Summer Upward Bound English Teacher

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Gorham, ME
  • Apr 14, 2021
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description

 

 

 

Position Title: Summer Upward Bound English Teacher Campus: Gorham City, State: Gorham, ME Department: Upward Bound - PUPW Bargaining Unit: Temp Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., evenings & weekends as necessary Statement of Job:

Are you passionate about supporting the aspirations of high school students? Would you like to be part of a dynamic, creative, and collaborative team of professionals committed to building strong relationships with high school students and dedicated to their success? Having overcome obstacles in your own life, would you like to help students overcome theirs? If so, then you are encouraged to apply for the position of Summer English Teacher with TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Southern Maine.

TRIO Upward Bound empowers first-generation, income-eligible high school students to explore and achieve their academic, career, financial, and personal goals. We are looking for dedicated, student-focused summer staff who have experience with and/or appreciation for the challenges faced by TRIO students. The Summer English Teacher works with the TRIO team and other Upward Bound staff at USM to implement the virtual components of the summer program. Program objectives include assisting students at various high schools throughout southern Maine, supporting them in persisting in high school, meeting academic criteria, maintaining good academic standing, and enrolling in a program of postsecondary education immediately after graduating from high school.

This is a temporary appointment for summer 2021, between June 21st and August 6th. Pay for this position is $3,500 total, payable in biweekly installments.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise, "Student Focused Every Day" and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.  

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree

 

Preferred:

  • Experience teaching low-income and/or first generation college-bound high school students
  • High school teaching experience and current Maine teaching certification in content area

OR teaching experience at the college or university level

  • Currently employed as teacher in Upward Bound at USM partner school district

OR currently employed by USM to teach college courses in content area.

Other Information:

Days and Hours:

Staff training begins: Monday, June 21st

Virtual program begins: Monday, June 28th         

Virtual program ends: Friday, August 6th

Generally each week students will start virtual coursework on Monday and finish by Friday evening (weekends will be off). Each student will be offered a literature and composition class focusing on reading and writing skills and strategies for the PSAT/SAT tests. Teachers will develop and teach an interactive, student-centered curriculum consistent with Upward Bound goals and Common Core Standards to be delivered over the program dates. While teaching classes separately, the Upward Bound English teachers will consult and collaborate to facilitate aligned learning in reading and writing for students. Teacher may be assigned an Upward Bound Guide (staff with some content knowledge) to assist in the implementation of the instruction. For students in the graduation class of 2022 the goal is to have a college essay completed by the end of the program.

To apply:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position."  You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will also need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.

All required materials must be submitted by Sunday, May 9th. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711

Application Details

Apply Here: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs

 

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

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