Department: Nebraska College Preparatory Academy-10850
Description of Work:
The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.
The Nebraska College Preparatory Academy (NCPA) seeks an innovative, creative, and dynamic teacher for the Omaha North High School University Preparatory Academy Success Seminar (U-PASS). U-PASS is designed to enhance NCPA scholars' critical thinking, analytical skills, and vocabulary and provide access to tutors. The teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing a curriculum that supplements the Omaha North high school curriculum while engaging scholars in current events, creative reading and writing, and better preparing them for the academic rigors of college. The teacher will be responsible for at least 4 U-PASS classes a day (Omaha North is on block scheduling), attending parent teacher conferences, serve as a resource to NCPA scholars and Omaha North High School teachers regarding the program, plan NCPA Summer Stars (5 week summer school program), provide support to summer camps and other events as designated by the NCPA director. The teacher will also identify, train, hire, and evaluate the tutoring program at Omaha North High School. NCPA seniors are required to complete a capstone project; NCPA teachers plan and implement the senior summer camp in which scholars create the foundation of their capstone project. This position will provide support and guidance to seniors to develop their final paper and project to be shared at an end of the year reception. This is a grant funded position. The teacher may require nights and weekend work on a limited basis.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in education, sociology, family studies or related field plus one year of related experience required. Must have teaching certificate in the state of Nebraska and Omaha Public Schools. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with ethnic and culturally diverse group of students necessary. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with families and educators, including but not limited to parents, community and school leaders, and alumni essential.
One year of experience providing academic support for first generation, low income and minority students preferred. Knowledgeable of the Omaha North community desirable. Event planning experience helpful. Prefer supervision experience.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.