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Lab Assistant- Early Childhood
Title:Lab Assistant- Early Childhood
Department:Early Childhood Education and Development
Division:Social & Behavioral Sciences
Location:Main Campus
Closing Date:07/13/2018



Division: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Early Childhood Education and Development
Job title: Lab Assistant- Early Childhood
Reports to: Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) Coordinator and the Dean of KCKCC Behavioral and Social Sciences Division, the Assistant shall work with and assist the ECED faculty.
Supervises: N/A
Position type: Part Time – 29 hours per week
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


This position is responsible for providing field-based supervision, instruction and evaluation for students in ECED courses who are participating in field placement at community partner sites.


  • Observe, provide feedback and evaluate community college students in their field-based experience with young children, providing oral and written feedback; model for students the skills taught in ECED courses.
  • Ensure students follow safety practices.
  • Complete required paperwork, including evaluations according to deadlines.
  • Work closely with course faculty to meet course outcomes, and coordinate instruction for assigned students.
  • Participate in faculty meetings and field site meetings.
  • Participate in professional development to improve instructional skills and stay current in early childhood education and development professional knowledge skills.
  • Assist in the responsibilities of transportation of students during field trips per the College’s policies and guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Applicant should have professional discipline specific knowledge related to curriculum, guidance and high quality early childhood education programming.
  • Applicant should have experience in adult learning instructional practices and reflective supervision.
  • Applicant should have experience in care and teaching of young children age birth- grade 3, typically and atypically developing or at-risk.
  • Must understand the philosophy of the urban, open-door community college.



  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development or a related field with at least 18 credits in child development, early education or special education.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in direct service to children in early childhood education programs for children age five and below.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing professional guidance, supervision or training of adults in early childhood settings.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items. The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.


SALARY: Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.


Must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours; as needed.

To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree(s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number(s) and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of position given this title and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job related duties through their hiring department. Specific job related duties assigned by hiring department shall be consistent with the representative essential functions listed above and shall not be expanded in role or scope.



KCKCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.

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