Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$21.98-$29.70/ Hour
East Campus (La Jolla)
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#126389 ECEC Teacher

Extended Deadline: Wed 4/24/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/2/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/13/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled. Initial application review date is 11/13/2023.


Under the supervision of the ECEC Education and Operations Manager, receive work direction from Lead Teachers (CDC Teacher II) in the planning and implementation of daily curriculum of all aspects of a quality program for children aged three months to five years. Work closely with Lead Teacher to maintain program quality, adhering to State Licensing regulations title 22, developmental profiles for all children and the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation Standards. Plan, prepare and implement age appropriate activities in daily curriculum areas such as: language, art, dramatic play, multicultural and social justice awareness, manipulative toys, arts and crafts, block play, problem solving, science, nutrition and outdoor play. Observe, document using narrative approach of Learning Stories, analyze, and link to assessment measures each child’s overall growth and development using the Early Years Learning Framework or equivalent assessment tool. Constantly monitor safety factors and required adult-child ratios. Create and maintain a warm and positive classroom environment which is inclusive and promotes mutual respect. Acknowledge and respect the integrity of each child and encourage the development of positive self-image to allow the child to comfortably and successfully explore and learn.

Assist children with hygiene (washing, diapering, toileting); monitor health needs of children and assist with meal/snack service. Monitor adult and child working areas to ensure they are safe, sanitary and orderly. Maintain best practices to ensure visual observation of children at all times to prevent children from being left unsupervised or from leaving the center. Follow established health & safety procedures for handling emergencies as identified in the ECEC Handbook. Interact with parents daily; give brief reports of child’s experience in pertinent areas. Under direction of or in absence of Lead Teacher, schedule and conduct regular parent-Teacher conferences to maintain open communication and rapport with parents. Assist the Lead Teacher in documenting child attendance records, correspondence, child observation notes, lesson plans, accident reports and assessments.


  • Must hold Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or above from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • Experience in planning and implementation of curriculum for children aged three months to five years.

  • Knowledge of and experience working within federal and state health safety regulations applicable to a child development facility.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience using various emergency response procedures. Ability to act quickly, calmly and appropriately in hazardous situations.

  • Experience using developmental assessment tools to prepare written assessments of children's growth and development.

  • Proven experience creating successful partnerships with parents, children, teachers and community representatives in providing a quality development and education program.

  • Ability to understand and incorporate Child Development theory and best practices in early Childhood group care education settings.

  • Ability to coordinate the program for one group of children and their parents.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and be sensitive to a culturally diverse community.

  • Ability to speak, read and write English to be understood by young children and to prepare lesson plans, reports, evaluations and general correspondence.

  • Ability to remain focused, organized and self-paced.

  • Ability to work with a variety of age-groups and flexibility to rotate through different classrooms as needed.

  • Must satisfy the requirement for a "Fully Qualified Teacher" within the applicable infant and/or preschool child category as defined by the Department of Social Service in Title 22.

  • Demonstrates competency and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Ability to model and advocate UCSD Principles of Community.


  • Must possess and maintain current First Aid/CPR Certification showing satisfactory completion of pediatric first-aid training, including managing a blocked airway and providing rescue breathing for infants and children.

  • Must possess and maintain current TB Clearance and Health Screening Report.

  • Must possess and maintain current immunization record to include evidence of current immunization for influenza, pertussis and measles.

  • FBI/Dept. of Justice Livescan background check and clearance with association through Community Care

  • Licensing required prior to hire.

  • Physical ability to lift up to 40 pounds as necessary.

  • This position meets the requirements for a mandated reporter under CANRA.


  • Must possess and maintain the Child Development Teacher Permit level credential or above from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • Must show proof of completion of three college level units of Infant/Toddler coursework OR enroll in coursework that would meet this requirement within 4 months of hire and successfully earn those credits within 12 months of hire.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $44,245 - $62,014 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.19 - $29.70

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit:
For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online