Graduate Assistant - Child Life Program


Will work under the supervision of the Director of the Child Life program as a program assistant for the Child Life Program. The Graduate Assistant will be mentored by the Child Life Director in and outside of the classroom. The Graduate Assistant will also help with projects as needed, including but not limited to updating program handbooks, website, Child Life Council requirements, and communicating student needs to the department. The graduate assistant will participate in weekly meetings with the Director of the program. In addition, the Graduate Assistant is expected to maintain regular email contact with faculty and provide project updates. (Hours are flexible but the majority of scheduled hours will be during the business day.)


  • Program assistant: Assist the Director of Child Life with communicating new program requirements, support of child life program daily tasks, supervision of Child Life student worker, and remaining a liaison to student questions and inquiry.
  • Course Assistant: Observe the Director and faculty members within the classroom, prepare materials for lectures, maintain office hours, monitor and maintain course Blackboard sites for faculty.
  • Attend weekly Director and committee meetings: Report to faculty regarding project updates and program focused communication.


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Must be enrolled in a Edgewood College, School of Education, Master’s degree program, be in good academic standing, and be registered in the School each term of the appointment
  • Ability to work independently and follow a project through to completion
  • Must be a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with at least 4000 Clinical Hours
  • Must have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Life
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with many types of technology, including Microsoft Office, database software, online survey tools, Skype, and social media

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Engaged member of Child Life Council
  • Knowledge of and expertise in the American Psychological Association (APA) writing style
  • Accurate proofreading and keyboarding skills
  • Experience with Blackboard, Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint) as well as other database management software (file maker pro)
  • Familiarity with web design and survey design tools (survey monkey)
  • It is of paramount importance that this graduate student feels, thinks, and speaks highly of their academic and social experience at Edgewood College.

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

Applicants should be in a position to start effective August 23, 2017.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - GACL
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer