The Child Development Center (CDC) invites applications for an experienced, dedicated and progressively minded individual to serve as Lead Teacher in a twos classroom. 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.
This individual will develop an emergent play-based curriculum in partnership with an experienced Assistant Teacher to support the overall development and social-emotional skills based on the individual needs and interests of each child. Additional responsibilities include:
Collaborates with one assistant teacher, classroom assistant teachers, volunteers, and other staff;
Plans and implements developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum consistent with the CDC's mission and philosophy in emergent, open-ended play emphasizing emotional support and respect for each child;
Maintains all standards of training and education as required by the Virginia Department of Social Services and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC);
Develops and maintains strong connections with families;
Collaborates with and mentors assistant teachers and volunteers from other departments on the university campus; and
Follows basic principles of early childhood development as defined in the NAEYC code of ethical conduct.
CDA (Child Development Associate) or equivalent bachelor’s degree is required (advanced degree is preferred);
Demonstrated classroom experience (minimum one to three years is preferred);
Maintains all standards of training and education as required by the Virginia Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs;
Effective communication (both written and verbal) and supervisory skills are necessary;
The successful candidate must pass a tuberculosis (TB) screening and criminal record clearance before employment; and
CPR, First Aid, and Medical Administration certifications are required, but may be completed after employment.
This is a full-time, year-round position with excellent benefits.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA754z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; upload a cover letter, resume, philosophy of teaching and list of three professional references with contact information.
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.
Internal Number: 49471
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