Instructional Assistant

American Academy (AA) has openings for part-time Instructional Assistants (IA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Instructional Assistant reports to the Office Manager and is responsible for assisting teachers with administrative tasks as well as assisting with carpool and/or lunch and recess.



  • Adhere to the mission and philosophy of American Academy with enthusiasm, commitment, and integrity
  • Uphold and model American Academy’s Character & Manners program
  • Classroom Teacher Support (40%): Complete daily tasks assigned by the teachers; Assist teachers with special projects; Substitute or oversee class when needed
  • Lunchroom and/or Carpool Duties (50%): Ensure all students are safe during morning and afternoon carpool; Monitor lunchroom behavior and serve as main contact for students in the lunchroom; Oversee that all students are safe and respectful on the playground
  • Positive Contribution to the School Environment (10%): Provide timely and clear communication; Respond to staff and parent emails within 48 hours; Demonstrate initiative in personal achievements and team support; Maintain integrity with respect to hierarchy in the organization; Demonstrate professionalism; Demonstrate positive relationships with colleagues


  • High School graduate or equivalent; Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • CPR/First-Aid Certification preferred
  • Minimum job-related experience; Experience in an educational environment preferred
  • Office and Computer skills: copier use and troubleshooting; word processing/spreadsheets (Microsoft Office), email (Outlook)
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter.

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