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/
Historical Overview Mills College is home to the Mills Educational Talent Search TRIO Program (METS) and serves approximately 600 students in Oakland each year. TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and educationally support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The METS program provides academic, college prep, career exploration, and financial literacy services to its participants. Our goal is to support students through high school graduation and help them gain access to a postsecondary education. The Summer Enrichment Program will provide academic instruction in core subjects: English, Sciences, and Mathematics. The METS Summer Enrichment Program will also provide courses and workshops exploring various topics: Life Skills, Study Skills, College Preparation, Career Exploration, and Cultural Awareness.
Summer Enrichment Program Description The METS Program offers a five-week summer academic enrichment program for students entering grades 6th-12th. The METS summer program will be conducted at Life Academy a local high school in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Staff orientations will take place June 4th -5th. Instruction for the METS Summer Program is scheduled to begin Monday, June 10th and continues through Friday, July 12th. The daily instructional schedule is 8:30am-2:30pm, Monday -Friday. The student/parent orientation on Wednesday, June 5th, and the METS staff closing session on Monday, July 15rd are mandatory events for all summer staff. Exact times to be announced prior to hiring.
Mills College Educational Talent Search Program is currently seeking 4-6 highly motivated, knowledgeable, creative, engaging, student focused, experienced educators to teach academic courses in English, Science, Mathematics, and/or elective courses in Life/Study Skills and College/Career/Cultural Awareness. Courses will be taught to middle school students in 6th-8th grades and high school students in 9th -12th grades. The positions require someone who has passion, innovation, 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 the subject.
Each course will be defined by:
Small classes (15-20 students)
Daily in-class instruction, group work, real-world application of concepts taught, quizzes
Pre & post assessments
Each instructor will develop a course proposal or set of lesson plans that state goals/objectives, student learning outcomes, methods needed to obtain goals/objectives/outcomes. At the conclusion of the session, the instructor will write a narrative evaluation on each student that outlines:
How student met goals/objectives/outcomes of class
Academic strengths and challenges throughout course
Character strengths and challenges throughout course
Other areas that need further development
Final grade for class
Duties and Responsibilities:
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 daily concepts covered, in-class & home assignments, quizzes, group work, projects, post assessment
Establish classroom management policies and procedures needed to maintain a productive classroom environment
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, METS mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
Participate in METS teacher staff meetings
Chaperone weekly field trips offered during program.
Attend teacher orientation/planning session(s), program activities, & final teacher evaluation closing session.
Perform other related duties as needed
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.
Skills & Knowledge
Thorough knowledge of subject matter and skill acquisition in subject being taught
Knowledgeable of California Content standards for subject area (academic courses)
Knowledge of child/adolescent development and different learning styles
Skills and knowledge to effectively work with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds
Ability to understand and enforce all METS Program policies
Depending on experience and number of courses hired to teach (1-3 courses), plus state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, and Unemployment Insurance.
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.