KINDERSTUBE IS HIRING! OPEN POSITIONS ARE: DIRECTOR & PART TIME TEACHER

LEAD OUR GREAT TEAM AS THE NEW DIRECTOR

Kinderstube is hiring a new Director! The Bay Area Kinderstube has excelled at providing warm, loving, and fun play-based preschool education to German speaking families of the East Bay for over 20 years. We have a close-knit, friendly parent community and a staff of dedicated professional teachers.

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for the job of Director, please send inquiries to the attention of the Board of Directors at board at Kinderstube dot org with the subject "Director Job Application" or via snail mail to:

ATTN: Board of Directors
Bay Area Kinderstube
842 Key Route Blvd.
Albany, CA
Director/Teacher for Preschool Program, ages 2 to 5

Job Description

Mission:
The Bay Area Kinderstube (BAKS) is a German-language immersion preschool program dedicated to fostering support of the German language in the lives of children between the ages of 2 and 5 years. Our mission is to make German language development an integral part of the social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the child. The BAKS program seeks to stimulate language ability through play and theme-based preschool activities. The language of instruction and interaction with the children is exclusively German. BAKS does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race or religion.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Overall administration and licensing
● To observe the daily operation of the Bay Area Kinderstube (BAKS).
● To ensure that the center is in compliance with all licensing regulations and to monitor continued adherence to all licensing guidelines.
● To be aware of all deficiencies or potential deficiencies that may constitute an immediate threat to children’s health and safety.
● In the event that the center is found to be deficient in meeting any of the licensing requirements, the Director/Teacher has the authority to
● Acknowledge receipt of deficiency notices and to take the necessary steps towards bringing the center back into compliance.
● To serve as the primary liaison between the center’s staff and Board of Directors with the licensing agency.

Teaching
● To teach the children. All attending children need to be supervised from the time of arrival to parent pickup, both inside and outside the building.
● To be aware of the principles and mission of the center and to know the needs of it’s children.
● Together with staff, to make him/herself available for pre-arranged parent conferences every six months. Parent-teacher conferences may be arranged before or after the daily schedule or on special conference days outside the normal program hours.

Staff supervision
● To provide teachers with administrative guidance and support.
● To organize and oversee regular staff meetings and report the minutes of these meetings to the Board of Directors.
● To provide opportunities for in-service education for all staff.

Communication and public relations
● To act as a liaison between the Board of Directors, the teaching staff, and the parents of the students.
● To represent the center in all outside and community functions.
● To pursue fundraising possibilities for the center’s continued operation.
● To work with parents, staff, and Board Members to advertise the center and to foster public relations and student recruitment activities.

Lines of Supervision
The Director/Teacher is the primary person responsible for the operation of the center and is present during its hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. The
Director/Teacher supervises staff and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Board
Member currently designated for employment supervision is the Board President.

Director Qualifications
An individual is eligible to hold the position of Director/Teacher by meeting all requirements listed in one of four scenarios, and, in fulfillment of the mission of the Bay Area Kinderstube, can prove fluent knowledge of the German language, which is to be used as the language of instruction with all participating children:

● Possess a high school graduate degree or GED with 15 semester units or equivalent quarter units in Early Childhood Education at an accredited or approved college or university; and has had at least four years of teaching in a licensed day care center or comparable group child care program. The educational units must include the following:
○ Three semester units or equivalent quarter units of the 15 units required shall be in administration or staff relations.
○ Twelve semester units or equivalent quarter units of the 15 units required shall include courses which cover the general areas of child growth and development or human growth and development; child, family, and community or child and family; and program/curriculum.
● Possess an AA degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major emphasis on Early Childhood Education or Child Development and at least two years of teaching experience in a licensed day care center or comparable group child care program. At least three units or equivalent quarter units must be in administration or staff relations.
● Possess a Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major emphasis on Early Childhood Education or Child Development and at least one year of teaching experience in a licensed day care center or comparable group child care program. At least three units or equivalent quarter units must be in administration or staff relations.
● Possess a Children’s Center Supervisory Permit issued by the California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing.

Additional Requirements for Employment
● Is a native speaker of German or can prove language mastery through documentation of German language coursework at the post-secondary level.
● Proof of a completion of or concurrent enrollment in Child and Infant First Aid and CPR classes.
● Complete a health screening prior to employment and take a tuberculosis test.
● Evidence of eligibility to work (U.S. passport or Social Security Card and Driver's License).
● In the event that the candidate is not a U.S. citizen, provide evidence of eligibility to work in the U.S. (U.S. resident alien card (Green Card) or U.S. work permit).

********Interested candidates must already be eligible to work in the U.S.*********

JOIN OUR TEAM AS A PART-TIME TEACHER

The Bay Area Kinderstube is seeking a part-time German-speaking Preschool Teacher! We are looking for an experienced and engaged educator to join our team. If you are interested to enhance our program with your unique talents and creativity; you are committed to ongoing professional growth and like to collaborate with your team members please send us your cover letter, resume, credentials, evaluations and other inquiries to jobs@kinderstube.org the Kinderstube Director Ute Dawe. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

MISSION
The Bay Area Kinderstube (BAKS) located in Albany, California, has provided a warm, loving, play-based preschool education to German-speaking families for over 25 years. BAKS is a German-language immersion preschool program dedicated to fostering support of the German language in the lives of children between the ages of 2.5 and 5 years. Our mission is to make German language development an integral part of the social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the child. The BAKS program seeks to stimulate language ability through play and theme-based preschool activities. The language of instruction and interaction with the children is exclusively German. BAKS does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race or religion.

AREAS of RESPONSIBILITY
● Assist in providing instructional activities and opportunities that foster German language skills and encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children.
● Assist in planning and preparing classroom; provide a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate individual and group behavior.
● Assist in the supervision and oversee safety of the children, from the time of arrival to parent pick-up, both inside and outside the building.
● Maintain open and cooperative communication with parents/caregivers and families.
● Assist in planning and implementation of cultural celebrations that are an accessory part of the program (Laternenfest, Winterspiel, Spring Breakfast, Mother’s / Father's Day and Graduation celebration).
● Change diapers of younger children; support efforts of the parent/caregiver in toilet training.
● Assist in administration of snack and supervision of lunch.
● Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
● In fulfillment of the mission of Bay Area Kinderstube, the German language is to be used as the language of instruction with all participating children.

REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT
● Native speaker of German or can prove language mastery through documentation of German language coursework at the postsecondary level
● Proof of a current certification or concurrent enrollment in Child and Infant First Aid and CPR classes, as well as Preventive Health & Safety in Preschool Setting
● Complete a health screening prior to employment and take a tuberculosis test and proper immunization required by Licensing
● Evidence of eligibility to work (U.S. passport or Social Security Card and Driver's License)
● In the event that the candidate is not a U.S. citizen, provide evidence of eligibility to work in the U.S. (U.S. resident alien card (Green Card) or U.S. work permit)
 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

● Has completed at least 12 post-secondary Early Childhood Education units or equivalent quarter units at an accredited college or university and can show at least 1 year of work experience in a licensed day care center or comparable group child care program.
● The educational units specified above must include courses which cover the general areas of child growth and development or human growth and development; child, family and community or child and family; and program/curriculum.
● Experience shall be verified as having been performed satisfactorily, at least three hours per day for a minimum of 50 days in a six month period, as a paid or volunteer staff member under the supervision of a person who could qualify as a teacher or director under these guidelines.
● Possess a current and valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with the appropriate age level endorsement issued by the CDA National Credentialing Program, and have at least six months of on-the-job training and/or work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
● Possess a Child’s Center Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Preparation and Licensing.

BENEFITS AND PAY
Hourly wage is competitive and depends on education and experience. Teachers who work a minimum of 21 hours a week are eligible to receive individual employee health benefits. Eligible employees may elect to enroll in any combination of medical, dental, and/or vision plans available. Eligible employees will be offered $300 a month applicable toward monthly healthcare benefits premium expenses. Teachers receive up to 160 hours annually of paid
vacation during the school vacation weeks between each of the school semesters, in accordance with the work schedule (typically December/January and August). Teachers also receive the following paid holidays when scheduled to work on any of the following days: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Easter Break, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. Teachers may also receive 80 sick/personal leave hours per year and up to 21 hours of paid educational leave per year.

********Interested candidates must already be eligible to work in the U.S.*********