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Teaching Assistant, 12 Months (3/4 Time), Kean Child Care and Development Center
Kean University

Date Posted Nov. 22, 2023
Title Teaching Assistant, 12 Months (3/4 Time), Kean Child Care and Development Center
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Child and Social Services
    Administrative Support/Services

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields - you will need to verify that the data is accurate.

  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.


Kean Child Care and Development Center

Teaching Assistant, 12 Months (3/4 Time)


Under the supervision of the Director, the Teaching Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom Teacher in planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate, child-centered program of activities that promotes the social-emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child through exploration and discovery. All practices must be consistent with guidelines put forth by the Kean University Child Care and Development Center, College of Education and NJ Preschool Teaching & Learning Standards.


This position requires a regular schedule of afternoon and evening hours, with flexibility in schedule required as needed. This is a ¾ time (26.25 hours weekly) grant funded position through the Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS) Grant. Continued employment is contingent upon renewal of grant funding. 


Qualifications: Experience working with young children and families in a child care/school or educational setting is required. Preferred qualifications include: an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field; minimum of 1-2-years of classroom teaching experience and experience with children with special needs; and current Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate with a Preschool or Infant/Toddler Endorsement. In addition to undergoing a pre-employment physical and successfully completing background screening checks, the Teaching Assistant position also has physical requirements. These include: the ability to constantly move, stand, sit, bend and kneel for short and long periods of time, hand dexterity and the ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds; ability to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear to ensure children’s health and safety and engage in physical activities with children; and the ability to work indoors and outdoors. Candidates must have the ability to use a computer with basic proficiency and have strong oral and written communication skills.


The selected candidate will be required to pass a four (4) month Working Test Period.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.


New Jersey SAME Program Applicants: If you are applying under the NJ State as a Model Employer of People with Disabilities (SAME) Program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B Letter) must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the New Jersey SAME Program, please visit the website at:, email: or contact our Kean Recruiting Team at


Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.


Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.  


Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.


EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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