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Job Title: Associate Educator - Classroom Support - Whittier and Requisition ID number: 54542

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: ESP(28)

Functional Area: Paraprofessional

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


Class Options:

  • Classroom Support


Class Option:

Behavior Resource: Assist in maintaining student discipline. Assist school administration in communicating to school and parents appropriate intervention for students.

Bilingual - {Hmong-Oromo-Somali-Spanish}: Assist licensed staff as an interpreter to facilitate the provision of health, education, or other services to non-English speaking, limited English speaking and/or bilingual/bicultural community members.

Classroom Support: Assist licensed staff in classrooms to maintain a positive learning environment and reinforce classroom learning.

Community Resource: Assist in promoting the school or program by providing information to parents, visitors, and students.

Interpreter for Hearing Impaired: Provide sign language interpreting/translating services for deaf/hard of hearing students.

Media Resource: Perform a variety of duties assisting licensed personnel in the Media Center.

Professional Development Process (PDP) Mentor: Coordinate the development and implementation of the EASRP mentoring process and provide professional development support.

No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB/ESEA Support: Assist with the implementation, training, and data coordination to ensure compliance with Federal legislation relating to positions funded through the use of ESEA Title 1 funds.

Special Education Bilingual: Interpret and translate information related to the educational programming for students who have both Special Education and English Language Learner needs. Requires oral/written fluency in English and a second language.

Title 1 Computer Resource: Provide support in the computer lab.

Transportation Resource: Establish and provide transportation needs and MPS guidelines related to students and district transportation.

Truancy: Assist licensed personnel with attendance and truancy procedures. Provide support to students with attendance issues..


  • Acquire knowledge of the goals of the schools Improvement Plan and MPS Acceleration 2020
  • Promote culturally and linguistically responsive practices
  • Assist teachers and staff in educational functions and other services to maintain a safe, diverse and productive learning environment; work with students to reinforce classroom learning, educational programs and improve personal skills.
  • Assist students in learning processes; reinforce positive behavior, provide individual instruction, encourage socialization and positive communication.
  • Monitor and supervise student activities; promote respect, support diversity, explain social norms and disciplinary consequences, de-escalate personal confrontations, and enforce District policies and rules of conduct.
  • Monitor students, and record data for academic and behavioral assessments; maintain files, and keeps records of student progress and activities; assure all required written reports are completed and submitted.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

AA degree or completion of 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits (required) in Education, Child Development, Behavioral Sciences; or educational area related to position assignment; AND two years experience working with children

Fluent in English and Ojibwe language both written and verbal.


Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Paraprofessional

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