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Summer Teaching Assistant, Relay Online Offerings

Relay Graduate School of Education
Full Time
New York, NY
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Job description

Position: Teaching Assistant, Relay Online Offerings
Type: Part-Time (20 - 25 hours/month) from June 2022 - August 2022
Location: Remote
Start Date: June 2022
Potential Content Areas: General Pedagogy, Early Childhood Education, Elementary, Secondary English, Secondary Math, Secondary Science, Secondary Social Studies
If you love providing feedback and student support, working on a team of experienced high-performing educators, learning and working with new technology, and are hungry to further build your online instructional and support skill set on a part-time basis, the Teaching Assistant role is right for you.

In this role, you'll be able to work closely with lead faculty members and build relationships with graduate students over the summer term. A Relay Teaching Assistant will support currently enrolled Relay graduate students by providing services including, but not limited to, grading, in-class support (e.g. technology support, small group discussion), conducting office hours, and performing clerical tasks associated with course instruction.

This is a great opportunity for teachers who are looking to gain additional experience leading adult learners. Depending on content area and graduate student enrollment, responsibilities and scope of work may vary. In some cases, responsibilities may be limited to grading and student feedback only.

If you are already employed with Relay GSE, please discuss with your interviewer and manager how this role would be situated within or outside your current role.

WHAT YOU'LL TACKLE
AY22-23 TA Responsibilities & Expectations

Preparation & Instruction

  • Review the online materials & session materials from your lead professor (some classes will require more/less time)
  • Support with scoring graduate students' (~25-50 graduate students) CFU assignments, throughout the term, within two weeks of their submission date; ensure all scores and comments are recorded in Canvas (hours given are an average; some classes will require more/less time)
  • Attend class with a lead instructor to provide technical support (e.g., manage Zoom chat, create breakout rooms, ensuring access to shared documents for all, take attendance) and student support (e.g., tracking student engagement, sending notes to students that are absent at the start of class)
  • Provide support for sharing synchronous session materials after class sessions (e.g., organize self-paced Nearpod, class recording links, and materials on Canvas or via email)
  • Support with student follow-up (e.g., absence communication)

Student Assessment & Support

  • Participate in score norming activities with your lead professor and/or course leads ahead of all minor and major assessments
  • Score graduate student assessments (~25-50 graduate students) within two weeks of the students' submission date and ensure that all scores and comments are recorded on Canvas
  • Communicate with lead professor and students on missing/incomplete student assessments on due dates to ensure timely communication to graduate student and advisors; update due dates on Canvas based on extensions provided
  • Manage student communication and follow-up with resubmissions
  • Grade resubmissions
  • Hold regular office hours around assessment deadlines and resubmissions
  • Ongoing additional student support with those in unique circumstances

Institutional Feedback

  • Share all resources used in class sessions and provide feedback on curriculum
  • Perform other duties as assigned

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
First and foremost, the Summer Teaching Assistant, Relay Online Offerings must share the Relay community's commitment to working together to improve student growth and achievement through phenomenal teacher preparation grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. This includes providing teacher preparation programs that set novice teachers up to succeed in the classroom from day one; leadership programs that train new and veteran school and district leaders to best serve their school communities; and teacher-facing professional education that provides ongoing learning to educators. Additionally, for this position we're looking for candidates that possess a combination of the following skills:

  • A master's degree or doctoral degree
  • At least five years of experience teaching in a school serving a high-needs community with demonstrated K-12 student achievement
  • Ability to commit approximately 20-25 hours per month to the role from June 2022 through August 2022
  • Demonstrated use of innovative technology in past roles; comfort with virtual teaching and relationship-building; design and/or teaching experience with online coursework highly preferred
  • Ability to work efficiently, intensely, and within an entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and community in an online setting
  • A demonstrated passion for urban education and closing the opportunity gap

Relay prepares teachers and school leaders to teach students of all identities and backgrounds in order to push toward a time when this country no longer faces stark educational inequities. We recruit, develop, support, and retain a diverse staff, faculty, and graduate student body because we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and actively anti-racist institution. We know, and the data supports, that diversity, equity, and inclusion cultivate an environment in which people of all backgrounds can thrive and this is critical to achieving our mission of educational excellence and equity.
To fulfill that commitment, Relay encourages applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply for roles that align with their own interests and career trajectory. If you meet a majority of the qualifications and see yourself in this role, we would love to see your application!
CONSIDERATIONS TO NOTE

  • As part of our hiring process, we ask for candidates' current manager as a final reference before an offer is extended.
  • Faculty openings are contingent on graduate student enrollment numbers.

COMPENSATION
Relay's compensation philosophy is to pay competitively for the education nonprofit market and ensure equity across the institution. Compensation for this role is dependent on a number of factors including candidates' regional cost of labor, number of students in a section, number of class nights for the courses, and number of assessments for the courses. Based on those factors, we use our standard hourly rates for teaching and grading to determine each teaching assistant's salary. This means the salary will vary accordingly within a range of $400 - $2,600. Compensation may fall outside the range shown if the teaching assistant's class responsibilities are lower and higher than our estimates. Teaching Assistants are not eligible for a salary at the high end of this range if they live in a region with a low or medium cost of labor.
Lastly, Relay is striving towards internal pay equity throughout our organization. Because of this, we do not negotiate salary offers.
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
Relay requires that all staff be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief). Relay abides by each state's requirements, and acknowledges those may change over time. If moved forward to the phone screen stage, you will have the chance to ask your recruiter more about this requirement.
Relay Graduate School of Education provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

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