“To me, what I enjoy most about being an assistant teacher at the ELC is that it’s a great opportunity to continue learning! I love the community and the plentiful opportunities to grow and share the work we do with others.” -Michelle, current assistant teacher at the ELC
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Early Learning Center community, you are in the right place! Full-time job openings will be posted here as they become available. Simply click on the link provided to be taken to the UT Recruitment page where you will apply. Currently enrolled UT students interested in employment should click here for more information about part-time student educator positions.
|Date||Job Title||Description||Application Link|
|5-24-22||Program Support Specialist||The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate the mission of the Early Learning Center (ELC)—to foster scientific understanding of young children’s development. The ELC accomplishes this mission through (a) interdisciplinary research, (b) academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, (c) early education programs for young children, and (d) outreach, advocacy, and public policy.
The Program Support Specialist primarily exists to support classrooms and the food program in the absence of a regular staff member. This position may support various projects around the ELC. More information about the ELC is available at elc.utk.edu.
Duties: Supports classrooms in the absence of a regular staff member. Implements the daily schedule, works effectively with other teachers and students in the classroom, assesses children’s needs, communicates to parents, gives direction to pre-service students, etc.
Will support the food program in the absence of a regular staff member. Follows guidelines for the safe preparation and distribution of food, etc.
Also, supports the program with cleaning, organizing, restocking, and classroom assistance duties as requested by program administrators and assists with other projects as assigned.
Purpose of position:
The purpose of this position is to assist the Business Manager and Directors with fiscal and data management responsibilities of the Early Learning Center, and to provide administrative support and customer service to the ELC’s staff, students, families, and visitors.
This position will provide direction and assistance to staff and students for fiscal compliance, and will address questions and concerns in a timely manner. Financial responsibilities include maintaining family accounts, collections, purchasing, time entry, budget preparation, and processing travel reimbursements and contracts in accordance with university fiscal policies.
The position’s responsibilities directly impact the continued success of the ELC by affecting its ability to strategically plan, meet fiscal objectives, maintain fiscal and administrative integrity, and to maintain budgeted income from program fees.
This position serves as part of the ELC Administrative Team, including two Administrative Specialists, and led by the Business Manager. Shared responsibilities include: