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On-Call Assistant Teacher, Early Learning Center - Georgetown University Law Center

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Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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On-Call Assistant Teacher, Early Learning Center – Georgetown University Law Center

The Georgetown Law Early Learning Center has been designed to meet the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs of children in a safe, nurturing environment. Toys and equipment have been chosen to develop fine and gross motor skills and give children opportunities to explore and select their own activities. Art, dramatic play, blocks, discovery materials, manipulatives, and books are some of the “interest areas” incorporated in the Center. We are conveniently located on the lower level of the Gewirz Student Center, just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

Job Overview

The On-Call Assistant Teacher – on an as needed, on-call basis - works directly under the guidance of a Lead Teacher, providing support in planning, initiating, and implementation of appropriate daily activities that promote positive development and learning based on the strengths, interests, and needs of the children. They also assist the Lead Teacher in communicating with parents and guardians about their child’s activities and development.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work collaboratively in a team and independently
  • Build positive relationships
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Demonstrate flexibility and reliability
  • Exhibit respect, empathy, and care for the children and their families, colleagues, and other members of Georgetown University and the surrounding community

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Director of Georgetown Law Early Learning Center, the On-Call Assistant Teacher interacts with university families that include student, faculty, and staff, and enrolled families from the greater metropolitan community.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to achieve or accomplish - within 30 days of employment - Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification, trainings, and other certifications
  • Achievement of at least one of the following: A) Associate's (or higher) degree in any field (from an accredited institution); or B) High school diploma (or its equivalent) and a current Child Development Associate credential; or C) High school diploma (or its equivalent) and certification of training and competence in the field of early childhood and will earn a CDA credential by December 2023
  • Criminal background check clearance, child protection registry clearance, drug and alcohol testing clearance, and any other requirements outlined by OSSE, Georgetown University, and relevant regulations

Preferred qualifications

  • Achievement of one of the the following: A) Associate’s degree (or higher) in early childhood education, early childhood development, child and family studies or a closely related field; or B) a High School diploma (or its equivalent) and a current Child Development Associate credential
  • One or more years as an assistant teacher in a licensed child development center
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification

Continuing qualifications during employment

  • Background checks and alcohol and drug testing
  • Annual professional development (currently 21 hours)
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification

Physical requirements

  • Lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Use a wide range of motion, including but not limited to, sitting down and standing up with children, getting up off of and down onto the floor, moving quickly, walking, running, hopping, dancing, pushing, pulling, and bending
  • Work at least two hours daily outside in temperatures between 32 and 90 degrees in a variety of weather conditions such as, sunny, cloudy, overcast, and ground conditions that are dry, damp, wet, or snowy

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Please note: The District of Columbia's Office of the State Superintendent of Education requires COVID-19 vaccination for employment in this position, reference Mayor's Order 2021-109 - COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Adults Regularly in Schools or Child Care Facilities and for Student-Athletes

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.