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Current Openings

Infant-Toddler Program Classroom Teacher

The UCDS Infant-Toddler Education Program, an innovative Reggio-inspired program, is seeking a classroom teacher to join our collaborative teaching team. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate an Image of the Teacher that reflects the belief that teachers are researchers, coaches, and mentors who learn and grow alongside students in the classroom. In our school you find teachers who lean in to children’s inspirations and ideas, documenting the process of learning through notes and pictures, studying children’s behaviors and interests, and considering each unique individual both as their independent self and as part of the classroom community. 

Teachers use observations about children to design a dynamic and flexible classroom curriculum that reflects students’ wonderings, development, and relationships with each other and the world around them. Learning emerges from children’s theories and ideas as they experiment, investigate, question, and explore. The curriculum uses extended blocks of time for discovery, play, and group projects that feed and inspire children’s curiosity. Teachers understand the importance of offering children a diverse range of experiences, projects, and materials and believe that skill development and meaningful learning emerges and evolves when grounded in relevant contexts. 

Collegial relationships and a strong growth mindset are foundational to how our school functions. All Infant-Toddler Education Program teachers co-teach on a team of educators with designated group and individual planning times each week. During planning times teachers co-construct curriculum by sharing ideas, incorporating multiple perspectives, and building off of each other’s thinking to create a cohesive and shared plan that the group then implements together. Candidates must be able to work as part of a team, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and be inspired by children’s wonder and natural curiosity about the world around them. Please see below for more information about the UCDS Teacher Profile.

UCDS TEACHER PROFILE:

A UCDS Teacher:
Communicates

  • Interacts with others with respect and equality
  • Communicates thoughtfully to everyone
  • Reflects
  • Reads subtleties and acts appropriately
  • Speaks honestly with purpose and intent
  • Articulates and incorporates personal and school philosophies

Collaborates

  • Facilitates discussion
  • Models teamwork and decision-making
  • Demonstrates flexibility
  • Eagerly shares ideas and thoughts on curricula, students, parents, and professional issues
  • Supports others professionally

Facilitates

  • Reflects, assesses, plans, and implements a process in order to achieve and extend goals for each student, the class, and themself
  • Challenges individual students by setting high expectations
  • Inspires each student to go beyond their self-imposed limits
  • Promotes complex thinking by asking probing questions
  • Supports students with specific and constructive feedback

Innovates

  • Integrates ideas across thematic curricula
  • Invests in emergent curricula
  • Models discovery and inspires others to question
  • Celebrates “the well-built hypothesis”
  • Reveals possibilities
  • Embraces and continues their own learning process

Creates Balance

  • Considers the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each student
  • Supports diverse learning styles
  • Enriches and individualizes the learning process
  • Creates a safe and supportive environment while promoting exploration, discovery, and risk-taking

Our Approach to Education:
From the youngest age, infants and toddlers tap their natural curiosity and begin to learn through play and investigation. Our program draws from research that supports the idea that young children need meaningful experiences and relationships to learn and grow. 

Details:
This teaching position begins in August and is a salaried position with full benefits. The starting salary range is between $40,000-$52,000 and is commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants should have experience documenting children’s growth and using classroom observations to develop curriculum. Experience working with children younger than 3 years old is preferred.

We are currently scheduling interviews for this position. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:
Katie Walters-Krohn
katiew@ucds.org

UCDS Infant-Toddler Education Program
5062 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Senior Accountant

University Child Development School (UCDS), an independent school, is searching for a Senior Accountant for its Business Office. This is an in-person position. UCDS is located in Seattle, Washington.

UCDS encourages students to stretch, reflect, collaborate, and think expansively – enriching their educational growth and ensuring they thrive in school and beyond.

Role Focus:
The role of the Senior Accountant is an integral part of the Business Office. The Senior Accountant is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Business Office. The role is responsible for management of the General Ledger, ensuring a timely month-end close, and all appropriate general ledger account reconciliations. The role reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Perform financial closing activities: journal entries, reconciliations, financial statements preparation.
  • Print and distribute departmental financial statements.
  • Prepare compliance filings with State of Washington and IRS. (Sales and Use Tax filings, Charitable Gift Filing, and other miscellaneous tax filings).
  • Prepare & submit timely, accurate payment of debt service.
  • Assist the CFO in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts working with other administrators and department heads concerning budget performance.
  • Assist the CFO in preparing and maintaining the annual budget.
  • Work closely with the Development Office on gift accounting and reporting, ensuring that all activity is compliant with donor restrictions.
  • Provide support for the preparation of audited annual financial statements taking the lead position on preparation of schedules and work papers for annual audits.
  • Maintain daily cash balances and review bank reports daily.
  • Assist CFO with cash flow analysis and projections.
  • Participate in responding to periodic surveys and reports for the school’s trade organizations, as requested.
  • Initiate and drive process improvements for greater accuracy, financial control, and efficiency.
  • Other miscellaneous tasks as assigned in support of the CFO.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience; public accounting and/or private industry
  • The ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage deadlines and solve problems effectively and efficiently in a service-oriented manner
  • Experience with Oracle Netsuite strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Interest in learning and managing ERP data structures and reporting capabilities.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills (v-lookups, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Team player who is positive, energetic, and not afraid to roll up your sleeves
  • Requires a high level of independence, accountability, good judgment, and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.

Other Qualifications: All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.

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Interested candidates need to submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@ucds.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Non-Discrimination Policy

University Child Development School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and to seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. The School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.