Early Childhood Educator

Business & Econ Development · Juneau, Alaska
Department Business & Econ Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $21.41 - $24.82


Early Childhood Educator 


Job Class: Technician 
Class Status: Active
Department: BED
Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK
Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 7
Prepared by: E. Edenshaw/J. Wise
Hours of Work: Varies
Approved by: 
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time
Effective Date: 8/1/2019


Assist the Administrator in all facets of Child Care Center activities. Incumbent will assist with carrying out lesson plans, incorporating component plans, and leading groups of children.  


Reports To: Administrator 
Supervises: Up to two FT employees and/or volunteers
Liaison To: N/A


•Develop and maintain a positive relationship with the children, families, staff, and volunteers

• Manage small groups of children

• Evaluate activities regarding appropriateness, effectiveness and interest to the children

• Assist in preparation of materials, as needed, to carry out the weekly lesson plans  

• Eat and interact with children at meal times, serving as an appropriate role model to the children

• Attend staff meetings as requested 

• Assist with contacting referrals, scheduling evaluations, and gathering intake information, adhering to program timelines 

• Accurately enter data into database systems

• Assist in maintaining an inventory of forms and supplies

• Compile and archive child charts

• Provide clerical support to classroom staff

• Help prepare agenda, attend meetings, and take notes

• Participate in staff development and education

• Prepare and submit all required paperwork in a timely manner

• Provide support in all areas of the classroom maintaining a clean, safe, and cheerful environment

• May assist conducting developmental screenings, observations of children's behavior, and in developing Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) 

• May attend parent committee meetings as requested 

• Safeguard privacy of records and confidential information

• Assist in recruiting, enrolling eligible children and collecting needed records

• Assist with janitorial duties and communicate with staff to determine janitorial priorities 

• Assist in keeping the building and playground area in safe condition and good repair at all times

• Observe and ensure fire and sanitation code requirements 

• Perform other duties as assigned



Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: N/A


• Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and requirements

• Knowledge of program rules and requirements

• Knowledge of modern office procedures 

• Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and database software

• Ability to work effectively with executives, managers, supervisors, employees, and employee representatives

• Maintain strict confidentiality

• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

• Project management and conflict resolution skills

• Familiarity with Alaska Native cultures, particularly Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• High School Diploma or equivalent 

• Two year experience working with young children in a group setting

• Child Development Associate Certificate 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• Associate degree in Early Childhood Education 

• Current First Aid/CPR Certificate


The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.


• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”.  This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.

• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace.  All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.

• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Business & Econ Development
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $21.41 - $24.82