Academic Adventures With Life-Changing Impact
Spend your summer inspiring young people to think big!
Join a community of staff who are passionate about helping students realize their full potential. From early childhood through high school, help academically advanced students delve into a subject of interest, build upon their strengths, and connect with a community of peers. If you're looking for a position in an educationally progressive environment, we'd love to hear from you!
Summer Academic Day and Residential Camps at CTD offer single and multi-week programs.
Each day involves several different activities, and program curricula move at a rapid pace.
All staff should be committed to the goals of the program; attuned to the academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted learners; and understanding of the particular challenges of working with students in an academically rigorous and residential environment.
Staff should possess passion, energy, creativity, organizational skills, flexibility, teamwork, and the ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, and manage stress.
Following the program, instructional staff have responsibilities for student evaluation and program documentation.
CTD's Academic Summer Day and Residential Camps offer a diverse selection of administrative, teaching, and residential staff roles. To learn more and find the best fit for your talent and expertise, view the hyperlinked positions titles under Current Staff Openings.
Submit an application for available CTD positions via Northwestern myHR.
- Search by entering "CTD" in the keywords field.
- Please read the full job posting for instructions on indicating the position for which you are applying.
- Please submit one online application per Job ID. Multiple applications will result in automatic rejection emails for each duplicate application.
- For Civic Leadership Institute and Summer Leadership Intensive at Northwestern applicants who are returning to work with the Civic Education Project please complete this application.
Northwestern University Hiring Policies
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. For more information on recruitment and hiring policies, visit the Office of Equity.
All candidates selected for hire must successfully complete a criminal background check. (Background checks are at no cost to the candidate. Details will be discussed during the interview process.)
To learn more about job responsibilities and compensation, click on the hyperlinked positions title below.
Instructor Job ID 46754
Instructor - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Instructor Job ID 46757
Instructor - Academic Summer Camp at Chicago area locations (Prek-6)
Residential Teaching Assistant Job ID 46722
Residential Teaching Assistant - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Teaching Assistant Job ID 46732
Teaching Assistant - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Teaching Assistant Job ID 46733
Teaching Assistant - Academic Summer Camp at Chicago area locations (Prek-6)
Academic Director Job ID 46723
Academic Director - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Academic Office Manager Job ID 46727
Academic Office Manager - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Laboratory Prep Coordinator Job ID 46758
Laboratory Prep Coordinator - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Residential Director Job ID 46721
Residential Director - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Assistant Residential Director Job ID 46737
Assistant Residential Director - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Front of House Staff Job ID 46738
Front of Staff - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Program Assistant Health & Safety Communications Coordinator Job ID 46739
Health & Safety Communications Coordinator - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern (6-12)
Office Manager Job ID 46720
Office Manager - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Office Assistant Job ID 46759
Office Assistant - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Office Assistant Job ID 46714
Office Assistant - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (Prek-6)
Supply Manager Job ID 46724
Supply Manager - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
Summer Program Coordinator Assistant Job ID 46752
SPCA - Academic Summer Camp at Northwestern University (6-12)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CTD will implement health and safety policies and procedures based on Northwestern University and CDC policies in effect at the time of each program. Following guidance from Northwestern University:
- Northwestern strongly recommends that all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.
CTD strongly recommends that students are vaccinated and boosted with an updated bivalent vaccine against COVID-19. Families will upload their student’s vaccination information into their health profile, after a student’s application and enrollment into the program. Students who are not vaccinated may be subject to additional health protocols.
Regardless of vaccination status, students are subject to testing for COVID-19 during the program if they exhibit one or more common symptoms of COVID-19.
Students must be tested for COVID-19 prior to arrival on campus. All families will upload documentation provided by a third-party clinician of their student’s negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival. Residential students will not be allowed to move into residence halls until a negative test is received.
Students who test positive for COVID-19 during the program must be picked up by a parent/guardian or other adult designee within eight hours of the positive test result. Care will be provided on-site until the family member or designee arrives. Please be aware that a positive test result would likely make a child ineligible to travel by air, train, or bus, making it essential that all residential students have a parent or designated adult who will be in the United States and able to retrieve the students from campus. CTD cannot provide housing and supervision for residential students beyond the published dates of the program session in which they are enrolled for any reason.
Northwestern University COVID-19 Health and Safety policies are reviewed regularly and periodically updated in response to ongoing data monitoring and guidance from public health officials and are therefore subject to change. During the program, program administrators will take a conditions-based approach to managing program activities based on risk levels as reported by the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health. COVID-19 health and safety protocols may include measures such as masks, distancing, additional cleaning protocols, changes to scheduled program activities, and Northwestern University policies as warranted by current public health conditions.
All CTD students will be expected to comply with policies in effect during the dates of the program for which they are registered and may be removed from the program for non-compliance without refund.
- For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Temp Center: AskHR@northwestern.edu
- For questions about working with CTD programs, please contact the program directly:
- Summer Leadership Intensive at Northwestern, Grades 6-8: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Civic Leadership Institute, Grades 9-12: email@example.com
- Residential & Day Camps, Grades 6-12: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Summer Day Camps, PreK - Grade 6 (Chicago area sites): email@example.com