Upward Bound Central Prep Instructor (Grant Funded, Temporary) (24799)

Job description

Job DetailsLevel EntryJob Location Main Campus - Edmond, OKPosition Type StaffSalary Range $16.70 - $16.70 HourlyTravel Percentage NoneJob Shift DayDescription Position Overview

Teaches, advises, and mentors high school-aged students. Evaluates student performance, and maintains student records in accordance with program policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the program. Instructors are responsible for providing online and in-person instruction to college-bound high school students in specific topics/content areas. Subjects offered: Foreign Language, English Composition, English Literature, Science and Reading.

College/Department Overview:

The Upward Bound Central Prep (UBMS) program provides services to 75 eligible participants who attend high schools in Oklahoma City, OK (Capitol Hill, Crooked Oak, and Star Spencer). During the Academic Year (August-May) services include after school tutoring; advisement and assistance in secondary/post-secondary course selection to include Advance placement and dual enrollment courses; ACT preparation workshops; information on financial aid programs, loan forgiveness, and scholarships; assistance in completing financial aid applications; entry into post-secondary education; financial/economic literacy; cultural activities, career exploration; and college visits. The Summer program includes a six-week college-simulated summer component at UCO where students receive instruction in mathematics through pre-calculus, laboratory science, foreign language, composition, and literature. The summer component also involves a 3 week residential session with cultural and educational field trips.

Specific Essential Job Functions

The Instructor will develop curriculum materials and implement an online and in-person course of instruction in the specialty area which provides students with the opportunity to enhance their academic skills necessary to successfully complete high school, matriculate through a post-secondary institution, and graduate.

Qualifications Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree in a field related to instruction subject and at least 3+ years of relevant experience in the specific field that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Experience with inquiry-based hands-on learning experiences. Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds. Sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population.

Experience Preferred:

Background similar to program participants. Previous TRIO experience. Bilingual (Spanish) highly preferred. Certified Oklahoma High School Teacher.


Must be current UCO faculty and/or certified Oklahoma High School teacher. Ability to create a positive, safe, and fun learning environment for participants and staff. Possess strong leadership skills. Ability to effectively work with a team. Demonstrate effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Ability to implement classroom management techniques. Express a nurturing personality and be a sensitive listener. Knowledgeable in online course instruction.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.




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Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time