English/Language Arts Teaching Assistant

Michigan, United States
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance, and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The Wolverine Pathways teachers assistants will provide exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area of E/LA or math to the communities of Ypsilanti, Southfield, and/or Detroit. They will co-facilitate the program for highly motivated 7th - 12th grade scholars. We are looking for teachers assistants to fill positions for the fall session.

Teachers assistants co-teach pre-developed curriculum to highly motivated students during the seven week fall session. E/LA or math teacher assistant: Mandatory professional development, Saturday, September 22, 2018, Tentative Session Dates: Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Wolverine Pathways Teaching Assistant - Compensation: $22/hour. This is a part-time temporary position. The pay rate is competitive, and we require your full commitment to the program session dates for which you areapplying.

Fall tentative session dates below:

October 6, 2018 Academic Week 1 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Extended day - YPSI only 2:00 p.m.)

October 13, 2018 Academic Week 2 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Extended day - DETROIT only 2:00 p.m.)

October 20, 2018 Academic Week 3 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Extended day - SOUTHFIELD only 2:00 p.m.)

October 27, 2018 Academic Week 4 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November 3, 2018 Academic Week 5 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November 10, 2018 Academic Week 6 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November 17, 2018 Academic Week 7 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Assist classroom teacher in explaining information, answering student questions, facilitating small group student learning, and evaluating and grading assignments

Maintain documentation of work and scholar progress to be able to present as needed

Monitor the quality of the scholar achievement to ensure no fundamental concepts are lost

Research a variety of topics (e.g. current practices, policies, education codes, etc.) in order to provide information and recommendations

Working under limited supervision following standardized practices and methods; and leading, guiding, and coordinating others

Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the program

Required Qualifications*

Should have a degree in relevant subject area

Be a math, science, or English major

Have some experience tutoring or teaching

Some experience with group facilitation

Desire to be an advocate for the development of students

Be highly recommended by at least 2 professional associates

Must be able to attend pre-session training day and submit pre-session training assignments and materials

Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions

Excellent communication and problem solving skills

Desired Qualifications*

Be a graduate level college student

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.