Join Our Team This Summer!

Join Our Team This Summer!

Join Our Team This Summer!

Summer Program staff members work with motivated students and talented colleagues in a vibrant learning community.

Explore our opportunities below!


How to Apply & Timelines

Now hiring! To review the application and hiring process, click here. Links to full job descriptions and the Northwestern University application portal will be made available in December 2018.

Program Dates & Locations

Age 4 - Grade 5, Leapfrog | Spark Programs
Chicago, Evanston/Skokie area, Lake Forest, Naperville, and Palatine

June 24 - June 28, 2019 (Evanston/Skokie area, Chicago, and Naperville)
July 8 - July 12, 2019 (all five sites)
July 15 - July 19, 2019 (all five sites)
July 22 - July 26, 2019 (all five sites)

Grades 4 - 6, Solstice Program
Northwestern University
June 30 - July 12, 2019
July 14 - July 26, 2019
July 29 - August 9, 2019

Grades 6 - 8, Spectrum Program
Northwestern University
June 30 - July 19, 2019
July 21 - August 9, 2019

Grades 9 - 12, Equinox Program
Northwestern University
June 30 - July 19, 2019
July 21 - August 9, 2019

Four-week program (Venture Innovation Lab with LaunchX)
June 30 - July 26, 2019

Five-week program (AP Chemistry)
June 30 - August 2, 2019

Multi-Month Administrative Positions

Summer Program Communications Assistant (all programs)
A front-line, customer service position requiring high energy, flexibility, efficiency, and patience, the Summer Program Communications Assistant works closely with the CTD admissions office to provide accurate & timely communication to all Summer Program families and other clients. One full-time position, February - June.

Leapfrog/Spark Summer Program Coordinator Assistant (Age 4 - Grade 5)
Summer Program Coordinator Assistant (Grades 4 - 12)
SPCAs provide administrative support to the Summer Program Coordinator and CTD administrative staff. Tasks include, but are not limited to, word processing, data collection and entry, maintaining administrative staff files, assisting with student evaluations, and other clerical and administrative tasks. Two full-time positions, April - August.

Summer Program Supply Manager (Grades 4 - 12)
An active and visible role requiring high energy and flexibility, the Supply Manager is responsible for inventorying, ordering, organizing, distributing, and collecting classroom supplies across all summer programs. Full-time position, April - August.

Summer Program Office Manager (Grades 4 - 12)
An active and visible role requiring high energy and flexibility, the Office Manager provides assistance with general administrative tasks across the Summer Program, including financial tasks, student applications, and phone support for families and staff. Full-time position, April - August.

Administrative & Technology Support

Summer Program Academic Office Managers (Grades 4 - 12)
Two positions, one focused on tracking and maintaining attendance for all summer courses and one focused on field trip logistics. Other tasks include general office support and clerical/administrative work.

Summer Program Technology Coordinator (Grades 4-12)
Provides technical support, in collaboration with Northwestern IT, to staff in classrooms and residence halls and to CTD machines in portable technology labs.

Summer Program Campus Assistants (Grades 4-12)
Office Assistants provide clerical assistance and serve as "runners" between different campus buildings. This is an active and visible role requiring high energy and flexibility!

Leapfrog/Spark Office Assistants (Age 4-Grade 5)
Office Assistants provide clerical assistance, support the Site Coordinator, and manage the office when the Site Coordinator is observing classrooms.

Residential Directors & Academic Directors

Academic Directors (Grades 4 - 12)
Heads of academic affairs for a program, including instructional staff support and evaluation and serving as primay point of contact for family academic concerns. Four positions available.

Residential Directors (Grades 4 - 12)
Heads of residential life for a program, direct supervisors to Assistant Residential Directors and first point of contact for family residential concerns. Three positions available.

Assistant Residential Directors (Grades 4 - 12)
ARDs are responsible for specific aspects of residential life, including health, housing, and afternoon/weekend activities. Ten positions available.

Instructors & Teaching Assistants

Summer Program Instructors (Grades 4 - 12)
Leapfrog/Spark Summer Instructors
(Age 4 - Grade 5)
Tadpole Academy Instructors
(3 year old parent-child class)
Instructors are responsible for the design and implementation of their course curriculum, as well as the evaluation of their students at the end of their session.

Summer Program Teaching Assistants (Grades 4 - 12)
Teaching Assistants(Age 4 - Grade 5)
TAs work closely with instructors to provide classroom support and academically challenging instruction.

Residential Teaching Assistants & Auxiliary RTAs (Grades 9 - 12)
Provide support to students in both the classroom and the residence hall. Equinox program only.

Residential Staff

Residential Staff (Grades 4 - 8)
Responsible for a cohort of 8-12, 4th-8th grade students in the residence hall; supervise activities and weekend trips. Live-in, 7-week position. 60 positions available.

Commuter Assistants (Grades 4 - 12)
Responsible for commuter student check-out; supervise student activities; assist with evening study halls. Live-out, 7-week, hourly position, M/W/F from 1 - 5 pm and T/TH from 1 - 8 pm. Four positions.

Residential Teaching Assistants & Staff (Grades 9 - 12)
Responsible for cohort of 10-12, 9th-12th grade students. Assist in classroom; supervise student activities & weekend trips; assist with homework & act as academic mentor. Live-in, 7-week position. 35 positions available.

Front of House staff (Grades 4 - 12)
Operate residence hall front desk, program phone, greet visitors. Live-out, 6-week, hourly position. Sunday - Friday, 7am - 2pm + 2pm - 9pm. 8-10 positions available.

Science Lab Support & Administration

Lab Prep Coordinators (Grades 4 - 12)
LPCs provide logistical support for laboratory setups, working with science instructors and Northwestern lab staff. Three positions available, one in physics, one in chemistry, one in biology.

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