Volunteers of America Los Angeles Instructor Adv. Mathematics - Upward Bound Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Upward Bound is one of seven federally-funded TRIO programs. The Upward Bound program was established to provide fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete the secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.


The Advanced mathematics Instructor is responsible for providing instructional Mathematics classes to students, inspiring them to stay in school, improve academic performance, reduce truancy, and increase Talent Search graduation rates.

This position:

• Develops and implement curriculum materials for high school students in accordance with California Content Standards • Teach students strategies designed to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills • Prepares and submits subject syllabi, weekly lesson plans, & weekly participant evaluation reports • Administers weekly assessments and assigns a midterm and final letter grade with a brief evaluation of participants' academic strengths, progress, and recommendations for further improvement • Provide academic advisement and counseling • Assist students in making the connection between education and their future well-being • Communicate with the project director and educational advisor participants' progress as it relates to comprehension of course material


• Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology or Social Work • Minimum of two years experience teaching at the secondary level (6-12) in Mathematics • Familiarity working with low-income, first-generation high school students

Bonus Requirements:

• Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting project participants • Public speaking, excellent communication skills, develop and implement new ideas

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer