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Missoula Family YMCA Early Childhood Education Lead Teacher in Missoula, Montana

Early Childhood Education Lead Teacher

Missoula, MT (


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Job Title:Lead Teacher

FLSA Status: non-exempt, $17.95 hr to start, or depends on experience

Department: Development Center/Learning Center

Reports to: Childcare Center Director Revision Date: 7/2021

Probation: Subject to a 6-month introductory (probationary) period

FULL TIME BENEFITS:paid vacation, sick and bonus days; free family YMCA membership; health, dental and vision insurance available with employee contribution, and retirement contributions after two years. Part Time benefits include a free individual Y membership, program discounts and retirement contributions after sufficient time worked. 403(b) retirement savings accounts available to all staff.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Greater Missoula Family YMCA is hiring team oriented, dependable, loving and compassionate people who love to engage and have fun with children aged 6 weeks to 5 years in a quality care learning environment. The Lead Teacher is responsible for organizing and leading daily activities of infants, toddlers and pre-kindergarten children. They oversee the program curriculum and environment, providing a high quality, developmentally appropriate experience to meet the needs of the children and families in the program. We are hiring lead teachers with either: two years’ experience in licensed childcare; a degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Psychology with coursework in child development; or a CDA. Applicants must be able to thrive in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization and work with limited supervision.

The Missoula Y is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive space for all, we value all people for their unique talents, and actively promote practices that support diversity, inclusion, and equity.

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Required – Either two years’ experience in a licensed facility, or a degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Psychology with coursework in child development, or a CDA

Required – Must have current CPR and First Aid or obtain within first 30 days of employment

Experience - 1-2 years child care experience or working with children preferred

Salary Description

17.95 - 22.44