Promise Youth University Afterschool is currently seeking passionate and energetic teachers to lead interactive academic enrichments courses for Grades 3-8th that will enhance student skill mastery, including critical thinking, math principles, and reading comprehension and mechanics through creative activities. Teachers are responsible for developing lesson plans, managing classrooms, ensuring the safety of students, and facilitating the daily implementation of courses. A background or expertise in a course subject area is preferred; training will be provided for some courses. If you are skilled in the areas identified and can positively engage children, our scholars need you!
Attend mandatory 2- week training in September.
Provide active and direct supervision to students, ensuring all students are learning in a safe and productive environment
Employ positive youth development and engagement strategies to connect with youth and foster positive behavior.
Assist students with homework.
Organize supplies and resources for course activities.
Develop engaging programming that is culturally relevant and competent, and developmentally appropriate.
Submit lesson plans for enrichment courses and workshops, with the support of the Site Coordinator.
Evaluate and document students' progress.
Course Leaders will begin onsite at Thirteenth Avenue School immediately 3:00pm. Teachers will be dismissed at 4:20pm
About Us Promise Youth University (PYU) is a program within the Newark Fairmount Promise Neighborhood (Fairmount Promise) initiative housed in the Joseph C. Cornwall Center at Rutgers University Newark. Promise Youth University was created to support the community school partnership between Fairmount Promise and Thirteenth Avenue School. The mission of Promise Youth University is to provide elementary and middle school scholars with a safe and supportive space outside of school hours to engage in high quality activities that increase their exposure and confidence in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) subjects; and ultimately position scholars for college and career success. The program serves 210 scholars in grades third through eighth, including scholars with special needs during the hours of 2:55pm-6:00pm.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Teaching or relevant field.
In-depth knowledge of evidence based teaching strategies and legal educational procedures.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Well-organized with excellent leadership abilities
Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to lift 10lbs.
Posting Number: 19FA1943
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 98679
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.