Summer Academy Middle School Instructor (Math and English Internal Candidates Only)

Instructional Richmond, California




Job Description

Title:Summer Academy Instructor

Division:Middle School

Location: Making Waves Academy Richmond

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 and Summer Academy Lead, will be to provide academic support and enrichment to Middle School students through the implementation of a standards-aligned RtI² program, designed to reinforce student mastery of key skills and concepts through real-world learning task.

Primary Responsibilities



        Provide high quality to middle school students, including:

  • Familiarization with the curriculum provided by MWAMS
  • 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 MWAMS 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 performing 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 a 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 preferred

        Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required



Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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