Head ELA Position Description and Application

Head Engineering Learning Assistant Position Description

A Head Engineering Learning Assistant (ELA) is a trained advanced undergraduate who helps oversee the ELAs and ENG 100 course activities for all departments. They are the main point of contact for ENG 100 related items for the IEFX Program Coordinator.

ENG 100 meets for the first eight weeks of the semester.  Classes are 50 minutes and meet twice a week for the first four weeks, and once a week for the second four weeks.


  • Engineering student in good academic standing
  • Eligible to work in the US/ on campus
  • Have taught one semester of ENG 100 before Fall appointment.
  • Documented leadership and involvement in University, department, and/or Engineering organizations
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Enthusiastic about sharing one’s experiences with first-year students


  • Instruct and facilitate one ENG 100 section of approx. 20-25 students, following materials provided in training.
  • Attend and help facilitate Launch (Engineering welcome event on Saturday, August 25, 2018).
  • Provide direction, guidance, and mentorship to students in their ENG 100 section during the fall
  • Assist IEFX Program Coordinator with Spring and Fall Training Sessions
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with Co-Head ELA
  • Communicate and maintain relationship with all Lead ELAs
  • Communicate program status regularly with IEFX Program Coordinator.

Training Requirements

  • Help Program Coordinator facilitate ELA Training course during second 8 weeks of the Spring 2018 semester
  • Help Program Coordinator facilitate one training session in the Fall
  • Meetings in Spring 2018 semester with previous Head ELAs and IEFX Program Coordinator

Time Commitment

10-15 hours / week. Varies depending on week.


$11.00 / hour

Reporting Line

IEFX Program Coordinator, Gretchen Forman

Application: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3478498