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Temporary-Early Childhood Teaching Assistant (CTD Summer) (Leapfrog)

Position Deleted on 6/18/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
Faculty - Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood
Full Time

Important Dates and Commitments

Opportunities for the Future conference: 1:00 - 5:00 pm, June 22, 2013

Selected Leapfrog TAs earns an additional stipend by working with a program coordinator to plan and supervise activities for children.

One-day, onsite training on a date to be determined, usually during the last two weeks of June2013 Leapfrog sessions and sites

Leapfrog Favorites (Skokie) and Grade 3 All-Day (Elmhurst) June 24 - 28, 2013

Week 1 (Chicago, Skokie, Palatine, Naperville & Lake Forest) July 8 - 12, 2013

Week 2 (Chicago, Skokie, Palatine, Naperville & Lake Forest) July 15 - 19, 2013

Week 3 (Chicago, Skokie, Palatine & Naperville) July 22 - 26, 2013

Salary per half-day (am) course is $275-$325 depending on CTD Summer Program experience (Half-day positions include lunch/recess supervision each day.)

Salary per pair of half day course (am and pm) is $450-$500 depending on CTD Summer Program experience.

Salary per all-day course is $425-$475 depending on CTD Summer Program experience.

Please complete additional documents by going to: and selecting (2013 Summer Staff Supplemental Application).

For any questions please contact: tcadministration(at)

Job Summary: This position is located in Evanston

Leapfrog Teaching Assistants (TAs) supervise students and support classroom instruction in various ways. TAs work closely with the site coordinator and the assigned instructor to maintain CTD's standard of supervision and to provide academically challenging instruction to each student. In addition, TAs are responsible for tasks such as recording attendance and setting up classrooms. Finally, Leapfrog TAsserve students as role models and conduct themselves according to CTD's Honor Code at all times.

General Responsibilities:

Supervision of Students

  • Directly supervise assigned students at all times, including during transitions to and from the classroom at the start and end of the instructional period, during instruction in and out of the classroom, bathroom breaks and during lunch and recess time
  • Maintain CTD health and safety protocols, including emergency procedures and food safety policies
  • Uphold and promote CTD's Honor Code at all times, including modeling and explaining appropriate behavior
  • Actively engage with students during recess including participating in games or facilitating crafts projects
Instructional Support
  • Review course syllabus and lesson plans provided by instructor
  • Set up and clean up materials and supplies, including set up or login for computers or managing other classroom technology
  • Promote a positive classroom environment and assist in managing student behavior
  • Record student attendance
  • Document student participation and learning by note taking, transcribing, photographing and reviewing student work
  • Assist students in project work either through group facilitation or one-on-one
  • Provide feedback to instructors about student performance and participation
  • Collaborate with instructor regarding lesson planning
  • Lead instruction in instructor's absence if necessary
  • Other Requirements or Tasks
Attend staff training
  • Review and follow all Northwestern University and CTD staff procedures and policies, as described in the Leapfrog Instructional Staff Handbook and other documents
  • Arrive 30 minutes before the start of class
  • Communicate promptly, no later than the end of the instructional day, with instructor or site coordinator regarding any student or staff concerns by completing CTD communication forms
  • Assume other administrative or supervisory tasks as reasonably requested by instructor or site coordinator
  • Complete online or paper surveys to provide programmatic feedback
Mandatory Job Qualifications
  • Current or past teaching experience or enrollment in a college undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Previous experience working with children in a classroom or camp setting preferred
  • Genuine interest in and awareness of the academic and emotional needs of bright students
  • Mature and positive attitude
  • Strength and mobility to supervise active children in classrooms and on the playgrounds, including the ability to run a short distance and lift 30 to 40 pound child
How to Apply

This job is open for online applications.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you.

Job Opening ID number for this position is #20397

  • Please include resume and coverletter with your application.
"Please email your Essay Response(s) and your Supplemental Application to

"As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment."
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date Posted: 12/11/2012

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