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Horizons Summer Assistant Teacher - Full Time/Temporary - EDU

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Child Care and Youth Programs

Job ID: 269853

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? 

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher to teach a high quality, project-based curriculum, engaging students in reading, writing, math, and science throughout the six-week Horizons summer enrichment program. The primary goal of Horizons is to reverse the trend of summer learning loss that adversely impacts the long-term success of students. The assistant teacher will work with one class of 15 students that range from rising 1st through 8th grade and will be part of a team that consists of a Lead Teacher and an Instructional Assistant.


1. Assist the Lead Teacher to provide an engaging and fun classroom experience for all campers while providing effective classroom management
2. Assist the Lead Teach to develop and implement creative and engaging camp
3. Maintains a positive and enthusiastic attitude with staff, parents, campers and others
4. Demonstrates professionalism, timeliness, effective communication, problem-solving, patience, flexibility, etc.
5. Assist with the implementation of a project-based curriculum that includes reading, writing, math and science to rising 1st through 8th graders
6. Assist Lead Teacher as directed during morning academic instruction
7. Direct a small group in activities developed by Lead Teacher
8. Assist with community-building games, enriching experiential learning opportunities, and accompany students to swimming lessons and field trips

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted driver's license

Required Experience
Expertise in Education or education related field area (Child Psychology, Child Development etc)

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Education major or related field (Child Psychology, Child Development etc)

Preferred Experience
Experience working with youth, ages 5-18 years of age
Current or previous experience teaching or advising students in an educational setting

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to work with elementary and/or middle grades aged children in a classroom and outdoor environment
Able to handle multiple assigned tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
Some travel to KSU campus will be required
Must provide own transportation to the site

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Excellent with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills
Strong communication skills

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