Writing Instructor, Philadelphia Futures

Posted by Philadelphia Futures on July 6, 2015

Philadelphia Futures – Writing Instructor Position

Philadelphia Futures provides low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. Our Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) Program provides academic enrichment, college guidance, and long-term mentoring for promising high school students attending Philadelphia’s public high schools.

We currently have an instructional position available for one of our Fall afterschool academic courses.

Instructor – Writing Course for High School Juniors

The Writing Instructor will teach three sections of approximately 15 students each in an intensive course designed to build writing, reading, and critical thinking skills students prepare for the academic rigor of college work. Readings for the course will consist primarily of nonfiction texts. The courses will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, respectively, from 4:00pm-5:15pm in Center City Philadelphia throughout the Fall term (exact location and dates TBD). Responsibilities include: (1) collaborating with Philadelphia Futures curriculum and academic specialists to develop, plan, and implement instruction designed to support preparation for college-level writing; (2) reporting daily on student attendance, assignment completion, and progress; (3) grading and evaluating student work, including but not limited to submitting mid-semester and final term reports.

Qualifications for Instructional Positions: Three-five years relevant teaching experience (preferably teaching high school level); demonstrated commitment to the education of Philadelphia public high school students and a clear understanding of related challenges; a teaching style that is structured, positive, and engaging; strong organizational skills; FBI and Child Abuse Clearances if hired.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: Please email your resumé and cover letter to Katie Price, PhD, Director of Academics & Programming, at katieprice@philadelphiafutures.org, indicating the position of interest in the subject line.

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