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Ankeny Community School District




Purpose Statement


The position of General Associate is to help classroom teachers provide for physical and instructional needs of students.  General Associates assist, support and work closely with teachers, administration, and other team members in providing high quality academic, social, emotional, health, and behavior programs to continuously improve student achievement.  General Associates work under the general supervision of building administration and immediate direction of certified teachers.


Job Title: General Associate                                                                                                                                                             

Hourly Wage: $13.40/part-time 


Hours:   M-F 9:45-4:00 


Reports To:         Building Principal and teacher(s) assigned  


Wage/Hour Status:  Non-Exempt


Minimum Qualifications:


Job Goal:

To help students acquire identified deficit skills in order to contribute to their development as productive and responsible citizens.


Essential Functions


Performance Responsibilities and Duties


Instructional Support

  1. Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays.
  2. Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
  3. Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment.
  4. Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports.
  5. Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.

Student Management

  1. Help supervise students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom. This may include lunchroom, bus, playground duty, and/or other supervisions.
  2. Keep teacher(s) informed of special needs or problems of individual students.


  1. Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned.
  2. Assist with academic, social, emotional, and health needs of students.
  3. Demonstrates integrity and maintains confidentiality.
  4. Is respectful and appropriately interacts with staff, students, and visitors.
  5. Works well with others, maintaining positive and effective communication with all school personnel.
  6. Upholds and adheres to safety rules and policies of the Ankeny Community School District safety program.
  7. Supports the goals and objectives of the school district and follows all district policies.
  8. Demonstrates the ability to attend work on a regular and routine basis to avoid disruption to district operations.
  1. Performs any other duties as assigned by the appropriate supervisor.
  2. Perform all duties in a safe manner to avoid injury to oneself and/or others.

Other Functions

Working Environment


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

The usual and customary methods of performing the position functions require the following physical demands:  some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Working conditions may include extreme temperatures and humidity.  Hazards may include exposure to communicable diseases. This position requires the ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

Supervisory Responsibilities:



Terms of Employment

Work year established by the Superintendent; Salary according to schedule adopted annually.



Job performance will be evaluated annually as per district policies and procedures


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.



Ankeny Community School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  It is the policy of the District to provide equal employment opportunities and not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age or marital status in its employment and personnel practices.  The job categories where the representative groups are underrepresented.