“ACHIEVE” Program Assistant

UALR Children International is an extension of UALR’s commitment to service and community engagement. As Arkansas’ premier metropolitan university, UALR is committed to the needs of the community by creating active links between the campus and community. Children International works with parents, the Little Rock School District and partners to offer educational, health, and family services for 2,900 children, kindergarten through high school.

The “ACHIEVE” Program Assistant will help provide quality after school enrichment and recreational programming for elementary students, 1 st – 5 th grades enrolled in UA – Little Rock Children International afterschool programs at Wakefield or Stephens Elementary. The Program Assistant will report to the Program Coordinator (Education) and be part of the UA- Little Rock Children International Program team. Program Aides are assigned one primary program site of their choice, sharing time between the main office, and will work at least 2 to 3 afternoons, from 2 – 6 p.m., per week (at least 12 hours per week).

There are 3 positions available for a work-study student or Internship (unpaid) to work with our Education team.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and assist with a variety of whole group and small group educational, enrichment and recreational programs and activities for students
  • Assist with program administrative duties such as attendance, record keeping, and data encoding
  • Provide operational support such as snack distribution, playground support, and dismissal
  • Willing to be trained on math, literacy support activities for elementary and age-appropriate facilitation techniques
  • Demonstrate active interest in working with elementary-age children
  • Adhere to agency’s policies on Child Protection, Code of Conduct, and positive behavior management
  • Act as a role model and mentor to children
  • Supervise children in groups and individually
  • Be actively engaged with students at all times
  • Assist with special events like field trips and community service projects
  • Other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Abilities, & Skills

  • At least 18 years of age and able to provide own transportation to program site
  • Energetic and passionate about being a role model for all youth and children
  • Ability to facilitate and supervise elementary students
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Clean driving record and willingness to transport youth in vans
  •  Spanish helpful
  • Must be available on most of the days, Monday-Thursday from 2-6 p.m.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Education & Experience

Must have a high school diploma plus previous work or volunteer experience working with children or youth in a group setting.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to:

Sandi Aung
Senior Programs Manager
Email: msaung@ualr.edu

For more information, please call 501-663-5541