Suffolk University's Upward Bound Program is an intensive six week educational experience offered to a select number of Boston Public School students. The goal of the program is to assist these students in achieving positive post-secondary outcomes through academic tutoring, test prep and concentrated academic classes. Summer Instructors are responsible for teaching during Upward Bound's six-week summer component. The goal of curriculum design is to be responsive to DOE curriculum requirements for the coming academic year.
Facilitate a course with a cohort of a diverse population of students and respond in an appropriate manner to behavior and student concern as well as collaborating with Teaching Assistant (TA) and Upward Bound (UB)staff.
Coordinate summer program activities
Maintaining academic records for all participants that are being served
Provide students with academic, college, career, and personal guidance and information in a timely and ongoing basis including researching scholarships, academic opportunities, and appropriate college outcomes
Act as a respectful and effective liaison between teachers, students, counselors, administrators and the Upward Bound Program Staff
Provide direct supervision of students while residing in the Suffolk University dormitories on an as needed basis (if on campus)
Other duties as assigned
B.A. or B.S. degree in the relevant field.
A teaching philosophy that embraces the belief that all students can succeed given the appropriate environment and curriculum.
Demonstrated ability to effectively develop curriculum that is engaging and relevant.
Must be committed to Upward Bound's goals and objectives and exhibit qualities necessary for working with students and parents.
Must be highly-motivated, energetic, and engaging.
Experience working with a diverse population of students is preferred.
Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.
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About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.