Summary Description: As part of the dynamic learning community of The School at Columbia University, the employee will engage and interact with K-8 students during designated enrichment hours, teach in the after school program and participate in staff meetings that address best practices and support professional growth. This position will be supervised by the Assistant Director and follows the School at Columbia University calendar and employees are expected to work on all school days. Direct and oversee daily school recess and enrichment activities, both indoor & outdoor year-round. Exhibit and practice attentiveness to social emotional skill development specific to age groups within grades K-8. Plan activities that are developmentally appropriate; provide close supervision and; maintain safe environment for children. Enforce school rules and behavioral expectations.Provide programmatic support by assisting Lead Teachers of diverse classes of the After School program. Be prepared and willing to act as Substitute Teacher during personnel absences. Maintain classroom order and monitor materials. Establish and maintain professional communication with school staff. Examples include but are not limited to: participation in staff meetings; timely communication with Supervisor, Division Heads, Nurses and Social Emotional Team; attendance to professional development meetings that address best practices and support professional growth.Participates in Summer Cubs.Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: -2 years experience working with children in an educational environment with direct service responsibilities preferred (school, camp, after school program, etc.)-Ability to manage multiple developmental levels of age groups and create child-centered play/learning experience-Strong verbal and written communication skills. Writing sample will be requested.-Full time availability and flexibility: some weekend/evening childcare work may be required
Preferred Qualifications: -BA degree strongly preferred-Familiarity with Google Apps preferred-CPR certification and first aid training is strongly preferred
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.