Academic Program Assistant

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Academic Program Assistants contribute to all academic aspects of the programs. They are supervised by the Academic Coordinator. In addition, Academic Program Assistants work closely with other staff members to accomplish the overall mission of the program by attending to the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of program participants. The Academic Program Assistant has morning, afternoon, and evening duties – typically 8-10 hours per day. In addition to supervising students in and out of class, academic program assistants attend instructional staff meetings, complete projects during the day as assigned, and assist on student arrival and departure days. Academic Program Assistants serve as the technology liaison between the academic staff and the TIP Main Office. Along with administrative staff, the Academic Program Assistant must arrive several days before other staff to begin campus preparations. 

Qualifications

A minimum of two years of college, including some concentrated study in subject areas relevant to Duke TIP courses, is required; candidates nearing completion of undergraduate coursework or currently pursuing graduate-level studies are preferred (some programs require a bachelor’s degree.) Experience teaching or tutoring is helpful, as is staff or participant experience with programs for the academically gifted. Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents, exhibit maturity and a positive attitude, and be willing to serve as a role model for students. Applicants should be familiar with technology (especially instructional technology), be able to communicate with and seek support from Main Office as needed, and be willing to assist staff with technology needs. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team; organize projects; explain and enforce Duke TIP rules; and support the efforts of other Duke TIP staff members. There is a driving requirement for this position. Eligible drivers must possess a valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license, be at least 21 years old, have an approved driving record on file with at least three years of driving history, and be willing to drive students in Duke TIP vehicles (cars, minivans, 8-passenger SUVs).

Programs

Academic Program Assistants are hired for the following programs:

CRISIS
Summer Studies
Field Studies

Program Overview

Job Description (PDF)

Program Overview

Job Description (PDF)

Program Overview

Job Description (PDF)