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As a benefit of membership, Iowa AEYC posts job openings as a resource for the early care and education profession. Postings are listed for 30 days. To post an opening, you or someone working for the employer must be an active Iowa AEYC member.

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Child Care WAGE$® IOWA Counseling Specialist – Des Moines
The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children is seeking a strong candidate to serve as a Counselor for Child Care WAGE$® IOWA.
A full-time professional-level position is currently available. Occasional evenings and Saturdays and travel are required. Must be willing to relocate to Des Moines area if necessary. Position will support Early Childhood professionals participating in the WAGE$ program for their attainment of higher education, through financial incentives. 
Required: Bachelors’ degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education or closely related field required, and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in a regulated child care program with emphasis or education in mentoring/counseling required. Must be comfortable with technology and basic math. Must have good interpersonal communication skills and be highly organized. We seek to find a strong early childhood leader with a commitment to higher education, professional development, above average attention to detail, a passion for the field of early childhood education, and the ability to be a team player.
   - Familiarity with family support programs
   - Experience working with web-based platforms, including social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), Survey Monkey, and conducting webinars
   - Experience with administrative duties.
Additional consideration will be given to those background and experience with second language learners and minority populations.
A background check will be completed upon employment.
For more information about Child Care WAGE$® IOWA go to
Applications will be accepted until December 22, 2017. Position to start on or soon after January 1, 2018. Email professional letter of interest and resume to or mail to: Dara Madigan, WAGE$ Program Manager,; 5525 Meredith Drive Suite F, Des Moines, IA  50310.
Job Description
posted 2017.12.05
Head Start Assistant Teacher – Marshalltown, IA
Join our Head Start teaching team and make a difference in lives of children ages 3 to 5. Help children learn new shapes, colors, numbers, and more while developing important social skills they need to succeed at home, school and in the community. We provide ongoing training opportunities, including assistance in completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during work hours.
Position is full-time, 45 weeks per year, with an excellent benefit package, $11.17 per hour.
   - High school diploma or GED/HiSET
Preference given to candidates with the following:
   - Child Development Associate (CDA) credential appropriate for the age group with which they will be working
   - Applicants enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education
   - Experience working with children 0-5 years of age
Visit for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume. Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA  50158; 641-352-5020; or complete application at above address. Position open until filled. EOE
posted 2017.12.05
Lecturer in Early Childhood Education-Iowa State University
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University is seeking a full-time lecturer in early childhood education. This person will teach an advanced curriculum and methods course in the early childhood education – unified teacher licensure program, and will supervise candidates during their student teaching experience.
The individual selected for this position will have knowledge, preparation, and experience teaching young children within the range of birth through third grade. The person should have a current or previous license to teach children birth through third grade, general education and special education; or birth to age 5 AND early childhood special education.
Duties will include teaching a senior level course that prepares students to gather developmental assessment data, develop, implement, and evaluate individual interventions (including conducting individual assessments, and gathering progress monitoring data), write IEPs, and plan effective group lessons. This course also includes teaching students to collect and use Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment data online.
Duties will also include student teaching supervision. This involves driving to off-campus sites within 75 miles of Ames, observing students and providing written comments about their teaching skills, conferencing with students, reading and evaluating written assignments, attending supervisor meetings, establishing positive relationships with cooperating teachers, assigning grades, writing letters of recommendation, and conducting a student teaching related seminar. Student teaching supervision also includes completing the necessary paperwork to evaluate student progress.
Required Education and Experience:
   - Master’s degree in early childhood education, early childhood special education, or related field (e.g., educational leadership, teacher education, etc.).
   - Current or previous license to teach early childhood education.
   - Previous teaching experience in early childhood classrooms or home intervention.
Preferred Education and Experience:
   - Demonstrated experience teaching or supervising field experiences at the college level.
   - At least 3 years previous teaching experience in early childhood classrooms or home intervention.
For guaranteed consideration, apply by 1/20/18. Start date: 8/15/18; full-time, 9-month position. Contact Dr. Gayle Luze,; 515-294-4045 with questions. To apply go to:
posted 2017.11.28
Head Start Lead Teacher - Marshalltown, IA
Mid-Iowa Community Action is seeking a passionate teacher to join the team at one of our Head Start centers in Marshalltown. As a Head Start Lead Teacher you will sing, dance, create, explore, get messy, experiment, laugh, and learn with children ages 3 to 5. Help children gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed at home, school, and the community. Lead the classroom team and promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children ages 3 to 5. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. Responsible for oversight and leadership of the classroom team, including supervision of staff and responsibility for achieving and maintaining established educational thresholds of participants. We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package. Full-time 9-month position. $19.42 per hour.
   - Current Iowa Teaching License which includes teaching preschool-age children
   - Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
   - Bachelor’s Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Education
   - Supervisory experience
   - Experience teaching preschool-age children
NOTE: Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan Forgiveness Program or Public Service Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
Visit for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume. Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158; 641-352-5020; or complete application at above address. Position open until filled. EOE
posted 2017.11.14