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Instructor English/Sci (Saturday Academy, Upward Bound- Pacoima)

Upward Bound - Talent Search - TRIO | Pacoima, CA | Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at

Upward Bound is one of seven federally-funded TRiO programs.  The Upward Bound program was established to provided fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.  The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.  Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.  The goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete the secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.


•    Develop and plan a course curriculum in accordance with California Content Standards
•    Prepare and submit: subject syllabus, weekly lesson plans, & weekly participant evaluation reports
•    Administer assessment test to participants
•    Maintain attendance record and grades
•    Communicate with the Project Director and Educational Advisor participants' progress as it relates to comprehension        of course material
•    Provide sufficient volume of homework/class work to reinforce skill acquisition of participants
•    Provide on-going evaluations of participants to determine their academic progress
•    Meet with Project Director and/or Educational Advisor weekly to discuss participant progress and concerns
•    Enforce all rules and regulations with each participant equally
•    Maintain an orderly classroom
•    Provide an assessment of participants academic strengths, progress and recommendations for further improvement
•    Document all contacts, services, and activities
•    Provide Project Director with a letter grade and brief written evaluation of participants' academic strengths and
     weaknesses every Semester
•    Attend Upward Bound events and activities
•    Additional duties as assigned


•    Must have a current California credential and at least 2 years of experience teaching
•    Must be familiar working with Low-Income and First Generation College Students
•    Must be able to work with students who are in different levels but are in the same class
•    Must be patient and comfortable working with high school students and must be willing to enforce rules

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.