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Program Assistant
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Job ID 38565
Job Type Student Jobs
Employer English Language Institute
Date Posted May 13, 2022
Category Professional/Administrative
Job Description

994 Program Assistant - Summer Only

The English Language Institute is recruiting undergraduate students for paid consulting positions in an online GSI teacher preparation course for graduate students who speak English as an additional language.

What will you do??

  • Participate in practice office hours and teaching sessions, as you would for a regular class 

  • Give feedback to prospective GSIs on the quality of their instruction in terms of language use and lesson delivery

  • Get paid to act like yourselves - students in a U-M class!


What will you gain?

  • Experience providing appropriate constructive feedback in a multi-cultural setting 

  • Experience working with multilingual speakers from a variety of countries and LSA disciplines

  • Knowledge about second language teaching and learning

  • An opportunity to help shape undergraduate teaching at the University of Michigan and foster an inclusive campus climate


What qualifications do you need?

  • Enrollment as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan

  • Experience in LSA undergraduate courses

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to offer clear, concise feedback in both written and oral form

  • Availability for all of the following dates/times



Applicants must be available to work at ALL of the following dates/times:

Orientation Session: Tuesday, July 19 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Practice Teaching Sessions

  • Thursday July 21  10:00am-12:15pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Monday July 25   9:00am-12:00am and 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday July 28   9:00am-12:00am and 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Tuesday August 2   9:00am-12:00am and 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday August 4   9:00am-12:00am and 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Monday August 8   1:00pm-4:00pm


    To apply for this position, fill out the online application (REQUIRED), and email your résumé and cover letter to . Your résumé and cover letter should be combined into a single PDF document, and describe the relevant skills you have along with your commitment to being available each of the dates and times listed above. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

    To facilitate hiring please make sure that your current mailing address and a student application are updated in Wolverine Access.

    Please note: The number of positions available is contingent upon enrollment numbers.

      Job Requirements

      Ideal Candidates will:

      • be currently enrolled as a U-M undergraduate

      • have experience in LSA undergraduate courses (especially Chemistry, Physics, Math, Statistics, and EEB)

      • have an interest in quality teaching

      • be available for all training and practice teaching sessions

      • be punctual

      • have excellent English written and oral communication skills


      Note: Having some experience studying or traveling abroad is helpful but not required.


      Preference will be given to candidates who are available to work during all practice teaching sessions, to candidates with prior successful performance in ELI 994 or other ELI courses, to candidates with evident motivation to participate constructively in the practice teaching sessions, to candidates who contribute to a diverse array of academic backgrounds (particularly quantitative and/or science majors), to candidates with international experience, and to candidates with prior teaching or tutoring experience.

      Educational Value

      Program assistants will enhance their intercultural communication skills and their ability to offer constructive feedback and to interact in a multilingual environment. Program assistants will also learn how graduate students from a variety of non-English speaking countries teach various academic subjects in English.

      Available Openings 30
      Hours 5.0 to 12.0 hours per week
      Hourly Rate $12.00/hour to $13.00/hour
      Time Frame Spring/Summer
      Contact Name Neal Xavier McKenna
      Contact Email N/A
      Work Location Weiser Hall 9th Floor and other locations. This position is in-person.
      Phone N/A
      Fax N/A

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