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We are Harper College…the college in your community.

The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.


Education Requirements Individuals 16 years or older with experience in a childcare/camp setting or supervising children’s activities or programs preferred.

Experience Requirements Previous experience working with children preferred. Applicant should list special skills that relate to the position on application.


The InZone Program Aide position is responsible for supervising children and facilitating instructors through the activities of the InZone program. The Program Aide’s purpose is to set positive expectations for student success as well as contributing to classroom management and campus safety. This position is under the direct supervision of the Manager of Operations, Wellness and Youth Programming.

Schedule Information InZone program is scheduled Monday through Friday beginning June 3 and ending August 9. Employees are required to attend all training sessions in the weeks prior to the start of the camp. InZone hours of operation are 7:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Scheduling shifts are designated by the Manager of Operations, Wellness and Youth Programming. Applicants need to be able to work the designated InZone schedule to be considered for employment.

Hours Per Week To be determined based on program enrollment



Essential Functions
  • Provide a safe environment for the participants of the program.
  • Work directly with the children by directing and assisting children to classrooms/buildings, to and from lunch each day and supervising in the classroom and cafeteria.
  • Be a positive role model or mentor for children.
  • Work in a cooperative manner with your colleagues
  • Greet participants and parents.
  • Notify Instructors and/or InZone management staff of any problems that may arise.
  • Be familiar with and follow the guidelines set forth in the staff manual, the InZone brochure and parent paperwork.
  • Be able to work a Monday-Friday schedule when InZone is in session.

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