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Early Childhood Lead, Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC)
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 14, 2024
Title Early Childhood Lead, Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC)
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Early Childhood Research Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Childhood/Youth Education
    Education - General

Position Summary

Affiliated with the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at UB, the Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC) is a NAEYC accredited program for preschool children that also conducts research and supports teacher preparation. The Early Childhood Lead will be part of the ECRCadministration, working closely with the Associate Director and Curriculum Coordinator.

Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for taking on the role of the Early Childhood Lead in one of our preschool classrooms, as they coordinate and assess preschool students through a play-based curriculum using guided play strategies.
  • Support and mentor student assistant teachers and preservice interns in the Early Childhood/Childhood and UBTeach Programs and provide them with reflective classroom guidance daily.
  • Maintain Ongoing Communication with Families.
  • Coordinate with Surrounding School Districts.
  • Support Research at the Facility.
  • Support NAEYC accreditation and NYS Licensing.
  • Assist in the preparation of classroom enrollment and attendance documents.
  • Engage in program promotion.
A background check is required. The ECRC is a NYS Licensed Child Care Center, a full background check through the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is required, including fingerprinting and a physical with TB test.

The ECRC and Graduate School of Education is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse, just and inclusive environment. We seek individuals who have a demonstrated history of community-based advocacy and engagement in efforts to achieve equity, inclusivity and justice.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education


Preferred Qualifications

Ed.D. or Ph.D. in education, child development, or other relevant fields

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