Saturday Writing Instructor - H.S. Seniors

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: $18.75/hr

Published

10/29/2018

Start Date

01/05/2019

Application Deadline

12/19/2018

Address

36-14 35th Street
Long Island City
NY
11106
United States

Description

Senior Writing Instructor

 

Type: Part-time (every other Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Wage: $18.75/hr. Contract: Dec 2018 - May 2019.

Location: Long Island City (10-15 min from Midtown Manhattan)


Organization Description: Legal Outreach is a non-profit organization that prepares urban youth, grades 9-12, from underserved communities to compete at high academic levels. Our mission is to foster vision, develop academic and professional skills, enhance confidence, and facilitate the pursuit of higher education. Please see www.legaloutreach.org for additional information about our services, and view our website prior to applying for the position.


Saturday Writing Classes: The Saturday Writing Classes (SWC) are a core component of Legal Outreach's College Bound, a rigorous academic program that prepares students for admission into and success in competitive colleges and universities. We are seeking writing instructors with experience teaching or tutoring at the high school and/or college levels who can set high expectations for and inspire underserved minority youth.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Attend paid staff training dates in Dec. 2018.
  • Lead one class of about 10 students through the process of writing a 10-page college-level research paper on the educational achievement gap in the United States.
  • Attend staff meetings following Saturday Writing Class (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • Provide formal, edited feedback on essays following a rubric.
  • Provide end-of-the year evaluations of students' writing progress.
  • Commit to attending each and every one of the following class dates. Please do not apply if you cannot attend class on these dates.


1.     1/5/2019

2.     1/19/2019

3.     2/2/2019

4.     2/16/2019

5.     3/2/2019

6.     3/16/2019

7.     3/30/2019

8.     4/13/2019

9.     4/20/2019

10.  5/11/2019


 

Curriculum:

The Legal Outreach SWC curriculum follows a progression: Freshman Grammar, Sophomore Introduction to Essay Writing, Junior Thesis Development, and Senior Research Paper. Seniors spend September – December focusing on college applications.


Seniors will plan, write, and revise a 7-10 page college-level research paper over the course of 10 sessions. The topic will be the achievement gap between different groups of students in the American school system. Students will read texts that introduce them to basic ideas about the education and achievement gap in the United States. They will then research the subject on their own and write an essay that helps us understand and offers solutions to the problem.


This is a new topic for Legal Outreach, but we will provide instructors with as much curriculum as they need to lead their students through the course: weekly assignments, worksheets and exercises, a syllabus, a method for writing the paper, etc.


The pedagogical goal of the Senior Research Paper is to prepare students for the types of research-based writing they will be expected to perform in college. Students who successfully complete the Senior Research Paper with B's (85) or higher will be eligible for $750 - $1000 college scholarships from Legal Outreach.


Applicants:

Instructors must be conversant with the fundamentals of expository writing and the research process, and they must be able to implement writing pedagogy creatively and rigorously in the classroom. Teaching applicants must be college graduates with professional experience in writing, teaching, editing or a related field who want to make a difference in the lives of New York City youth.


Because of the subject matter of this assignment, we particularly seek applicants with backgrounds in Education, History, Sociology, and related fields, although we will consider applicants from all formal disciplines who are comfortable leading students through a research paper.


Legal Outreach is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply as are all candidates with experience working with diverse student populations.


How to apply


Send an email to dbautista@legaloutreach.org that follows the guidelines below:

1. Use APPLICATION FOR SENIOR SWC INSTRUCTOR as your subject.

2. Attach a cover letter, references list, resume (1-2 pp. only), and writing sample (3-5 pp. only) as a single Microsoft Word (.DOC) or Acrobat (.PDF) document. No applicants will be contacted who do not submit a cover letter and writing sample.

3. Confirm that you can commit to attending every single class date listed in the job description.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

dbautista@legaloutreach.org

Send an email to dbautista@legaloutreach.org that follows the guidelines below:

1. Use APPLICATION FOR SENIOR SWC INSTRUCTOR as your subject.

2. Attach a cover letter, references list, resume (1-2 pp. only), and writing sample (3-5 pp. only) as a single Microsoft Word (.DOC) or Acrobat (.PDF) document. No applicants will be contacted who do not submit a cover letter and writing sample.

3. Confirm that you can commit to attending every single class date listed in the job description.


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