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The mission of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is to ensure the access, inclusion and academic success of diverse university populations. The office seeks to build a comprehensive pathway for students from underserved communities, deliver excellent academic support services to UW students, and advance university-wide diversity.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM
Upward Bound is a federally-funded grant program of the U.S. Department of Education and is hosted by the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity at the University of Washington. The program partners with three target high schools in the Seattle Public Schools district, serving 95 high school students each year who are in the first generation in their families to attend college and/or whose families demonstrate financial need. The program's goal is to provide students the skills and motivation to graduate from high school on time, successfully transition to college, and earn college degrees.
The program provides instruction and services to promote academic success. During the academic school year, this includes tutoring, mentoring, and college and career planning assistance at the target high schools. Saturday Sessions include intensive academic enrichment opportunities (like SAT-preparation courses) as well as volunteer opportunities and cultural enrichment activities. Over the summer, the program hosts a six-week long Summer Academy and Summer Bridge, a program that gives graduating high school seniors a chance to earn college credit before beginning postsecondary education.
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 student learning in mathematical subjects from Algebra I through Calculus; 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; provides on-site supervision to part-time math tutor(s); assists with 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.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in Math, Statistics, Education, or similar field.
At least two years of professional, full-time experience (or equivalent part-time experience over multiple years) teaching math subjects (including Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and/or Statistics) to 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 with colleagues on a regular basis to achieve common goals.
A Master's degree in Math, Statistics, Education, or similar field.
Current teaching certification in Washington State.
At least three years of professional, full-time experience (or equivalent part-time experience over multiple years) teaching math subjects (including Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and/or Statistics) to students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and/or disabled backgrounds.
Professional experience preparing students for the math portion of the SAT, including content review and test-taking strategies.
Professional experience that demonstrates the ability to develop positive relationships with students from low-income families and potential first generation college students, especially in TRIO programs.
Bi-literate and bicultural in two or more languages/cultures in the target schools; languages of particular interest are Spanish and Somali.
Alumnus of TRIO programs. Demonstrated success in overcoming the barriers or circumstances of the target population served by Upward Bound (potential first generation college students from low-income backgrounds).
Knowledge of mathematical topics from basic whole numbers through calculus.
Knowledge of pedagogical methods and approaches to effectively teach mathematics.
Proficient skill in developing, organizing, and delivering content and activities related to mathematics and college readiness to students in one-on-one, small group, and large group settings.
Proficient skill using Microsoft Office Suite software.
Proficient skill communicating effectively with high school students, high school staff, and campus and community partners.
Proficient skill recording, organizing, and evaluating student- and program-related information.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with a professional attitude. Ability to foster teamwork and collaborate with a variety of groups and constituents.
Ability to utilize an intrusive advising and tutoring model to track students' academic progress and improve students' mathematical skills and increase their academic confidence.
Ability to lead the program's math department, including coordinating with temporary Upward Bound math instructors and tutors to align curriculum to high school and college courses.
Ability to quickly obtain fluency in college admissions process and federal financial aid.
Ability to maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm while working with program participants.
Ability to remain competent and current by dedicating ongoing attention to professional development through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Upward Bound Director. Must be willing to travel for professional development.
Ability to professionally and effectively lead and supervise students in a variety of settings, including public schools, on-campus classroom settings and travel-related settings.
Ability to work additional hours, and adjust working hours to meet special programmatic needs.
Through most of the academic year, the position requires a Tuesday-Saturday schedule, with some flexibility.
Through the summer and portions of the academic year as directed, the position requires a Monday-Friday schedule.
Conditions of Employment:
Must have a valid Washington driver's license, current automobile insurance, and use of personal car.
Must have the ability to work at multiple job sites each week, including Chief Sealth International High School, Cleveland STEM High School, Franklin High School, and the UW-Seattle campus. The UW-Seattle campus is the main work site from late June August.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon satisfactory results from a criminal background check.