Academic Assistant – Boston Academy & Fairfield University Only Investigators Program
This position reports to the Academic Dean of assigned campus at either Boston University Academy or Fairfield University.
The role of the Academic Assistant for the Summer Institute for the Gifted Investigators Program is to provide administrative and operational support to the academic components of the program.
- Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Employee Manual, SIG Investigators Program Administrator’s Manual, and the SIG Code of Professional Conduct.
- Provides overall administrative and operational support to the Academic Dean, as well as to the overall academic program for students and staff members.
- Completes all pre-program responsibilities:
- Reviews webinars and reads provided manuals
- Aids in the set-up of the SIG office on campus with the Director, Academic Dean, Office Manager, and Nurse (if applicable); Reviews academic supply inventory, in relation to budget and Instructor requests.
- Sets-up, attends, and participates in the staff orientation prior to the beginning of the session.
- Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a self-directed environment.
- Be able to work and anticipate unexpected situations or assist during emergency operations.
- Comfortable using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Work with various office equipment including, but not limited to: cell phones, walkie-talkies, computers, recreational equipment, photo copiers, fax machines, or scanners.
This job operates at a day college campus for a three-week period.
- Ability to move, or push objects by using hands and arms to install or position materials up to 40 lbs.
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, and crawl for prolonged periods of time to perform general operations.
- Be able to demonstrate speech clarity and recognition by speaking frequently for long periods of time to students, parents, faculty, and SIG staff while conveying detailed and important information.
- Monitor the health and safety of others by scanning large areas at both night and during the day.
- Ability to work potentially without air conditioning during hot and humid summer months for days on campus.
- Maintain constant contact with others by interacting with staff and students and within the campus and campus facilities.
Position Type / Expected hours of work / Travel
- This role is required to be at the assigned campus, Monday through Friday, from the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and may be asked to assist with extended care as needed.
- There will be additional hours of work outside of these including pre, during, and post program.
- The position is required to attend office set-up and staff orientation one or two Saturdays before the start of the assigned program.
- This role is expected to commute to and from program location daily.
Education / Experience/ Qualifications
- Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (Education major or comparable program, preferred). Recent graduates from an undergraduate or graduate program also considered.
- Work experience in office administration and administrative procedures.
- Experience and/or educational training in an academic environment.
- Academic, tutoring, and/or recreation supervisory experience with children. Lead or independent teaching experience preferred.
All requirements will be interpreted and applied consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law counterparts.
Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.