Academic Assistant

Job | Posted 3 days ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Instructional Support


Colorado Early Colleges Mission Statement: All students, regardless of background or skill level, will have the opportunity to pursue a growth mindset that will allow them to achieve mastery and to demonstrate they can succeed in school, in college, and in their chosen career. No exceptions. No excuses.

Academic Assistant

Salary: $17/hour
Exempt: No
Full-time: Yes
Supervisor’s Title: Head of School
Contact Days: 180

Position Purpose: 
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist the certified professional staff with several tasks on the job and maintain a smooth flow of tasks and communication in a classroom. We are also looking for this position to fill in as a Substitute as needed per supervisor. The Academic Assistant responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Preparation of instructional materials, test papers, scorecards, handout s and other material necessary for tutoring and evaluation of students
  • Mark attendance of students and prepare weekly and monthly attendance reports of every student
  • Observe the participation of students in individual and group activities
  • Examine answer books, homework, assignments and performance of students in other activities

They also perform other responsibilities such as the following:

  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision
  • Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
Additional Duties:
  • Assist guidance, student services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Substitute when needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.
Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

  • Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.
Travel Requirements:
  • Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
  Works in standard office and school building environments.  Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Qualifications Profile:
  • Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment preferred
  • Substitute license preferred
Conditions of Employment:
  • All offers of employment are conditional upon a successful background and references check
  • Selected applicant is an employee at will
  • Selected applicant must comply with the Colorado State Board of Education’s Drug-Free Workplace policy
  • As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the selected applicant must verify, within 72 hours of employment, his/her legal right to be employed in the United States
Colorado Early Colleges is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Colorado Early Colleges

4405 N Chestnut Suite E, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

At the following locations

McMurry Fort Collins, CO

4512 Mcmurry Ave , Fort Collins, CO 80525