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 Interventionist!
Student U Summer Interventionists are licensed, experienced educators who are present part-time in the summer to support middle school students who are behind grade level in some capacity and/or could benefit from more individualized instruction. During Student U’s Middle School Summer Academy, interventionists are on site from 7:30-12:00 each day to deliver targeted small-group instruction in either reading or math and to provide push-in support in other content areas. Interventions work to ensure all learners in our middle school Summer Academy are supported and thriving.
Interventionists are compensated for their prep work in the spring as well as their time present at Summer Academy.
- Attend all spring trainings and events
- Attend one week of Teacher Orientation/training in June
- Teach two 50-minute small group intervention classes (reading or math) each day during Student U’s Summer Academy
- Implement program-wide intervention plans and programs with fidelity
- Collect, analyze, and use data to effectively track student growth and shape instruction
- Reflect on instructional practices regularly with colleagues
- Spend one 50-minute class period each day in other content classes as push-in support for students who need further differentiation and/or support
- Attend weekly faculty meeting (Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm)
- Participate as a member of the Student U Community
- Option to attend field trips with students
REQUIRED PROGRAM DATES
April 12, 2019 Faculty Dinner, 6-8pm
April 13, 2019 Family Day/Pre-Summer Training, 9am - 4pm
June 17-21, 2019 Teacher Orientation, 8am - 4pm
June 19, 2019 Student Orientation, 6-8pm
June 24 - July 26, 2019 Summer Program, 7:30am - 12:00pm, Tuesday Faculty meeting 4:00-5:30pm
July 29-31st, 2019 Evaluation Week, 8am - 4pm
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 candidate:
- Has an active teaching license and significant teaching experience in math or English Language Arts classrooms, outside of Student U
- Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to best instructional practices and possesses strong classroom management skills
- Collects, tracks, and uses data on student growth efficiently and effectively
- Seeks out and values observation/feedback and is committed to continuing to grow as an educator
- Can implement a provided curriculum and/or program with fidelity without intensive support from mentor teachers and/or supervisors
- Possesses a strong belief in Student U’s mission, vision and core values
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.
Compensation: $18/hour (approximately 22 hours/week)
To Apply: Please apply online! A complete application includes a resume, cover letter and the response to two short answer questions.
Preferred Deadline: Friday, January 4th, 2019
Final Deadline: Friday, February 1st, 2019