Location: Gardner, MA Category: Part Time (Non-Benefit) Posted On: Tue Mar 16 2021 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
This is a part time Summer Temporary Position. Our regional public school students need a professional instructor with expertise, passion and leadership. MWCC is seeking highly motivated and talented instructors to join our Summer Programs for Children team, which delivers STEAM based, hands-on, experiential instruction to children ages 6-13. Over the past years, MWCC Academic Adventures has made significant progress in aligning and integrating STEAM education in our summer offerings to increase chances for future academic success for elementary, middle and high school students from the region. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping children beat "Summer Brain Drain" by delivering a much-needed mid-summer academic booster shot in STEAM based, fun, and instruction.
Past Summer Program Instruction have included;
All American Girl
Outdoor Survival Skills and More
As a result, related experience in any/all of the above should be prominently highlighted in applications.
Applicants must be passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education. Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations. Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions. Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations. Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others. Dependability: Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver, with high quality, under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, detailed work plans, and balancing of multiple priorities. Designs and implements hands-on, experiential, lab-oriented science, math, and engineering lessons for 1st through 3rd, and/or, 4th through 8th grade, or 9th through 12th grade students. Collaborates with program counselors to help them plan, integrate, and enhance grade-level standards during afternoon activities. Provides standards-based, structured project based learning that interconnects STEAM subjects.
Academic Adventures are offered over a weeklong schedule, each program a separate and distinct 4-5 day program offering. MWCC Summer Programs will be offered Monday through Friday, between June 28 and August 6, 2021, and Instructor training and course preparations begin the week of June 22, 2021. Instructors are often hired for the weeks of a specific program, or contracted for 1-4 full weeks, depending on program needs and/or schedule availability.
Typical Academic Adventures Day, focusing on outdoor activities: Monday through Friday All CDC guidelines will be adhered to. 8:30am -Parent drop-off and student check-in. 8:45am- 12:30pm-Instructional time with students.
Implements hands-on, experiential, lab-oriented science, math, and engineering lessons for 1st through 3rd, and/or, 4th through 7th grade, and 9th-12th grade students, based on the week's program theme.
12:30 to 1pm-Lunch, included with programs. 1 to 330pm-Afternoon Adventures program with Counselors.
Counseling staff engage students in activities based on the day's curriculum (when possible), including outdoor large motor games (occasional movies when weather conditions are unfair). 4 pm-Parent/Caregiver pick-up with counseling staff.
Bachelor's degree in Education or similar degree program required for instructors (or entering last semester of courses toward degree).
Experience teaching in programs, or using materials, listed above under "Past Summer Program Instruction" may be substitute.
Enthusiasm for, and demonstrated mastery of, STEM-based subject matter appropriate to grades 1 through 3, and/or grades 4-7, and grades 9- 12 .
Unrelenting commitment to student's constant learning and development.
Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback.
Set and reinforce clear expectations and routines aligned with the program's overall vision Develop and implement hands-on, experiential, curricula and activities, focused on helping students improve their abilities to problem-solve.
Thoughtfully plan daily lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary.
Design and implement formal and informal assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnose areas of student misunderstanding.
Create a safe, fun, positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
Strong instructional skills and classroom management experience .
Programs focus on educational, communication, team-building, and problem-solving activities. Programs usually meet in an "Academic" setting for the morning hours for classroom lessons, and an "Adventures" setting in the afternoon for physical activities.
Familiarity with trends and popular culture on which weekly Academic Adventures themes may be based (i.e. Movies, Robotics, and Literature based instruction, etc.) are a definite plus for candidacy consideration, and related experience should be significantly highlighted within applications.
MWCC Summer Programs will be offered Monday through Friday, between June 28 and August 6, 2021, and Instructor training and course preparations begin the week of June 22, 2021.
Salary: $ 20.00-$30.00 per hour Employee Status: Part Time Benefits: No Hours per Week: Varies Number of Weeks: 1-8
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Internal Number: 129111
About Mount Wachusett Community College
We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. If you are looking for the opportunity to come to work every day and help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you. Our faculty, staff, and administration forge the direction of the college together - from governance to defining our mission. We understand that for our institution to remain relevant we must continually examine and refine the ways we serve our students. We strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We respect and honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. About the College Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central ...Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. MWCC is in the process of constructing a $42 million science and technology building to support growing STEM programs. The college community enjoys many resources including the East Wing Art Gallery; the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount which hosts a variety of productions annually; the Fitness and Wellness Center, which offers a wide assortment of fitness classes, exercise equipment and an Olympic-size swimming pool; a complete library with access to thousands of on-line publications and data bases, as well as electronic classrooms. In addition, through its membership in the CWMARS regional library system, access is available to all other public and academic libraries in the region. Our Green Commitment In addition, if sustainability is important to you, Mount Wachusett Community College offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. We are the largest greenhouse gas reducer of any Massachusetts state college, university, or agency, as recognized by the 2011 Leading By Example Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have also been nationally recognized with a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and several other organizations. Our Gardner campus features two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 wind turbines that are propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college's biomass and solar technologies incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus. About our benefitsOur full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, eleven health insurance options, dental care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible. About the regionMount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum offer incredible collections. There are opportunities for great shopping in area cities, towns, and nearby outlet malls. North Central Massachusetts is home to excellent public, charter and private schools as well as an affordable lifestyle. Hiking, biking, and walking trails are spread throughout the region as well, for those seeking to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle. We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.