Imagine the Possibilities of a Career with
UCS Community Education
Utica Community Schools Community Education Department offers programs, activities and opportunities for infants through senior citizens that extend beyond the traditional K-12 programs to meet the needs of our diverse community.
Our programs include Early Childhood, School Age Child Care, Great Start Readiness, Adult Education and other enrichment opportunities.
Our employees change the future for our students in our learning environments and in our community. Whether in the classroom, the lunchroom, on buses, or taking care of our facilities, UCS employees are making a difference.
A Job in Community Education offers:
- Competitive wage and benefit packages
- Full and part-time openings
- Positions that follow the school calendar
- Work that makes a difference in our community
- A job with UCS Community Education is a fantastic opportunity for college students, retirees, stay at home parents and other community members looking for work outside of the home!
UCS Early Childhood programs utilize a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that feature exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Job openings include coordinators, preschool teachers and assistant teachers.
School Age Child Care
UCS provides before and after school child care at a number of schools throughout our district. Work within our childcare programs is perfect for those looking to work with children and need a flexible schedule, or for students looking to gain experience for a future career in education.
Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program is a free, nationally recognized preschool program for low-income families. Job openings include lead and associate teachers.
UCS Adult Education programs support individuals in earning their high school diploma, preparing to take the GED and learning workplace and other life skills. Job openings include supervisor, testing assistants and clerical positions.
Meet Jason Ellis
Jason started his career with UCS as a School Aged Child Care (SACC) assistant right out of high school. While he was unsure what his future career would entail, the flexible schedule of the SACC program provided him the opportunity to work through college and he was later promoted to a SACC director.
A degree in education seemed like a natural fit and his experience with UCS Community Education gave him the edge he needed when looking for a full-time teaching role. Today, he is now the principal at Beacon Tree Elementary.
Meet Kim O'Keefe
Kim has been part of the UCS community for more than 35 years as a lead teacher at DeKeyser Elementary Preschool. DeKeyser celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year.
She enjoys having a preschool within an elementary school because it provides her students the opportunity to engage with older students. She also loves being able to watch her preschoolers grow throughout their elementary school career. She has even had the opportunity to teach the children of her former preschool students.
She believes a job with UCS Community Education offers staff the opportunity to find their niche and work with individuals at a variety of ages. She also appreciates the professional development opportunities offered by the district, particularly after the past several years of the pandemic.