About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
Mills College Upward Bound (MCUB) is a federally funded TRiO program designed to enhance the academic skills of low-income first generation college-bound high school students in the Oakland and West Contra Costa Unified School District with the goal that participants will pursue a post-secondary education. TRiO is funded by the U. S. Department of Education.
Saturday College Description
Mills College Upward Bound Program offers an educational program for students in 9th -12th grade. The Saturday College program will provide academic instruction in core subjects: English, Sciences and Mathematics. It will also provide courses and workshops exploring various topics: Life Skills, Study Skills, College Preparation, Career Exploration, and Cultural Awareness.
The Saturday College program will be carried out at Mills College throughout the academic year once per month. Staff orientation/training will take place prior to the first instructional day on Saturday, October 20th. Instruction for the Mills College Upward Bound Program is scheduled to begin Saturday, November 10th. The daily instructional schedule is 9:30am-1:30pm. The following Saturdays are scheduled for instruction.
Mills College Upward Bound Program is currently seeking highly motivated, knowledgeable, creative, engaging, student focused, experienced educators to teach academic courses in Math Circles. Courses will be taught to high school students from our target schools. The position requires someone who has passion, alternative teaching practices, and knowledge to motivate and challenge students to generate skills necessary for college success. We seek instructors who can develop strong curriculum that addresses students needs, interests, abilities, and curiosities in STEAM fields.
Each course will be defined by:
Class sizes (15-25 students).
Daily in-class instruction, group work, real-world application of concepts taught, quizzes.
Experiential learning; interactive curriculum; foundational development; problem-solving skills; present novel concepts that they may not otherwise be seen by our students unless they decide to actively seek it out; Math Circle games, test-taking strategies, along with fun project based learning activities.
Pre & post assessments.
Essential Job Functions:
Develops and implements effective units, lessons and classroom activities.
Organizes class systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning; supports systems/procedures of classroom teachers.
Design and implement a course syllabus that effectively outlines monthly concepts covered, in-class & group work, projects, post assessment.
Establish classroom management policies and procedures needed to maintain a productive classroom environment.
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Mills College Upward Bound mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
Participate in Mills College Upward Bound instructional staff meetings at 9:00 am before the instructional day begins.
Attend teacher orientation/planning session(s), program activities, & final evaluation closing session. Dates to be announced prior to hiring.
Perform other related duties as needed.
Thorough knowledge of subject matter and skill acquisition in subject being taught.
Must demonstrate proficiency in related field and some proficiency with computers.
Knowledge of child/adolescent development and different learning modes and teaching styles.
Inspirational, culturally aware with demonstrated knowledge and experience in problems facing low-income and first generation students.
Skills and knowledge to effectively work with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds.
Ability to understand and enforce all Mills College Upward Bound Program policies.
Education & Experience:
Minimum of a Bachelors Degree. Preferred candidate holds Teaching Credential or working towards Teaching Credential.
Minimum 2 years experience teaching in related subject.
Minimum 2 years direct working relationship/or teaching low-income, first-generation college-bound students.
Strong preference given to Oakland Unified School District teachers.
This is temporary, non exempt part-time position that pays $25.00.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.