Special Program Assistant

Our Academy exists to educate and support the children of our long-term volunteers. Come help ensure our students are getting the best and most unique education available!




5 Weeks

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About this Role

The Academy Special Program Assistant provides an engaging summer program within a multi-cultural and community-centered environment for learning and growing with children ages three through twelve. As a flexible, energetic and creative individual, the Academy Special Program Assistant provides an opportunity for spiritual development, social interaction and fun!  

What You Will Contribute

• Support and assist the Summer Program Leader

• Create and deliver a program for a structured day of activities and outings  

Ensure the safety of the children at all times 

Communicate with parents, informing them of the location and aims of outings and other meetings 

Demonstrate a readiness to help when needed with projects and events in the summer program 

• Maintain regular and consistent communication with the Director and Assistant Director, teachers, parents, students, school board members, and direct reports

Exemplify professionalism in and ability to prioritize your assignments and duties  

Ability to live in and contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills 

For This Role, You Will Need

Two years of experience working with groups of children is preferred 

Successful completion of the Child Safety Screening Process, which includes background / criminal records check 

Full job description available upon request.

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