Summer Academy Mentor Teacher (Middle and High School)

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

Description

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 the environment for all 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.

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.

Requirements

Middle School Mentor Teacher Requirements

Pre-Summer Responsibilities (December 2017 – May 2018)

Teacher Orientation Responsibilities (June 4 - 15, 2018)

Summer Academy Responsibilities (June 18 – July 27, 2018; approximately 25 hours/week)

Evaluation Week (July 30 – August 3, 2018)

Qualifications


High School Mentor Teacher Requirements

Pre-Summer Responsibilities (December 2017 – May 2018)

Teacher Orientation Responsibilities (June 4 - 15, 2018)

Summer Academy Responsibilities (June 18 – July 27, 2018; approximately 25 hours/week)

Evaluation Week (July 30 – August 3, 2018)

Qualifications

Benefits

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

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.

To Apply:

All applications will be received online at www.studentudurham.org/job-openings or by clicking "Start Application" below. A complete application includes: resume, cover letter, two professional references and answers the following questions. The final deadline is Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

  1. What role do you believe race and wealth play in the education of children? How do your beliefs influence your education and teacher coaching philosophy?
  2. From your perspective, what skills and talents do effective teachers possess? How will you ensure that all your teachers have the skills they need to succeed?

**If you are concerned about your ability to fulfill the requirements due to scheduling conflicts, please contact Bettina Umstead, Chief Program Officer, at bettina.umstead@stuentudurham.org or 919-695-3219.**


To learn more about the beliefs that guide our work, please explore our problem statement, found here.


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