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University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted 03/04/2021
Admin-Child Care Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Apply now Job no: 231925-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Other

Position Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 1,500 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 8,000 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.
University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, 'The place everyone wants to live.'
University Apartments is a department within the Division of University Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Apartments provides on-campus housing, programs, and services for our residents. These services actively support the mission of the University while also meeting the needs of students, families, and guests by fostering the development of a residential community. The University Apartments staff provides these services to a community of approximately 2,500 residents in 1,234 apartments on 83 acres, who are primarily graduate students, staff, post-docs and their families; many of whom are international. All programs and services sponsored by University Apartments are funded through rent or user fees.
Eagle's Wing Child Care and Education Programs (Eagle's Wing) is an early childhood education center dedicated to serving the children living in the University Apartments community, and is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Child Care System. Eagle's Wing is also a teaching and research laboratory for university students, faculty, and staff. All Eagle's Wing programs are state licensed, city accredited, and hold a 5-star rating with the Wisconsin YoungStar Child Care Rating program. The program is licensed through the state of Wisconsin to teach 107 children between the ages of six weeks through 12 years, including a contracted 4K program through the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), and is accredited by NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation) and the City of Madison. Eagle's Wing is known for their play-based approach, High Scope curriculum, Anti-Bias and Peace Education focus.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Eagle's Wing Child Care & Education Programs, the Early Childhood Teacher will team with several other teaching staff to provide high quality, child-centered care and education programming. This includes a strong focus on developmentally appropriate, engaging, anti-bias and peace education activities within a play-based curriculum. This position will function as part of a team of teaching staff and must utilize effective communication skills. This position must also utilize an in-depth understanding of child development and accept input from colleagues. This team member is expected to be creative, self-motivated, and open to learning within a diverse international setting. Should have the ability to remain cheerful and positive within an active work environment.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of one year experience in a full day early childhood program required.
Current DPI teaching license to teach 4K preferred.
Experience at University Housing preferred.

License or Certificate:

10 hour Introduction to Infant and Toddler Care Class preferred.

Additional Information:

First-time employee must complete a physical exam (at their own cost) and provide proof of a negative TB skin test prior to the first day of employment, again every 2- 5 years.
The worker must be able to perform the following physical job demands throughout the workday with or without a reasonable accommodation. A reasonable accommodation is a modification to the job, an employment practice, or the work environment that permits the employee to perform his or her job duties successfully, without causing significant difficulty or disruption in the workplace, or posing a health or safety threat.
CONTINUOUSLY (>67%): Maintain postural balance while standing, walking, and performing job duties; functional ability to see with or without corrective glasses; hear at close and far distances; communicate with others; possess ability to use hands for power grip and pinch with forearms in various positions.
FREQUENTLY (34-66%): lift up to 35 lbs.; ability to sit, stand, crawl, stoop, crouch, and squat.
OCCASIONALLY (6-33%): lift and carry up to 60 lbs; ability to walk and run.
RARELY (0-5%): reach below knee level, to shoulder level, and above shoulder level; ability to push/pull up to 20 lbs.; ability to climb.
7:30am - 5:30pm, four ten-hour days between Monday - Friday, with one regularly scheduled day off. Alterations based on operational needs.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $37,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter within the online application system.
Eagle's Wing is currently recruiting for an Early Childhood Teacher to work in our classroom. The position is for our preschool classroom working with 3 - 5 year olds.
-Within the cover letter, please choose one of University Housing's Core Values (Care, Creativity, Excellence, Integrity, Optimism, Respect, Stewardship) and tell us how you would demonstrate this value in your work as an Early Childhood Teacher with Eagle's Wing.
Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the deadline date. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies within this department.


Maxwell Soderberg
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Mar 1 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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