VPSE-Upward Bound Summer Rise Up Program Instructor(TEMPORARY))

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VPSE-Upward Bound Summer Rise Up Program Instructor(TEMPORARY))

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Posted Job Title
VPSE-Upward Bound Summer Rise Up Program Instructor(TEMPORARY))

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Upward Bound (UB) is a college preparatory program designed to motivate and prepare students for the successful pursuit of a college education. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at which low-income, first-generation-to-college students enroll in and graduate from a college or university. UB provides high school students with academic, career, and cultural enrichment resources and programming, including Saturday classes and a six-week summer residential program.

Job Description

The Rise Up Program Instructor will plan, organize, and implement a course for graduated seniors designed to assist them as they transition from high school to college. The course will cover topics, including but not limited to, goal setting, college resources and services, research skills, career exploration, financial literacy, and health and wellness. Meetings during the summer program will be conducted in-person and online, via Zoom.

Specific Duties:
  • Instruct the Rise Up program course in person on Penn campus
  • Construct lesson plans and organize instruction in ways that maximize UB participant learning and engagement
  • Check-in with students weekly to monitor and support progress in respective elective
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students' needs at both individual and group levels.
  • Ensure that UB participant database is fully updated and accurate with data including, but not limited to, student attendance, assignment completion, and grade record information
  • Responsible for building out and maintaining chosen learning management system and other Penn UB electronic content delivery and assessment platforms including course shells, master templates including syllabi, exams, banks, discussions, assignments, assessments, and grade books
  • Communicate to UB senior staff requirements for ancillary electronic textbooks, handouts, supplies, equipment, and other items needed to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Essential Skills:
  • Familiarity of the Philadelphia School District curriculum
  • Experience teaching and/or working with Philadelphia high school students
  • Ability to provide rich, interactive, mission-aligned content and creative pedagogy
  • Strong interest in working with a program that serves the academic needs of low-income and future first- generation college students


Start & End Dates: 6/27/22- 7/22/22

Length of Assignment: 4 weeks

Compensation: $24/hour; Hours/week: up to 10

Number of open positions: 1

Application Submission & More Information:

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to:

Contact: Dr. Francesca Bruno, Associate Director

Email: fbruno@upenn.edu

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Provost Interdisciplinary Programs

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/St-Leonards-Complex/VPSE-Upward-Bound-Summer-Rise-Up-Program-Instructor-TEMPORARY--_JR00047074

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