Project Management Instructor II
The Project Management Instructor II will report to the Academic Director and will teach the basics of computer applications and project management from an existing but evolving curriculum. Emphasis in the classroom is on the students learning from each other and through their own curiosity. The foundation of Year Up’s business model is high expectations and high support. Instructors spend much of their time guiding students in professional behavior, helping them to build confidence, and advising them on choices that will help them reach their goals. The Project Management Instructor II is also a key member of the local academic team, may be expected to take on additional projects at the request of the Academic Director, and serve as coaches for more junior instructors.
To be successful in this role, you’ll bring a passion for education, strong classroom experience, and a depth of diverse knowledge of technology, and its application in the corporate workplace. You’re someone who finds satisfaction in developing and delivering creative, interactive lessons, and serving as an advisor and coach to our young adults.
The Project Management Instructor II will also interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.
- Instruct Project Management/Microsoft Office Suite courses to approximately 20 - 30 students daily, using curriculum that aligns to college-level courses, and includes cost-benefit analysis and feasibility studies, project network diagram, critical path methods and compression techniques, key performance indicators, conflict resolution methods, among other topics
- Produce and instruct high-quality, student-driven, and project-based classes daily in which students learn, are challenged, and enjoy the learning process
- Provide guidance for self-directed learning and provide one-on-one tutoring outside of class
- Manage the classroom successfully following the Year Up contract and behavior modification model
- Lead collaborative efforts of instructors, harmonizing curriculum, implementing organization-wide, academic discipline-specific rubrics in classrooms and using data to improve teacher and student performance in the classroom
- Identify key competencies for instruction to meet both college-level course requirements and industry-workplace needs
- Hone assessment tools to measure learning and growth of Year Up students and to ensure successful transition of students to corporate internships; make use of these tools to continuously monitor and evaluate Year Up’s performance
- Ensure that students’ communications abilities and professional skills meet the needs of internship and University partners
- Take on additional academic projects as needed
Site Team/Learning Community Member
- Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students
- Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
- Participate in staff meetings and trainings
- Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred
- 4-5 years of experience as an educator is required
- 2-3 years’ experience teaching or working with youth is preferred
- An interest in implementing progressive methodologies and in creating a hands-on, interactive learning environment
- Experience managing projects with exceptional attention to detail
- Skillful in creating and facilitating high-quality, rigorous, college-level classes
- Skillful in using multiple assessments to measure the progress and performance of a diverse student population, and in teaching others to do the same
- Excellent communication skills, mature interpersonal style and the ability to interact with a diverse range of people, strong teamwork skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
- A desire to collaborate and be part of the learning team Moderate degree of technical literacy required; strong technical literacy a plus
- Experience with curriculum, syllabus development, and lesson planning
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience with eLearning, computer-enhanced teaching, and blended learning approaches preferred
- Proficiency with various Learning Management Systems (i.e. Schoology, Moodle, Sakai), and virtual and online video tools for teaching and learning (i.e. Second Life, Adobe Connect) preferred
- A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
- Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Year Up has established salary ranges for each of our sites, which allows us to pay employees competitively, equitably and consistently in different geographic markets. For roles in which the location is listed as flexible, the range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Salary offers take into account a candidate’s skills, experience, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.
Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare options and dental coverage; 401(k) match for eligible participants.
Vacation: Earn three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year.
Professional Development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives ($2,500 per year)
Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country—a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults, and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up’s intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 40,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Austin, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.
Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding and impactful place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Year Up embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discharge, or discipline, are based on meritocracy. We do not permit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/
Year Up is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Your recruiter can provide details regarding the expected work environment and any physical requirements. Please let our hiring team know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
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