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Join Ames Community School District, where your journey matters! ACSD promotes an educational environment that is racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our District. We are focused on creating and supporting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion within the organizational culture and in our community.

The Ames Community School District is seeking Educational Associates, Substitute Teachers and Substitute Associates for the 2020-21 school year. These are immediate needs and hiring will happen quickly. Find more information below and links to apply today.

Educational Associates – $11.45 – $13.45/hr 

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Ames Community School District is seeking part-time General Educational Assistants for the 2020-2021 school year. These positions will be assigned to one of the elementary buildings. These positions are not benefits eligible.

Under the supervision of an administrator and teacher(s), assists the teacher(s) in the education of students including instructional assistance, management of student behavior, record keeping, classroom safety, security and organization, and interaction and communication with students and staff.

  • Work approximately 15-20 hours per week through the school year
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have one of the following prior to employment:
    • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education (48 credits minimum)
    • Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree
    • Completed the Accuplacer exam through DMACC
    • Completion of paraprofessional certification through the Board of Educational Examiners

Substitute Educational Assistant – $11.45 to $13.45/hr (depending upon level)

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Ames Community School District is seeking Substitute Educational Assistants for the 2020-21 school year.

  • Supports teachers in meeting the needs of students in all classrooms including special education
  • Supports academic instruction with small groups of students
  • Supervises students during other components of the school day
  • Accepts work assignments on-call
  • Must have one of the following prior to employment:
    • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education
    • Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree
    • Achieved a passing score through formal assessment demonstrating the ability to assist in academic instruction
    • Completion of paraprofessional certification through the Board of Educational Examiners
  • Ability to physically lift up to 50 pounds

Substitute Teachers – $125/day

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Substitute teachers are needed for the 2020-21 school year. The State of Iowa has changed the requirements for substitute teacher authorization. The new law now allows anyone who has completed an associate’s degree or 60 semester hours through a regionally-accredited institution to be able to substitute teach. Must be at least 20 years old. Get started with the substitute authorization course offered through Heartland AEA (Instructor-led) or Iowa State University (Self-paced).

  • New subs who obtain their authorization and serve our district a predetermined number of times may qualify to apply for a reimbursement of portions of the cost to obtain authorization. 
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule – work when and where you want, Preschool-12th grade
  • Possess either a valid Iowa Substitute License, Substitute Authorization, or Iowa Teaching License and be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be adaptable, collaborative, and an effective problem-solver  

 

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It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Kristin Johnson, Human Resources Director, kristin.johnson@ames.k12.ia.us, District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, (515) 268-6610.

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