University of Utah Classroom Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/26/2018

Requisition Number PRN07828N

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 40 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

- May evening staff training

- July 16th – July 20th residential overnight camp

- Residential camp program will require overnight stays during the week

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 $750.00 for program completion

Close Date

Job Summary

Youth Education is seeking a passionate individual to join the team as a Camp Counselor. This summer you will explore the Universe with Youth Education’s new residential summer camp. Counselors will be chaperoning and leading students who are attending the Universe for Future Scientists camp for students age 14-17. During camp, students will be working with the Department of Physics and Astronomy to learn about the physics of the universe through hands-on demonstrations and activities.

During the day, counselors and students will hang out in the Lassonde Studios, explore campus and college life. While during the afternoon and evening, students will be attending lectures and working at the U’s South Physic Observatory.

Join us this summer and be part of a fun, dynamic team that enriches the lives of high school students. Meals are included.


1. Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of students within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended outcomes.

A. Assures students are properly supervised at all times.

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

C. Be aware of, and implement safety guidelines.

2. Develop and implement activities for students in accordance with the program mission.

A. Lead and teach camp activities

B. Actively participate in all program areas as assigned

C. Consider activities appropriate for individual and group interests and abilities.

3. Maintain high standards of health and safety for students and staff.

A. Provide care for each student within your supervision, including recognition of one’s own personal health needs.

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

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

D. Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns

4. Be a role model to students and staff in your attitude and behavior.

A. Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

B. Set a good example for students and others including cleanliness, punctuality, personal language, appearance, health habits, sportsmanship, and manners.

Represent Youth Education when interacting with parents, University of Utah staff and community members.

C. Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their students to have a successful camp experience.

D. Follow safety and security protocols when students are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp.

5. During residential camps, stay overnight in the dorms with students.

A. Supervise students after classes have ended. Maintain a safe environment in the dorms and ensure students are following curfew hours.

6. Drive students to the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex

A. You will be driving a University of Utah vehicle, therefore you must have a valid driver’s license and complete an online Driver Training test.

Minimum Qualifications

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

• Be physically able to accompany the students to any of the camp activities.

• Be able to communicate verbally with students and provide instructions.

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

• Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any student concerns.

• Be able to observe student 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 junior high and high school students outdoors and in the classroom

• Student majoring in Physics or Astronomy or a strong working knowledge of those subjects

• 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 in grades K-12 as a leader or assistant leader

• Respect for diversity and enthusiasm to work will culturally diverse students from underrepresented backgrounds

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.