Our part-time staff are excited to facilitate learning and create an environment for students to succeed. We are committed to helping our students feel success and growth by providing thoughtful, intentional academic experiences, and sharing our own excitement around academic content.

2022 Summer Academy Middle School Teacher

We are hiring Middle School Teachers to provide academic enrichment and structured new experiences for middle school students at our five-week Summer Academy. At Summer Academy, we are committed to helping our students feel success and growth by providing thoughtful, intentional academic experiences, and sharing our own excitement around academic content. Summer teachers continue their work supporting students by committing to at least three hours of weekly support at Student U’s daily after-school program during the school year.

2022 Summer Academy High School Teacher

Our high school Summer Academy is a five-week academic enrichment program designed to support our rising 9th and 10th-grade students’ academic and social transition to and through high school. Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, personalizing and teaching pre-made curriculum while working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students.

Teaching at Student U is a full-time commitment during the summer. Student U teachers are expected to be fully present at Summer Academy which operates Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to approximately 4:30 pm, plus an additional hour for a weekly staff meeting outside of normal work hours. Teachers are also compensated for their prep work in the spring and summer work.

2022 Summer Academy Middle School Grade Head

Grades Heads will work closely with the Student U Middle School Team to plan, prepare and implement the Summer Academy & Year-Round Program (YRP). Grade Heads will work part-time during the spring, meeting with the Associate Director of Middle School & Middle School Program Coordinator to plan upcoming program-wide events. Grade Heads will work full-time during the summer and part-time during YRP. Grade Heads support the day-to-day logistics of programming and provide support for families & their students.

2022 Summer Academy Elective Teacher

Elective teachers will teach a self-developed course to our rising 6th-10th grade students. (2 High School Class Periods & 1 Middle School Class Period) Elective teachers will be responsible for developing their curriculum in the spring, creating the teaching tools/resources that will accompany each lesson, teaching, and evaluating the students using pre and post-tests.

2022 Summer Academy Mentor Teacher

Mentor Teachers serve as an important support role in our Summer Academy program. Each mentor will support a cohort of teachers during the instructional day at Student U’s Summer Academy in one content area (Math, Science, English, Global Connect, and electives). We believe our classroom instruction should reflect best practices for how adolescents learn and grow, encourage academic rigor, develop critical thinking skills and engage students in becoming change agents in their communities.

– School Year Part-time Positions –

2021-2022 Middle School Advocate

The Middle School Advocate role is designed for passionate individuals who believe fervently in the brilliance and potential of our students. Advocates will work daily throughout the school year with the same group or cohort of 15-20 middle school students, acting as an academic coach, and support for students. Advocates will work closely with schools, tutors and Student U staff to ensure that each of our students receives the support, intervention, and enrichment that they need to be the most successful academic, emotional, and social versions of themselves during the school year.

2021-2022 High School Advocate

High school advocates will work closely with Student U’s high school staff to support students and their families as they prepare for high school graduation and college acceptance. Through this hybrid model, high school advocates will be responsible for mentoring, supporting and advocating for a small cohort of students (6-7) within their assigned school.

2022 High School Academic Coach - Hybrid

The High School Academic Coach role is designed for passionate individuals who believe fervently in the brilliance and potential of our students; who believe all children can succeed when adequately supported. Each Student U Academic Coach is responsible for supporting and advocating for the academic success of a small cohort of Student U high school students within Durham Public Schools. Ideal candidates for this position have a proven record of developing strong relationships with students, strong collaboration and communication skills, and experience working with students in an academic capacity. Effective academic coaches are highly organized, skillful at managing many logistics, resourceful, comfortable learning and utilizing online tools (Google Drive, DPS Ignite Platform) and dedicated to the task of supporting first-generation students to success in high school.

The 2022 Academic Coach position utilizes a hybrid model of support. Most student check-ins will happen on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 4:00-7:00 PM in-person at the WG Pearson Center (600 E. Umstead St.). All other work will happen virtually at other times during the week, based on student/Academic Coach schedules.

2022 Middle School Academic Coach

The Middle School Academic Coach role is designed for passionate individuals who believe fervently in the brilliance and potential of our students; who believe all children can succeed when adequately supported. Each Student U Academic Coach is responsible for supporting and advocating for the academic success of a small cohort of Student U middle school students within Durham Public Schools. Ideal candidates for this position have a proven record of developing strong relationships with students, strong collaboration and communication skills, and experience working with students in an academic capacity. Effective academic coaches are highly organized, skillful at managing many logistics, resourceful, and dedicated to the task of supporting first-generation students to success in middle school.

– Full-time Opportunities –

Student U is committed to fostering an inclusive culture within our organization where people from various backgrounds can participate fully and equitably, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

Executive Director

The full position profile can be viewed at: Student U Executive Director Packet

By considering the Executive Director position you will have the opportunity to help create a just and equitable Durham.

You will accomplish this worthwhile task by providing inspiring, visionary, and consistent leadership. This will be achieved through working in collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff.

In this role, you will be a thought leader and champion of Student U’s vision, mission, and values to all stakeholders. You will play a critical role in fundraising, serve as the primary advocate for the organization, our students and families, and a coach for Student U’s talented leadership team.

In 2020, Student U expanded its mission statement to include advocacy and leadership in addition to the direct college preparation program that is being provided to students. A key area of focus for the new Executive Director is to operationalize these two new areas.

To Apply:

Armstrong McGuire & Associates is conducting this search in partnership with the Student U Board of Directors. To apply, click on the link to the Student U position profile at  www.ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume, and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact katie@armstrongmcguire.com. No phone calls please.

Timeline of Hiring:

Review of candidates will begin the middle of August with interviews in September. Ideal start date is mid-October 2021.

If you are interested in a Durham where all students succeed and want to share your brilliance with our community contact us.