Middle School Interventionist/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.
The Middle School Professional Interventionist role is designed for educators experienced in providing structured academic interventions, and believe fervently in the brilliance and potential of our students. Professional Interventionists will work twice a week throughout the school year with small groups of 3-7 middle school students, acting as an instructor in either math or reading skills to help remove barriers from student success at school, and providing necessary support for each student. Professional Interventionists will work on a team with the Student U Learning Specialist. Together, they will support After-School Instructors, Program Coordinators, and Student U staff to ensure that each of our students are receiving the support, intervention, and enrichment that they need to be the most successful academic, emotional, and social versions of themselves during the school year.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Student U Professional Interventionist!
- Provide targeted instruction and interventions for your group of students
- Plan for 2 1-hour long lessons each week, using a set curriculum
- Provide consistent communication with the Learning Specialist and students’ After-School Instructor to share student strengths, areas of growth, and performance during the school year.
- Utilize tools and assessments to measure student understanding and skills
- Collaborate with program staff to reflect on teaching practices and ensure high-quality instruction
- Work with program staff to collect data and participate in the evaluation of Year Round Programming
- Demonstrate the Student U Core Values in all interactions with Student U stakeholders (students, families, guests, volunteers, supporters)
- Develop relationships with small groups of students who need particular academic support
- Create a culture rooted in love and high expectations that is inclusive and supportive of all students in your group
Commitment: September 14, 2018 to May 9, 2019 twice a week, 3:45 - 4:45 pm ( 3 hours weekly, including 1 planning hour)
The Commitment (Our Ideal Candidates)
Our ideal year-round programming staff
- have multiple years of experience in differentiating reading or math instruction for middle school students in academic settings.
- are experienced and flexible in using data-driven and proven strategies for student growth.
- have experience designing lessons that meet the needs of a diverse group of learners.
- believe all students can achieve greatness.
- are highly motivated, hardworking and organized in supporting our students.
- have experience creating supportive and inclusive learning communities.
- have strong instructional, classroom management and organizational skills.
- are committed to helping our students grow both academically and socially/emotionally into what we know they are capable of.
- are reflective and committed to learning, growing professionally together to ensure our students are gaining academic skills.
- are able to meet deadlines.
- have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to flex communication style to multiple environments and have an ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
- are committed to uncovering the brilliance of our students.
- are committed to the city of Durham.
- view the time spent with students during YRP 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.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Preferred but not required: Ability to speak Spanish.
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: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Friday, July 27, 2018. A complete application includes a resume, cover letter and one short answer question. Please apply online.