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Position Title: Upward Bound Instructor Pool

Department: Ctr Student Success and Retention

Advertised Pay: $25.50/hour

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted immediately and continue reviewing until interviews are scheduled/the position is filled

Position Summary: This is a part-time, contract appointment. Upward Bound Instructors provide instruction and tutoring to high school students participating in Washburn University's Upward Bound Program. Instructors provide instruction in non-credit bearing courses in Core subject areas: Math, Laboratory Sciences, Foreign Language, English Composition, and Literature. Upward Bound Instructors are grant-funded positions.

Essential Functions:
Deliver instruction to students in the Upward Bound Saturday Academy and/or Summer Academy
Design engaging curriculum and activities that help students master Core content
Assist students in one-on-one, small group, and classroom settings to facilitate individual learner needs
Encourage students to develop a college-going mindset where they see themselves thriving in a college context
Enact a pedagogical philosophy that aligns with the missions, vision, and values of Washburn Upward Bound
Monitor student attendance, behavior, and academic development
Assess student performance using formative and summative assessments
Maintain active communication with the Upward Bound Director and Upward Bound Advisor
This position does require you to teach in-person
Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in relevant subject matter
Minimum two years experience teaching the subject to high school and/or college students
Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to create an inclusive environment for students
Ability to travel to Washburn University to teach classes
Proven ability to use classroom technology for instruction
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Upward Bound staff and students

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in relevant subject matter
Experience working with TRIO or similar program
Bilingual (Spanish) capability
Professional and/or personal experience overcoming barriers similar to those of Upward Bound participants

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to continue teaching for the Upward Bound program during the Academic Year.

Part time Hourly Varies/Shift
Background Check Required


 Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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