Academic Educator

Job Order #: 20968027

Lowell, MA 01852

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 6/11/2024

EXPIRES 9/9/2024

Job Description

Job Summary:

Educators at UTEC teach  academic courses to prepare young adults for their high school equivalency exams, and non-academic courses focused on social and emotional learning, social justice, and workforce readiness. The Educator will work mostly onsite at UTEC?s Center in Lowell, with a possibility to travel locally to provide educational  support  to young adults in different parts of programming. . UTEC believes in a culture of life-long learning grounded in principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to supporting our young adults as they navigate the system and gain the necessary knowledge and skills to challenge systematic and ideological cultures of oppression.  The Educator will be an integral part of continuing to shape UTEC?s learning agenda.

The perfect candidate for the position will have the educational experience to develop and/or implement a curriculum, knowledge of partnerships with other educational/learning institutions, and investment in cultivating students? interest in social justice.  This is an exciting position for an individual who desires to help shape and lead dynamic programming in a community-based setting, collaborate with fellow educators and youth workers, and serve a youth population that needs extra support to excel.


Plan and prepare lessons for Young Adult students, including identifying and/or creating a curriculum, gathering any materials necessary for any activity included in the lesson, and developing formative assessments to measure student progress
Incorporate social justice and civics concepts into educational experiences, both within and beyond the HiSET curriculum
Develop strategies and instructional practices to engage small groups of proven-risk young adults that will promote student learning and increase their personal development and social-emotional competence
Provide instruction that supports individual needs and promote interactive learning
Proctor periodic internal assessments and support young adults in setup for ?HiSET at Home? testing onsite at UTEC
Assist with recording attendance, growth, and testing data within UTEC?s database and compile all necessary reports
Support partnerships with institutions of non-academic learning skills and higher education so that UTEC graduates are prepared to enroll in post-secondary institutions or engage in the workforce
Regularly communicate with colleagues about young adult performance and participate in scheduled progress meetings with each young adult?s Program Manager and Transitional Coach
Assist with UTEC-wide events outside of classroom hours and attend retreats.
Plan, facilitate, and/or support activities and events for Young Adults on Fridays and alternative programming days

Required Skills/Abilities:

Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment
Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds. Ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse environment
Can demonstrate an understanding of educational equity and how issues of bias and privilege impact student learning
Has excellent written and oral communication, organization, and facilitation skills
Must be able to foster an inclusive classroom environment in which YAs feel supported and motivated
Strong interpersonal skills, humor, and compassion
Excellent relationship-building skills required
Ability to self-reflect and implement feedback to improve instructional practice constantly
Ability to collaborate with Education team members to create and facilitate curriculum
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Education and Experience:

Bachelor?s degree required
At least 1 year of urban teaching experience in a school or comparable setting is required; 3 or more years of experience is highly preferred

How To Apply

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