How to write a Kindergarten Teacher job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Kindergarten Teacher job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Kindergarten Teacher job titles

  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Lead Kindergarten Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher (with special ed certification)
  • Kindergarten Teacher (Part-Time)
  • Teacher (Kindergarten)

Kindergarten Teacher job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Kindergarten Teacher job summary

Our private school is in need of a Kindergarten Teacher to join our roster of experienced, motivated and effective teaching professionals. The successful candidate will assume a classroom of 10 to 15 students (fewer for special ed classes). We strive in every way to create an inspiring and enriching atmosphere both for our students and our personnel. Every day, we encourage our Teachers to interact with their students on a personal level and to identify each student’s learning patterns. We put strong emphasis on physical activity, interactive learning and the use of props and other educational tools.

Kindergarten Teacher responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Kindergarten Teacher responsibilities

  • Create lesson plans for each class based on your experience and the students’ specific needs
  • Introduce interactive activities into the classroom and encourage students to vocalize their concerns and questions
  • Communicate with other team members as well as with parents about students’ progress and behavior
  • Join the rotation of Teachers who assist with start-of-day and end-of-day student care procedures
  • Organize students into small groups for social education
  • Encourage creativity in students by organizing art and craft projects on a daily basis
  • Create a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere in the classroom
  • Oversee lunch and recess twice per week
  • Listen carefully to parents’ requests and concerns and address them as quickly as possible

Kindergarten Teacher qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Kindergarten Teacher skills

  • Master’s Degree in Education preferred
  • Valid state-issued teaching certificate for Pre-K – 3
  • 2+ years’ experience teaching Pre-K or Kindergarten classes
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to teach creatively

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