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Upward Bound Summer Instructors
Title:Upward Bound Summer Instructors
Department:Client Services

Organization: KeyPoint Alliance, Inc.
Title of Position:  Summer Instructors/Teachers 
Department: TRIO Upward Bound Programs 
Reports To: Program Directors  
Salary Range: $22-$28 per hour (pay will be commensurate with qualifications, and experience)  


About our Program: The Upward Bound (UB) program is a federally funded grant program that provides fundamental support to participants in preparation for college. Its purpose is to identify and serve eligible students by providing opportunities for their academic development and enrichment, assisting students with college preparation and motivating students toward the successful completion of a high school diploma and post-secondary enrollment, persistence and completion. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. The UB program at KeyPoint Alliance serves students in Atlanta and Douglasville, Georgia. KeyPoint Alliance, is seeking a variety of part-time instructors for its 6-week UB summer program to occur at West Georgia Technical College in Douglasville, GA.


Part-Time Summer Instructor/Teacher Openings for the Following Areas: Math, Science, English/Language Arts, Spanish, French, Fine Arts , Performing Arts, Communication, Business, SAT/ACT Prep, and Sociology (or other relevant field)


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area; 1 year of teaching experience, or at least 18 hours (with a 3.0 GPA or better) completed graduated course work in content areas


Preferred Qualifications: High school or college teaching experience; come from a socio-economic background similar to the TRIO Upward Bound student population; Georgia teaching licensure (for Math, Science, English); master’s degree in qualifying content area; experience teaching low income students; experience developing and writing curriculum is a plus


Must be able to teach at least one of the following to mixed-ability classes:

• Math: Ability to teach algebra, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, or calculus

• Science: Ability to teach chemistry, biology, physics, physical science, environmental science or earth systems science

• English: Ability to teach literature and composition (grammar, essay writing, etc.)

• Spanish: Ability to teach conversational Spanish

• French: Ability to teach conversational French

• Fine Arts: Ability to teach painting, music, or film (video production/editing) 

• Performing Arts: Ability to teach popular dance (Hip Hop, Step, Afrikan, Salsa, etc.) or acting/drama

• Communication: Ability to teach public speaking, debate, and/or persuasive communication skills

• Business: Ability to teach entrepreneurship skills

• SAT/ACT Prep: Ability to teach SAT/ACT preparation skills

• Sociology (or other relevant field): Ability to teach matters pertaining to hip hop's influence on popular culture, activism, social justice, etc.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Teach classes to high school participants as part of KeyPoint Alliance Upward Bound summer program

• Create subject specific lesson plans aligned with UB’s academic summer program theme

• Select materials for themed designed courses based on UB staff recommendations

• Develop and submit lesson and assessment plans in advance of teaching summer classes

• Deliver courses geared towards generating excitement for learning, as well as developing concrete academic and
  social skills in UB participants

• Provide course content in a manner that helps UB participants to have a head start on their fall 2018 courses       (applicable only to science, math, and English subject areas)

• Monitor, record and report students’ performance on a weekly basis

• Provide appropriate classroom management for 9th-12th graders

• Maintain student records in a secure and confidential manner

• Complete formative and summative evaluations for each student in class(es)

• Chaperone and participant in field trips

• Attend UB staff orientations, weekly meetings and post-summer meeting(s)

• Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates Must:

Possess excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills

• Demonstrate the motivation to work with students from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds

• Demonstrate patience in working with teens, and have a genuine ability to connect with teens

Possess discretion, sound judgment, and solid decision­ making skills.

Be sensitive to the needs of diverse and disadvantaged populations
• Must be available to chaperone Friday field trips two Fridays in June and one in July
• Deliver engaging and age appropriate instruction that keep youth intellectually curious, interested and focused
Be adaptable and flexible regarding scheduling to meet programming needs.


Other Details:

• Must be able to travel to and from Douglasville, GA (approximately 24 miles from downtown Atlanta).

• Must be available to commit to teach classes from June 11 – July 13, 2018

• Must be available between the hours of 8:00 am – 4pm pm Monday – Friday

• Must be available for UB Student/Parent Orientation and UB staff orientation in June.

• July 4 & 5: No classes

• Must be able to teach two - four (depending on class) 55-minute classes

• Pay rate is $22-$28 per hour (paid monthly)


Interested persons must submit four (4) items which are:

  1. Complete the entire application for this position (including salary information).
  2. Provide a cover letter expressing interest in the position (applicant cover letter must specify the subject area(s) he or she is qualified to teach).
  3. Attach or include a resume detailing experience
  4. Provide the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. At least two (2) of the three (3) references must be current or former supervisors.

Please note: a criminal background check and drug screening is required. Please, NO phone calls regarding this position.

If you desire more than the advertised salary range, your application Will NOT be considered.


Also, please complete the entire application. Incomplete applications Will NOT be reviewed.


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