Chicago Lights Tutoring is seeking summer workers for our six week SUMMER DAY program!
Join Chicago Lights in our Summer Day program, an off-shoot of our after school tutoring program which has been serving the youth of our community for over 50 years. Meet at our modern building just off Michigan Avenue where we provide learning and fun for six weeks to students from first through ninth grade.
Students primarily from the Near North, West, and South side neighborhoods come to Chicago Lights for classroom instruction in language arts and math in the mornings and art workshops in dance, drama, visual art, singing, photography, and digital music production in the afternoons. Field trips throughout the Chicagoland area and enrichment classes such as meditation and contemplative practices, fitness, socio-emotional learning, and yoga are also included in the six-week curriculum.
The programs runs June 22 through July 31, plus some paid training and planning prior to the beginning of the session:
For Summer 2020 we are currently seeking:
Each Academic Teacher for Summer Day is primarily responsible for teaching grade-level appropriate instruction to students, aligned with the Common Core State Standards in the area of language arts and mathematics. Each Teacher will create objective-driven, student-focused lessons, including the use of hands-on, engaging learning techniques in line with the summer’s theme. Each Teacher, in conjunction with all other Summer Day staff members, will enforce a program-wide classroom management plan to ensure an organized, safe and learning centered environment.
We are currently seeking teachers for Second, Fourth, and Sixth grade.
The primary responsibilitiesof the Summer Day Teacher include:
Provide grade-level appropriate instruction in language arts and mathematics to approximately 15-20 students, 160 minutes per day, Monday-Thursday.
Provide written lesson plans to the Education and Enrichment Manager one week in advance of all classes
Identify students who may need additional educational support and collaborate with the Education and Enrichment Manager to coordinate and ensure delivery of necessary services
Maintain excellent and timely communication with Education and Enrichment Manager
Responsibly manage and preserve instructional resources, materials and manipulatives during the program and return said resources in the same state at the end of the program
Plan, participate in, and monitor all field trips
In partnership with the Education and Enrichment Manager, develop student goals and outcomes and administer student assessments
Communicate with parents as needed
Escort students to and from classes and meal-times , as well as supervise student meal-times
Attendance from 8:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. daily Monday through Thursday
Attendance from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fridays
Summer Day Academic Teacher:
Bachelor’s Degree and state of Illinois teacher certification in elementary education and/or related fields
Experience teaching language arts and mathematics and knowledge of current teaching strategies, methodologies and Common Core State Standards
Previous/current classroom teaching experience
Comfort and talent in working with students in second, fourth or sixth grades
Demonstrated ability to work within a multicultural environment
Experience teaching students with learning disabilities preferred, but not required
Computer skills including: Microsoft Office suite of products
Excellent classroom management skills
Flexibility to shift priorities based on human and budget needs
Experience in trauma-informed care preferred, but not required
Additional Salary Information: This is a part-time, seasonal position. The program runs from June 22 - July 31, 2020. (No class on July 3). This position is not eligible for benefits.
About Chicago Lights at Fourth Presbyterian Church
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve the community in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice. With a congregation of over 5,000, the church supports many enriching ministries for members as well as the community at-large.
Fourth Church also hosts Chicago Lights, which seeks to support and meet the needs of children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty in our city. Chicago Lights grew from the commitment of Fourth Presbyterian Church to social justice and compassionate service and offers five signature programs, serving more than 4,000 individuals annually. Our core service areas include one-to-one tutoring and mentoring, arts education, social services, and urban farming.
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago and Chicago Lights are a proud, three-time winner of the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces in Chicago.