6th Grade Middle School Assistant Teacher (2022-2023 School Year; Begins Late August 2022)
Francis W. Parker School
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Part Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Assistant contracts are written for 10 months; this position is eligible for health insurance benefits.
4 Year Degree
Francis W. Parker School is currently seeking a 6th Grade Assistant Teacher. This position combines assisting 6th grade faculty, providing supervision for student tutorials and/or special projects and miscellaneous clerical responsibilities. The successful candidate must be interested in and, preferably, experienced in working with Middle School aged students. Interested candidates must be flexible in that they will be assisting different teachers throughout the 6th grade team in their classrooms. Creativity, sense of humor and the ability to communicate with preadolescents are important. There are options to coach, lead a community service group and/or help on school-out-of doors camping excursions. Willingness to chaperone over-night trips with other teachers is required.
Assistant Teachers for the coming school year (180 workdays) are scheduled Monday through Friday beginning at 8:00am and ending at 3:30pm. Recess, lunch and dismissal duties are as assigned. A key quality in a successful candidate will be taking initiative in a classroom setting, reading the room, and anticipating student and teacher needs.
Assistant Teachers have the opportunity to learn under the supervision and mentorship of experienced lead teachers before taking on the responsibilities of their own classroom; the role is a 1-2 year commitment and Assistants who wish to return for a second or third year are recommended by teachers and appointed by the Head of Intermediate and Middle Schools. Assistant Teachers participate in a variety of professional development activities which are scheduled periodically throughout the school year during school hours.
To Apply: Pleasesubmit cover letter and resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
Ability to interact well with students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents
Knowledge of typical Middle School curricula preferred
Experience working with students with learning differences strongly preferred
Strong math skills; experience teaching or supporting math instruction preferred
Strong cultural competency and a desire and commitment to further developing it at Parker
Enthusiastic desire and commitment to learn and improve professionally
Strong organizational and follow-up skills
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Flexible and highly responsible
Must enjoy working with Middle School students and have a genuine interest in teaching
Francis W. Parker School is committed to prioritizing the safety and well-being of our community. Accordingly, we require that our employees, including new employees, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is required upon start of employment with the School. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.