Program Assistant – Investigators Program
For campuses with 80 students or fewer, this position reports to the Director of assigned campus.
For campuses with 80 students or more, this position reports to the Academic Director of assigned campus.
This role assists Instructors during class time.
This role of the Program Assistant for the Summer Institute for the Gifted Investigators Program is to provide academic support to the students in the classrooms, and supervise, mentor, and coach students through their social and recreational interactions.
- Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Employee Handbook, SIG Investigators Employee Manual, and the SIG Code of Professional Conduct.
- Completes all Pre-Program responsibilities:
- Reviews manual/Handbook.
- Attends and participates in the staff orientation prior to the beginning of the session.
- Assists with the coordination and implementation of parent orientation and student registration prior to the start of the program and on the opening day of the program.
- Be able to multitask, set priorities, follow through on details, and complete assignments in a reasonable time period.
- Be able to conduct self in an exemplary manner through leadership, honesty, integrity and holds self to a high standard of behavior.
- Use good judgment in decision making, problem-solving and mentoring children.
- Demonstrate a friendly, helpful attitude, and a commitment to working with the students.
- Be able to work and anticipate unexpected situations or assist during emergency operations.
- 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 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
- There will be additional hours of work outside of these including pre, during, and post program.
- This role is required to attend 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 a higher education program, undergraduate or graduate program, or recently graduated from a related program.
- Experience with children and young adults (ages 5-12) preferred.
- Academic, tutoring, and/or recreation supervisory experience with children.
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.