Working at A.S.
The mission of Associated Students is to create, promote and fund social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs and facilities both on campus and in the community, advocate for student interests, provide leadership opportunities and participate in shared governance. As part of our team, you will have a unique opportunity to work directly with the student body, serving as a mentor and assisting in the development of students on campus throughout their academic career. Our diverse environment and collaborative culture will enhance your professional growth while you enrich others.
Along with being a great organization to work for, A.S. offers a wide variety of generous benefits that include:
- 12 Holidays & 2 Floating Holidays
- Vacation & Sick Leave
- Medical, Dental and Vision — 100% Coverage for Employee
- Flexible Spending Plans
- Employer Paid Life Insurance
- Employer Paid Long Term Disability
- Employer Paid Employee Assistance Program
- Retirement Plans with Employer Contribution
- Aztec Recreation Center Membership for Employee
- Tuition Reimbursement
See Compensation & Benefits section of the position job summary for further benefit information.
Full-time Employment Application Process
- A.S. Full-time Application (PDF) (required)
- Provide a current resume
- Provide three professional references
- Cover letter (optional)
- Download and complete the Confidential Statistical Data Sheet (PDF) (optional)
Scan completed documents and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying In Person
Drop off completed documents at:
Associated Students Office
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Suite 320
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7800
Job description and application documents are also available at the Associated Students Office or call 619-594-6555 to have the application documents mailed to you.
The selection process generally takes 3 to 6 weeks after the priority consideration date; applicants will be contacted only for additional information or to schedule an interview.
A background check (including a criminal records check) may be required for this position and must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students of SDSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current A.S. employees who apply for the position.
The Associated Students is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion (to include religious dress practice and religious grooming practice), color, sex (to include breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, military status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected group. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Full-Time, Non Exempt
Supplemental Questions must be completed and submitted with employment application for this postion.
Download a Supplemental Questionnaire (PDF). Complete and submit with your application.
The SDSU Children's Center Master Teacher will work under the general supervision of the Supervising Teacher and other Center Administrators while working as a team member dedicated to creating a safe environment for learning and ensuring a high standard of quality care is provided to all enrolled children. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the classroom, including staff and student intern supervision and training, records maintenance and parent communication. As a member of the Center's teaching community, where continuity of care is a targeted goal wherever possible, teachers follow their children from year to year. Master Teachers facilitate observations and assessments of individual and group learning experiences to ensure best practice and anti-bias curriculum overtime. Master Teachers will be responsible for a classroom of up to a maximum of 40 children enrolled with flexible schedules.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develops and implements written curriculum plans to meet the individual needs of each child based on observations, emergent curriculums, DRDP goals, California Department of Education Foundations of Learning, West ED's Program for Infant Toddler Care Principles (PITC) as appropriate for age group and NAEYC best practices
- Provides individual direction, guidance and supervision of children in the performance of learning activities
- Develops and maintains indoor and outdoor environments that adhere to ITERS and ECERS criteria
- Engages children in conversations throughout the day using open-ended questions to promote critical thinking
- Completes child development profiles, meeting deadlines as established by the Children's Center calendar
- Maintains portfolios to monitor and document childrens' individual progress and work
- Models NAEYC standards and inquiry-based teaching in the classroom
- Other required responsibilities to include primary care, customer service, development of relationships with families of the children that attend the Children's Center as well as administration and safety
Minimum Education, Experience & Certification:
- Bachelor's degree in Child Development or related field required
- Two or more years' experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, including adult supervision required
- Experience working in a college lab school environment is preferred
- Infant Toddler Development course (minimum of 3 semester units) required
- Twenty-four units ECE/CD including core courses and 16 GE units plus 6 specialization units and 2 adult supervision units and a minimum of 3 Infant Toddler units (Copy of transcripts required)
- Current California Children Development Permit at the Master Teacher level or above
- Child Accident and Illness Prevention Certification (AB243 Certificate)
- Develops and maintains an approved Professional Development Plan that includes acquiring the minimum of 21 CEUs annually (105 hours in 5 years)
- Maintains annual membership in NAEYC to read and discuss their educational periodicals, Young Children and/or Teaching Young Children
- Department of Justice fingerprint clearance, TB clearance and current Health Screening
- Current Pediatric First Aid and CPR training, including the proper use of asthma inhalers and/or Epi pens
- 15 hours of Accident Illness Prevention Training
Compensation & Benefits:
Starting Range: $15.20 - $16.20 per hour, Non Exempt
Schedule & Working Conditions:
Year-round, campus-based, indoor-outdoor childcare center serving 200 children on a daily basis between the ages of 6 months to 5 years and their parents. This is a regular, full-time position which requires flexibility in work hours.
Staff-child ratios: Infants (1:3), Toddlers (1:4), 2-Year olds (1:4), Preschooler (1:8) Classroom group size: Infants (9), Toddlers (12/16), 2 year olds (16/20), Preschooler (24)
WORK ENVIRONMENT —The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: chemicals, dust, blood borne pathogens and other environmental risks.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS —The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information with children, staff and parents; bending, stooping and lifting children and/or equipment up to 50 pounds from the floor; standing for extended periods of time; moving quickly and easily from sitting to standing; working outdoors on a daily basis; visual scanning to insure child safety indoors and out; able to perform movements including grasping, touching, pushing, pulling, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination.