Instructional Assistants (Part-Time), Youth and Teen Programs

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: Continuum College

Organization: Continuum College

Title: Instructional Assistants (Part-Time), Youth and Teen Programs

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.

UW Continuum College expands the reach of the University of Washington by delivering educational programs that meet the needs of learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.


UW Continuum College (UWC2) has a range of outstanding opportunities for instructional assistants to work on special course topics designed for children and teens in our Youth and Teen programs (YTP). Our instructional assistants integrate the resources of the UW delivering academically rich curricula offered in a fun, safe learning environment.  Applicants will be considered for courses occurring January 2023 through December 31, 2023.

The pay range for these positions is $20-40 per hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Length of assignments and shifts vary depending on specific staffing needs of individual courses and programs.  

Youth and Teen program Instructional Assistants...

  • Supervise youth enrolled (facilitating online or in-person interactions and activities) 
  • Take attendance 
  • Participate in opening/closing events associated with specific program
  • Support the safety and well-being of students   
  • Attend staff orientation and meetings as required 
  • Assist in creating a classroom environment conducive to cooperative and hands-on learning 
  • Notify Youth and Teen Program administrative staff of problems  
  • Other duties as assigned 


YTP offers courses in-person and online – information on YTP programs may be found at  

Employees in the UWC² Youth and Teen Program must complete all required training and successfully pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.   

UWC2 Extension Lecturers / Instructional Assistants are Academic Staff, not faculty. These are part-time, temporary positions.



  • Comfortable working online in Canvas and Zoom (Virtual classes)
  • Experience working with youth in informal learning settings   
  • Ability to collaborate with and support classroom instructors  
  • Experience supporting youth of differing abilities, motivational levels and learning styles 
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability, and desire, to successfully work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Willingness to provide instructional support with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of professionalism, punctuality, and content relevance for diverse youth
  • Legal authorization to work and receive compensation in the United States


  • Advanced student, educator, or professional in selected field, Bachelor’s preferred


To apply to be an Instructional Assistant for a Youth and Teen program course, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter describing your areas of interest and expertise. Please identify the specific course(s) and age range (elementary, middle, high school) you are interested in teaching (see Applications that do not contain this information, called out clearly at the top of the cover letter, will not be considered.
  • Resume or CV
  • Names and contact information of three references. [optional]
  • A link to a professional webpage, or Github profile (if applicable). [optional]

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and review of applications will occur intermittently dependent on program needs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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