Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded program that assists students in their pursuit of a high school diploma and prepares them to enter and complete a post-secondary education program. Housed in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, UW's program is one of over 826 Upward Bound programs in the United States.
Upward Bound has an outstanding opportunity for a Study Skills Instructor.
The Upward Bound Study Skills Instructor teaches, tutors, and mentors program participants (high school students who are low income and/or potential first generation-to-college students) in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings; improves students' college readiness skills in academics and in non-cognitive skills from 10th grade through 12th grade; prepares students for SAT and ACT exams and tracks outcomes; conducts academic assessments; maintains a student advising caseload; documents student participation and progress; maintains ongoing communication with program participants and parents/guardians; participates in the planning and implementation of program activities; establishes and maintains collaborative professional relationships with school staff and campus and community partners; leads new student participant recruitment and selection; and attends meetings as required. The Study Skills Instructor contributes to the overall success of the program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned. The Study Skills Instructor reports to the Upward Bound Director.
Direct instruction and tutoring of Upward Bound Participants (high school students at Kent Meridian High School) in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings. He/she is responsible for teaching an UB College Preparation Course; this elective course, will be held during the school day. Under the direction of the UB director, the Study Skills Instructor will be responsible for developing the curriculum for the course. Course content will include preparation for college-level reading and writing; study skills, notetaking; goal-setting; test-taking strategies and time management. College Entrance Exam preparation will also be covered. Additionally she/he will provide after-school homework help and tutoring. The Study Skills instructor will be responsible for monitoring and recording student performance and grades in the UB College Preparation Course and participation in after-school UB tutoring and homework help.
The Study Skills Instructor provides intrusive advising for participants, with a focus on seniors for college application and financial aid application completion. She/he will conduct referrals to mental health counselors and social workers as appropriate to ensure that participants receive all necessary support.
Communication and collaboration with Kent Meridian school staff. He/she will attend staff meetings and participate in professional collaboration time. The Study Skills Instructor will meet regularly with other teachers to better understand upcoming projects and assignments for UB participants. The Study Skills Instructor will work collaboratively with the school counselors to receive recommendations of UB students.
Lead new student participant recruitment and selection by giving presentation with the target school and a target community events. He/she will serve on a student selection review committee.
Other duties as assigned to support the successful implementation of the Upward Bound grant and collaboration within OMAD. This will include participating in quarterly College Access staff meetings and OMA&D unit meetings.
Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field. At least two years of professional, full-time experience (or equivalent part-time experience over multiple years) teaching students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and/or disabled backgrounds.
Experience that highlights a passion for programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from underserved backgrounds.
Experience that illustrates a history of successfully collaborating withcolleagues on a regular basis to achieve common goals.
Master's degree in education, counseling, social work, English, or similar field.
Current teaching certification in Washington State or Educational Staff Associate status.
At least three years of professional, full-time experience (or equivalent part-time experience over multiple years) teaching or tutoring students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and/or disabled backgrounds.
Professional experience preparing students for state standardized tests, SAT, and/or ACT, including content review and test-taking strategies.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.