Job Opportunities

Academic Counseling & Student Services Assistant

Position Description:

The Academic Counseling and Student Services Assistant position is a 10-month appointment.  This individual is responsible for providing program support to the different programs at the Robinson Center, mainly the Early Entrance Program and the UW Academy.  The EEP and UW Academy are early university entrance programs, accelerating young, highly capable students to the University of Washington.  This position reports to the Associate Director of Program Operations.

In the course of carrying out the responsibilities, the position will work with prospective and current UW students, parents of prospective and current students, high school academic counselors, and faculty and staff across the campus to support the Robinson Center’s mission of serving the needs of intellectually motivated and talented students in Washington State.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Program Support (50%):
    • Administratively assist and support programs for current RC students and families;
    • Assist and support outreach and recruitment programs, including visits to local high schools and community information sessions;
    • Provide admissions support for prospective early entrance students;
    • Gather data and prepare reports for multiple audiences;
    • Provide administrative support for other RC programs and events as needed;
    • Provide administrative support for college-prep courses and curricula implemented by the Director and Academic Adviser;
    • Collaborate with Transition School Principal to design and facilitate once-a-week health and wellness sessions for young students.

     

    Communication (30%):

    • Be responsible for managing assigned email accounts and providing timely service to clients who inquire about the RC programs;
    • Be responsible for the RC communication with students, parents and alumni;
    • Assist in maintaining RC website and social media content.

     

    Academic Advising (20%)

    • Assist and support academic counseling services and curriculum for students in the Robinson Center’s early entrance programs;
    • Provide academic advising to current students in the EEP and Academy program.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree by the start of employment;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff and students at the RC;
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with diverse populations in a professional manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively under pressure of overlapping deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to maintain the confidentiality of student information;
  • Strong computer skills, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, database management programs, and WordPress.

Desired:

  • Teaching, academic counseling, program development, or mentorship experience;
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in decision making;
  • Ability and desire to work in an environment with young scholars who are energetic and active;
  • Knowledge of UW undergraduate education systems and programs;
  • Knowledge of Robinson Center early entrance programs.

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is a 10-month contract employment for the 2019-20 academic year, Monday-Friday, hours to be determined;
  • This position works in an office setting. Due to the nature of the program and the desk location next to the student lounge, the environment is often loud. This employee will need to be able to efficiently work in this type of setting, and should ideally enjoy being around energetic teenagers;
  • Evening work and local travel will be required occasionally;
  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.

Apply:

Visit the UW Jobs to apply for Requistion #168381.

RC Online Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Position Description:

The Center is seeking a Teaching Assistant, an undergraduate Academic Student Employee (ASE), to assist in providing an academic experience for those participating in the Robinson Center’s Online Program. This position involves assisting the online instructor up to 20 hours per week with reviewing materials, assignments and assessment of students’ progress and transcripts.

The RC Online TA will report directly to the Online Humanities Instructor.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in online instruction;
  • Assessing, evaluating and providing feedback on student work;
  • Meeting regularly with course instructor;
  • Timely submission of timesheets;
  • Assist in assessment of students’ progress, and completion of final transcripts;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Background in subject area;
  • Enrolled as a UW undergraduate student during the academic year.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be available to meet in person with instructor, and to be online supporting curriculum instruction between June 24th – September 1st, 2019;
  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment.

Apply:

Submit a letter of interest indicating why you would like to TA, up-to-date resume, and unofficial UW transcript to RCHire@uw.edu by noon on Friday, June 7th.

Saturday Enrichment Instructor

Position Description:

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking candidates to teach classes for highly interested and motivated students in the Saturday Enrichment Program. The quarterly program will serve students currently in the
K-8th grade. This position involves curriculum development, class instruction, supervision of a teaching assistant, and working with the Robinson Center staff on activities related to dissemination.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Course development and instruction;
  • Preparation of course materials, syllabi, lectures and presentations. Some of these will be kept on file at the Robinson Center for dissemination with teacher consent as appropriate;
  • Preparation of student assessments to monitor student progress;
  • Class preparation time as required;
  • Communication with students and families;
  • Collaboration with the Robinson Center Staff on dissemination of class activities;
  • Approving teaching assistant’s timesheets;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in subject matter;
  • At least two years teaching experience;
  • Experiencing teaching youth identified as highly capable;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and staff orientation;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff and students at the Robinson Center.

Desired:

  • Experience teaching academically advanced pre-K – 12th grade students.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;
  • Work schedule with varying hours on Saturdays of each quarter.

Apply:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and abstract of the proposed class (100-150 words with subject matter and proposed title) to RCHire@uw.edu.

Saturday Enrichment Teaching Aide

Position Description:

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking Teaching Aide candidates to assist Saturday Program Instructors in classes for highly interested and motivated students in the Saturday Enrichment Program. The quarterly program will serve students currently in the K-8th grade.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Attending all class meetings;
  • Assist in daily attendance taking;
  • Prepping and assisting the instructor in class activities;
  • Work with students individually and in group settings;
  • Copying of course materials;
  • Documenting class activities with RC equipment;
  • Entering and submitting accurate hours worked on the UW online timesheet;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Matriculating UW student status;
  • Genuine interest interacting and working with advanced elementary and middle-school students;
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently with staff and students at the Robinson Center.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;

Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript to RCHire@uw.edu.

Summer Program Instructor

Position Description:

The Center is seeking instructors to design and teach a multidisciplinary course appropriate for highly capable students and providing an academic experience for those who are participating in the Robinson Center’s 2019 Summer Program: Summer Challenge, a 3-week summer commuter program for students currently in the 5th -6th grade, and Summer Stretch, a 5-week summer program for 7th -10th graders.   This position involves day-to-day class instruction, supervision of teaching aides, and weekly and final individual progress reports.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Attending staff orientation prior to the start of the Summer Program;
  • Designing and developing course curriculum, with advice of the Summer Program Director, Principal and Assistant Principal;
  • Preparing all course materials, including letters to be sent to students, complete course syllabus, tests assignments, and informational handouts;
  • Classroom instruction;
  • Supervision of teaching aide(s);
  • Approving teaching assistant’s timesheets;
  • Coordination of all fieldtrips and purchasing of supplies;
  • Assessment of students’ progress, and completion of weekly progress reports and final transcripts;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in subject matter, or equivalent experience;
  • Experience teaching or working with youth
  • Able to attend all class sessions and staff orientation;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff and students at the Robinson Center.

Desired:

  • Experiencing teaching youth identified as highly capable;
  • Experience teaching academically advanced 5th – 11th grade students.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment.

Apply:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and abstract of the proposed class (100-150 words with subject matter and proposed title) to RCHire@uw.edu.

Summer Program Teaching Aide

Position Description:

The Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers Summer Challenge, a 3-week summer commuter program for students currently in the 5th-6th grade (July 8th– July 26th), and Summer Stretch, a 5-week summer program for 7th-10th graders (June 24th– July 25th). These programs offer highly capable students a fast-paced, challenging curriculum in varying subject matters.  The Center is currently seeking temporary, hourly teaching aides to support summer course instructors in the daily classroom activities.

The Summer Program Teaching Aide is required to attend an orientation before classes start and will assist the classroom teachers with all aspects of instruction and supervision. The teaching aide will report directly to the classroom teacher and be responsible for completing time sheets.

Duties may include but are not limited to assisting the teacher with the following:

  • Supervising students inside and outside of the classroom (to include fieldtrips when applicable);
  • Classroom activities, evaluations and attendance taking;
  • Copying of course materials, running class related errands, etc.;
  • Organizing, inventorying, and storage of class materials;
  • Monitoring of students’ behavior to ensure safety;
  • Preparing progress reports and final transcripts;
  • Organizing, inventorying, and storage of class materials
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Background in subject area;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and the staff orientation.

Desired:

  • Experience working with youth identified as highly capable.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment.

Apply:

Complete the Online Application.  Be prepared to upload a current resume, transcript, and 3 references in order to submit the application for consideration.

Transition School Principal

Position Description:

The Transition School Principal reports to the Robinson Center Director, and will oversee the daily operations of the program. The Principal is responsible for the hiring and supervision of all TS faculty and teaching aides, coordinating the admissions process, and handling all student related issues.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the Transition School admissions process;
  • Designing, coordinating and leading orientations for teachers, parents and students;
  • Handling all disputes and discipline issues with students, as needed by the faculty;
  • Preparing and approving all final transcripts, overseeing all correspondence;
  • Making decisions regarding financial aid awards for students. Working with Director and Administrator to develop criteria for financial aid;
  • Contributing to decisions regarding admittance of students who have completed Transition School into the Early Entrance Program;
  • Hiring all faculty and teaching assistants. Making decisions regarding the qualifications and characteristics necessary for faculty employment;
  • Facilitating weekly TS faculty meetings and monthly RC staff meetings;
  • Participating in RC Leadership Team meetings, assisting in the design and implementation of larger RC goals, policy, and procedures;
  • Working within the TS team and across RC programs to design and implement unit-wide goals for increasing diversity and inclusion;
  • Supervising and evaluating all faculty, with regular staff meetings and classroom visits;
  • Organizing and facilitating “Parent Night” during Autumn and Winter quarters;
  • Coordinating and chaperoning two overnight cohort-building trips with Transition School students: Camp Huston (in September) and Camp Casey (in June);
  • Coordinating the Transition School Graduation ceremony;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Education or related field;
  • Able to attend all required events (occasional nights, weekends, and overnights).

Desired:

  • A Ph.C. or Ph.D. in Education or related field;
  • At least two years teaching experience at the college level;
  • Experience working with younger students (ages 13-15);
  • Experience working with diverse populations, expertise in teaching/supporting underrepresented students;
  • Familiarity with gifted education.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment.

Apply:

Visit the UW Jobs to apply for Requistion #166726.

Transition School Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Position Description:

The Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers the Transition School (TS), an early entrance program for up to 18 highly-capable students younger than 15 years of age each academic year.  This is a two-step program, consisting of one intensive year of college preparatory courses, then full-time enrollment at the UW in the subsequent years.  The Center is currently seeking temporary, hourly teaching assistants to support TS instructors up to 16 hours per week with daily classroom activities in the subjects of Biology, EK, English, Experiential Kinetics (EK), History, and Math.

The TS Teaching Assistant is an undergraduate Academic Student Employee (ASE) position, and is required to attend an orientation in mid-September. The teaching assistant will assist the TS instructors with all aspects of instruction and supervision, will report directly to the TS instructor, and be responsible for attending all class sessions and completing online time sheets in a timely manner.

Duties may include but are not limited to assisting the instructor with the following:

  • Assessing, evaluating and providing feedback on student work;
  • Classroom activities and attendance taking;
  • Tutoring of individual students;
  • Copying of course materials, running class related errands, etc.;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Background in subject area;
  • Enrolled as a UW undergraduate student during the academic year;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and the staff orientation.

Desired:

  • At least a 2nd year EEPer.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;
  • This position is for the 2019-20 academic year.  Selected teaching assistants may reapply for consideration in subsequent years, for a maximum of two appointment terms (two academic years).

Apply:

Submit a letter of interest indicating which class(es) you would like to TA for and why, up-to-date resume, and unofficial UW transcript to RCHire@uw.edu by noon on Thursday, June 6th.

UW Academy Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Position Description:

A temporary, hourly appointment, this position reports to the UW Academy Associate Director of Program Operations. The UW Academy Teaching Assistant (TA) is an undergraduate Academic Student Employee (ASE). The TA is required to attend Academy Camp in mid-September and will assist the Bridge instructors with all aspects of instruction, supervision and mentorship. This position will also provide support to the RC staff with outreach and program events. The TA is required to attend all sections of ACADEM 197, as well as one of the ENGL 199 sections. In this position, the TAs will also be required to hold regular weekly office hours, schedule appointments with individual students as needed, work alongside the instructors to help facilitate in-class activities, and complete online timesheets in a timely manner.

Duties may include but are not limited to assisting the instructors and staff with the following:

  • Assessing, evaluating and providing feedback on student work;
  • Assisting with classroom activities and attendance taking;
  • Holding weekly office hours for drop-in student support;
  • Meeting with and mentoring individual students or groups of students;
  • Copying of course materials, running class related errands, etc.;
  • Planning and facilitating study sessions and group conferences for tests and assignments;
  • Attending Academy Camp and Bridge in September, assisting staff with activities during these events;
  • Assisting staff with information/recruitment;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a UW student during the academic year;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and required events (ACADEM 197 will meet at 2:30 on Thursdays; TAs must also be able to attend the 12:30-1:50 TTh section of ENGL 199.

Desired:

  • Background in the subject area (Neurobiology or College Writing);
  • At least a 2nd year Academy student.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment.

Apply:

Submit a letter of interest (indicating which class section you’re able to attend), up-to-date resume, and unofficial UW transcript to RCHire@uw.edu by noon on Monday, June 10th.

The Robinson Center is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to people of all genders, religions, national origins, races, disabilities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and documentation statuses.  We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.