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A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should outline the following:

  1. The reasons for your interest in the position.
  2. Your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position. If applicable, discussion of your skills and experience should indicate:
    1. Experience with College Prep teaching and learning;
    2. Experience facilitating social and/or communications media projects with middle or high school students or skills, knowledge, or experience pertinent to supporting such facilitation; and/or
    3. Experience working with diverse populations.

Please furnish professional references and be highly recommended by at least one professional
associate (administrator, teacher, counselor, supervisor).

Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways College Prep Teacher
Compensation: $22-35/hour

This is a part-time temporary position.

We require your full commitment to the program session dates for which you are applying.

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways (WP) is a supplementary education program established to increase the high school graduation rate and college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars residing within the public school boundaries of Detroit, Southfield, and Ypsilanti. All instructors employed with Wolverine Pathways will demonstrate exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area.

The position requires instructors to provide high quality virtual ELA instruction for highly motivated middle school and high school students. The focus of instruction will be project-based media challenges (e.g., PSA/Podcast/social media campaign/video book talk) surrounding current events and/or student-driven interests.


Specific responsibilities include providing the following via remote instruction to a group of 20-25 scholars in the 11th grade:

  • Monitoring, documenting, and assessing scholar engagement and performance
  • Facilitating synchronous whole group and/or half group session to launch projects and to cultivate community and norm setting
  • Facilitating student project development via synchronous small group facilitation, the cultivation and monitoring of peer-to-peer synchronous and asynchronous feedback, and/or the provision of feedback to and on-line consultation with individual students

Mandatory on-line professional development date/time below: 

  • September 26, 2020 (Tentative)

Fall session tentative dates and time commitment below:

  • October 10, 2020 - November 21, 2020
  • 5-6 hours per week

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, English, English Language Arts or related specialization
  • Background or experience with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Demonstrated dynamism and creativity in implementing lessons
  • Demonstrated competencies to include: displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality;
  • setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working
  • relationships; managing time effectively; working effectively one-on-one and in group or team settings
  • Able to attend pre-session training/professional development sessions

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification in relevant specialization or grade level
  • At least 2 years of experience providing college advising or other relevant area (e.g., humanities, communications)
  • Rated “highly effective” on school evaluations or otherwise evaluated as highly effective in an alternative educational setting.
  • Experience with project-based teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating virtual social and/or communications media projects with middle or high school students or skills, knowledge, or experience pertinent to supporting such facilitation
  • Experience delivering distance/remote instruction and/or evidence of skills, knowledge, or experience pertinent to delivering effective distance/remote instruction

Additional Information

  • Classes of 35 or fewer.
  • All scholars are application vetted students.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.