Careers

HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent, nonprofit leader in early childhood education with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

We are a diverse team of researchers, educators, and professionals who believe that all children deserve a high-quality, equitable early education. We spend our days focusing on the variables that allow all children to be their best selves. This conviction is at the center of our research and what we practice in the classroom.

HighScope offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package in a family-friendly, team environment. Please send your resume and cover letter indicating desired position to our Human Resources Department: [email protected], fax 734.485.0704, or mail to HighScope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.

Explore the current job opportunities here at HighScope.

Demonstration Preschool Teacher

We have an immediate opening for a Preschool Teacher in our Demonstration Preschool. This is a full-time year-round position. The successful candidate must have experience in the implementation of the HighScope Curriculum. A valid Michigan teaching certificate and an Early Childhood Education (ZA) or Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement or a bachelor’s degree in early childhood or child development with a specialization in preschool teaching is required. The transcript will document a major, rather than a minor, in child development or ECE. Must have 3+ years of EC teaching and working with families. A HighScope Teacher Certification is desired. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teacher Assistants

HighScope is currently seeking substitute teachers and substitute teacher assistants for our full-day demonstration preschool program in Ypsilanti, MI. The substitute will work closely with the classroom teachers to implement the curriculum. Substitute teachers must have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/child development. Substitute teacher assistants must have a CDA/Associates degree in early childhood education. Experience with the HighScope Curriculum is preferred. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration.

Early Math Education Specialist

We are currently seeking an Early Math Education Specialist who will serve as a coach, resource and advisor in Early Childhood Mathematics. This individual will work to ensure that HighScope’s math curriculum is research-based, validated and differentiated to meet diverse preschool student’s needs. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, teaching, curriculum and instruction or related field. Experience designing or evaluating mathematics curriculum and experience providing coaching or professional development in early math teaching is also required. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

Early Childhood Center Manager

Come join our team as an Early Childhood Center Manager! The Manager will oversee HighScope’s full-day preschool program and efficiently lead, coach, and support the preschool staff. As our preschool and campus continue to grow, the ECCM’s focus, dedication, and expertise will be an integral part of its success. The individual will serve as a thought partner, parent collaborator, compliance official, team leader, and early childhood teaching authority. Qualified candidates will have an M.S. in school administration, educational leadership or early childhood education, a valid Michigan teacher certificate with 5+ years of successful preschool or elementary teaching experience, and completion of a 20+ semester hours of graduate credit in a state-approved program in school administration or early childhood programming. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

Sr. Director of Early Childhood and Applied Practice (ECAP)

We are currently seeking a Sr. Director of Early Childhood and Applied Practice (ECAP) to begin in 2019. The Sr. Director will be responsible for the direction and administration of the Early Childhood and Professional Learning activities. The individual in this role will provide intellectual leadership in the development of the early childhood curriculum; write about early childhood curriculum topics; make presentations at conferences and other venues; supervise department staff in their development of curriculum and training materials, and implement projects including training contracts and grants. Advanced degree in early childhood education, developmental psychology, educational psychology, child and family development, family support, curriculum development, adult learning (teacher-education), or related field required. Must also have 5+ years experience in relevant research, program development, and/or instruction. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

Chief Financial Officer

We have an immediate need for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As a member of the executive team, the individual in this role will plan, direct, and control all fiscal activities, develop budgets and forecasts, oversee financial audits, prepare financial reports, serve as a member of the executive team, supervise staff, and perform related work as required. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. A C.P.A. is preferred, M.B.A. is highly desired. Must also have a minimum of 7 years of experience in financial leadership roles. Experience in non-profit accounting, government reporting, and grants/contracts management is preferred. Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration. View the full job description here.

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HighScope International Conference

Join us May 15 - 17, 2019 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center  

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