YMCA of Greater Omaha

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Power Scholars Teaching Assistant

Power Scholars Teaching Assistant

McMillan School
Job Location 
Grant Funded

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The summer learning program is designed to address summer learning loss for low-income children living in urban communities and thereby enhance overall youth development, academic performance, and graduation rates.


  • Implementing collaborative teaching strategies with academic and/or enrichment teachers to a cluster of scholars.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of relevant, engaging, and rigorous lessons.
  • Ensuring the academic and social development of scholars throughout the course of the program.
  • Serving as a role model for an assigned group of scholars.
  • Working with teachers to identify scholar needs and develop instructional plans and practices to best support scholars.
  • Monitoring scholars’ educational and social progress and making necessary recommendations for adjustments.
  • Supporting classroom and behavior management consistently to develop a safe and productive learning environment.
  • Maintaining attendance and supporting classroom procedures/functions.
  • Supervising scholars during classroom transitions as well as during lunch, snack, recess, etc.
  • Assisting in field trips and special events.


Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job related instructions and perform job related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.



Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness
to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  • Academic skills – proficiency in (middle school) math and literacy.
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse populations.
  • Desire to work with (middle school) scholars and their families in under-resourced communities.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and technological (computer/internet) skills.
  • Ability to build relationships and influence scholars, staff, community members & families.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Committed to the goals of the program and approach.
  • Love and respect for children.
  • Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player.
  • Belief and commitment to the Y’s mission and values.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.