Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Nonprofit Education

Location:  Varies - Albany/Cohoes/Watervliet 

Salary:      Starting $31,500/10 month contract

Benefits Vacation time and sick time, 401K, health and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement benefits, and eligibility for additional third-party discounts.

Overview of Your Role

Prekindergarten Teacher will be responsible for planning, developing, and instructing students 3-4 years of age following the approved  City School District curriculum goals, standards, and learning objectives creating developmentally appropriate lessons and experiences for academic and social-emotional achievement. The classroom configuration is 18 students, 1 teacher, and 1 teacher assistant. This will be a 10-month contracted position working for BGCCA in collaboration with the  City School District.

For interested applicants, please send your resume to

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities): 

Leadership & Supervision

Communicate and work with your Teaching Assistant to implement the planned lesson. 

- Evaluate and coach your Teaching Assistant periodically according to the performance evaluation policy. 

- Participate in offered Professional Development opportunities by the  City School District and the BGCA.


- Create and submit weekly lesson plans based on the curriculum and the student's specific needs. 

Collaborate with the Teaching Assistant to deliver the plan and ensure all required materials are in class.

Program Delivery

- Deliver creative, hands-on classroom activities based on predetermined units of study and students' needs.

- Complete progress reports, attendance, progress monitoring, summary/goal sheets, and monthly updates, and complete any additional required paperwork in a timely manner.

Health & Safety 

- Follow and maintain the school district health and safety regulation policies.


InternalCommunicate with UPK Director, fellow Prekindergarten Teachers, Teaching Assistants, CSDA staff,  and students to work together, instruct, discuss issues, and receive/provide information.

External: Maintain open lines of communication with parents, CSDA staff, and School Administration, to maintain the success of daily programming.


- Background check clearance (State Ed.).

- At least an Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Child Development, or any other related field.

- Valid NYS Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education or Masters equivalents such as Literacy B-6th or Curriculum Development, OR currently enrolled in a certification program.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce. Persons from diverse backgrounds including communities of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply. 

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