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Early Childhood Teacher - Children's Nature Academy

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Children's Nature Academy

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Associate Student Services Specialist
  • Job ID: #16776
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Early Childhood Teacher - Children's Nature Academy

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Children’s Nature Academy, beginning November, 2020. The working title for this assignment is Early Childhood Teacher with an official title in the Student Service Specialist title series. This is a renewable assignment that is expected to continue based on performance.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a Related Field (consistent with the requirements of the NECPA, , current cpr / first aid, a registry certificate from the Wisconsin Early Childhood Registry.

 Contingency: Must maintain provide proof of required trainings mandated by the state of Wisconsin, the program’s accreditation, and the Department of Children and Families.


*Lesson planning and assessment

*Maintaining required paperwork

 *Maintaining learning environment in keeping with the standards of accreditation and licensing

 *Managing children’s behaviors through positive guidance that is developmentally appropriate

*Working collaboratively with teachers throughout the facility *Facilitating learning through curriculum, including nature experiences. *Mentoring UWEC and CVTC student assistants, practicum students, interns, and other adult learners.

*Communicating with families, staff and administration.

THE UNIT: The unit of the Children’s Nature consists of 23 staff members.  The Children’s Nature Academy is part of the Department of Finance and Administration.  It is located on a Property, called the Priory, and is approximately three miles from campus.  The program prides itself on providing quality care for children, a supportive environment for families and supports UWEC Student parent and the general UWEC community.  The beautiful 112 acre property on which the program is located is an asset to the program’s nature-inspired curriculum. 


UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the  Early Childhood Teacher  position (Job ID #16776) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for three references

 Please direct requests for additional information to:

Lisa Coen, program director at


To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Friday, November 20th. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System 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 Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: