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Teaching Assistant - Summer 2022 - MSI

Company: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Location: Newark
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Teaching Assistant - Summer 2022 - MSI

Pre-College Programs

Reports To:
Director of Special Projects

Position Type:

Position Summary:
on-campus as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the NJIT/Newark Math Success
Initiative (MSI) - a 6-week summer offering which is implemented through the
Center for Pre-College Programs (student component) and the Department of
Mathematical Sciences (teacher component) at NJIT! The
MSI program is designed to identify and strengthen Newark high school
students' mathematics knowledge, skills, and preparation of college work.
Program participants are rising-12th graders from five public high schools within
the Newark school district. TAs work collaboratively with the project team to
chaperone, facilitate learning, and supervise a group of up to 50 high school
students during the learning experiences such as classes, recreation, lunch,
and field trips, where applicable. Assist classroom instructors with
activities related to students' academic development and enrichment in an
NJIT mathematics enrichment course plus additional classes, in challenge
time, SAT/ACT preparation, real-world mathematics applications, career
exploration, and college preparatory/readiness skills development. Employment
and/or continued employment are subject to successfully passing State
Mandated Criminal Background Check.

Program Dates: July 5 - August 12, 2022 (Mondays - Thursdays from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm) plus staff training, student and parent orientation, setup, and wrap-up days before and after the program implementation including a closing ceremony on Friday, August 12, 2021.

Essential Functions:
- Evaluate and monitor students' behavior in the classroom.
- Assist teachers in evaluating students' classroom assignments, final projects, and test results.
- Counsel and mentor students, with a personal emphasis on building positive bonds while remaining sensitive to any and all difficulties they may have.
- Assists students in mathematical problem solving and critical thinking during NJIT mathematics challenge time, class lectures, recitation, real-world math applications, and tutoring.
- Facilitate learning for additional learning experiences and classes in SAT/ACT test preparation, career exploration, academic counseling, college application process, and financial aid process.
- Assists in developing students' communication, study and time management skills, and assists in the development of 21st century life skills embedded in classes, where appropriate.
- Helps students to increase their mathematics and college readiness proficiency such as problem solving and critical thinking abilities.
- Attends all staff development and training sessions.
- Assists in creating a healthy social and psychological learning environment that will facilitate the desire to learn and help students' development of cognitive, and affective and psychosocial skills such as self-efficacy, self-advocacy, goal setting, time management, etc.
- Assists in the administration and evaluation of assessment instruments.
- Serves as an informal mentor through leading by example to provide support and assistance to students as encouragement for college readiness, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
- Assists in the development of skills necessary for participants to succeed both personally and academically including the completion of the NJIT
enrichment course with a grade of B or better.
- Assists participants in developing realistic career/academic goals and expectations.
- Accompanies participants on field trips and other activities related to the program, when applicable.

Additional Functions:
Assistants are required to attend all general meetings with program directors
and staff, training sessions, parent/student orientation, and the closing

Prerequisite Qualifications:
- Applicants
must be enrolled in an accredited college for the fall 2022 with a GPA of 3.0
or higher and demonstrate strong mathematics skills.
- Applicants must be
available for mandatory training starting at the mid-to-end of June 2022 and
be available to work the duration of the summer program including virtual
platforms such as WebEx and Google Classroom for Education.
- At the university's discretion, the education and experience
prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the
satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and
experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

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Keywords: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark , Teaching Assistant - Summer 2022 - MSI, Other , Newark, New Jersey

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