Upward Bound Summer Program Instructor - Science/Technology - Genesee Community College
Genesee Community College
Location: Batavia, New York
Internal Number: 161191
Location: Batavia, NY Category: Adjunct Posted On: Thu Apr 13 2023 Job Description:
ABOUT THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM
The TRiO Upward Bound Program strives to develop students' academic & professional skills, motivate students to attend and complete secondary education and encourage students to pursue and complete a post-secondary diploma. For more information on Upward Bound, visit https://www.genesee.edu/resources/high-school-students/accelerated-college-enrollment/trio-upward-bound/
This position is responsible for providing engaging, creative, and interactive instruction and coursework to high school students from target school districts within Genesee and Wyoming County during the 6-week Summer Program. The instruction provided is intended to keep students' minds active during the summer, turn students on to learning, and prepare them for the following academic school year.
Work within the grant guidelines and assist in achieving program objectives.
Work closely with the Program Director to develop and implement summer program curricula applicable to high school grade levels 9 to 11 (rising freshmen to rising juniors). This requires developing two to three courses of his/her choice aligned with the Summer Theme and submitting syllabi to be approved by the Director prior to the Program start.
Instruct five 50-minute engaging and creative periods daily
Monitor and document progress of assigned students as they participate, complete work, and submit their final projects.
Communicate with the Student Advisors, Administrative Coordinator, and Director on a regular basis to provide updates on students' progress and participation in summer activities.
Maintain a productive, professional relationship with GCC faculty and staff, local businesses, and community agencies.
Participate in Summer Program staff meetings.
Complete all required paperwork/reports and submit in a timely manner.
Fulfill other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by the Program Director.
Education Master's Degree and/or Certification in subject area to teach required.
Experience A minimum of one year experience working with at-risk youth required. Demonstrated experience teaching new and/or innovative curricula and knowledge of learning styles/strategies. Preference is given for experience working with youth from low income backgrounds and first-generation college bound students.
Special Skills Ability to relate effectively and work independently with low income, first-generation college bound youth is required. Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity is essential. Is mindful of and develops accessibility solutions that can accommodate all individuals to use GCC facilities with barriers, both digitally and physically. Candidate must be knowledgeable of middle/high school level student learning styles and creative teaching techniques. Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively, teach hands-on dynamic courses, and work in a team. Must be able to demonstrate computer skills and be proficient at Microsoft Office programs. Preference given to individuals having backgrounds similar to the target population, experience working for a TRiO program, and/or are TRiO alum.
This position reports to the TRiO Upward Bound Program Director.
This position works closely with other Upward Bound staff and instructors.
SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a temporary, part-time position for the Upward Bound 6-week Summer Program. Must have reliable transportation.
Genesee Community College is a student-centered collegiate community that annually serves more than 6,000 students with 70 academic degrees and certificates, and six campus locations in Western New York.