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Undergraduate Teaching Assistant/Student Academic Support - CLA Career Services

Position Summary

This position assists in grading and administrative support across sections of the College of Liberal Arts Career Management Courses, including grading assignments, supporting the course sites (Canvas), and managing the logistics of the courses and student engagement. The position will also meet with the Curriculum Coordinator regularly for training and assist in training other student leader positions in CLA Career Services to also provide academic support to the career management courses. More information on CLA Career Services can be found by visiting


  • Grade assignments across the courses ID courses (e.g., ID 2201, ID 3101, ID 3201)
  • Train and collaborate with the Peer Advisors and Employee Engagement Assistants in CLA Career Services
  • Assist with onboarding and training new instructors
  • Track student attendance at events
  • Meet regularly with the Curriculum Coordinator
  • Meet in small groups or individually with instructors, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure strong support for students and instructors


***no job seeker ever meets every qualification/preferred qualification - consider applying if several of these match your current abilities as well as future areas for growth***
  • Previously completed one of the CLA Career Management courses, or has equivalent experience
  • Ability to respect student confidentiality and ethical boundaries
  • Strong commitment to supporting principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action 
  • Must be in good academic standing, and currently enrolled in CLA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work-study eligibility highly preferred but not required
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated track record of initiative and follow through
  • Proficiency with Canvas
  • Sophomore or Junior status by beginning of Fall 2020

Requirements of Employment

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant/Student Academic Support work in CLA Career Services (411 Bruininks Hall) approximately 10-14 hours a week during the normal office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will be hiring for 1-2 students starting in mid-August 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year, with the possibility of working May-July too if candidate desires. The position pays $11.00/hour.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply. The deadline is Thursday, March 12, 2020. If you have not drafted a resume or cover letter before, CLA Career Services offers drop-in advising from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Please direct questions to Erica Tealey, Career Counselor, via or (612) 626-5770.

Want to learn more about being an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant before applying? Consider coming in during our drop-in hours to speak with a peer advisor on staff. We are located in 411 Bruininks Hall.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

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Other Opportunities in CLA Career Services

Employer Engagement Assistant - CLA Career Services

CLA Employer Engagement is a unit within CLA Career Services whose function is to connect CLA students with employers, for recruiting and career education. This includes managing GoldPASS, planning career events such as the CLA Internship & Career Fair (which draws about 100 organizations and 1,000 CLA students), supporting employer engagement programming and employers’ on-campus recruiting efforts, and more.

The Employer Engagement Assistant (EEA) is a valued member of the Employer Engagement team and CLA Career Services' student GoldPASS expert. The EEA works on a wide variety of projects, including data collection and analysis, and event and communication support. While hours are flexible to accommodate class schedules, the EEA must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week in order to fulfill the responsibilities of the role. This role does not work directly with students, and includes both independent “computer-facing” project work and collaborative “people-facing” work (like trainings and presentations).

Please direct questions to the Employer Engagement Assistant supervisor: Emily Gasperlin,, 612-626-4481.

Peer Advisor - CLA Career Services

CLA Career Services is the career services office for students in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). We offer resources and services to help CLA students choose a major, search for internships, jobs and/or volunteer opportunities, revise their resume and cover letter, choose a career, apply to graduate/professional school, and prepare for opportunities post-graduation.

Peer Advisors work in the resource room at CLA Career Services providing assistance to a diverse population of students, in all of the above areas, on a drop-in basis. More information on CLA Career Services can be found by visiting 

Please direct questions and inquiries to the Peer Advisor Supervisor: Erica Tealey,, 612- 626-7677.