Classroom Assistants

The purpose of this recruitment is to develop a pool of qualified student workers to act as classroom assistants throughout the school year. Assignments will depend on applicant availability and the skills needed to provide appropriate support in a particular subject.

Classroom assistants provide students with a disability an equal opportunity to access the classroom setting.


Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  • Providing verbal information regarding visual materials presented in class.
  • Manipulating objects at the direction of the student.
  • Recording information provided by the student during group or in-class projects.


Qualifications (Required)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate patience with people in distress.
  • Ability to maintain clear, professional boundaries.
  • Professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Clear respect for diversity and experience working with diverse populations.


Qualifications (Preferred)

  • Experience working in educational settings, especially postsecondary education.
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities.
  • Strong grounding in one or more of the following subject areas:
  • Specific foreign language (Spanish, French, Arabic, etc.)
  • Linguistics (ESL)
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Sciences
  • Experience with making accessible documents and materials.
  • Experience with adaptive technology.

Hours and Wage

  • No guarantee of number of hours. Schedule dependent on availability and specific need.
  • Approximately 1 - 2 courses per term or 10 hours per week.
  • $13.25 per hour

Application Materials

Please refer to the Handshake employment database for open positions. You may also fill out and sign a Classroom Assistant Job Application and send it to jewls@pdx.edu along with a cover letter and résumé. Application materials will be reviewed as positions become open.


If you have questions about working as a Classroom Assistant or would like to learn more, please contact us.

Email: drc@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-4150

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