First Star Summer Academy English Instructor
Job Location Normal, Il 61790
Posting date 03-01-2018
The First Star ISU Academy is a college-preparatory program for high school foster youth (scholars). The Academy strives to keep youth on track for high school graduation, prepare them for higher education, and equip them with the skills to successfully transition to adulthood. The scholars spend all four summers of high school living on the university campus (Summer Academy), and return 1-2 Saturdays per month during the school year (Saturday Academies). While on campus, the scholars attend academic classes, participate in life skills workshops, and explore life on a university campus. The summer 2018 First Star cohort consist of approximately 23 scholars.
Summer Academy Instructors play a critical role in the success of the scholars. The Instructors are responsible for developing the curriculum, teaching the courses, and providing feedback on each scholar's progress. The course should be aligned with the state curriculum standards and encourage successful learning practices. All Instructors are expected to work part-time while the scholars are on campus the month of June and teach two 50-minute sections (remedial and grade level based on the scholar's academic skills). Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday (June 11, 2018-June 29, 2018) approximately 9:00am to 9:50am and 10:00am to 10:50am. Compensation is $1,600.
Summer Academy Instructors are expected to attend a mandatory training Monday, May 15, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm, a mandatory scholar/caregiver summer orientation on Saturday, June 2, 2018, and First Star Academy awards ceremony on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
1. Bachelor's Degree
2. Certified by the State to teach in the content area for which they are hired
3. Ability to work as a team member with Academy Administration staff, College Coaches within the classroom, and other campus staff
4. Responsible, friendly, enthusiastic, patient and willing to learn
5. Strong classroom management, organization, and communication skills
6. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
1. Previous experience in education, a local school system classroom setting or other work experience with youth in a classroom setting.
2. Preference given to instructors who have experienced with foster care or at-risk youth
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.