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St. John's University


Spanish Teacher - Upward Bound Program


Queens, NY
ID: 218817-951

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. 


A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.  



Position Title: Foreign Language Educator


Position: Part-Time


Program Description: Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded program designed to increase the college going rate of low-income and potential first generation college students. Upward Bound is designed to encourage participants to complete high school and continue their education at the post-secondary level by offering academic support services to program participants including: specialized classes and workshops, tutoring, mentoring, counseling, college tours, and cultural and educational field trips. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The program consists of a Director, 1 Program Coordinator/Advisor, 1 part-time Graduate Assistant, and a team of part-time teachers and college tutors/mentors. The Foreign Language Educator is responsible for providing instruction and tutorial services in Spanish and French during the Upward Bound after-school and summer program.


Primary Function: Under the direction of the Upward Bound Director, the educator will provide supplemental instruction to the High School curriculum in Spanish and French. He/She will tutor student participants in Upward Bound’s After-school Enrichment and Summer Academy programs. The educator will also assist with translating program materials in Spanish and French and conducting outreach to parents of students whose primary language is Spanish or French when needed.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction in the area of Spanish and French language acquisition and;
  • Collaborate with High School Liaisons and/or school personnel to design and implement academic interventions for students;
  • Assist in the coordination of tutorial services; conduct tutorial training; Supervision of tutorial staff;
  • Exhibit great classroom management skills that enable learning for all students;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Director



  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters’ Degree in Education preferred;
  • State Certification or college teaching experience;
  • Three years teaching experience at the secondary or collegiate level;
  • Knowledge of Common Core and/or Next Generation Learning Standards;
  • Fluency in both Spanish and French;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Effective classroom management skills;
  • Deep rooted passion in serving students and helping them achieve their goals;
  • Ability to inspire and motivate youth;
  • Preference given to educator who currently serves as a full-time teacher at the target high school;
  • Familiarity with the mission and purpose of Upward Bound and/or other TRIO or NYSED college readiness programs a plus.



“All persons hired are required to be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”
This position may be relocated to any of St. John’s University’s physical locations at any time.



Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. 


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

This position is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.