Position: YSP Junior Summer Institute Instructor

Junior Summer Institute Explorations in Social Justice Social Science/Community Service Learning Instructor

The Social Science/Community Service Learning Instructor will develop curriculum, teach, and complete student evaluations for a non-degree course as a part of the Junior Summer Institute – Explorations in Social Justice. The Social Science/ Community Service Learning Instructor will teach a course introducing key concepts related to social justice, civic engagement, and advocacy.

Reports To

Brandon Britt, Program Manager

Job Summary
  • Instruct scholars in elements of social justice while promoting awareness of civic engagement, social consciousness, and advocacy
  • Instruct scholars in elements of quantitative research methods with particular attention to research analysis and statistical methods involving issues related to social justice
  • Develop interactive course curriculum and teach using a variety approaches for effective and engaging instruction
  • Regularly evaluate scholar performance and provide reports of scholars progress to appropriate staff
Duties and Responsibilities

The Civic Engagement Instructor will develop a course and submit all course materials for reproduction before Junior Summer Institute. During Junior Summer Institute, the Social Science/ Community Service Learning Instructor will present lectures and lead discussions, initiate class activities, test and evaluate scholars by various means (quizzes, written responses, group work, final projects and presentations, etc). In particular, the course focuses on students deepening their understanding the differences between high school and college writing expectations, developing close reading skill, learning how to ask probing/critical questions, and thinking critically about a topic. The Social Science/ Community Service Learning Instructor will also partner with a local social service agency for an on-site civic engagement experience.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred
  • Keen understanding of current issues and policies related to social justice and civic engagement
  • Instructional experience and/or knowledge of instructional techniques and learning strategies
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply statistical methods to practical research problems
  • Experience working with underrepresented, first-generation, and/or low-income students from urban areas
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations of students
  • Ability to establish priorities and work autonomously
  • Positive attitude and strong desire to help others
Pay

Pay is a flat rate of $720.00 and requires approximately 40-45 hours of work including training, preparation course instruction, and student assessment.

Employment Dates

July 12 – 17, 2020

Pre-employment Screening

No offer is binding until background check has been completed and approved by the YSP administrative staff.