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Child Development Specialist-Mentor/Toddler Classroom (IST IV) Parttime/.80 FTE

Requisition ID req423
Department Child Development Center
Campus Sylvania Campus
Employment Type Classified-Part Time
Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; This position will close when sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

Under the direction of Child Development Center management, the incumbent designs, plans and implements developmentally appropriate curriculum and program elements which promote the physical and intellectual growth of children (ages infant through five years old) in the Child Development Center. Provides learning opportunities for practicum students enrolled in the Early Education and Family Studies (EEFS) program, and in collaboration with faculty, guides and evaluates practicum student progress. Interacts on a regular basis with children, parents, EEFS program students and faculty, Child Development Center staff.
This position will be the lead in the Infant Room.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC, please review the minimum qualifications for this position and apply today.


  • Must obtain First Aid Certificate and Food Handlers Card within 30 days of  hire.
  • Must be enrolled in the Oregon Childcare Division Criminal History Registry before start date.
  • This is a Part time position (.80 FTE).   Schedule will be 40 Hours a week Fall, Winter & Spring.  Hours To Be Determined.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

    • Experience in an NAEYC Accredited institution
    • Experience mentoring adult learners
    • Experience with RIE philosophy for infants and toddlers
    • Demonstrated knowledge of anti-bias curriculum and commitment to social justice
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the following:
      • Current principles, practices and methods of early childhood education;
      • General health and wellness of children
      • Assessment and program evaluation techniques
      • Contemporary office practices, procedures and equipment; recordkeeping techniques
    • Demonstrated ability to implement age appropriate curriculum to foster growth and development
    • Demonstrated ability administering effective child development center policies and procedures;

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • High school diploma or equivalent and two years of post-secondary education in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
  • Three years of early childhood classroom experience working as a lead teacher with demonstrated ability to plan and implement an effective children's program in a NAEYC accredited center.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Grade 19
Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $19.45 to $20.02 per hour. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $19.45 to $30.75 Hourly Wage
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.