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Mountaineer KidZone Classroom Teacher

Within the Department of Campus Recreation & Student Family Resources, Mountaineer KidZone (MKZ) Classroom is a flex-care childcare facility for WVU students and employees who are parents.

About Us

Our Mission

WVU Campus Recreation serves the students, faculty/staff and community by supporting a culture of well-being. Our commitment to healthy living includes creating and promoting opportunities to be active.

Diversity and Inclusion

WVU Campus Recreation values diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create an environment in which we embrace, celebrate and empower the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity.

Join us in our commitment to treat everyone with respect and kindness by challenging our community to engage in personal and collective reflection, development and action.

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Job Description

MKZ provides an excellent opportunity to work with children and gain skills and experience pertaining to customer service, leadership, teamwork, collaboration, good work habits and risk management while building their resume’ in a fun and supportive environment. MKZ classroom teachers are expected to provide positive leadership and role modeling for all children while maintaining a flexible, energetic attitude. We appreciate your interest in pursuing this position; being a member of the Mountaineer KidZone team is an exciting and rewarding opportunity. As you consider this position, we would like to provide you with some further details about the program and job requirements.

Interested? Email Vicki for more info!

position details

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Caring for children of all ages, from six weeks to eight years of ages
  • Facilitating safe, quality play among small groups of children
  • Supervising children at all times and interacting in their activities
  • Executing overall program operations including teaching instructional lessons, facilitating activities and addressing behavioral needs of participants
  • Providing educational lessons to teach children new skills and a fun experience for all children
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and appropriate relationships with children, parents/guardians and staff
  • Maintaining an environment for young children that meets WV state childcare center licensing regulations
  • Representing the Departments of Campus Recreation & Student Family Resources in a professional manner at all times
  • Enforcing and executing all policies and procedures set-forth by the Departments
  • Making sound, time-sensitive decisions based on the Department’s mission, vision and values
  • Attending all required meetings and trainings as scheduled
  • Assisting with leading, developing, planning, preparing, supervising, and other general program operations, activities, and initiatives
  • Assisting with special projects and other tasks/duties as assigned (such as: organizing and sanitizing materials to ensure the facility remains safe and clean)

Job Requirements

  • Previous experience working with young children
  • Demonstrate ability to care for and educate young children
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff
  • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification (which can be provided for you by Campus Recreation upon being hired for the position)
  • Policy 49 -Children on Campus – Child Abuse Prevention Training (which can be provided for you upon being hired for the position)
  • Title IX -Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training (which can be provided for you upon being hired for the position
  • Training and/or experience in one or more of the following areas are preferred: Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field, childcare, camp counseling, team building, experiential education, recreational activities and arts & crafts
  • Must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in good academic standing at WVU


  • $10/Hour
  • Hours vary based on availability and the Mountaineer KidZone operational schedule

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