Teaching Assistant - Ricks Center for Gifted Children

Denver, Colorado, USA
$15.00 - $17.00 per hour
Jun 30, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for two (2) part-time teacher assistants. Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is a Preschool to Grade 8 school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefits from small class sizes, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care and engagement.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in classroom management and behavior management.
  • Assist, plan, and guide reading groups and/or math groups as needed.
  • Communicate regularly with support staff and lead teacher.
  • Assist with any student interventions as directed by lead teacher.
  • Assist in preparation for assessments.
  • Maintain classroom expectations during lunch, recess, line time, library, computer lab, and specials.
  • Maintain all classroom supplies and replenish as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to follow directions from lead teachers, as well as be proactive in the classroom setting.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree or coursework in Special Education.

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 5.5 hours per day.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday, July 28, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For any inquiries about these positions, please contact Jacob Hill at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and verification of education & employment.