Bowdoin College Substitute Early Childhood Educator in Brunswick, Maine
Substitute Early Childhood Educator
Posting Number C00264JP
Department Childrens Center
$500 Sign-on Bonus (Half paid on the first pay period and remaining paid after 90 days if employment qualifications are met)
Starting rate is $17/Hour
Substitutes come to the Children’s Center to support each program as an important set of hands when an Early Childhood Educator is absent. We invite subs to come weekly in order to build relationships with one or two programs at the Center rather than float through all the age groups. When a sub builds a relationship with the children and the team, there is a sense of predictable and consistent support. Subs are asked to help with teacher-work activities, wash dishes, sit with playing children, and participate in the outside program. Because of the play-based and nature-based focus in our programs, subs will be outside and inside while they observe and attend to children’s play.
COVID -19 Considerations for Children’s Center: Bowdoin College is committed to keeping our team members and the children in our care as safe as possible. Learn more about all of our important safety measures here:
This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefit eligible position.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Child development coursework or an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred. Acceptable Educational Equivalents: A combination of education with extensive experience is acceptable. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a genuine commitment to the field of early childhood education are expected.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Current CPR /First Aid certification required. A minimum of one-year experience working with young children preferred. Must sign Child Abuse Policy statement and complete Bowdoin College’s OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen training, and have proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or submit a written declination statement.
Standard Work Days and Hours
Varied hours, M-F
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Employment Category Casual
Pay Type Hourly
Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No
Posting Date 10/13/2021
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.