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Graduate Assistantship: Child Care Program

Graduate Assistant: Child Care Program

The Graduate Assistant for the Child Care Program at the Wellness Center will assist in coordinating activities, supervise part-time student staff, promote a positive relationship with parents, complete educational forms and assist with licensing and North Dakota Food Program requirements.


Assist with State Licensing and ND Food Program (60%)

  • Make daily recipe adjustments to assure portion sizes accommodate both the number of children we are serving and the requirements for their age group
  • Make weekly updates on infant birthdates to assure correct portions are distributed and food requirements are correct
  • Make monthly updates on Toddler and Preschool children to assure correct portion are distributed
  • Prepare and serve meals to the children
  • Document the menu, recipe, portion sizes, temperature and the number of children served breakfast, lunch and a snack
  • Inventory food and place order with Cash Wise Foods
  • Weigh and restock items when order arrives

Coordinate activities and provide direct child care service (35%)

  • Maintain an environment and implement activities that are developmentally appropriate
  • Maintain records on SharePoint
  • Interact with and attend to the needs of the children

Assist with educational programming forms (5%)

  • Enter and submit all Scholastic order forms monthly
  • Collect and submit labels for “Labels for Learning” and “Labels for Education”

Assist with supervising part-time student staff (continuous)

  • Provide support, encouragement and guidance to part-time staff
  • Serve as a role model and resource for part-time staff
  • Assign duties and monitor completion of tasks
  • Assist with interviewing and training new staff
  • Assist with staff evaluations


  • Graduate Assistant must be admitted to a graduate program at NDSU
  • Maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours and a 3.0 grade point average for the duration of appointment.
  • Satisfactorily complete a criminal background check
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Exhibit a high degree of enthusiasm and personal initiative
  • Show Strong attention to detail and strong organization with the ability to carry out tasks to completion in a multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of computer programs
  • Available to work 9:00 – 1:00, Monday – Friday 


  • Knowledge of child care licensing rules and regulations
  • Familiar with ND Food Program
  • Understanding of the Nurtured Heart Approach
  • CPR/AED certifications
  • Demonstrate professionalism and serve as a strong leader


Employment requires no more than (20) hours per week. Appointment of position is for a maximum of 2 years, with the 2nd year based on performance and annual responsibility review.  Appointment begins August 16, 2015 through May 15, 2016.  Supervisor will coordinate and review work schedule and dates of appointment.

Submit application materials to: Phone: 701.231.5219

Application review begins immediately.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-5200 / Fax: (701) 231-5205
Campus address: Wallman Wellness Center 100
Physical/delivery address: 18th Street and Centennial Blvd., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5140 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: NDSU Wellness Center

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:44:26 PM