Summer Camp Math Teacher

Posting ID : B1008672775
Date Posted : 2012-05-11
Category : Nonprofit Jobs

Position: Summer Camp Math Teacher
Department/Program: Youth and Education Services Department
Compensation: DOE, there are no benefits associated with this position
Employment Status: Temporary, part‐time, nonexempt (limited duration, not to exceed 1,000
hours) form 6/25/12 ‐ 8/10/12
Hours: Regular hours are 9:30 am -- 3:30 pm. (M, T, Wed, Th.)
Supervision: No supervisory requirements
Reports To: Direct Services Manager and Education Coordinator
Job Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Summer Camp Math Teacher is responsible for the instruction and
supervision of students. Instruction of 3rd -- 8th grade students shall include individual skill
development in the subject of Math, expansion of knowlege and development of ability to reason.
The Summer Camp Math Teacher will build a curriculum of hands‐on lessons to build math skills with
incomming 3rd -- 8th grade students who will be taught in three seperate classes daily (3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th
& 8th). Supervision of students shall include guidance, development and safety. The classroom teacher
functions in accordance with the established policies, rules, regulations and the performance standards
of the NAYA Family Center and the performance goals established for the teacher. The Summer Camp
Math Teacher will work with individuals and in groups to accomplish the objectives of the program in
a 5 week long summer camp that will offer students a supportive, culturally responsive learning
About the Program: The NAYA Summer Camp will provide 80 -- 100 students the opportunity to
continue building academic skills over the summer in a supportive, culturally nurturing, enviroment.
The classroom will be supported by Youth Advocates who will work individually with struggling
youth. Students will be able to improve upon their math skills, with the objective of making significant
gains throughout the program. The Math curriculum will be driven by state standards. Additionally,
components of the NAYA Summer Camp will include Cultural Arts, Recreation and Leadership
Essential Functions:
 Identifies the needs of a group of students as well as individual students and provides for
continuous assessment of their ability.
 Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and performance goals in accordance with State
Standards in order to provide instruction for three classes daily.
 Provides instruction to students at appropriate levels in the subject matter(s) for wich the teacher
is assigned in the locations and at the times designated.
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 Creates educational experiences that provide each student the opportunity to develop his/her
potential in the areas of personal‐social adjustment, descision‐making, positive self‐image and other
life skills.
 Provides instruction, organization and management in the classroom wich creates an enviroment
conducive to learning.
 Establishes, maintains and supports standards of personal conduct and discipline in accordance
with the discipline policies and regulations of the NAYA Family Center.
 Evaluates the students' academic progress and social growth, maintains appropriate records,
prepares reports and communicates with Youth Advocates on the individual students' progress.
 Supervises students both in and out of the classroom.
 Takes all neccessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and
 Diagnoses, instructs and evaluates specific student needs and seeks assistance of specialists as
 Communicates concerns and ideas with collegues, students, parents and community in a positive,
professional and ethical manner.
 Promotes and follows the adopted NAYA Family Center philosophy, policies, regulations and
administrative procedures.
 Participates in the assessment and planning of curriculum development and other programs to
meet the needs of the NAYA Summer Ascend.
 Coordinate with NAYA Youth Advocates and volunteers who are assigned to assist the teacher.
 Maintains effective communications with students, patrons and collegues.
 Attends staff meetings and serves on staff commitees as required.
Additional Requirements:
 Other duties as assigned by the Direct Services Manager and Education Coordinator
 Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
 Coordinate wraparound services effectively with other NAYA Family Center programs and staff.
 Certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), 1st Aid and Automatic External Defibulator
(AED) or willing to become certified.
 familarity with or ability to learn, input data, and maintain NAYA and/or contractually required
infomation database systems to track client infomation. Includes entering client data, assisting
and/or preparing periodic reports. Database examples include but are not limited to: Efforts to
Outcome (ETO), eSIS, Counselor Max, SAGE Fund Accounting, Raisers Edge, etc.
 NAYA Family Center is a team and community‐based organization that relies heavily on all
members of the team participating and supporting each other. It is a requirement of this position to
work as an active member of the team, participate actively in cross‐departmental NAYA team
projects and to contribute to fostering a safe and secure enviroment for community members and
Qualifications and Skills:
 Meets current certification requirements as set forth in Oregon Rules for Certification of Teachers,
Specialists and Administrators. Non‐certified teachers with significant and exceptional professional
and cultural experience may be considered.
 Experience working in the high school setting with at‐risk youth prefered.
 Strong community building skills.
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 Demonstrated ability in project management (planning, organizing, prioritizing work and followthrough)
and team building skills.
 Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to write persuasively and a proven track record of collaborative
 Demonstrated problem solving skills.
 Demonstrated knowlege and understanding of the local educational system and enviroment,
including the elements neccessary for student success, with a proven track record of improving
student acheivement.
 Experience working within diverse populations specifically with the urban and reservation Native
population, including working within a Native American tribe, organization, board, program, or
community. knowlege of Native American history, an understanding of the diversity of the local
American Indian/Alaskan Native community and issues surrounding the Urban Indian experience.
 knowlege of local community resources and experience with workforce system and social service
agencies, especially with low‐income and ethnic minority clientele.
 Strong computer skills including web based research, word processing, database management,
email, and Microsoft Office programs.
Education/Experience: Minimum BA, BS. Master's Degree in Education or content area prefered.
Work enviroment: 90% office/classroom, 10% outside office including travel time.
Physical Requirements: lifting a maximum of 30 pounds, sitting for extended periods of time.
Equipment Used: Computer, phone, fax, copy machine.
Safety Considerations: Some travel may be required.
Other Requirements:
1. Valid Drivers License, succesful completion of a background investigation, and must be eligible to
be an insured driver under NAYA Family Center's liability insurance policy, and remain so during
the course of employment.
2. succesful completion of a background investigation
Application Procedures: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications
for the position and why they are interested in joining the NAYA Family Center team. Please also enclose a
NAYA application and your resume. Applications and the official position description can be obtained
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