classroom activities related to their course work; demonstrate to undergraduate students the links between theory and actual classroom activity in support of the student's academic development.
Design, produce and display program content and the children's work; write articles for school newsletters; write articles for professional journals; present at parent seminars and at early childhood conferences; provide tours for visitors.
Education & Experience:
Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, or related field. Supervisory training and courses. Demonstrated excellence in supervisory experience. Four years of experience teaching in the field of Early Childhood Education. Experience teaching in a laboratory school highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellence in the teaching of young children.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues, parents, students, and faculty.
Excellent leadership skills, including coaching and developing staff.
Experience in and responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating curriculum and educational experiences.
Certifications and Licenses:
Current Child Development Permit desired.
Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Occasionally sit, kneel/crawl, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix.
Requires good visual and auditory acuity.
Work outdoors on a regular basis, occasionally in inclement weather. Includes caring for animals and plants.
Work evenings and weekends.
May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA, bleach, vomit, or blood.
Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.
The expected pay range for this position is $82,000 - $120,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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