This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position, scheduled 10 Hours per week. It begins IN January and expected to run through March of 2018.
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.
The Seattle MESA program is hiring a Temporary, Part-Time Tutoring Instructor to begin January 2018 for teaching C ENV 420 A, B and 425 on a quarterly basis with the appointment ending either March 2018 or June 2018. The position is contingent upon maintaining a minimum of ten students enrolled per class.
Seattle MESA Program Description Seattle MESA, focus on at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth, including under-represented minorities and women. Our programs provide middle and high school students, their teachers and parents, with innovative, hands-on opportunities in mathematics, basic and applied science, and engineering in both formal and informal settings. Seattle MESA is working with the local public schools to provide tutoring in math and high school students in the MESA program, with a goal of expansion into middle school math, and middle and high school science over the next few years.
The Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program provides training for tutors in the following three areas:
Subject area competency.
Tutoring and pedagogy skills.
Cultural competency and bias training. Our training program is designed to prepare UW graduate and undergraduate students to work one-on-one and in small groups with an emphasis on middle and high school students from at-risk and economically disadvantaged communities, including under-represented groups. All Seattle MESA Tutors are trained as STEM tutors through our training program as follows:
Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (CENV 420).
Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school.
Complete and pass the appropriate subject area tests equivalent to the end of course exams from the Seattle Public Schools.
Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools and the University of Washington.
The Tutor Instructor will work with the Seattle MESA Team to train and support a cohort of trained tutors. Our tutors work with students from local public schools. The Seattle MESA Director identifies schools and contacts within the school. The MESA Coordinators serves as the MESA point of contact to the school and directs our tutee recruitment and scheduling. The Tutoring Instructor works to schedule tutors during tutoring times and class observation periods. The Instructor is responsible for teaching the tutor training courses, supporting tutors and managing tutor recruitment logistics and emails.
PRIMARY DUTIES: Serve as the instructor for the Seattle MESA course series. (80%) Recruit and enroll undergraduate and graduate students who are pursing STEM degrees. Facilitate in class basic skills tutor training workshop. Facilitate weekly intro tutoring seminar courses (2-credit course). Facilitate advanced tutor training seminar (2-credit course) for returning tutors. Facilitate the tutoring practicum each quarter using online tools, one on one meetings and site visits. Manage tutoring program email and course registration. Collaborate with the Seattle MESA Coordinators to manage scheduling of in class observations and tutoring. Attend on-site tutoring regularly to evaluate the program and support tutors. Execute seminar and workshop evaluation and analysis. Update and organize workshop and seminar lessons plans, materials, course website and emails Edit and update course information on Canvass. Create and update subject areas proficiency tests and answer keys. Administer and grade subject area tests for tutors. Collaborate with the Seattle MESA Coordinators to manage class and tutoring logistics.
Promote and implement the vision and mission of Seattle/Puget Sound MESA. (10%) Other duties as assigned (10%)
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in mathematics, science, education, or equivalent, and at least three years' related experience.
Ability to work independently, prioritize assignments, and follow through with minimal direction in order to perform effectively under conditions of frequent interruptions, fluctuating workloads, and conflicting time demands. Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining work plans and timelines for tutoring program. Ability to organize material, information, and personnel in a systematic way to optimize efficiency and minimize duplication of effort. Demonstrated proficiency in computer, technology and social media skills, specifically including advanced word processing (such as Word), and web content management. Demonstrated skill in coordinating special events (e.g., workshops, meetings, conferences). Strong communication skills, including writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills Able to travel to off-campus sites and work some evenings and/or weekends. Ability to transport oneself to these locations. Ability and experience working with a team. The Instructor will work with SMESA team to deliver the tutoring program workshops and courses and be the primary contact for the SMESA tutors. Experience teaching small discussion based classes. Experience facilitation skills. Experience with high school teaching, tutoring and mentoring individual students. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with diversity and inclusiveness; able to work with and facilitate conversation amongst diverse groups of tutors and students. Demonstrated experience with under-represented minority (URM) students. Ability to be self-motivated and work independently. Strong organizational skills.
Desired: Knowledge of university programs, and ability to work directly with University of Washington student services staff. Knowledge of university- and campus-wide administrative and academic organizations. Knowledge of and commitment to Washington MESA goals and efforts. Advanced use of spreadsheet (e.g., Excel) programs, including filtering, pivot tables, linked files, and simple statistical routines. Knowledge of database systems, and ability to design reports from existing databases. Conditions of Employment: Must be able to lift heavy items (30+ pounds). Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends. Must be able to travel within a 50 mile radius almost daily and transport oneself to job locations. Must be able to pass background checks due to work with minors.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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