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Young Adult Learning Center Summer Session Teacher

The Organization

Since it began operating in 1997, the See Forever Foundation's mission has been to create learning communities in lower income urban areas where all students, particularly those who have not succeeded in traditional schools, can succeed academically and socially. The Foundation operates the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools in DC, as well as the Maya Angelou Academy at New Beginnings’ secure facility for committed youth in Laurel, MD. Our students develop the academic, social, and employment skills they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change.

If you are interested in learning more about See Forever, please visit our website at www.seeforever.org.

The Touchstone

At the Maya Angelou Schools, the key to our success is rooted in building trusting, respectful and nurturing relationships with each other.  We strive to create safe spaces for all to be able to reach their limitless potential.  We are at our best when we work together to ensure the unique needs of our community are met.  We empower each other to grow successfully so we can see forever!  This is how we live the Maya Way, even when no one is watching.

Position Overview

The Young Adult Learning Center (YALC) is seeking a Summer School Teacher to provide direct instruction and academic support during the summer session. We are in need of a committed individual that is available July 5, 2017 through August 4, 2017 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm daily.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a phenomenal school that serves phenomenal students then the YALC has an opportunity for you! The YALC is seeking skilled, enthusiastic individuals to join our team of talented summer school teachers who will align well within our school’s culture. We are changing the way teachers teach and learners learn. Come join our team and make a difference.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assessing individual learning styles and adapting teaching methods to fit all students’ needs
  • Creating a classroom and school environment that features a rich diversity of resources, engages student interest, promotes student leadership and stimulates student learning
  • Having thoughtful approaches to teaching concepts and sparking student interest while also imparting essential factual knowledge
  • Participating in interdisciplinary team meetings for all students
  • Serving as the central point of contact for the parent, student, and staff for instructionally-based issues such as:
  • monitoring the student’s progress, attendance, and other factors affecting the student’s academic success throughout the year
  • contacting parents and teachers to share information/progress reports
  • coordinating/collaborating with classroom teachers, counselors, and specialists regarding the student’s accommodations, program modifications, instructional supports, etc.
  • serving as an advocate and mentor for the student
  • Providing documentation for and keeping accurate records of meetings, phone calls, and emails regarding each student and his or her progress
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, or subject field
  • Teaching experience with at-risk youth and/or young adults
  • Familiarity with research-based instructional strategies
  • Highly organized

Additionally, ideal candidates must embrace a school culture that requires all staff to work beyond the traditional school hours in order to create an environment filled with hope and high expectations, where students will radically improve their academic, employment, and social skills.

Core Beliefs and Desired Characteristics

Teacher candidates should possess an unyielding belief that with the appropriate supports, coupled with high expectations, all students can significantly improve their academic skills, and can develop pro-social and culturally normative behaviors that will enable them to succeed at school and beyond. Candidates should also believe that all students have strengths and talents and that good teachers help students find them and use them to address weaknesses or overcome fears. In addition, candidates should exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Honesty & Integrity: Does not cut corners ethically. Earns trust and maintains confidence. Does what is right, not just what is politically expedient. Speaks plainly and truthfully. 
  • Analytical skills: able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it; exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights 
  • Persistence: Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
  • Strategic thinking/visioning: Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way; determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends
  • Flexibility/adaptability: Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions; copes effectively with complexity and change
  • Enthusiasm: Exhibits passion and excitement over work. Has can do attitude.

Salary

This is a part time and temporary position and is not eligible for benefits. The hourly rate is $25/hour.  

See Forever is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse staff is a better, more effective staff. 

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