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GEARUP Classroom Aide

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Black Hills State University
Working Title GEARUP Classroom Aide
Posting Number NFE00099P
Department BHSU-College of Liberal Arts
Physical Location of Position (City) Spearfish
Posting Text

South Dakota GEAR UP at Black Hills State is seeking mature, experienced, caring Classroom Aides for the upcoming Summer Honors Program at Black Hills State University located in Spearfish, SD.

The Classroom Aides will be responsible for the care and well-being of a group of students ranging from grades 9-12 on the campus of Black Hills State University.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Classroom Aide (CA) will be responsible for assisting their instructor’s with daily coursework duties on the campus of Black Hills State University. The CA will also be available for all pre-program, program, and post-program duties. This a full-time 40 hour/week position. The CA will make copies, take attendance, deliver any messages when needed, chaperone all scheduled educational field trips, and perform other duties as assigned that relate to academic tasks or the safety of students.

While on contract for the 4 weeks (June 5- June 29, 2018) Classroom Aides will be expected to:
*Manage classroom behavior and enforce rules
*Remain highly visible to students and staff throughout the course of the program
*Serve as role models and mentors for all participants
*Perform daily duties based on assigned class/instructor
*Assist Instructor during class and help monitor students in various learning environments
*Work directly with students practicing reading/writing, math, science and other subjects
*Ensure that students move efficiently between classes on campus and are on-time to class
*Assist with preparation for classes and activities
*Assist with data entry and data collection
*Attend mandatory staff orientation June 5-7, 2018

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have completed at least 3 years of college – undergraduate degree preferred. Must be able to pass a South Dakota background check. Have a valid South Dakota driver’s license. This a full-time commitment for the entire 6 weeks. This unique opportunity involves being a role model and mentor while maintaining a high level of professionalism. If applicable, candidates must be in good standing per their respective institution. Must possess strong organization skills and have demonstrated leadership skills. Must be kind, helpful, a self-starter, professional and creative. Proven ability to easily adapt to changing situations and should take the lead when necessary and appropriate. Experience in recreation, youth camp, youth programs (educational and/or recreational), and/or working directly with children. Will be required to perform additional duties as assigned.

*Competitive salary
*Professional Development opportunity
*Great experience
*Résumé builder
*Housing and meals provided when on-site at Placerville Camp (June 24-29, 2018)

Applications must be made online at; attach a cover letter, resume, official transcript and names/contact information of at least three professional references. This position is open until filled with a first review date of February 14, 2018. For application assistance, contact Human Resources at 605.642.6549. Questions specific to the position may be directed to Peg Diekhoff, at 605.642.6407.

Black Hills State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory background check.

Posting Date 01/30/2018
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Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/14/2018
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Duration of the Term Other
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
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Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state University with 4,500 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • BHSU Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SD Department of Labor
    • Rapid City Journal
    • Black Hills Pioneer
    • Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other