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Teaching Assistant - Upward Bound Summer Academy
Seattle Colleges in Seattle, Washington
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Date Posted 05/02/2019
Admin-Tutors and Learning Resources
Salary $2,300.00 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


As part of the Upward Bound 2019 Summer Academy team, the teaching assistant helps facilitate and participate in any or all aspects of program and administrative support, classroom lessons, tutoring sessions, meal preparation and clean up and field trip activities for the entire six-week duration of the summer program. Upward Bound participants are rising 10th graders through 12th graders from diverse backgrounds and cultures with differing academic abilities and learning styles. The goal of the summer program is to help advance student academic and personal development to ensure successful application, enrollment and graduation from college. 

$2,300 Stipend for the six-week summer academy.

Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.



  • Attend a half-day training session before the start of the summer program (Friday 6/21, 9am-1pm).

  • Be available to work the entire duration of the summer academy (June 22th–August 5th) including:

    • June 22nd Student Orientation 8-2PM

    • June 24th and 25th  Prep days : 9:00 AM – 1 PM

    • June 26th – June 28  –Attend overnight camp at Fort Flagler, assisting with workshops and student activities

    • Support classes and programming Mondays – Thursdays: Between the hours of 7:30 PM to 3:30 PM, with appropriate breaks and lunch. (May be assigned to either early shift, approximately 7:30 – 2PM or later shift, approximately 9AM – 3:30 PM)

    • Attend Friday field trips: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 8:00 am – TBD (depending on field trip locations).

    • Monday, August 5th: Final staff day; clean up and summer debrief.

  • Attend and participate in lunchtime staff meetings, once a week.

  • Assist the teacher(s) and Upward Bound staff in assigned classes and office Monday-Thursday, including but not limited to:

    • Gather and distribute supplies and assignments.

    • Assist with taking attendance and distributing team points.

    • Communicate daily with UB office regarding attendance, supply needs, student issues, etc.

    • Assist teacher with enforcing classroom management and program rules as appropriate.

    • Be engaged in learning process and assist students with classwork, homework, and projects.

    • Help set up and break down breakfast and lunch for Upward Bound participants.

  • Attend and supervise students during 3-day overnight field trip to camp.

    • Help loading and unloading supplies and student luggage.

    • Serve as a resident chaperone in appropriate gender dormitory.

    • Assist with activities as needed.

    • Supervise and assist with mealtime planning, set up, and clean up.

  • Provide overall mentorship to students and serve as a role model in all tasks and interactions.

  • Attend and help coordinate the evening Summer Program banquet (Thursday August 1 from 6pm-8pm) for participants and their families.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior in a college/university or a recent college/university graduate with a focus on education or a related field, a passion for college access and promoting student achievement.

  • Excellent attention to detail and good written and interpersonal communication in English

  • Experience working with and/or tutoring diverse youth in an educational environment.

  • Applicant's history of developing relationship/ rapport with students of color and/or from low income backgrounds should be demonstrated and may include community involvement as volunteer or work.

  • Must pass Washington State Patrol Criminal records check and any additional security clearance required by Seattle or Highline Public Schools.



  • B.S. or B.A. in Education or a related field.

  • Paid or volunteer experience in providing educational services to low-income and first-generation students and/or their families.

  • Experience tutoring or teaching in the High School environment.

  • Washington State teacher certification.

  • TRIO program alumnus.

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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