Summer School Instructor (Upper School Math, English, History, Spanish-Internal Candidates Only)

Instructional Richmond, California




Job Description

Title: Summer Academy Instructor

Division: Upper School

Location: Richmond, CA

Reports to: Coordinator of Student Success and Enrichment

Status: Part-time, Non-exempt


Position Summary

The role of the Summer Academy Instructor, under the supervision of the Coordinator of Student Success and Enrichment, will be to facilitate and implement standards-aligned credit recovery course, utilizing the curriculum provided by Making Waves Academy Upper School (MWAUS).

Primary Responsibilities



  • Provide high quality instruction to students enrolled in a credit recovery course, including:
    • Familiarization with the curriculum provided by MWAUS
    • Develop a standards-aligned, RtI² focused, unit of study prioritizing key learnings and student engagement
    • Monitor and communicate student academic performance and progress daily via formative assessments
    • Utilize a variety of graded assignments to evaluate student performance in accordance with content specific standards



  • Establish and maintain communication with each student and family at least twice per week
    • Host Office Hours
    • Host appointments with individual or small groups of students
    • Support students with online learning assignments as requested


  • Provide daily progress updates to Summer Academy Instructional Team, including Summer Academy Faculty Lead



  • Uphold MWAUS Summer School policies and expectations:
    • Attendance Policy
    • Behavioral Policy
    • Grading Policy
    • Family notification regarding student progress
    • Supervision duties, including digital citizenship monitoring



  • Perform additional duties as assigned


Work Environment

In accordance with MWA’s tiered criteria for reopening, Summer Academy may occur remotely, on-campus, or in a hybrid capacity. Applicants should be comfortable preforming the responsibilities of the role in all three learning environments. 



Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift items more than 10 lbs.








  • Teaching experience desirable, but related work experience may be considered
  • Minimum 1 year of working with groups of 20 or more ethnically and socioeconomically diverse students in a classroom, or after school setting
  • Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities
  • Dedication, commitment and resilience to succeed in an urban public school



  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to manage classroom of diverse learners working on various course material in online classes
  • Ability to communicate with, teach and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy learning platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Drive and Calendar, if applicable)
  • Professional orientation – appearance, communication, organization, and attitude



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • California Single Subject Teaching Credential or Intern Credential required



  • Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required