Turning Green is excited to announce that applications are open for teaching assistants for the inaugural global class of Project Green Course, a 15-week virtual program set to broaden perspectives on key environmental topics, illustrate the intersections vital to this work, and sharpen critical thinking, leadership, communication and professional skills — to propel next generation agents of change with passion, purpose and power.
Turning Green team members are highly adaptable, willing to learn, lead with heart and passion, and collaborative.
This position is a temporary part time role, lasting from mid-August to November 2021.
Teaching Assistant Responsibilities
Teaching Assistants will be responsible for leading discussions, activities, and workshops within their small group with the help of the facilitator. Teaching assistants will provide feedback to their student group and create a culturally responsive and inclusive learning environment. Teaching assistants will be learning alongside the students as well as providing guidance for discussions and collaborative learning.
- Work with Facilitator and TA team to engage and support student cohort
- Build relationships with students in their discussion groups and serve as a point person for course questions and provide mentorship during the course. Promptly respond to any student’s questions, comments or concerns.
- Research topics and be familiar with chosen supplemental materials when leading discussion to provide guidance for students
- Monitor forums, blog posts, journal assignments to make sure students are keeping up with them. Engage with student work through focused feedback and commentary.
- Help lead outside of class activities such as panels, screenings, and workshops with the facilitators.
- Tech and research responsibilities as determined by the Facilitator / Course Lead
Teaching Assistant Qualifications
- Currently enrolled student pursuing a degree in environmental studies or sustainability preferred
- Alternatively, recent graduate or young professional looking to explore roles in the environment, sustainability, and youth empowerment
- Knowledgeable of environmental themes or ability to research and learn environmental topics to guide topic discussions
- Ability to foster an inclusive and supportive community environment, comfortable facilitating small group discussion
- Experience in previous leadership and mentorship roles
- Familiarity with or willingness to become familiar with Turning Green’s organization programs
- Flexible, open to learning and growing during the course
Please direct questions about the position to firstname.lastname@example.org.