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About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Teacher  
Open Date 1/13/2023  
Close Date  

Definition and Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Head Teacher, the Teacher is responsible for assisting with the implementation of a quality developmentally appropriate childcare program. The Teacher helps to supervise the activities of the children, the student staff, and volunteers at the Children’s Center. Promoting a safe, healthy, and creative environment, the Teacher also participates in planning and implementing curriculum, and assessing children’s development.

Additionally, all ASI employees are responsible for upholding the core values of the organization including but not limited to exhibiting professional behavior, acting as a role model to others, displaying a positive and cooperative attitude, communicating effectively, developing expert knowledge in area of specialization, and working together as a team.

Educational and Qualifying Experience, Skills, Licenses, Credentials


Educational/License/Credential Requirements

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  •  12 semester units in early childhood education or development required; 24 semester units in early childhood education or development preferred.California Child Development Associate Teacher permit.
  • Current American Red Cross Certification in the following: Adult and Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED.
  • Fifteen (15) hours of Health and Safety Training.


Experience Requirements

  • Minimum one (1) year experience working with preschool-aged children or infants and toddlers in a classroom setting that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must pass tuberculosis test, physical examination, and fingerprint clearance through Department of Justice.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Working knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • General knowledge of office methods, equipment, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of Windows-based computer systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written.
  • Ability to communicate with parents and respond to their concerns.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise Children’s Center Student Assistants and Child Development Lab volunteers.
  • Facilitate meetings, conduct student performance evaluations, establish goals, and monitor day-to-day operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Curriculum and Classroom Management

  • Assist in overseeing, supervising, and guiding the experience of the children’s total program.
  • Assist in preparing developmental assessments and children’s portfolios.
  • Shares responsibility in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Assumes responsibility of classroom supervision in the absence of the Head Teacher.
  • Assist with the maintenance and preparation of the overall classroom environment.
  • Responsible for classroom health and safety.
  • Assist in developing quarterly classroom goals and objectives.
  • Assess children’s progress and needs.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Center environment.
  • Assist the Head Teacher with supervision of classroom student staff, including training and written evaluation.
  • Ensure student assistants are learning applied knowledge and skills.
  • Process/update student training documents.
  • Assist in planning quarterly student staff meeting.


Parental Communication and Management

  • Assist in the management of parent concerns and communications.
  • Assist in planning parent education meetings.
  • Observe, participate in, or lead parent/teacher conferences with the supervision of the Head Teacher including enrollment conferences when appropriate.



  • Develop and execute assessment of programs and/or services for areas of responsibility including but not limited to setting and implementing goals, evaluating outcomes and ongoing enhancement.
  • Participate in the overall ASI assessment planning and goal setting.


Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Commit to continuous learning/improvement in DEI and cultural competence.
  • Work with director to review department’s policies, procedures, & practices related to DEI and participate in addressing barriers identified.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent ASI on committees as appropriate.
  • Ensure continuous professional development.
  • Actively participate in core staff meetings; share ideas and provide feedback in group discussions.
  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Background Check

This position is subject to a background check (including criminal records) as well as National Address Locater (Social Security Number [SSN] Trace), 7-year County Criminal Search in each county and/or state the applicant lived in based on the SSN Trace, National Criminal Database Search, Name Search, Employment Verification (All employers in past 7 years) and Education Verification (Highest Degree). Credit Reports, Motor Vehicle Record Check and Professional License Verification may also be required based upon the essential functions of the position.


Salary Schedule

Hourly Rate:  $18.93

  • Premium Overtime:  Yes
  • Shift Differential:  Yes
  • Non-Exempt



  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Social Security (FICA)
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Holiday
  • Birthday Holiday
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance


Date of Last Equity Review:  01/01/2022

Date revised: 7/1/2022

Number of Openings 3  
Location Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, walking, bending over, crawling, climbing, reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, pushing or pulling, lifting or carrying up to 50 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms walking on uneven ground and driving ASI vehicles.


Environmental factors include working inside, outside, in hot or cold places, in dry or wet places, change of temperature, odors, noisy, working with others, and working around others.

Req Number REG-23-00001  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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