Concordia University, Chicago
  • 27-Jan-2020 to 27-Mar-2020 (CST)
  • Early Childhood Center
  • River Forest, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) seeks applicants for the full-time, non-exempt position of Assistant Teacher in the Early Childhood Education Center. This position is responsible for caring for children in the Early Childhood Center together with a lead teacher. This position reports to the Director of the center and is located in River Forest, IL.


  • Provide for the development of each child spiritually, socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally
  • Collaborate with head teacher to support curriculum by implementing plans outlined by head teacher when head teacher has finished her shift
  • Prepare and be involved in the physical preparations and clean-up of classroom activities as outlined in each classroom's list of duties
  • Be responsible for the health and safety of the children
  • Monitor small groups and/or free choice play time
  • Help monitor, supervise work and attendance of lab students, observation/methods students and student teachers
  • Follow standards set by DCFS (Department of Child and Family Services, NLSA (National Lutheran School Association) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).
  • Follow guidelines as employee of Concordia University as listed in the staff handbook
  • Promote Center's mission/vision statement
  • Attendance for in service and staff meetings are expected, participation in specific center committees and community activities are voluntary
  • Participate in 15 hours of professional training per year. These meeting may be during the day, weekends, or evenings
  • Maintain appropriate contact with and support of parents and families
  • Center wide substitute

Skill Sets:                                                                                   

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education and Concordia University Chicago
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to organize tasks
  • Ability to work with and cooperate with supervisory staff at all levels
  • Ability to review, understand, and apply concepts presented at conferences and/or professional literature

Education Requirements:

Associate's Degree in related field required; Bachelor's preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits may also be available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume and references with their online application.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age.  As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation. 

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Innovative and Professional Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and in 2013 was named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time. For the sixth consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at

As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected and increasingly urbanized church and world.

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