Job Details

Georgetown University
  • Position Number: 3141696
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Child Care Services

Lead Teacher

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Job Overview

The child care Lead Teacher position provides developmentally appropriate early education and care to children18 months to 5 years old, creates nurturing, safe, and engaging learning environments, builds relationships with families to partner alongside them in the education and care of their children, and works collaboratively with other members of the child care team. The Lead Teacher also complies with policies, practices, and statutory, regulatory, and licensing requirements.

Work Interactions and Work Mode Designation

This position reports to the Director of Georgetown Law Early Learning Center(GLELC).The position also interacts with university families that include student, faculty, and staff parents and enrolled families from the greater metropolitan community.

Georgetown Law Early Learning Center helps to support the University's mission by addressing faculty, staff, and student families' need for the early education and care of their young children. The work mode designation for this position is On-Campus.

Requirements and Qualifications
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Associate's degree in early childhood education or a closely related field, with a least 15 credit hours of early childhood education course work or the equivalent in education and experience per the requirements of Office of the State Superintendent of Education(OSSE).
  • One year or more supervised experience in a high quality, licensed child development center.
  • 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.
  • 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.\
  • Must be able to: 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 32and 90 degrees in a variety of weather conditions such as, sunny, cloudy, overcast, and ground conditions that are dry, damp, wet, or snowy.
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification, trainings, and other certification, are required within 30 days of employment.

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.

Preferred qualifications for employment
  • Bachelor's or more advanced degree in early childhood education.
  • Two or more years as a lead teacher in a licensed child development center.
  • Two or more years of experience in the education and care of children ages 18 months-3 years old.
  • Experience conducting child observations and documenting children's growth and development.
  • Experience implementing the Conscious Discipline approach.
  • Current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills.

Continuing qualifications during employment
  • Background checks
  • Annual professional development
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification

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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:

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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