• SATURDAY ACADEMY

    5000 N Willamette Blvd
    Portland, OR 97203

    (503) 200-5858

Employment

Click the links below for descriptions of our current positions.

Classes Coordinator

Type: Full time non-exempt position

Hours: Flexible

Salary DOE: range $28,000 – $42,000

BACKGROUND

Founded in 1983, Saturday Academy (www.saturdayacademy.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that has helped over 175,000 young people (approximately 7000 enrollments/year) experience hands-on learning with community experts in a way that enriches young lives and develops a life-long curiosity and passion for learning. Saturday Academy offers classes, summer camps, and afterschool programs throughout the Portland Metropolitan area (grades 2-12) and a high school internship program that is state-wide. We inspire children to learn in nearly every field, but concentrate on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) due to the fast pace of change in these fields. Saturday Academy is affiliated with the University of Portland and our headquarters are on the University of Portland campus in North Portland.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Classes Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Classes and SA2U (Afterschool) programs. S/he is an integral member of the team at Saturday Academy and reports to the Classes Director.

Principal Duties:

  • Helps to plan and implement recurring classes, camps and new classes.
  • Recruits and screens instructors, sets up initial interview and manages instructor relationships.
  • Processes class evaluations and communicate findings to the Classes Director.
  • Supports the coordination of professional development opportunities for instructors.
  • Attends events to support the Classes program through community partnerships, instructor recruitment and expertise.
  • Helps to streamline office processes to increase overall efficiency and quality of program.
  • Assists in implementation of grant-funded opportunities.
  • Data management for program planning and evaluation.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A self-motivated and creative individual who enjoys working with diverse populations and maintaining positive working relationships with community partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • A passion for inspiring children to learn.
  • Experience in STEM fields (teaching, academia, or industry)
  • Experience coaching/managing instructors and or volunteers
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and get things don
  • Good computer skills, enjoys working with data and experience working in Salesforce or other CRMs.
  • College education, BA/BS, comparable degree or equivalent experience.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle (mileage reimbursed) and valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Summertime is the busiest time for this program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree (MA/MS/MAT)
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience as an instructor in a STEM field.
  • Experience in program evaluation.

TO APPLY:

Applicants should review this program in detail before applying: http://www.saturdayacademy.org/camps. Please email a single pdf document containing a cover letter and full curriculum vita that lists contact information for at least three references to: Michelle DelCarlo, Director of the Classes and Camps program; michelle@saturdayacademy.org Please address in the cover letter how your experience meets the position qualifications and any additional information that conveys your passion for education.

This program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion. Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals.

 


 

Part-Time Instructors

Type: Temporary, Part-Time

Hours: Flexible

Salary: Volunteer OR $30 per class hour

BACKGROUND

The mission of Saturday Academy (SA: www.saturdayacademy.org) is to engage children through in-depth learning so they may become life-long learners. We provide hands-on classes and camps, afterschool programs, accelerated learning programs for talented and gifted students, and a high school apprenticeship program in science and engineering (ASE). Since it was founded in 1983, SA has served over 165,000 students and currently serves approximately 6,000 students each year. SA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the University of Portland (UP). Instructors need to be experts in their fields so that children see adults as guides to learning and careers.

If you have an expertise that you would love to pass on to children, but you are not an experienced teacher, we provide resources, classes and workshops to prepare you to be successful.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Saturday Academy instructor you are responsible to teach a hands-on, age-appropriate class that engages your students and inspires their curiosity. Instructors prepare  class materials and lesson plans with the support of SA staff. Close coordination and communication with all staff members at Saturday Academy is essential.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience, preferably in a STEM field
  • A passion for inspiring children to learn
  • Career experience in STEAM fields in the academic and/or corporate sector

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with hands-on and inquiry-based learning

TO APPLY:

  • Send a cover letter specifically addressing each required and preferred qualifications and a resume to Julia Betts, Classes & Camps Coordinator at Saturday Academy by email: juliabetts@saturdayacademy.org. Use the subject line “SA Instructor”.

This program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion. Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals.