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Assist with classroom supervision and provide clerical and
instructional support for the supervising teacher. This is a
limited-term position through June, 2023, with the possibility of
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
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
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
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/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for
your application to be considered for this position.
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.