Post Date:  May 10, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

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Job Title: Associate Educator - Bilingual Spanish 3  and Requisition ID number: 100708

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  Division of Academics (10000901) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE 40 hours/week 1.0 FTE; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  ESP(28) 

Functional Area:  Paraprofessional 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Under general supervision, assists students, families and school staff in Spanish and English, at various sites across the district, depending on where assistance is most needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Assists students and families with educational programs and special assignments; performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies, and the Standards of Effective Instructional Support for Educational Assistants; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Assists MPS staff to facilitate educational functions and other services to maintain a

safe and productive learning environment; works with students to reinforce academic learning and improve personal skills.

  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
  • Provides customer service to parents and guardians, answers questions, and explains MPS rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Communicates with parents, students, and staff to convey pertinent information while maintaining confidentiality of personal information.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Provides interpretation and translation to bridge language barriers between families and administrators, and continuously provides support to new EL students and their families.
  • Performs a variety of duties, including scheduling, planning, event and program logistics, classroom support, transportation coordinator, and emergency procedures.
  • Administers a variety of school programs, student services, community services, special assignments, and educational programs in support of MPS goals throughout the entire district; including but not limited to MPS program outreach, bilingual & hearing-impaired translator/interpreter, media & technology, student behavior support, community relations & accommodations, English Language Learning, vocational training, keeps records of student progress and activities and other special events.
  • Flexibility in switching MPS work sites to support students, families and staff, for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Will be required to work outside normal business hours and work some extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.
  • Must have their own means of transportation.
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.


Bilingual – Spanish: Assist licensed staff as an interpreter to facilitate the provision of health, education, or other services to non-English speaking, limited English speaking and/or bilingual/bicultural community members.



Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

AA degree or completion of 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits (required) in Education, Child Development, Behavioral Sciences; or educational area related to position assignment; AND one (1) year of professional experience working with children; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. Associate Degree in Education or Child Development is preferred.

Knowledge of:

                     MPS policies, procedures, and processes.

                     Methods and techniques to assist students in reading, writing and mathematics.

                     Local community resources and regional community services programs.

                     Basic principles of record keeping and records management.

                     Personal computers utilizing standard and specialized software.

                     Safety rules and regulations.

Skill in:

                     Maintaining composure and working effectively under diverse conditions.

                     Communicating effectively with children.

                     Following verbal and written instructions.

                     Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

                     Effective verbal and written communication



A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. First Aid/CPR/AED and/or Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training may be required.


Work is performed in a classroom and office environment, with moderate physical requirements; occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree and working with children.


·                       Bargaining Unit: Educational Support Specialists

·                       Grade: Group C

·                       FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

·                       Job Group: Student Support

·                       FTE: 1.0 (41 weeks)




Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Division of Academics (10000901) | Davis Center (0001) | Paraprofessional 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis