Temporary Summer Instructor - 11676BR

Temporary Summer Instructor

Department: 
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division: 
Educational Talent Search Proj
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

Talent Search is a TRIO college access funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Through early intervention, this program is designed to encourage participants to remain in school, graduate from high school, and to pursue post-secondary education. Talent Search works with youth of Wyandotte County. Program participants are generally from low-income families and are first-generation college going students.

1 Career Instructors Needed for Career Horizons Summer Program (June)
1 Career Instructor Needed for Discover Technology Summer Program (July)

The Summer Program Instructor’s role is to teach a Career Exploration and Career Planning Course in a small group class setting from the already-developed, researched-based program curriculum for the Career Horizons Summer Camp and also teach 1-2 class periods of the Career & Computer Class, using the already developed curriculum. Program participants will be 6th grade students who are participating in an intensive, fast-paced Career Horizons Summer Camp on KU’s campus. Instructor will be part of a team of dynamic and highly motivated summer staff. Instructor will also assist in the supervision of youth in group settings and group activities, serve as a positive role model for middle school students and provide guidance to students in areas of career access and STEM. (Time commitment: Career Horizons - June 13th – 15th- training full days; June 18 – 23rd camp full days, additional prep work required; A successful candidate will be committed to the ideals of TRIO, have high integrity, considered to be responsible and timely, can follow directions efficiently and have a willingness to learn, maintain positive stamina, and can effectively connect with young students to increase their motivation and excitement about college, careers, and STEM –related fields.

Job Description

45% - Serve as the Instructor for the participants in the area of Career Exploration and Career Planning and review the curriculum on a daily basis as well as prior to the start of the program in order to be ready to teach the career class.

20% - Supervise, mentor, interact, and engage participants in group settings and group activities

15% - Serve as a positive role model for 6th/7th grade students, participate in all summer program activities, and provide guidance to students in areas of college access, career exploration, STEM and recreational activities

10% - Assist in the evaluation and program preparations, and become familiar with and closely follow program instructor policies, procedures, and use professional ethics

5% - Participate in staff training and all staff meetings

5% - Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of TRIO Talent Search

Required Qualifications

  1. Undergraduate or graduate student status or degree earned as evidenced by the application materials
  2. Counseling or Teaching Background
  3. Demonstrated excellent written communication, as evidence through application materials
  4. Minimum 4 weeks of work experience with youth

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s or Ph.D
  2. Previous TRIO experience/TRIO Alum
  3. At least 3 months of work experience with youth
  4. Spanish Speaker
  5. Experience with culturally diverse students
  6. Subject area teaching expertise and experience

Additional Candidate Instructions

Required Application Materials (e.g. resume, cover letter, references, work samples):
A complete electronic application will include an on-line application, a detailed curriculum vitae/resume, a cover letter outlining how applicant meets the required/preferred qualifications, the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Preference will be given to applications received by May 3, 2018.

Your cover letter should also include answers to the following questions:
  • Will you be working for another department or office on campus over the summer? If yes, what type of position? How many hours per week will you be working?
  • Will you be taking any classes this summer?
  • Please describe any experience you may have working with TRIO programs.
  • Please describe any career exploration/planning knowledge and experience you may have.
Work Schedule:

Instructors for Career Horizons Summer Program (6th graders)
June 13-June 15 Training 8:00-5:00pm approximately.
June 18-June 23rd approx. 10 hours/per day (6-day summer program)
*Prep time expected prior, during and after the end of the summer program.
*Additional hours may be available during the summer for various camp preparations (in Kansas City, KS and on campus), as well as for additional mentoring for Talent Search students depending on skills and availability.

Instructor for Discover Technology Summer Program (7th graders)
July 6th Training 8:00-5:00pm approx.
July 9 -July 14th approx. 10 hours per day (6-day summer program)
Please note that these summer programs are high energy with interactive and engaging activities.
*Prep time for career curriculum review (program has a curriculum already developed) expected prior, during and after the end of the summer program.
*Additional hours may be available during the summer for various camp preparations (in Kansas City, KS and on campus), as well as for additional mentoring for Talent Search students depending on skills and availability.

Please note that these summer programs are high energy with interactive and engaging activities.

Position open until filled but first consideration will be given to those who submit their application materials by May 3, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Rebecca Dukstein – only email will be accepted dukstein@ku.edu No calls, please.

Advertised Salary Range

$15.00 per hour

Application Review Begins

03-May-2018

Anticipated Start Date

01-Jun-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
11676BR
Department:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division:
Educational Talent Search Proj
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
03-May-2018
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