Employment

Diamond Street Early Childhood Center is a medium sized nonprofit Preschool and Childcare Center. We are a ministry of the Akron Mennonite Church and strive to educate and nurture the whole child in an environment that emphasizes peaceful resolutions to conflict and Christ's love. We seek to hire individuals who are high energy and have a passion for providing children with the opportunity to reach their potential despite outside circumstances.
To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to our Executive Director, Bethany Crane Jacke, bethany@diamondstreet.org for consideration. Please include a description of your paid and volunteer experience with children who are not your own. Or drop off your documents in person. 
Qualifications                                           
  • Interns: Currently enrolled in an education program that requires an internship with young children

  • Aides: High School Diploma or currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Education program at a Tech School

  • Assistant Teachers: High School Diploma, CDA or Associate Degree in Early childhood

  • Lead Teachers: Associate Degree or Bachelors degree (preferred) in Early Childhood or related plus professional child care experience 

  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.

  • An understanding of child development.

  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and move freely around a typical classroom in order to safely supervise the children at all times.

Benefits

  • Starting Salaries - $10-$15/hour

  • Annual Cost of Living Pay Rate Increase

  • Overtime Available

  • PTO up to 2 weeks during first year, up to 3 weeks during second year

  • Medical Stipend for Full Time Employees

  • Life Insurance for Full Time Employees

  • Optional Dental/Vision Insurance 

  • Retirement Account with Employer Contribution

  • Staff Mentor Program and Leadership Training

  • Free PACCA Membership

  • Paid Attendance at on site Professional Development Days

  • Free Childcare Development Associate Certificate Program and Paid Release time for T.E.A.C.H Grant Recipients

  • Flexible Work Schedule

  • Paid Planning Time

  • Annual STARS bonus

  • Childcare Tuition Discount

  • Aflac

Equal Opportunity Employer 

It is the policy and commitment of Diamond Street Early Childhood Center that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical, or mental disability, or religion.