Utah State University

Upward Bound Summer 2024 Teacher-USU Eastern Price Utah

City Price Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/2/2024 11:53 AM)
Requisition ID
2024-7722
# of Openings
5
Job Locations
US-UT-Price
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
10 hours per week
College
USU Eastern
Department
USU Eastern-Student Affairs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

USU Eastern Upward Bound, a federally funded initiative, is dedicated to empowering high school students from low-income families and those aiming to become the first in their families to attend college. Our six-week summer program offers approximately 30 Upward Bound students a holistic educational experience, blending rigorous academics with cultural and social enrichment, all within the vibrant community of USU Eastern.

 

Program Overview: Running from June to July, our program is designed to provide intensive academic support and personal development opportunities. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, with morning sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m., incorporating breaks for lunch and study hall.

 

We're Seeking Qualified Teachers in the Following Subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Other Extracurricular Activities (e.g., theatre, art, graphic arts, culinary arts)

Please indicate in your cover letter, what courses you are qualified and comfortable teaching.

 

Join us in shaping the future leaders of tomorrow!

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Engaging Curriculum:

    • Craft dynamic, hands-on lesson plans tailored to the diverse learning needs of up to 30 students in grades 9-12. Classes run four days a week (Monday to Thursday) from June 3, 2024, to July 3, 2024.
  • Effective Grading Practices:

    • Dedicate time outside of regular teaching hours to assess student work promptly and provide constructive feedback to support their academic growth.
  • Inspire Student Engagement:

    • Cultivate a stimulating learning environment that sparks students' curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject matter. Employ innovative teaching methods to actively engage students in the learning process.
  • College Preparation Support:

    • Guide and mentor students on the path to higher education, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate collegiate opportunities and make informed decisions about their future academic pursuits.
  • Foster a Love of Learning:

    • Serve as a mentor and role model, fostering a culture of intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning among high school students. Encourage a growth mindset and instill confidence in students' abilities to succeed academically and beyond.
  • Support the Mission of USU Eastern Upward Bound:

    • Align instructional practices and program initiatives with the overarching goals of USU Eastern Upward Bound, which is committed to promoting postsecondary readiness among high school students from low-income and first-generation college backgrounds.
  • Additional Responsibilities:

    • Flexibly respond to any additional duties as assigned, contributing to the overall success and effectiveness of the Upward Bound program.

Program Highlights: USU Eastern Upward Bound is a federally funded grant program dedicated to fostering postsecondary preparation among high school students. We proudly serve 60 students from Grand, Emery, and Carbon counties throughout the school year and an additional 30 students from the same counties during our enriching summer program.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in education or a related field.
  • Ability to work with and relate to high school age students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an educational setting.
  • Previous mentoring or advisory experience.
  • Cultural sensitivity and experience working in multicultural settings.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
  • Interpersonal abilities that facilitate building rapport with diverse individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and cooperatively with colleagues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to serve as a mentor, advisor, and role model to students.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with students and co-workers.
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application  

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience

ADA

This position requires moderate physical effort.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 25 pounds, walking and standing.  Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023

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