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For over 50 years, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) has advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Washington, a campus that sits on tribal land. Through our programs and partnerships, we create pathways for diverse populations to access postsecondary opportunities, nurture and support their academic success, and cultivate a campus climate that enriches the educational experience for all. This legacy of work continues to drive excellence at the UW and together, we help the university work toward its vision for becoming a more just and equitable campus community. More information about the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity is available at uw.edu/OMAD. Within OMA&D is the College Access unit that implements programs focused on expanding access for underserved communities by partnering with K-12 school districts, two-year colleges, and community coalitions.
The University of Washington’s TRIO Upward Bound program started in the 1960’s and has been preparing students for college success ever since. UW Upward Bound students are routinely awarded academic scholarships, obtain admission to competitive universities, earn college degrees, and find success in rewarding careers. Through our long-standing partnership with Seattle Public Schools we serve students at Cleveland STEM High School, Franklin High School, and Chief Sealth International High School. In 2017, Upward Bound received an additional grant to serve 60 students at Kent Meridian High School.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Study Skills Instructor.
The Upward Bound (UB) 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.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •60% 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; they are responsible to teach 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, they 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. •20% The Study Skills Instructor provides intrusive advising for participants, with a focus on seniors for college application and financial aid application completion. They will conduct referrals to mental health counselors and social workers as appropriate to ensure that participants receive all necessary support. •10% communication and collaboration with Kent Meridian school staff. They 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 Coordinator will work collaboratively with the school counselors to receive recommendations of UB students. •5% lead new student participant recruitment and selection by giving presentation with the target school and a target community events. They will serve on a student selection review committee. •5% 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.
REQUIREMENTS: •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 with colleagues on a regular basis to achieve common goals.
This is a grant funded position. This position is located in Kent, WA with occasional need to travel to UW Seattle campus. Summer Academy is located on UW-Seattle Campus
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Master’s degree in education, counseling, social work, English, or similar field preferred •Current teaching certification in Washington State or Educational Staff Associate status preferred •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. •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, Vietnamese, 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).
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