Advocacy and Civic Engagement Instructor

Time Limited Boston, Massachusetts


Primary/Principal Responsibilities:
• Develop curriculum according to Upward Bound program guidelines for assigned class. Design class with subject matter that reflects current high school content as specified in MA Department of Education (DOE) curriculum frameworks and to meet learning outcomes.
• Facilitate a course with a cohort of a diverse population of students and respond in an appropriate manner to behavior and student concern as well as collaborating with Teaching Assistant (TA) and Upward Bound (UB)staff.
• Respect Upward Bound summer policies and procedures: possessing a thorough understanding of the Upward Bound Program’s overall goals and assist with a program of study that will promote success and generate confidence for students.
• Develop and administer pre and post-testing to students at the beginning and end of the summer program. Prepare and submit daily homework assignments, missing homework assignment sheets and daily attendance sheets. Submit progress reports on each student’s performance on a weekly basis or as necessary.

Requirements/Qualifications (examples):
• B.A. or B.S. degree in the relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
• A teaching philosophy that embraces the belief that all students can succeed given the appropriate environment and curriculum.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively develop a curriculum that is engaging and relevant.
• Appropriate Massachusetts teaching credential plus one year of high school or college classroom experience.
• Instructors must be committed to Upward Bound’s goals and objectives and exhibit qualities necessary for working with students and parents.
• Must be highly-motivated, energetic, and engaging.
• Experience working with a diverse population of students is preferred.

Summer 2024 Theme: “Activating Your Voice”
This summer's theme, "Activate Your Voice," builds on last year's "Power of Your Voice" by empowering students to network, engage with their communities, and develop their communication skills. Students will craft elevator pitches – concise introductions for social, college, and professional settings. As our youth explore their identities, we'll guide them in discovering their "why" - their core values, strengths, interests, and motivations. This focus on social-emotional growth, partnered with practical skill development, equips them to thrive on college campuses and in their future careers.

Dates: (Dates are subject to change depending on Boston Public Schools Last Day)
• Staff Orientation (June 11th)
• Student Team Building Day (June 26th)
• June 24th - August 2nd
Hours: Please reach out to the program for more information 

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.