Saturday Seminar Instructors/Facilitators
The University of Massachusetts Boston TRiO Upward Bound Program is an intensive, year-round college-preparatory program. Our mission is to assist low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education and prepare them academically and socially for enrollment and completion of higher education. The Saturday seminar instructors help to forward the mission of Upward Bound by providing students with interdisciplinary enrichment courses that supplement their high school course work and prepare them for collegiate-level learning.
Instructors will design a course that meets for eight sessions over the course of eight months for three hours/session. The course should have a consistent theme for the full academic year, but each Saturday should also be self-contained with a specific learning goal and hands-on activity. Courses must incorporate culturally responsive pedagogy, project-based and student-centered learning, and multicultural perspectives. Additionally instructors will be responsible for leading afternoon sessions on college and career activities designed by the administrative staff.
Orientation: 9/24, 3:30-5:00pm
Dates: 10/20; 11/17; 12/08; 1/26; 2/09;3/09; 4/06; 5/04;
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
$1600 for 8 Saturdays
- Participate in staff orientation meeting. Full participation is a condition of employment.
- Develop and implement an engaging course to Upward Bound students.
- Participate in teachers’ meetings and individual supervisory meetings.
- Complete monthly evaluations of student progress.
- Complete final evaluations of students.
- Communicate student progress to core staff, seasonal staff, and students' families.
- Attend and participate in Upward Bound Year-End Events.
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Master's degree preferred.
- Teaching experience, preferably with urban youth.
- Demonstrated experience with a multi-racial, multi-ethnic population.
- Demonstrated teaching philosophy and methods that encourage the development of active and independent learning habits.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement curricula collaboratively.
How to Apply:
Please email the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Contact information for 3 references who can speak to your experience and skills.
A 1-2 page narrative containing the following information:
- Your teaching philosophy.
- Proposed course description including long-term project that will result from the identified project steps completed each Saturday.
- Your teaching strengths and areas in which you would need support.
For more information, contact us at 617-287-5845 or email@example.com.