Saturday Academy Instructor (Casual Worker)

Saturday Academy Instructor (Casual Worker)

Job category: Education

Job Type: Full Time

Rohnert Park, California

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Saturday Academy Instructor (Casual Worker)

Sonoma State University

Job ID: 104638

Department Name: Pre-College Programs

Salary and Benefits

Salary for this position will be $40 per hour of instruction.

Application Deadline

First review of applications will be at 8 am on 8/20/2018. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered. Please refer to the Application Process section of this posting for additional details.

Conditions of Employment

This is a part time, temporary, non-exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual’s performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.


Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

Reporting to the Director of Upward Bound West Programs, the Saturday Academy Instructor teaches two to three courses to high school students in one or more of the following subjects: English composition/literature, all levels math and laboratory science, computer science and/or SAT/ACT Preparation. The incumbent develops and implements class lessons for the following 14 Saturdays throughout the academic school year – 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 12/1, 12/8, 1/26, 2/2, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, and 4/6. Class periods run approximately 80 minutes each, with up to three classes per day.

Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

• Teach Upward Bound Program students (grades 9 through 12).

• Submit a course description and outline for approval

• Obtain student records containing information on students’ programs, attendance, and grades

• Communicate with Pre-College staff about issues or concerns relating to individual student’s academic progress or behavior

• Conduct pre- and post-learning assessments and end-of-course evaluations by students

• Attend instructor orientation and monthly staff meetings as scheduled

• Provide a 24-hour notice if illness or other situation prevents an instructor from conducting class.

• Complete instructor survey at end of program

• Perform other secondary duties as assigned.

Duties take place primarily in classrooms and office settings located in various locations on the Sonoma State University campus. The hours are intermittent and will be specified by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator.


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required. BA/S with teaching credential and computer literacy preferred. Expertise in at least one academic content area; one-year experience teaching middle or high school students; and the ability to develop and implement curriculum in accordance with state standards are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of student-centered instructional methodologies; sensitivity to the needs and characteristics of low-income and potential first-generation students; and the ability to facilitate academic and motivational development for low-income, first-generation college-bound high school students. In addition, the incumbent must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations. Knowledge of general college admissions procedures and university requirements and proven success in overcoming obstacles similar to those of the target population are desired. Fingerprint clearance required.

Qualification Note

Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.

Application Process

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Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

1. A Course Outline (attach as first page of resume)

2. Resume

3. Online Employment Application


Other Information

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

About Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.

Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.

Sonoma State University’s Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at

Contact Information

Sonoma State University

Human Resources

Main (707) 664-3100

Fax (707) 664-3196

1801 East Cotati Avenue

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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