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Becoming Part of Our Preschool Family

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At Chilkat Valley Preschool, we're always excited to welcome passionate individuals who share our commitment to early childhood education.

 

Check below for current openings details, we invite applications from qualified and enthusiastic candidates who are eager to be part of our team.

We continuously accept applications for potential future employment opportunities. If you're interested in joining our vibrant community, please send us an email introducing yourself with a brief description and attach your resume to cvpreschool@aptalaska.net.

We look forward to getting to know you better! 

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Current Openings

Training for open positions begin May of 2024 in preparation for our summer camp program. We look forward to welcoming passionate individuals who are eager to make a difference in the lives of young learners!

Lead Teacher

As the Lead Teacher, you will play a crucial role in planning, organizing, and supervising all student programs and activities within the preschool. Your responsibilities will include overseeing classroom staff, training, evaluating, and delegating tasks to Teacher’s Assistants and/or Teacher’s Aides. Additionally, you will serve as the primary point of contact with the State Child Care Licensing Agency, being designated as the “Licensing Facility Administrator” when addressing licensing matters.

The ideal Lead Teacher must possess the necessary educational qualifications and demonstrate dependability, confidentiality, and responsibility. Creating a happy and cheerful atmosphere in the classroom and while representing the preschool in the community is essential.

This is a year round full-time position aligned with the Haines Borough School District schedule, including additional responsibilities during Summer Camp Sessions in June and July.

 

Starting wage of $22-26/hr. DOE

Key Duties:

  • Attend parent meetings and board meetings as requested by the Board President.

  • Regularly communicate with parents, addressing any improvements or concerns regarding their child.

  • Oversee the performance of Assistant Teachers and/or Teacher’s Aides, conducting yearly evaluations and reporting concerns to the Board of Directors.

  • Participate in long-range planning sessions with the board, Office Manager, and parents.

  • Work collaboratively with the Office Manager, including ordering supplies and materials for the classroom.

  • Address State Child Care Licensing concerns in cooperation with the Office Manager and the State to maintain compliance.

  • Conduct weekly 1-hour meetings with Teacher Assistants and Teacher Aides to plan and discuss classroom activities and any child concerns.

  • Train new staff and volunteers.

  • Organize a monthly activity between seniors and preschool students.

  • Collaborate with the local school district on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or special plans for students (e.g., behavior plans).

  • Actively pursue opportunities for professional development.

  • Supervise and assist with set up and clean up before and after school, greeting children and parents at the beginning and end of the school day.

  • Organize the graduation for the end-of-school-year potluck.

 

Requirements:

  1. Current CPR and First Aid Certificates (CVP will cover costs after the first year).

  2. Current negative TB test (CVP will cover costs after the first year).

  3. At least 18 years old.

  4. Current CDA certification or degree/credits in Early Childhood Development.

    1. ​The ideal candidate for the Lead Teacher position should possess a Current CDA certification or degree/credits in Early Childhood Development. Chilkat Valley Preschool is committed to assisting interested candidates with an education plan to meet these requirements, including tuition payment for required credits. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to pursue their teaching requirements while leading a preschool classroom at the same time. Reach out to the preschool for more information.

Passion for children and early education is a must! If you are a detail-oriented, proactive individual with a commitment to supporting early childhood education, we encourage you to apply! Please email your resume to cvpreschool@aptalaska.net.

Chilkat Valley Preschool is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Assistant Teacher

Seeking an Assistant Teacher who is dependable, responsible, and enjoys working with children. The Assistant Teacher will work closely with the Lead Teacher and is responsible for maintaining a cooperative work environment.

This is a year round full-time position aligned with the Haines Borough School District schedule, including additional responsibilities during Summer Camp Sessions in June and July.

 

Starting wage of $18-22/hr. DOE

Key Duties:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before school begins and stay 45 minutes after school, with an additional 1 hour per week for planning and discussion with the Lead Teacher.

  • Assist the Lead Teacher with set-up before school.

  • Greet children at the beginning of the school day.

  • Implement weekly planned projects and activities, sharing ideas during planning sessions with the Lead Teacher.

  • Plan and implement small group activities for circle time and supervise small group play areas during free playtime.

  • Participate in professional development opportunities.

  • Clean the school at the end of the day and complete weekly cleaning duties.

  • Complete tasks assigned by the Lead Teacher.

 

Requirements:

  1. Current CPR and First Aid Certificates (CVP will cover costs after the first year).

  2. Current negative TB test (CVP will cover costs after the first year).

  3. At least 18 years old.

Passion for children and early education is a must! If you are a detail-oriented, proactive individual with a commitment to supporting early childhood education, we encourage you to apply! Please email your resume to cvpreschool@aptalaska.net.

Chilkat Valley Preschool is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Teacher Aide

Seeking a Teacher Aide who is dependable and enjoys working with children. The Aide will support activities planned by the Lead Teacher and the Assistant Teacher, contributing to a cooperative work environment.

This has potential to be a year round full-time position based on enrollment that is aligned with the Haines Borough School District schedule, including additional responsibilities during Summer Camp Sessions in June and July.

 

Starting wage of $16-20/hr. DOE

Key Duties:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before school begins and stay 45 minutes after school, with an additional 1 hour per week for planning and discussion with Teachers.

  • Clean up the facility after school with the help of the Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher.

  • Greet children at the beginning of the school day.

  • Implement planned projects and activities, including supervising a play area for small groups of children during daily free playtime.

  • Complete tasks assigned by the Lead Teacher.

 

Requirements:

  1. Current CPR and First Aid Certificates (CVP will cover costs after the first year).

  2. Current negative TB test (CVP will cover costs after the first year).

  3. At least 18 years old.

Passion for children and early education is a must! If you are a detail-oriented, proactive individual with a commitment to supporting early childhood education, we encourage you to apply! Please email your resume to cvpreschool@aptalaska.net.

Chilkat Valley Preschool is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Office Manager

As the Office Manager at CVP, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our preschool operations.

 

This is a year round part-time position of approx. 24 hours per week aligned with the Haines Borough School District schedule, including additional responsibilities during Summer Camp Sessions in June and July.

 

Starting wage of $18-22/hr. DOE

Key Responsibilities

  1. Bookkeeping:

    • Maintain organized and up-to-date financial records, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, grant and tuition assistance forms.

    • Prepare monthly financial statements for board meetings.

    • Collect tuition, maintain tuition records, and manage records related to gaming permits, workman’s compensation, and insurance.

    • Collaborate with the finance committee to prepare the annual budget, complete and file quarterly reports, and handle annual taxes.

  2. Operations:

    • Oversee preschool operations and file necessary forms regarding immunizations with the Health Department.

    • Attend monthly board meetings as requested.

    • Collect mail and monitor the preschool telephone and answering machine.

    • Work with the Facility Administrator (usually the Lead Teacher) to address State Licensing concerns.

  3. Liaison:

    • Act as a liaison between Chilkat Valley Preschool and various entities, including Haines Headstart, Haines Borough School District, Haines Borough staff, Borough Assembly, Senior Center, and granting agents.

  4. Fundraising Coordinator:

    • Help coordinate fundraising events throughout the school year and summer in collaboration with the board of directors and fundraising committee.

    • Oversee or manage volunteer schedules, order food/supplies, and coordinate event logistics.

    • Propose fundraising ideas or special projects to the fundraising committee and board for approval.

  5. Special Duties:

    • Maintain an up-to-date schedule/calendar of upcoming events and vacation days visible to working staff and parents.

    • Assist the Lead Teacher in coordinating substitutes for staff members in their absence and act as a backup in the classroom when needed.

 

Requirements:

  1. Current CPR and First Aid Certificates (CVP will cover costs after the first year).

  2. Current negative TB test (CVP will cover costs after the first year).

  3. At least 18 years old.

 

Passion for children and early education is a must! If you are a detail-oriented, proactive individual with a commitment to supporting early childhood education, we encourage you to apply! Please email your resume to cvpreschool@aptalaska.net.

Chilkat Valley Preschool is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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