Education Specialist - The Bridge Project (004303)

Job description

The Bridge Project is a program of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work that provides educational opportunities for children living in Denver's public housing neighborhoods to facilitate graduation from high school and attend college or choose a vocation by engaging them in educational opportunities and facilitating the development of life skills and self-sufficiency.

Position Summary

The Education Specialist is responsible for literacy and STEM instruction within the education program at the Quigg Newton and Lincoln Bridge Project sites. This includes teaching set curricula, creating appropriate lessons and materials, assessment of participant reading levels using the PALS and creation of individual literacy plans. This position will also help support the tutoring program at the site level. This position reports to the Education Coordinator at the Bridge Project.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two years teaching in a community agency setting or an elementary or middle school, reading preferred. Demonstrated ability to develop the relationships necessary to engage students in learning.
  • Ability to work with low income diverse populations age kindergarten through adult.
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct reading assessments on K-8th grade students.
  • Knowledge of grade level appropriate curriculum and activities.
  • Knowledge of healthy risk and protective factors within this population.
  • Ability to implement project based curriculum for a variety of age groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA or higher in Education.
  • Three years teaching K-5th grade literacy.
  • Two years working with low income, diverse populations.
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Literacy teaching, training, and background.
  • Experience working with English language learners.
  • Experience in curriculum development and implementation.
  • Familiarity with PYD and PBIS.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

Monday-Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Summer Monday-Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) on July 23, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position has been filled.

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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Job No: 004303
Posted: 7/16/2018
Application Due: 9/14/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable