University of Utah Classroom Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/29/2018

Requisition Number PRN07665N

Job Title Classroom Assistant

Working Title Classroom Assistant

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 18

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

May 1 – June 8: Evening staff training approximately 10 – 20 hours for the month

June 11 – August 17: 7:45 am – 3:45 pm Monday through Friday

(weeks scheduled may vary)

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00173 - Continuing Ed & Comunty Engmnt

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $8.50 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

Classroom assistants work as Club U Camp Counselors for Continuing Education & Community Engagement’s Youth Education Club U summer 2018 camp program.

Want to make a real difference in the life of a child while working in a creative, forward-thinking organization? Continuing Education’s Youth Education Club U program offers a great summer camp experience right on the campus of Utah’s flagship university. Join us and be part of a fun, dynamic team that enriches the lives of children.

May 1 through June 8: approximately 10 – 20 hours for training

June 11 through August 17: 40 hours per week


•Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes

-Assures campers are properly supervised at all times

-Apply basic youth development principles such as relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth while working with campers

-Be aware of, and implement safety guidelines

•Develop and implement activities for campers in accordance with the camp mission

-Lead and teach camp electives and activities

-Actively participate in all program areas as assigned

-Consider activities appropriate for individual and group interests and abilities

•Maintain high standards of health and safety for campers and staff

-Provide care for each camper within your supervision, including recognition of ones own personal health needs

-Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems; discuss with camp director when appropriate

-Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper utilization, care, and maintenance is adhered to; report necessary repairs promptly to camp director

-Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns

•Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior

-Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures

-Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, personal language, appearance, health habits, sportsmanship, and manners

•Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members

-Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience

-Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp

Minimum Qualifications

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a food handlers permit, TB test, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

•One year previous experience as a group counselor or staff member in a camp or other youth setting

•Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities

•Be able to communicate verbally with campers and provide instructions

•Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness

•Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns

•Be able to observe camper behavior in daily life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior

•CurrentCPRand first-aid certificate (this training will be provided)

•Valid driver’s license


• Desire and ability to work with children outdoors and in the classroom

• Ability to relate to ones peer group

• Ability to accept supervision and guidance

• Ability to assist in or teach an activity

• Good character, integrity, and adaptability

• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

• High school graduate or equivalent, or at least 18 years of age

• Experience working with children as a leader or assistant leader

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.