Job Description

Teacher,Pre-College Programs

Requisition IDreq10420
Working TitleTeacher,Pre-College Programs
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The TRIO Upward Bound at UNM-Gallup provides academic support services to first-generation and low-income high school students enrolled in partner schools within the Gallup-McKinley County School District. The TRIO Upward Bound program consists of a 6-week summer program in addition to academic year services to prepare selected high school students for post-secondary curriculum by focusing on academic success and academic preparation. The overall goal of TRIO Upward Bound is to promote high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment.

Our program is in search of an enthusiastic candidate who is passionate about expanding educational access and opportunities to fill the position of Teacher, Pre-College Program. Upward Bound Teachers also serve as Outreach Advisors and are essential to the success of the program in preparing students for post-secondary education.

Reporting directly to the Upward Bound Director, the successful candidate will:

  • Develop lesson plans, implement, and evaluate curriculum designed to enhance and supplement required secondary completion outcomes;
  • Assist in program recruitment and retention;
  • Provide classroom instruction and work with others to present on specific topics or concepts;
  • Implement success initiatives through advising, coaching and supporting students through one-on-one and group sessions which may involve developing content and facilitating sessions on non-academic areas of financial and economic literacy, identifying learning styles, techniques to support study habits, scholarship letter writing, etc.;
  • Participate in program activities outside of the traditional learning environment to include such activities as transfer and enrichment trips, etc.;
  • Conduct needs assessments, oversee academic monitoring initiatives, and create an environment for growth and development;
  • Assist in the implementation of project specific services, planning and assessment efforts;
  • Coordinate the academic component of developing curriculum, teaching and supervising tutors and support staff.

Upward Bound personnel will work collaboratively with students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff and community partners to ensure student success and program objectives; program services and activities may require flexible schedules, including evenings and weekends. This is a term appointment through August 31, 2020 with continued employment contingent on funding. The UNM-Gallup Upward Bound program is approved through August 31, 2020 with funding awarded annually.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Elementary or secondary level teaching certification may be a requirement for specified positions in this classification.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work or related field
  • Relevant experience to include: advising, instructing, mentoring and tutoring students, specifically disadvantaged and/or at-risk youth
  • Experience working with TRIO programs
  • Possession or ability to obtain a valid teaching license in secondary education
  • Demonstrated success in working with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Demonstrated success in developing, promoting, and implementing education programs, including presentations, workshops, and activities
Additional RequirementsOfficial transcripts, High school diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
DepartmentGallup Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date08/31/2020
Pay$2,596.53 To $3,894.80
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date9/10/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application packet includes a completed UNM Jobs application, a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae. Attach a writing sample (no more than two pages) describing your teaching philosophy and how it relates to working with traditionally underrepresented student populations, specifically students from first-generation and/or low-income backgrounds.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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