College of Computing Summer Youth Program Instructors

The College of Computing is accepting applications for the position of full-time summer 2024 youth program instructors. The position runs from June 3 to August 21, 2024. Estimate pay is $15-$20 per hour. Applications open on January 1, 2024, at 6 am. Please apply through Handshake, Job #8500507. The application deadline is February 29, 2024, at 6 am.

Job Description Summary

The College of Computing’s Summer Youth Program (SYP) Leaders will play a critical role on our SYP team by co-planning, delivering content and creating after-action reports in summary of the event. These leaders will serve as a critical link between pre-college students and Michigan Tech with a focus on previewing college life and academic success.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • Preparation and planning
    • Work with faculty mentors to create programs from an outline
    • Identify & collect necessary resources and supplies
    • Edit an established course website to share program outlines with prospective SYP participants
    • Create detailed lesson plans for one or more of five different SYP classes, each are one week of instruction for HS or MS students
  • Implementation
    • Provide active, hands-on instruction for SYP programs
  • Summarize each week in an after-action report (template provided) that addresses
    • Overview of the program
    • Successes
    • Suggestions for improvement
    • Problems encountered
    • Detailed list of supplies needed for next delivery session
  • Organize and store all materials used during SYP

Required Education

  • College-level coursework after high school, at least two semesters at Michigan Tech. Course work should be in the College of Computing or similar.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Patience, a sense of humor, and the ability to creatively respond to classroom situations.
  • Knowledge of academic, life, and social skills necessary for success at MTU.
  • An interest in two or more topics presented in Summer Youth Program (Mechatronics, CyberSecurity, Game Development, Programming (python preferred), Cybersecurity, Computer Architecture)

Desirable Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to manage groups of pre-college students.
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly self-motivated and work independently without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to give engaging presentations to groups of 12 – 20 students.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  • Employees should be able to move comfortably in a classroom environment and occasionally lift up to approximately 40 pounds or 20 kilograms.
  • Possession of a valid US driver’s license and demonstrated ability to comply with MTU’s vehicle use requirements is desirable but not required..
  • Must be eligible to work on campus in the United States, visa sponsorship is unavailable.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

  • Employees must pass a background check
  • Attend SYP and College of Computing trainings

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