Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

  • Part-time Site Assistant, IN2

    Job Locations US-IL-Aurora
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(9/19/2018 2:20 PM)
  • Overview

    The position of IN2 site assistant is the late shift supervisor for IMSA’s new innovation center on campus in Aurora, IL.  The 6,400 square foot space includes a 24-seat learning laboratory, maker space, two small conference rooms, a great room with stage, media wall, entrepreneur in residence office, team room, idea bar and café.  The assistant should first and foremost be a welcoming spirit to visitors and guests of IN2. The IN2 site assistant must be a positive ambassador for IMSA and IN2 and be comfortable working with high school students, business executives and civic leaders.  The IN2 site assistant is also the person who helps creates the “first impression” that visitors have when they enter IN2 and must be both welcoming and resourceful.


    This position will support IMSA's Diversity Stance by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable, and inclusive constituent-centered support while promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that embraces the diversity of people and perspectives collaborating at IMSA to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.


    Hours/Shift/Work Schedule:  20-24 hours per week. Monday through Thursday from approximately 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm (hours may shift up to one hour later start time and one hour later finish time) and a four-hour shift on the weekend, likely to be Saturday or Sunday afternoon. School-year position begins September and runs through May; IN2 and IMSA are closed over Christmas break.


    • Coordinate IN2 evening operations including but not limited to guest and member check-in, room reservations and volunteer management
    • Host guests, give tours of IN2,  and act as an onsite ambassador
    • Maintain order of the innovation center
    • Assisting other IN2 staff and programs at the center
    • Coordinate volunteer schedules



    • Scheduling and organizational skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong emotional intelligence that demonstrates solid judgment and emotional resiliency
    • Demonstrated ability to work inclusively with individuals from a diversity of thought and backgrounds
    • Strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service
    • Demonstrate a willingness to serve as an active and contributing member of the Academy
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced changing environment



    • Some college experience strongly preferred
    • Education or STEM major
    • Experience working with high school students and volunteers
    • Familiarity and comfort with technology (video conferencing, teleconferencing etc.) or willingness to learn.
    • Social media friendly (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Constant Contact, WordPress)



    Work is performed in a normal office setting. Substantial time is spent working on a computer.  This is an active position requiring walking and stamina paired with some sedentary work, which requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.



    This position is a part-time, non-exempt, employment-at-will position. Hourly rate determined by background and experience of candidate.  As part of the State University Retirement System, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits.  The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois public retirement systems such as the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois (TRS) and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).



    The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, amnesty, arrest record, military status, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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