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Summer Instructor

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TITLE: Upward Bound Summer Program Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Upward Bound

REPORTS TO: Director of Upward Bound

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt



PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:

Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree; and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Upward Bound is seeking instructors to teach Math, English, Science, and Foreign Language at the high school or college level for the six (6) week summer program. The program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

1. Establish key objectives for classes

2. Implement curriculum for courses in the upward bound program that are in alignment with state and local curriculum requirements and areas of focus

3. Develop a syllabus for the 6-week summer program that outlines topics that will be explored and lists due dates for assignments and exams

4. Create lesson plans, that describe how the information will be presented

5. Participate as a chaperone at educational events

6. Give lectures and organize activities to present material and deepen understanding of coursework

7. Provide academic feedback and counseling to participants and parents

8. Writes, administers, and grades examinations that test students’ knowledge

9. Record students’ attendance and grades

10. Work closely with UB staff to identify students in need of tutoring and provide materials for tutoring as needed



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Ability to work effectively with students with diverse needs
  • Demonstrates engaged learning techniques, enthusiasm, and ability to motivate students
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Possesses commitment to teaching culturally diverse students
  • Ability to guide students toward excellence
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Pass background test


WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
  • Office environment
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in the field they are teaching/Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum two year’s teaching experience
  • Secondary teaching certification in a related field (math, science, English, and foreign language) a plus
  • Previous experience working with underrepresented students preferred
Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa.

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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