Summer Academy Middle School Teacher

Durham, North Carolina, United States · Middle School Program · 002


Our Mission

Student U is a college-access and success organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. We know that structural racism, poverty and other systemic injustices force our students to face significant obstacles to educational success. We want to change the odds for children in the Durham community. We believe our students are powerful, and that this power will help us realize a Durham where all students can succeed.

The Work

Our Summer Academy staff are excited to facilitate learning and create an environment for students to succeed.

We are hiring staff to work in our summer academy program, providing academic enrichment and structured new experiences. In Summer Academy, we are committed to helping our students feel success and growth by providing thoughtful, intentional academic experiences, and sharing our own excitement around academic content.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Student U Middle School Teacher!

Teaching at Student U is a year-long commitment. Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, creating lesson plans, teaching their own classes and working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students. Student U teachers teach a core academic class, co-lead a small reading group and an elective. Student U teachers are expected to be fully present at the Summer Academy which operates Monday – Friday from 7:30am- 4:30pm and on Tuesdays until 5:30pm. Teaching at Student U is a full-time commitment. Teachers often work outside of Student U’s hours to create lesson plans, prepare for daily classwork and talking with parents and students.

During the academic school year, Student U teachers tutor one afternoon per week in our daily after-school program.

Teachers are compensated for their prep work in the spring, all Summer Academy hours, and for tutoring during the school year.


Job Responsibilities


April 20, 2018 Faculty Dinner, 6-8pm

April 21, 2018 Family Day/Pre-Summer Training, 9am - 4pm

June 4-15, 2018 Teacher Orientation, 8am - 4pm

June 13, 2018 Student Orientation, 6-8pm

June 18 - July 27, 2018 Summer Program, 7:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesdays until 5:30pm

July 30 - August 2, 2017 Evaluation Week, 8am - 4pm

September 2018 - May 2019 Tutor 1 day/week @ Year Round Program, WG Pearson Center

The Commitment (Our Ideal Candidates)

We are committed to hiring and developing a staff that honors and reflects the diversity of our community.

Our ideal summer academy staff:

To learn more about the beliefs that guide our work, please explore our mission and values, found here



Should teachers fulfill all attendance requirements, they will earn no less than $3,000.00 for the Summer. There are opportunities to earn more by signing up for additional needs throughout the Summer.

Hourly rate based on experience.

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Diversity & Child Safeguarding Policy

Student U is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

Student U has a commitment to ensuring the safety of our students. All staff will participate in the Darkness to Light Training, which is a child safeguarding training to help them understand why it is necessary to safeguard and protect children and to be fully aware of the procedure for reporting concerns.

Preferred Deadline: Friday, December 1st, 2017

Final Deadline: Monday, January 29th, 2018

Do you have questions about the job or your qualifications to teach with us? No worries! Fill out a quick form and we will be in touch.

Questions about the application? Please contact Elena Dalsimer at [email protected]

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