Summer Academy Middle School Teacher
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.
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.
- Attend all pre-summer training events
- Attend Teacher & Student Orientation
- Participate in the Student U “Family” (meet w/family teachers, build family culture that supports Student U’s mission & vision, hold students to Student U expectations, etc)
- Plan and teach one core academic class (math, science, Global Connect or English)
- Co-lead a small reading group with another Student U teacher
- Design and implement an elective course based on your interest
- Serve as an advisor to a small group of students (maintain contact with their families, write an end of the summer student evaluation and conference with their family)
- Attend weekly faculty (Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm) and department meetings (during Student U hours)
- Attend weekly Professional Development (during Student U hours)
- Attend regular field trips including a “big field trip”
- Participate as a full member of the Student U Community
REQUIRED PROGRAM DATES
April 12, 2019 Faculty Dinner, 6-8pm
April 13, 2019 Family Day/Pre-Summer Training, 9am - 4pm
June 10-21, 2019 Teacher Orientation, 8am - 4pm
June 19, 2019 Student Orientation, 6-8pm
June 24 - July 26, 2019 Summer Program, 7:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesdays until 5:30pm
July 29-31st, 2019 Evaluation Week, 8am - 4pm
September 2019 - May 2020 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:
- believe all students can achieve greatness.
- are committed to helping our students grow both academically and socially/emotionally into what we know they are capable of.
- are committed to learning, growing and reflecting together to ensure our students are gaining academic skills.
- are committed to uncovering the brilliance of our students.
- are committed to the city of Durham.
- view the time spent with students 6th-10th grade during Summer Academy as an important part of their growth professionally.
- use Student U as an opportunity to develop skills they will later use in their own classrooms or in their area of expertise.
To learn more about the beliefs that guide our work, please explore our mission and values, found here
Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Equity & Child Safeguarding Policy
- Student U is committed to fostering an inclusive culture within our organization where people from various backgrounds can participate fully and equitably, 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.
CompensationHourly rate based on experience. Should teachers fulfill all attendance requirements, they will earn no less than $2,800.00 for the summer. There are opportunities to earn more by signing up for additional needs throughout the Summer
Preferred Deadline: Friday, January 4th, 2019
Final Deadline: Friday, February 1st, 2019
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]