[Immediate] Elementary/Middle School Aide

Position Details

  • Job Title: [Immediate] Elementary/Middle School Aide
  • Department: Elementary School, Middle School
  • Job Category: School-Based Support

The Opportunity

Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban school district based on the ideals and tenets of progressive education. HVA is the lab school for the Progressive Education Institute.

As an Elementary School Aide, you will directly support our instructional and non-instructional teams to ensure the integrity of our day-to-day operations. Among other tasks, the School Aide will manage students during transitions, monitor behavior during lunch and recess, and execute individual projects assigned by instructional and non-instructional leaders. Based on performance, School Aides may be given additional responsibilities overseeing domains of interest, such as inventory and purchasing, facilities upkeep, or other administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate is smart and passionate about supporting children and believes that all students can learn at the highest level. They can communicate well with elementary age children and demonstrate patience and care. They are genuinely warm, kind, and able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Intensively support and demonstrate love and care for students while supervising during recess, lunch, and public park visits
  • Execute special projects assigned by instructional and non-instructional leaders
  • Oversee non-instructional domains such as inventory and purchasing, facilities upkeep, and family communication, as assigned by the school Director of Operations
  • Support the school community with other duties upon request

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma, preferably pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • Strong sense of personal accountability for student and school success
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Physical and emotional endurance to deal with challenging students
  • Comfort working in a main office setting, including completing computer-based tasks
  • Exceptional ability to build relationships and communication with students, colleagues, and families
  • Excellent behavior management, great attention to detail, and incredible flexibility to meet any challenge with a positive, solutions-oriented outlook
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to meet student needs
  • Microsoft Office Suite fluency preferred

 

Organizational Culture

Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies. The ideal candidate will have a positive mindset, a very strong work ethic, an inner drive for excellence, and will thrive working in an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.

 

Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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