Hiring Department

Berkley Child and Family Development Center, UMKC School of Education

Job Description

Are you available to work on-call and be available from 12:00p - 6:00p or 3:00p - 6:00p, Monday-Friday? The UMKC Early Childhood Lab School, Berkley Child and Family Development Center, A nationally accredited program located on the UMKC campus, is seeking experienced preschool assistants with positive attitudes, strong problem-solving skills, and who are committed to providing the highest quality early learning experience. As a Preschool Assistant, you will work in a dynamic team environment facilitating a Reggio inspired play-based curriculum rooted in developmentally appropriate practice. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist teachers in carrying out curriculum, care activities, and routines
  • Cultivate and maintain a positive relationship with parents, teachers, and university students
  • Consistently treat children with dignity, respect and compassion
  • Promote, administer, and work to implement the programs goals, philosophies, policies, and mission statements
  • Participate in classroom management involving procedures and program as delegated by supervisors
  • Light clerical work (typing, filing, etc.)
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Participate in required in-service trainings as required by Missouri State Licensing
  • Assist with classroom’s general housekeeping

  • 12:00p - 6:00p, Monday - Friday
  • 3:00p - 6:00p, Monday - Friday
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and some experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate, attendance in child development classes, or one year experience in a child care environment are preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to move freely (pushing, pulling, bending)
Anticipated Hiring Range


Application Materials

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Other Information

Part Time, hours vary - Please indicate your a vailability in your cover letter.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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