St.  Catherine University

Montessori Guide or Early Learning Teacher

Location
Minnesota
Posted
May 24, 2022
Closes
Jun 08, 2022
Ref
20220317-STAFF
Category
Education
Employment Status
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Montessori Guide or Early Learning Teacher
Division
Finance & Administration
Department/Office
Early Childhood Center

Position Summary Information

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St. Catherine University and our Early Childhood Education program invite applications for a full-time, Montessori Guide or Early Learning Teacher position.

Our Early Childhood Center has a Four Star Parent Aware rating, the highest possible rating. The Center offers a Montessori Children's House and an Early Learning Program. The Montessori Children's House supports children in developing independence through choice of purposeful work. We provide an exemplary Early Learning experience for children ages 33 months to 5 years for families within and outside of the St. Catherine University community. Our teachers facilitate children's play and exploration in order to help them learn new skills, concepts, social skills, and critical thinking skills. We serve children ages 33 months to 6 years for families within and outside of the St. Catherine University community.

This positiondevelops, leads and maintains a model program facilitating children's self-creation and fosters social, spiritual, emotional, cognitive, physical and critical thinking skill development. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing vision, direction and development for the Early Learning or Montessori Children's House model of early childhood education
  • Develop curriculum and observation/assessment plans in alignment with the NAEYC Accreditation and Parent Aware expectations.
  • Lead and guide staff in the program, including training new staff and students.
  • Conduct team meetings with program staff.
  • Maintain standards of practice for the program, ensuring that the program meets the requirements of NAEYC , Parent Aware, and DHS licensing (Rule 3).
  • Teach in the classroom and record children's progress.
  • Prepare the classroom prior to start of school year, set up new activities for the environment throughout the year, and clean up at year's end.
  • Maintain an organized classroom and personal work space.
  • Participate in preparation for regulatory audits and accreditation renewal.
  • Attend professional development activities, train assistant teachers, participate in staff meetings and meetings with director and assistants.
  • Engage parents through writing newsletters, sharing articles of interest, and preparing and conducting conferences.
  • Keep current with new and effective early childhood practices and theories.


St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications

Any ONE of the following:

  • Diploma from the American Montessori Institute ( AMI ) or American Montessori Society ( AMS ) preprimary credential, primary diploma

OR
  • Baccalaureate degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education from an accredited college or university.

OR
  • Baccalaureate degree in any field with 18 quarter credits or 12 semester credits in DHS approved coursework.

OR
  • License from the Minnesota Department of Education ( MDE ) for elementary education without kindergarten endorsement with 6 quarter credits within one year of initial employment teaching children under school age

OR
  • License from MDE for prekindergarten or a license for elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited college or university with (36) credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education and/or early childhood special education is preferred.
  • Forty (40) weeks or more experience working with children as a teacher or assistant teacher.
  • Classroom management skills, including, ability to guide and discipline children in a respectful manner
  • Experience successfully collaborating with peers
  • Flexibility and patience in responding to the changing needs of the classroom


We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Sharon Johnson at smjohnson466@stkate.edu .

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. * For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  5. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  7. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
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    • Minority Jobs
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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