Instructor for the Upward Bound Math-Science Summer Program
Ramapo College of New Jersey
March 1, 2018
Mahwah, New Jersey
Title: Instructor for the Upward Bound Math-Science Summer Program
Position Number: 204050
Position Type: Staff - Hourly
Department: Upward Bound Match
Posted Date: 02/22/2018
FLSA: Fiscal Year Renewal Job Summary/Description:
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
Reporting to the Director and Academic Director of the Upward Bound Program, this person would teach assigned course material during the summer sessions. He/She is responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of the participants while in the classroom, develops and administers evaluation instruments for academic achievement in their class, communicates any and all problems to the Director, and attends on campus and off-campus meetings at the request of the Director.
Prepare syllabus for assigned summer course - biology, chemistry, physics, math, language arts, foreign language, computers, college readiness courses, etc.
Send list of needed books and supplies to Project Director 2 months before start of summer session.
Teach assigned course(s) in 6 week summer program
Attend weekly staff meetings
Work with classroom assistant so as to prepare him/her to better assist the participants
Report daily attendance, quiz/exam scores, preparation, participation and behavior of students
Report 3 week progress reports and final grades of students to Academic Director
Provide one 1-hour SAT/ACT review session as required
May be asked to Supervise field trips as required
May be asked to drive College vans to transport students as needed
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree supplemented by New Jersey teaching certification in the subject area assigned to them for high school aged students.
Teaching experience preferred in the subject area assigned and preference for candidates with experience teaching in an urban, inner-city environment.
Must have a clean criminal background check and cleared to work with minors.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKIILS AND ABILITIES:
Wide knowledge of the subject matter and techniques essential to performance of the specific responsibilities assigned.
Ability to advise and counsel students and others concerning high school and college academics.
Ability to work well with teenagers from urban, inner-city school districts.
Sensitivity to the needs of low-income families.
Ability to manage simple internet based forms of communication and documentation.
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo's commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.