Summer Academy Mentor Teacher

Durham, North Carolina, United States · Summer Academy · 001

Description

Student U is a college-access and success organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. However, as a result of structural racism, poverty and other systemic injustices, we acknowledge that first generation college-bound students face significant personal and institutional obstacles to educational success. We want to change the odds for children in our community.

We believe that a Durham where all children can succeed is possible. We believe that our students and the children in our community are the most powerful tool our community can leverage to realize that vision. We believe that Student U’s role in creating a Durham where all children can succeed is in expanding the educational opportunities available to our students so that they may unlock their full potential and be the advocates for change within our community. In order to make this dream a reality, Student U creates a pipeline of services to support students from middle school through college. By providing direct services during out-of-school time and advocating for students and families within schools, we ensure our students develop the academic skills and personal well-being needed to succeed in their post-secondary choices and beyond.

Employees at Student U believe all students can achieve greatness. Together, through intentional staff collaboration and community partnerships, we work tirelessly to make the fearless dreams of our students come true.

Middle School Mentor Teachers serve as an important support role in our Summer Academy program. Each mentor will own a part of the instructional day at Student U. This include academic core classes like math, science, English and Global Connect along with Read Fearlessly (small reading groups) and electives (teacher designed courses based on teacher interest). We believe that our curriculum should encourage academic rigor, develop critical thinking skills and engage student in learning how to become change agents in their communities. This role is designed for a person who will enjoy coaching novice teachers, developing culturally responsive curriculum and contributing to the overall Student U community.

High School Mentor Teachers serve as an important support role in our Summer Academy program. Mentors will be assigned teachers based on their expertise. Mentors will coach teacher through the unit and lesson planning process ensuring their curriculum is aligned with Student U’s goals for the Summer Academy. Through regular classroom observations, reflection meetings with teachers and weekly professional development, mentor teacher serve a critical role in coaching teacher to excellence in teaching. This work ensures that students are receiving the best instruction possible. This role is designed for a person who will enjoy coaching teachers, developing culturally responsive curriculum and contributing to the Student U community.

Requirements

Qualifications


Requirements for Middle School Mentor Teacher

Pre-Summer Responsibilities (January – May, part-time)

Teacher Orientation Responsibilities (June 5 - 16, 2017)

Summer Academy Responsibilities (June 19 – July 28, 2017; approximately 25 hours/week)

Evaluation Week (July 31 – August 3, 2017; part-time)

Requirements for High School Mentor Teacher

Pre-Summer Responsibilities (January – May, part-time)

Teacher Orientation Responsibilities (June 12 - 16, 2017)

Summer Responsibilities (June 19 – July 28, 2017; approximately 25 hours/week)

Evaluation Week (July 31 – August 3, 2017; part-time)

Benefits

Compensation: $18/hour (approximately 25 hours/week)

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Diversity

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

How do you apply with Student U?

Applications are online! Click the button below to begin your application after you have reviewed the job description above in its entirety. A complete application will include resume, cover letter and two professional references. In your cover letter, please identify your preference for subject (Language Arts, Science, Math or Global Connect) and grade (middle or high school).

Deadline: Rolling until position filled with a start date before June 1st.

**If you are concerned about your ability to fulfill the requirements due to scheduling conflicts, please contact Bettina Umstead at bettina.umstead@stuentudurham.org **


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