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Summer Academic Program Assistant

This position reports to the Director of assigned campus. 
This role assists Instructors during class time. 
This role of the Program Assistant for the Summer Institute for the Gifted Investigators Program is to provide academic support to the students in the classrooms, and supervise, mentor, and coach students through their social and recreational interactions. 
Essential Functions 
  1. Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Employee Handbook, SIG Investigators Employee Manual, and the SIG Code of Professional Conduct. 
  2. Completes all Pre-Program responsibilities: 
  • Reviews manual/Handbook. 
  • Attends and participates in the staff orientation prior to the beginning of the session. 
  • Assists with the coordination and implementation of parent orientation and student registration prior to the start of the program and on the opening day of the program. 
  1. Supervises, accompanies, and participates in daily schedule of academic, recreational, and social interactions with students, including classroom, lunch, and activity times. 
  2. Assists Instructors and students with daily academic assignments, based upon their course schedule. Classroom responsibilities may include taking attendance, activity set-up, and one-on-one or small group support. 
  3. Takes anecdotal notes during classroom times to aid in the completion of the individual student assessments. Discusses notes with Instructor and provides them to the Instructor for their final write-ups. 
  4. Seeks guidance and assistance from SIG staff regarding student related concerns (academic, recreational, emotional behavior) and follows through on communication as needed. 
  5. Acts as substitute teacher in the event of an Instructor absence. 
  6. Is responsible for supervising the conduct and dining room behavior of all students assigned to him/her during lunch; eats with students as assigned and participates in their social interactions as a coach and mentor. 
  7. Attends all staff meetings as requested and any office administration, as assigned. 
  8. Coordinates and communicates student medical needs and emergencies with site leadership. 
  9. Sets-up, assists with, and attends the Closing Ceremony at the end of the session. 
  10. Demonstrates overall professionalism and a friendly, helpful, and positive attitude. 
  11. Performs additional duties as assigned.  
  1. Be able to multitask, set priorities, follow through on details, and complete assignments in a reasonable time period. 
  2. Be able to conduct self in an exemplary manner through leadership, honesty, integrity and holds self to a high standard of behavior. 
  3. Use good judgment in decision making, problem-solving and mentoring children. 
  4. Demonstrate a friendly, helpful attitude, and a commitment to working with the students. 
  5. Be able to work and anticipate unexpected situations or assist during emergency operations. 
  6. Work with various office equipment including, but not limited to: cell phones, walkie-talkies, computers, recreational equipment, photo copiers, fax machines, or scanners.  
Work Environment  
This job operates at a day college campus for a three-week period.   
Physical Demands 
  1. Ability to move, or push objects by using hands and arms to install or position materials up to 40 lbs.  
  2. Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, and crawl for prolonged periods of time to perform general operations. 
  3. Be able to demonstrate speech clarity and recognition by speaking frequently for long periods of time to students, parents, faculty, and SIG staff while conveying detailed and important information.  
  4. Monitor the health and safety of others by scanning large areas at both night and during the day.  
  5. Ability to work potentially without air conditioning during hot and humid summer months for days on campus.  
  6. Maintain constant contact with others by interacting with staff and students and within the campus and campus facilities. 
Position Type / Expected hours of work / Travel  
  1. This role is required to be at the assigned campus, Monday through Friday, from the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 
  2. There will be additional hours of work outside of these including pre, during, and post program. 
  3. This role is required to attend staff orientation one or two Saturdays before the start of the assigned program. 
  4. This role is expected to commute to and from program location daily. 
Education / Experience/ Qualifications 
  1. Enrolled in a higher education program, undergraduate or graduate program, or recently graduated from a related program. 
  2. Experience with children and young adults (ages 5-12) preferred. 
  3. Academic, tutoring, and/or recreation supervisory experience with children.