Northwestern | Center for Talent Development
CTD Summer Program in Elmhurst
The Elmhurst Dean (ED) serves as the primary point of contact for instructional staff, students and parents regarding the Center for Talent Development’s (CTD) Summer Program at its Elmhurst College site. The Dean collaborates with other Summer Program administrative staff to ensure that each course meets CTD standards of rigor and instructional excellence, including alignment in scope and content with other course offerings and developmentally appropriate practice for students grades three through six, and collaborates with CTD and Elmhurst College staff to plan for and handle day-to-day management of student and staff safety and issues relating to classrooms, labs, parking, technology, and food service. In addition, the Dean sets a professional tone for the program and serves as a positive role model for staff and students.
- Carefully review all program, site and staff materials and return completed paperwork as required;
- Attend staff training;
- Follow and enforce all CTD rules concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, and program procedures included in instructional staff handbooks or communicated by administrative staff;
- Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code;
- Respond to parent and staff calls promptly on CTD-issued mobile phone;
- Assume program-related responsibilities as reasonably requested by CTD administrative staff.
- Clarify expectations and responsibilities of Elmhurst staff regarding health, safety and emergency procedures, student supervision, scheduling, supplies and other logistics;
- Clarify expectations and responsibilities of instructional staff through training activities and immediate feedback;
- Collaborate with CTD and Elmhurst College staff to coordinate use of facilities, classroom space, technology (hardware & software) and science labs (materials & space);
- Address staff conduct issues according to CTD procedures as necessary;
- Review and edit syllabi, student evaluations and other follow-up documentation to ensure consistency with course goals and CTD standards for quality and timeliness;
- Observe and document classroom instructional practices in each course at least once per week;
- Support instructional staff by promoting collaboration between instructors and teaching assistants;
- Provide timely, meaningful and constructive feedback to instructional staff;
- Collaborate with CTD and Elmhurst College administrators to ensure instructors receive requested books & supplies and to coordinate use of technology hardware & software and science labs, materials & space;
- Respond in a positive and supportive manner to instructional staff questions, concerns and needs, including health, safety and emergency procedures, scheduling, supplies or other logistics;
- Oversee planning and supervision of lunch time recreational activities carried out by teaching assistants
- Supervise Elmhurst Office Assistant and ensure the site office is always occupied by at least one staff member.
- Generate and distribute lists and other academic data and documents using CTD database systems;
- Prepare and facilitate training sessions for instructional staff in collaboration with CTD Program Coordinators;
- Provide ongoing feedback regarding academic issues to Program Coordinators;
- Respond to parent inquiries regarding academic, logistical, or safety concerns within twenty-four hours;
- Communicate with parents and Program Coordinators as appropriate regarding academic issues, including student or staff performance;
- Liaise with Elmhurst College staff as necessary.
Logistics and Resource Management
- Oversee student drop-off, pick-up, and ensure attendance documentation;
- Plan and oversee distribution of instructional and recreational supplies and resources, including photocopying and access to indoor and outdoor spaces;
- Secure and manage technology equipment and support, including access to computer hardware, networks and troubleshooting.
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field and three to five years teaching experience required;
- Master’s degree and Type 75 certification preferred;
- Effective interpersonal and organizational skills and supervisory experience required;
- Experience working in a fast-paced academic setting preferred;
- Curriculum development, conflict management, customer service and evaluation experience highly desired;
- Must be able to traverse distances of at least one mile with or without accommodation;
- Must be able to lift and/or maneuver at least 40lbs;
- Strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork required;
- Experience with cloud-based computing and databases preferred.
Dates and Stipend:
- Full time work while classes in session on Elmhurst College campus July 3 – August 4, 2017
- Required training and prep responsibilities TBD
- Salary: $4,300 - $4,800 per summer depending on CTD Summer Program experience
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Date Originally Posted: 1/3/2017