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Missoula Family YMCA Early Ed Lead Teachers - Y Learning Ctr. on Palmer in Missoula, Montana

Job Title: Lead Teacher - FT - Y Learning Ctr. on Palmer

FLSA Status/Wage: non-exempt, $13.00/hr or more, depends on experience

Department: Learning Center

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

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

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

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 5 months 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.


At the Missoula Y, we strive for a better us by strengthening our community, every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all, a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to create change in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are above all, we are on a quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.

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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