he University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.
UW Continuum College expands the reach of the University of Washington by delivering educational programs that meet the needs of learners at all phases of their lives. We're focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we're creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
UW Continuum College (UWC2) has a range of outstanding opportunities for instructional assistants to work on special course topics designed for children and teens in our Youth and Teen programs (YTP). Our instructional assistants integrate the resources of the UW delivering academically rich curricula offered in a fun, safe learning environment.
Youth and Teen program Instructional Assistants...
Supervise youth enrolled (facilitating online or in-person interactions and activities)
Participate in opening/closing events associated with specific program
Support the safety and well-being of students
Attend staff orientation and meetings as required
Assist in creating a classroom environment conducive to cooperative and hands-on learning
Notify Youth and Teen Program administrative staff of problems
Employees in the UWC² Youth and Teen Program must complete all required training and successfully pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.
UWC2 Extension Lecturers / Instructional Assistants are Academic Staff, not faculty. These are part-time, temporary positions.
Comfortable working online in Canvas and Zoom (Virtual classes)
Experience working with youth in informal learning settings
Ability to collaborate with and support classroom instructors
Experience supporting youth of differing abilities, motivational levels and learning styles
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Ability, and desire, to successfully work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Willingness to provide instructional support with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of professionalism, punctuality, and content relevance for diverse youth.
Legal authorization to work and receive compensation in the United States.
Advanced student, educator, or professional in selected field, Bachelor's preferred
To apply to be an Instructional Assistant for a Youth and Teen program course, please submit the following:
A cover letter describing your areas of interest and expertise. Please identify the specific course(s) and age range (elementary, middle, high school) you are interested in teaching (see https://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/).
Resume or CV.
Names and contact information of three references. [optional]
A link to a professional webpage, or Github profile (if applicable). [optional]
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and review of applications will occur intermittently dependent on program needs.
You can read more about Youth and Teen programs at https://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/. Have an idea for a new course offering? Apply and tell us what you are interested in teaching.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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