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Children's Nature Academy: Teaching Support Staff

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Early Childhood Education Assistant
  • Job ID: #20279
  • 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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Children's Nature Academy: Teaching Support Staff

POSITION: A full-time and part-time University staff position is available in Childrens Nature Academy. The official title for this assignment is Early Childhood Education Assistant with a working title of Teaching Support Staff.  This assignment requires a six-month probationary period.  The expected hourly hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred qualifications include coursework in Early Child Development, knowledge of accreditation and child care licensing, ability to work with multiple personalities in a supportive role, flexibility to work with multiple age groups. 

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A bachelor's degree in Education or a related field from a regionally accredited institution is required.


  • 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.
  • Other as assigned.

THE UNIT: The unit of the UWEC Children's Nature Academy is an Accredited, 5 Star, Early Childhood program that strives to support children and families.  The program is licensed for 180 children, ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age.  The program has 14 classrooms, and 21 staff members.  It is open to UWEC students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 9,000 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. To learn more about UWEC, visit

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:  You 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 Children's Nature Academy: Teaching Support Staff position (Job ID # 20279) 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:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references 

Please direct requests for additional information to: Lisa Coen at

This is an immediate position.  Screening will begin as soon as applications are submitted. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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 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(CSA) policy.

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