Teaching Assistant - Summer Academic Challenge

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Teaching Assistant - Summer Academic Challenge
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5700
Location: Academic Challenge
Full/Part Time:  

Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Temporary, part-time

Position Summary: Access Programs' Summer Academic Challenge (SAC) is a four-week innovative STEAM enrichment program serving low income, first generation, and student of color primarily from Tacoma Public Schools and Pierce County. Students arrive on June 24, 2021 and finish the program on July 22, 2021. During SAC 2021, classes will be held on the University of Puget Sound's campus as well as online.

Ideal candidates have some experience/interest in STEM disciplines or art, are enthusiastic, and enjoy working with youth in a collaborative student-centered learning environment.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Assist teachers in implementing the new STEAM curriculum
  • Facilitate activities in small and large groups during lunch time
  • Serve as a positive role model for 7-12th-grade students
  • Monitor students before and after the main program activities
  • Chaperone field trips
  • Participate in a four-day orientation before the beginning of the program

    Must be current undergraduate, recent graduate, or youth development professional (preference may be given to those attending the University of Puget Sound, Access Programs Alumni, and returning SAC staff) Prior experience working with youth from diverse populations is highly desirable Willingness and ability to work collaboratively under the direction of an experienced teaching professional Ability and interest in assisting teachers to implement the STEAM curriculum Can facilitate engaging and enriching activities in small and large groups Can serve as a positive role model for 7-12th-grade students Holds a valid driver's license Able to commit to working for the duration of the four-week program plus a four-day orientation Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is not eligible for benefits.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:
    Resume Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA