Early Childhood Teaching Assistants

Fairfax, VA
$15/hour; Commensurate with education and experience
May 22, 2023
Oct 12, 2023
Full Time
Early Childhood Teaching AssistantsLooking for a part-time job in early childhood education? Seeking a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive work environment with opportunities for growth? Join the team at George Mason University's Child Development Center. We have multiple part-time positions available in Preschool, Pre-K, and Kitchen Management. Applicants must be able to work until 6 p.m. Our program offers play-based, NAEYC accredited educational experiences for children ages 2-5 years of age. We prioritize social-emotional development in support of all areas of growth through open-ended, child-centered exploration both indoors and outdoors.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities:This position will report to the Director of the Child Development Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:Support the daily care and education of each child in accordance with Mason's CDC philosophy and values as well as all licensing guidelines and NAEYC criteria;Communicate directly with parents to establish and maintain family partnerships in the best interest of each child;Help maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean, organized, developmentally appropriate and engaging with the guidance of the Lead and Assistant Teachers; andSupport meal prep and cleaning of kitchen in the absence of Kitchen Manager (requires Food Handler's certificate).Required Qualifications:Experience working in a licensed childcare facility or school;A High School diploma or equivalent;Must be at least 18 years of age;Some coursework, in early childhood education or child development preferred; andBackground check clearance and TB risk assessment.Things we love about the Mason CDC:Fun, friendly work environment;Energetic and diverse university campus;Complimentary lunch for all staff;Warm, supportive families;Extended winter holiday closure; andPosition offers an average of up to 29 hours/week.We are looking for candidates that possess a respect for children's individuality and a passion for nurturing the growth and development of young children with love, patience, and empathy.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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