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Student Assistant - Classroom Assistant - Model UN Summer Academy


The Model United Nations Summer Academy (MUN) Classroom Assistant (CA) is a part-time, student staff member for the Model UN Summer Academy. The CA is selected based on their academic record, commitment to student engagement, leadership potential, and desire to support and assist in the classroom for Early College Students. The CA assists the program instructor with the preparation and implementation of the Model United Nations Summer Academy. This may include preparing the course syllabus, organizing in-classroom group work, and implementing in-classroom activities as needed.
The CA must be available for the full duration of the program (July 9 - July 15, 2023; 9am - 5pm with extended hours on Friday, July 14). The Classroom Assistant will work closely with the course instructor to fulfill the mission of the program.

1. The Classroom Assistant must satisfy all criteria of the Classroom Assistant Position and application process. This includes: 
a. A current Montclair State University undergraduate student that is returning for full-time, 
    undergraduate coursework for the spring 2023 semester. 
b. A minimum GPA of 2.75 (semester and cumulative). 
c. Good standing in regards to student conduct. 
d. Good employment standing (no job action/probation) for current or prior University positions.

2. Additional work outside of the Classroom Assistant position cannot exceed 10 hours per week. The supervisor in charge of the area must approve outside commitments prior to any additional employment being accepted. Any activities that may present a conflict of interest should be considered prior to accepting the Classroom Assistant Mentor position. 

3. Must be able to take notes quickly and efficiently, summarize and organize information, facilitate dialogue among students, 

1. Attend mandatory meetings with the course instructor.. 
2. Assist with helping students navigate their class schedule and the coursework to ensure participation.
3. Assist with activities involving the Model UN Summer Academy. This includes attendance and participation at all scheduled classroom meetings.
4. Assist with planning and implementation of course curriculum and classroom activities.
5. Encourage attendance and class participation.
6. Role model appropriate behavior and adherence to University policies and community standards.
7. Foster an environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.
8. Report policy violations or concerns for student well-being to appropriate staff (Course instructor, Peer Mentor, Summer Sessions staff, University Police, etc.).
9. Serve as a connector to the campus community by being knowledgeable of academic resources and student services, including but not limited to: Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Resource Center, University Health Center, the Center for Academic Success and Tutoring, The Writing Center, The Dean of Students Office. CAs must be able to share accurate information and make appropriate referrals.

1. Assist course instructor with administrative tasks and assignments related to the Model UN Summer Academy.
2. Complete all tasks assigned by your supervisor in a timely manner. 
3. Provide additional office support that includes, but is not limited to, making copies, answering phones, making departmental phone calls, etc.
4. Perform office hours or desk assignments based on the needs of the program.

1. The Classroom Assistant understands Model UN Summer Academy responsibilities take precedence over all other extracurricular activities. Academic coursework is a recognized priority; Class Assistants must successfully manage their position responsibilities with their academic commitments. 
2. Classroom Assistants are required to participate fully in the training programs held prior to, and during the summer. Students who cannot attend training sessions because of sports training, outside work commitments, etc., may not maintain their position with the department. 
3. The Classroom Assistant Position is for the entire length of the terms in the job description, listed as follows:
  • Required training dates: June 26-June 30, 2023
  • Program start date: July 9, 2023
  • Last date of employment: July 15, 2023.
Failure to fulfill these terms will result in the adjustment or proration of the compensation package. 
4. Due to the nature of the Classroom Assistant positions and the relationships that they must develop with Program Participants, inappropriate relationships with participants are strongly discouraged. 

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the positions as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position. 

1. Classroom Assistants must be full-time undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior class status) students without any prior judicial sanctioning. Any exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Director. 
2. Classroom Assistants are expected to maintain a satisfactory academic record with a minimum 2.75 grade point average (cumulative and for spring 2023). A cumulative grade-point average below 2.75 is unsatisfactory and would be cause for probation or termination. 
3. Additional work outside of the Classroom Assistant job cannot exceed 10 hours per week. The supervisor should review any outside commitment prior to any additional employment being accepted. Any activities that may present a conflict of interest must be approved by the supervisor prior to accepting the Classroom Assistant position. 
4. Classroom Assistants who are placed on official University or employment probation, for any reason or any length of time, may be terminated from their position. 

The Classroom Assistant compensation package is as follows:
  • $450.00 stipend. 
  • Lunch provided for the duration of the program.