Teacher Assistant

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Campus School Job Description

Job Summary

Assist with classroom supervision and provide clerical and instructional support for the supervising teacher.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

When completing your application, please attach both a current resume and cover letter, combined into a single PDF or Word document.

Essential Functions - Teacher Assistant:

Assist in the preparation of the classroom environment by collecting, organizing, and displaying materials; setting up activities; displaying children’s work; rearranging desks, chairs, tables, etc. as needed for particular activities; clean-up at the end of the day.

Assist in the preparation of materials for the classroom by creating and putting up bulletin boards; laminating materials; collecting and collating children’s work; setting up special projects.

Supervise students in the classroom and/or on the playground. Work cooperatively with the supervising teacher and/or other classroom and playground supervisors to ensure the safety and well-being of students at all times; anticipate and respond to students’ needs for academic or behavioral assistance and guidance; facilitate daily activities and transitions in the classroom (e.g. from activity to activity, lunch, recess, arrival and dismissal) to ensure smooth classroom operations.

Assist with instruction and evaluation of students as assigned by the supervising teacher; work with individuals or small groups of students on activities or projects or assignments; share observations of students with the supervising teacher; assess students’ work as designated by the supervising teacher.

Provide clerical support for the supervising teacher by organizing student paperwork/folders; record keeping; maintenance of supplies in the classroom, etc.

Other duties as may be assigned by the supervising teacher or school administration.

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Review the Parent Handbook for important information and school philosophies, procedures, etc. Understand and support the Community & Civility Frameworks within the program.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Associate’s Degree in education or related field. Experience working with children in group settings, preferably in classroom settings. Ability to work effectively in-person and in a remote environment.


Ability to form positive and supportive relationships with children and adults. Ability to be flexible and work as a member of a team. Good organizational and interpersonal skills; strong technology skills such as zoom, seesaw, google classroom.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

July 2, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade P

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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