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Rochester, Monroe County
Feb 11, 2014
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The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 10,500 students–approximately half of whom are women. Learning at the University of Rochester is on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.

Location: The College

Full/Part Time: TAR

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Time as Reported    Grade 001 Kearns Center

This is a temporary position until August 9,2013.

General Purpose:

Serves as Summer Instructional Staff for federally funded college preparatory programs for low-income high school students in the Rochester City School District. Works with program to create and deliver curriculum in the subject areas of math, science, English, Social Studies for low-income, and potential first-generation college student populations in 9th-12th grade; program dates of M-F June 24 – Aug 2, training and evaluation work prior to and after program dates. Works at program site (University of Rochester). 

Specific responsibilities:

Provision of student services:

  • Create and deliver innovative curriculum in specified curricular areas
  • Work with UB staff to assess participants, through use of school district data and student performance to determine curriculum needs of participants.
  • Assist students with educational and academic achievement issues. 

On-going program activities:

  • Assist the management team in conducting regular program evaluation and assessment; implement necessary and appropriate program adjustments based on evaluation findings.
  • Travel with students; serve as student advocate.


Demonstrated, in depth subject area knowledge of high school science, English, writing, mathematics, or Social Studies.

At least two years of experience working with students in the target population, a desire to work with high school students, an understanding of the college application and enrollment process and potential obstacles to success on that path.

Prefer some teaching/counseling experience at the high school or college level.

Mandatory: The ability to relate well to high school and college students from low-income, educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Sense of humor, patience, and ability to communicate effectively and work on a team are essential.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.