Upward Bound English Instructor

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Work type: Staff (Temporary)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Pre-Collegiate Programs
Division: Student Affairs

Service Months:

June 2021 – July 2021

Position Summary:

The Rollins College Upward Bound Program is seeking an English Instructor for Summer 2021. The English Instructor (Literature, Composition, Grammar, and Creative Writing (incorporating FSA English, SAT/ACT Prep, and summer reading) is a part-time position that includes classroom instruction and tutoring room responsibilities.

This position will initially be mostly remote due to COVID-19, but may transition back to campus at a later date.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Attend a one-day of staff training, preparation, and planning
  • Instruct approximately 18 sessions of an English course for 11th/12th grade High School students (Fall semester)
  • Conduct weekly "live" video lectures and/or discussion
  • Create content and online video lessons
  • Assist students via email, videoconferencing or phone
  • Communicate with the Programs Coordinator each week regarding student attendance and progress
  • Keep a detailed and accurate account of time and effort using Google Calendar
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Upward Bound is a campus-based college-preparatory program assisting 72 college-bound high school students from Orange County. During the school year the program provides college-prep advancement instruction, guidance in preparing for college admission, tutorial services and academic advisement to further enhance the participants' academic development and preparation for post-secondary educational opportunities and curriculum advancement for the school year. Our students are motivated learners from socioeconomic backgrounds considered statistically less likely to complete a four-year degree. They range from general level to honors to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.

To learn more about the Upward Bound Program please click here.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • B.A. or B.S. in a related field required.
  • FLDOE Teaching Certification required.
  • 1-3 years Secondary school teaching or related experience required, preferably working with low income or minority youth.
  • Familiarity with assessment tools in the subject area.
  • Knowledge of OCPS High School English curriculum preferred.
  • Knowledge of remote learning platforms, such as Zoom or Google Classroom.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

Level 2 Background Screening Requirement

As a condition of employment, the candidate must pass a Florida Level 2 Background Screening prior to their start date. The cost of the fingerprinting is the responsibility of the candidate. The cost is approximately $70.00+ and payment is collected when the appointment is scheduled. The candidate cannot start working until all background screening results are returned and cleared or until they have received an approved exemption.

Additional Position Information:

  • Employment Dates: June 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

  • Schedule: Tutors will work Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 2:00pm. 

  • Compensation: Approximately $30.00 per hour. This is an Upward Bound grant funded position through the U.S. Department of Education and is contingent upon grant funding.

  • There are no benefits associated with this position.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (optional)

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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