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Writing Instructor - Upward Bound Program

Apply now Job no: 494112
Full time/Part time: Part-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Staff

Seton Hall’s Upward Bound Program is a unique educational experience that uses Federal and private funding to offer a variety of academic, social and cultural activities, as well as personal and career counseling for first-generation, limited-income high school students in Newark, East Orange, and Irvington, New Jersey. The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to assist and prepare high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to aspire for post-secondary education and beyond.

Personal Touch: Respect, Responsiveness, and Responsibility in all professional relationships, specifically, employee to student, employee to employee, and employee to the community. College employees acknowledge their obligation to model and teach the three R’s to influence student development of behaviors that will lead to academic, professional, and personal success.

Assessment: Contributes to assessment for continuous quality improvement of the academic support for high school students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach and guide students in strengthening grammar, spelling, paragraph writing, creative writing, and essay writing skills
  • Develop curriculum and bi-weekly lesson plans, course objectives and integrate curriculum objectives and aligning with state and Common Core learning standards, utilizing textbook materials, supplemental instructional materials, audio and visual aids, etc.
  • Evaluate students through the utilization of teacher-made pre and post-tests, tests and observations
  • Teach students using project-based learning, lecture and demonstration, audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement instruction
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere
  • Record grades and submit individual Student Assessment at the end of the semester 
  • Confer with Upward Bound Administrators, and Advocates regularly about students’ performances in the class
  • Provide individual help to students to maintain continuous and satisfactory progress
  • Maintains attendance for all students
  • Participate in professional development activities such as in-service and professional development opportunities
  • Knowledge about working with under-prepared students and a genuine interest in enabling their success.
  • An ability to each reading and writing concepts using a variety of techniques to accommodate diversity in learning styles and develop students’ self-efficacy.
  • Demonstrate questioning techniques that require students to have active participation in class and deepen students’ understanding.
  • Work with the Project Administration on learning outcomes, quality of service assessments, and continuous quality improvements.
  • Must possess good interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with Federal TRiO programs and under-served populations (limited-income, first-generation students) preferred.
  • Possess an acceptance of diversity, a desire to assist students, and maintain a positive attitude.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university required.
  • New Jersey Department of Education Standard Certificate, Certificate of Eligibility (CE), or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS).
  • Possession of a current and valid teaching certificate in the appropriate subject/content area issued by the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
  • A minimum of two (2) years teaching, preferably in urban or limited-income settings
  • Subject matter expertise.
  • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning.
  • Experience in the assessment of student learning and continuous quality improvement preferred
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Master’s degree in education preferred

Salary Grade:

  • UG - Administrative


  • Non-exempt

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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