Assistant Teacher, Hoya Kids Learning Center - University Human Resources

Washington D.C.
Jul 21, 2017
Sep 26, 2017
Full Time
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Assistant Teacher, Hoya Kids Learning Center - University Human Resources

Georgetown University, a leading employer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, offers employees the opportunity to work with the most dynamic individuals in a caring, diverse and intellectually stimulating environment. Our staff and faculty contribute in a variety of ways to the exciting work being done on campus, in the nation's capital, and throughout the world.

Hoya Kids Learning Center (HKLC) is a child development and preschool facility caring for children of students, faculty and staff of Georgetown University. Dedicated to providing the highest quality child care in a safe, nurturing and loving environment, Hoya Kids fulfills a key component of Georgetown's educational mission to weave family needs into the fabric of the University community. 

The Assistant Teacher S/he assists the Teachers in providing developmentally appropriate care and early education to children of Staff, Faculty, and Students of the University.  S/he reports to the Director of Hoya Kids Learning Center, receives day-to-day guidance and direction from the classroom teacher(s), and works with all child care center staff and student aides in duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Creates and maintains a safe, healthy, nurturing, and stimulating environment for children.
  • Conducts programs and activities that implement the emergent curriculum of the classroom.
  • Develops and maintains mutually supportive relationships with individual parents that enable both parents and teachers to meet each child's individual needs.
  • Monitors and supports each child's individual development.
  • Assumes temporary management of the classroom in the absence of the Teacher and performs the duties of the Teacher only as needed.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalent
  • Childhood Development Associate or equivalent
  • Some prior experience working in a high quality early childhood program
  • Enjoyment of, and interest in, working in an environment with young children
  • Strong relationship and communication skills
  • Computer experience that includes email, internet research, digital photography, and word processing
  • Ability to lift/move children and materials (for example, boxes, furniture) up to forty pounds and to walk with the children on campus
  • Ability to be active with children (music and movement activities), sit on floor, get on a child's level (by stooping, squatting, or bending)
  • Understanding that the position involves regular exposure to communicable illnesses and bodily fluids

Preferred qualifications

  • Some college credits in Early Childhood Education
  • Knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD and PowerPoint
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to work well in a team as well as independently; communicate effectively and respectfully to children, families and colleagues; build positive relationships with all members of the GU community; demonstrate initiative to solve problems creatively; and show flexibility and open mindedness

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EEO Statement:

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