CTD Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University
Academic Directors (ADs) serve as the primary point of contact for all instructional staff, students, and parents for their specific program: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, or Civic Leadership Institute (CLI). The AD collaborates with the Program Coordinator to ensure the academic component of each program is meeting expectations and leads the team of Instructors and Teaching Assistants. There are three total AD positions available.
Employment Dates and Stipend
6-8 and 9-12 Program Applicants:
Full-time, on-campus work Tuesday, June 13–August 4, 2023; final tasks completed remotely August 7–11, 2023. Starting salary is $6,500 per summer, increasing to $6,900 based on CTD experience in the same role.
CLI Program Applicants:
Full-time, on-campus work, June 13–July 17, 2023. Starting salary is $3,400 per summer, increasing to $3,600 based on CTD experience in the same role.
•Bachelor’s degree in education or related field and minimum of 5 years teaching experience required; Master’s degree and Type 75 certification preferred.
•CLI Academic Director applicants: Demonstrated experience in service-learning and/or experiential education programs.
•Effective interpersonal, and organizational skills, and supervisory experience in a fast-paced academic setting.
•Curriculum development, conflict management, customer service, staff evaluation, and experience with web-based learning management systems are highly desired.
•Ability to lift and/or maneuver at least 40 lbs.
•Ability to traverse distances of at least one mile with or without accommodation.
•Learn and implement CTD policies and procedures.
•Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code among staff and students.
•Serve as head of academic affairs, responding to staff and family concerns in a timely manner.
•Support instructional staff, encourage collaboration between Instructors and Teaching Assistants, and gather information through classroom observations; provide timely, meaningful, and constructive feedback to academic staff regarding documentation and instructional activities.
•Communicate with families regarding academic concerns.
•Appropriately address and document staff and student conduct issues.
•Inform administrative staff of student or staff concerns as appropriate.
•Respond to student concerns and needs in a positive and supportive manner.
•Train instructional staff on student and program evaluation systems and CTD policy/procedures.
•Generate, organize, and distribute instructional support and training documents.
•Track confidential student health information and communicate to instructional staff as appropriate.
CLI Academic Director applicants:
Coordinate, oversee, and ensure the quality and safety of all aspects of the academic program, including implementation of the CLI curriculum, field experiences, speakers, and staff panels.
•Assume program-related responsibilities as requested by CTD administrative staff.
COVID-19 Specific Requirements for Program Staff
•Northwestern strongly recommends that all staff and faculty be vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.
•In-person CTD staff must adhere to and enforce all health and safety measures established by Northwestern University Residential Services and CTD, which may include pre-arrival testing, masking, and social distancing for both students and staff. Note that these measures may change.
Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.
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Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.