At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Office of Civic Engagement - Collegiate Scholars Program TA Position

The University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program (UCCSP) is a three-year enrichment program for Chicago public high school students. UCCSP provides talented students with various academic, cultural, social and community service opportunities designed to help students succeed at outstanding institutions of higher education. The Collegiate Scholars Program is looking for individuals to provide teaching assistance to rising sophomores in high school during an intensive six week summer humanities course.

This position will be needed from June 25, 2012 through August 3, 2012.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the professor with grading papers and provide detailed feedback
  • Take attendance daily and email to CSP Upperclassman Coordinator
  • Assist students with grammar, mechanics, and structure of essays
  • Facilitate peer revisions and workshop essays
  • Hold  office hours weekly if  necessary/ or deemed by the professor
  • Attend all required meetings and a Faculty Orientation Session (June 1st) prior to the beginning of the summer session
  • Assist in Culminating Event preparation
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience teaching writing to high school and/or college students
  • Ability to work with diverse populations is essential, especially Chicago public high school students
  • A pleasant and flexible attitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of higher education and youth interests
  • Ability to work as a team player

Application Information:

E-mail CV/Resume and cover letter to Deadline to apply is May 11, 2012.

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