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Lead Teacher - Summer Upward Bound Staff

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 4, 2024

Job Details

Lead Teacher - Summer Upward Bound Staff


Position Title: TRIO Upward Bound Lead Classroom Teacher

Department: TRIO Upward Bound

Reports To: Director of TRIO Upward Bound

Classification: Exempt
FTE: June-July
Date: April 2023

Essential Job Duties:

1. Leadership
  • Provide classroom/office support and perform related duties, as assigned
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
  • Update classroom curriculum before students arrive
  • Correct and evaluate student work, when appropriate
  • Play active role in classroom programming and mentorship of assistant staff
  • Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment
  • Participate in recreational and cultural activities, when appropriate or required
  • Ensure students/staff are following all St. Olaf and UB rules and guidelines
  • Update classroom curriculum by the end of the summer program for the following year
  • Attend and participate in all classroom staff meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

2. Collaboration
  • Assist program staff with compiling and entering data and other documentation
  • Work closely and collaboratively with fellow classroom staff
  • Assist the Director with other documents/tasks, as requested
  • Maintain relationships with faculty, staff, and St. Olaf community
  • Participate in UB summer staff training
  • Assist with program needs and requests
  • Participate in recreational, program, and cultural activities, when required

3. Supervision
  • Provide supervision for undergraduate classroom assistants
  • Assign tasks to be completed by assistant classroom staff
  • Supervise all summer participants to ensure safety, rules, and positive experience
  • Report all and any student/staff concerns immediately to the program director

4. Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community

5. Complete and meet deadlines for required training and performance management cycle

6. Perform other duties as assigned

Work Schedule:

Term: Temp (June-July)

Shift: During the academic summer program, the standard 40-hour work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; however, extra hours are required for this position during opening and closing weeks

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree, ability to establish good rapport with students, experience with and ability to relate with others (high school students), sensitive to target population and committed to program objectives and goals, strong background in subject areas

Teaching/classroom experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Valid Minnesota teaching license

Experience: 3+ years classroom experience, preferably in a high school/college/academic setting with a diverse student body; personal background/familiarity with students with similar backgrounds to those in TRIO (ex. low-income, first-generation in their families to obtain a college degree); previous supervision experience, maintain a valid driver's license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record


Employment in this position is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check which may include: criminal background checks, reference checks, verification of work history, verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, a motor vehicle check, verification of DOT certification, a credit check, employment eligibility verification, and/or a pre-employment physical. Whether a background check is deemed successfully completed will be at the sole discretion of St. Olaf College. Please note that St. Olaf College reserves the right to conduct periodic background checks at its sole discretion.


This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position. This job description is subject to change at any time, with or without prior notice, by St. Olaf College.

About Us

Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a 9% retirement match, monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, contributions to eligible employees' health savings accounts, a significant tuition discount (up to an 80% reduction) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employees' children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of the college's benefits, please see the summary of our benefits here:

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

A summary of the Flexible Work Policy for staff:

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The college strongly recommends that incoming students and new employees complete the primary COVID vaccine series before beginning their studies or work on campus, and that all members of our campus community remain up to date with COVID vaccines, per CDC guidance.
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Nondiscrimination Policy St. Olaf College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance. St. Olaf College prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon these and any other legally protected status in any education program or activity that it operates, including in admissions and employment.
Inquiries about this nondiscrimination policy may be referred to St. Olaf College's Director of Equal Opportunity, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights or both. St. Olaf's Director of Equal Opportunity (who serves as the College's Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 Coordinator) is Pamela McDowell, Tomson Hall,, (507) 786-3465.

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St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

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