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Teaching Assistant

Northeastern University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Teaching Assistant

About the Opportunity


Transitional Kindergarten/Preschool/Infant Toddler Teacher Assistant

Full-time teaching position that follows the Mills College academic school year

Non-Exempt (.83)

Reports To: Head of School, Mills College Children's School

Mills College is a nationally respected independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for both women and men. Located on 135 lush acres in the foothills of Oakland, California, the College enrolls approximately 961 undergraduate women and 635 graduate women and men. Consistently ranked one of the top colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report and one of the “Best 373 Colleges” by The Princeton Review, Mills provides a dynamic liberal arts education fostering women's leadership, social responsibility, and creativity.

This wonderfully unique position in the Mills College Children's School, the oldest laboratory school in the West. The Mills College Children's School follows a constructivist model of education for infant-toddler through fifth grade programs. Teaching Assistants work closely with Preschool Head Teachers, and teaching team, to plan and supervise an exemplary curriculum for designated grade levels, using a reflective/inquiry approach to analyze and improve instruction.

Representative Duties

Responsibilities include:
  • Plan and implement a play-based, constructivist curriculum based on the best-available knowledge of children's learning and linked to the Early Childhood foundations and California state frameworks. Regularly work with colleagues of the Children's School to study children's classroom learning.
  • Supports, supervise and ensure safety and well-being of children in the program.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote children's physical, cognitive, motor, social and emotional development.
  • Maintain active and open communications with parents/guardians of the children and with the other members of the Children's School staff and School of Education faculty.
  • Professionalism - As a teaching assistant in the laboratory school, the student will be a member of a team committed to advancing knowledge about teaching and to principled practice. The position is based on the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with professional colleagues, parents, students, and children within a diverse and multicultural environment.

  • Two or more years recent successful ECE classroom teaching experience
  • 12 Units of qualifying Early Childhood Education coursework
  • TB Clearance and good health screening report
  • Pediatric CPR/first aid training.
  • Ability to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment

This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.

Additional Information:

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, pleased go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

The starting salary is $20.00 /hour.

Position Type

General Administration

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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