The temporary service learning teacher directs all aspects of the High School service learning program for students in grades 9-12, coordinates with the Middle School service learning teacher to develop programming in the Middle School for students in grades 6-8, and works with administrators N-12 on the schoolâ™s vision for service. These aspects include collaborating with Middle School and High School administration and faculty to carry out their vision for the program, preparing advisors for the program, developing and maintaining relationships with agencies which provide service learning opportunities, managing all logistical aspects of each project, planning pre- and post-service reflection discussions for students, training students to lead reflection discussions, and maintaining accurate and confidential student records.
Create community engagement opportunities for students in grades 6-12.
Direct the 10th grade Year of Service program (service requirement for all 10th-grade students).
Develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations.
Coordinate with the HS Dean of Students to plan the 10th-grade service retreat.
Work with teachers to integrate service learning into course curricula.
Organize annual MLK Day of Service with UChicago partners.
Serve as a High School advisor.
Participate in student life programs.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required 179 days or days as stipulated in that agreement.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2019. This is a 1year ONLY position.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/scheduling software, etc.) required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
A minimum of three years of experience working with high school youth preferred.
Previous experience in developing and creating service learning initiatives.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality, preferred.
Experience working with community partners.
Experience supporting project-based learning linked to service.
Experience supporting student initiatives related to service.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property
When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
Internal Number: JR04759
About University of Chicago
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.