Academic Program Assistant

Students taking notes during class

The Academic Program Assistant is a member of the on-site administrative team and supports the Academic Coordinator. Academic Program Assistants assist in supervising students in and out of class, attend instructional staff meetings, complete projects as assigned, and assist on student arrival and departure days. Academic Program Assistants help support the Academic Coordinator in all components of the academic experience, observing classes, providing support to instructional staff in the learning environment, and implementing the academic life mission of Duke TIP. Academic Program Assistants report all academic or conduct concerns to the Academic Coordinator and confers as needed with the on-site administrative team. Housing and meals are provided on site.

Job Duties

  • Duties include full-time live-in day, evening, night and weekend commitments with one 24-hour day off per week
  • Emergency accessibility 24 hours a day
  • Facilitate distribution of and inventory return of academic program materials
  • Assist with classroom preparation, student file review, and other tasks as assigned
  • Support the execution of field trips, laboratory activities, and curricular projects
  • Support both program opening and closing
  • Provide additional student supervision as needed or assigned
  • Engage with students to support the curricular goals of all courses
  • Substitute for instructor or teaching assistant roles as needed
  • Complete administrative tasks in preparation for and during instructional staff meetings
  • Distribute student evaluation tools
  • Evaluate and report as directed at the end of the program
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Educational Requirements

  • A minimum of three years of college, with a strong background in education is required.
  • Candidates nearing completion of undergraduate coursework or currently pursuing graduate-level studies are preferred.
  • Classroom teaching experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Task orientation and time management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Ability to engage students, individually and collectively

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