Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator

Position Description:

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking a candidate to execute a variety of complex clerical assignments, multi-tasking and prioritizing responsibilities to serve the needs of more than one RC Program. Under general supervision, the candidate must be able to establish priorities and deadlines to independently perform program registrations and support. The Program Coordinator may direct the work of others, and will provide excellent customer service to inquiries which require substantive knowledge of the Center’s programs, policies, and procedures.  Reporting directly to the Enrichment and Outreach Program Director, this position will provide support to Saturday, Summer and Outreach Programs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

PROGRAM SUPPORT

  • Maintain the operational flow of program registration systems;
  • Within the program, monitoring budget status in line with program activities, plans and/or priorities. Maintain program budgets and initiate corrective action when needed;
  • Prepare course materials, and outreach documents;
  • Assist supervisor with interviews of potential staff;
  • Work with directors to assure program activities are in line with program goals and standards;
  • Assist in the Center’s event and activity planning.

OUTREACH SUPPORT

  • Promote programming with campus, outside organizations and community. May make public presentations related to programming;
  • Attend meetings and/or conferences as program representative;
  • Update program materials on website and social media;
  • Provide information and advice to students, staff, program participants, and/or the public regarding program content, policies, and activities.

CLERICAL SUPPORT

  • Serve as back-up when needed for reception/front desk tasks;
  • Cover the duties of the Program Assistant when needed;
  • Answer telephones, receiving and referring visitors, triaging customer service problems, and responding to inquiries regarding Center’s programs;
  • Perform complex word processing tasks such as merging and sorting, integrating text with graphics, and creating charts and database files;
  • Compose correspondence, documents, and/or printed materials related to program activities, editing/proofing materials for accuracy, appearance, readability and style;
  • Maintaining record and file systems, including databases, to record statistical information and compilation of documentations;
  • Other tasks as needed.

Requirements:

  • High School graduation or equivalent AND two years of full-time clerical experience with increasing responsibilities OR equivalent education and experience;
  • Advanced computer skills, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management programs;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with our diverse community of University staff, faculty, students, and constituents;
  • Demonstrates professional customer service, team collaboration, and problem resolution skills;
  • Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively under pressure of overlapping deadlines;
  • Ability and desire to be flexible and work in an environment with young and energetic scholars.

Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field preferred;
  • Experience in webpage management and content editing;
  • Willingness to flex schedule for occasional evening and/or weekend events;
  • Experience working with diverse communities and K-12 students populations.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;
  • Work schedule of Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM. Will frequently need to work Saturdays to cover Saturday and/or Outreach Program activities. Time worked on Saturdays will be taken off during the regular work week for a maximum total of 40hrs/week.

Apply:

Apply for Job Requisition #163316 on the UW Employment Website by January 10th.

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 Assistant Principal

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 seeking a Summer Assistant Principal to be responsible for assisting the Principal with the day-to-day administration of the summer program, including supervision of teachers and teaching assistants.  This person will help supervise drop-off and pick-up of children, facilitate communication between families and the RC staff, help run the staff and first day orientations for both Summer Challenge and Summer Stretch, responsible for inventorying all supplies, and sending out final progress reports at the end of the summer session. As needed, this person will assist with other tasks during the appointment duration, to be determined by the Principal and/or Summer Program Director.  This position will report to the Summer Program Principal.

Responsibilities to be completed within the term of the appointment include:

  •  Assist at the instructor/TA and parent/student orientations;
  • Oversee daily attendance taking;
  • Oversee the technology for the documentation of student learning and instructor progress reports;
  • Assist Principal in the collection and organization of weekly progress reports;
  • Assist with both the before-class and after-class care programs;
  •  Design methods to improve how the Summer Program can better serve students and parents;
  • Occasional chaperoning on Summer Program field trips, as needed;
  • Able to stand in and substitute in Summer classrooms when needed;
  •  Conduct classroom observations and confer with teachers about curriculum and pedagogy;
  • Inventory and put away all Summer supplies, textbooks and materials at the end of the summer session;
  • Collect, review and mail out final progress reports in August;
  • Assist with other Summer Program tasks as needed.

Requirements:

  • Masters degree or higher in Education or a related field;
  • Have at least three (3) years teaching experience with younger students;
  • Experience in curriculum development;
  • Proficient with computer programs, systems, and IT skills to work on projects independently;
  • Able to communicate in a timely manner with instructors, staff and families;
  • Knowledge of gifted education;
  •  Awareness of current research in teaching methodology.

Conditions of Employment:

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

Apply:

Send a letter of interest and resume 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 Principal

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 seeking a Summer Principal to be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the summer program, including supervision of teachers and teaching assistants, oversight and supervision of documentation. This person will supervise drop-off and pick-up of children, review and collect syllabi of teachers, facilitate communication between families and the RC staff, and plan the orientation programs for teachers, teaching assistants and families. As needed, this person will assist with other tasks during the summer session, to be determined by the Summer Program Director. This position will be supervised by both the Summer Program and RC Directors.

Responsibilities to be completed within the term of the appointment include:

  • Supervising the Summer Program Assistant Principal;
  • Designing and facilitating of both the Summer faculty and parent/student orientations;
  • Overseeing the documentation of classroom observations, along with the collecting and editing of raw media and materials from Robinson Center’s Summer Programs;
  • Reviewing student progress reports. Implementing system for instructors to complete and submit reports, and records management for Summer Program staff;
  • Facilitating both the before-class and after-class care programs;
  • Designing of methods to improve how the program can better serve students and  parents;
  • Implementing system for improved oversight and safety compliance of all Summer fieldtrip arrangements, to include necessary forms, organization and chaperones;
  • Observation of classroom instruction and conferencing with teachers regarding curriculum and pedagogy as needed;
  • Assist with other Summer Program tasks as needed.

Requirements:

  • Masters degree or higher in Education or a related field;
  • Have at least three (3) years teaching experience with younger students;
  • Experience in curriculum development;
  • Proficient with computer programs, systems, and IT skills to work on projects independently;
  • Able to communicate in a timely manner with instructors, staff and families;
  • Knowledge of gifted education;
  •  Awareness of current research in teaching methodology.

Conditions of Employment:

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

Apply:

Send a letter of interest and resume 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.

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.