Department: Academic Support Services – Upward Bound Program
Program Description: Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded program designed to increase the college going rate of low-income and potential first generation college students. Upward Bound is designed to encourage participants to complete high school and continue their education at the post secondary level by offering academic support services to program participants including: specialized classes and workshops, tutoring, mentoring, counseling, workforce development, college tours, and cultural and educational field trips. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The program consists of a Director, 1 Program Coordinator/Advisor, 1 part-time Graduate Assistant, and a team of part-time teachers and college tutors/mentors. The Science Teacher is responsible for providing instruction and tutorial services in biology and Jiving environment during the UB after-school and Saturday programs.
Provide instruction in the areas of biology and living environment and;
Collaborate with High School Liaisons and/or school personnel to design and implement academic interventions for students;
Assist in the coordination of tutorial services; conduct tutorial training; Supervision of tutorial staff;
Exhibit great classroom management skills that enable learning for all students;
Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Director;
Masters' Degree in Education;
State Certification or college teaching experience;
Three years teaching experience at the secondary or collegiate level;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Knowledge of NYS Learning Standards and Common Core;
Ability to inspire and motivate youth;
Deep rooted passion in serving students and helping them achieve their goals;
Preference given to educator who currently serves as a full-time teacher at the target high school.
I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeto...n Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.