High School Teacher — Upward Bound Summer Program

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement effective teaching practices to facilitate student academic achievement, behavior management, and social skills
  • Knowledge of socioeconomic conditions and barriers to education students face in attaining post-secondary education
  • Instruct students in a classroom setting
  • Set clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction
  • Maintain effective supervision and discipline in the classroom
  • Plan and provide clear, differentiated, and intentionally focused instruction based on subject matter content, and evidence-based practices
  • Recognize individual student learning needs and develop strategies to address those needs for the purpose of promoting individual achievement
  • Consistently foster and manage a safe and positive learning environment
  • Track and use multiple student data elements to assess student progress, modify instruction, and improve student learning
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students
  • Maintain consistent attendance and conform to work hours specified under the position’s contract/agreement
  • Maintain the Summer Program’s management policies and procedures (e.g. attendance, behavior, etc.) and report to the Youth Education Program Manager when necessary
  • Use feedback to make productive changes in performance
  • Abide by all state and federally mandated reporting requirements pertaining to sexual or physical abuse and neglect

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years teaching at the secondary level
  • Knowledge of and experience with CCSS
  • Experience designing engaging curriculum and assessments
  • Collaborative and organizational skills
  • Experience working with underserved, underrepresented student populations
  • Growth mindset and love of learning
  • A strong ethical base and self-awareness
  • Commitment to maintaining high standards for student achievement
  • Humility, sense of humor, and commitment to MDC’s Upward Bound Summer Program goals and community

License, Certificates and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Washington State Teaching Credential with the proper content-area endorsement
  • Master’s Degree in education related field (preferred)

​Apply Now or Email your questions to HRDepartment@mdc-hope.org


Please submit your cover letter stating which position you are applying for, your resume and/or application materials directly to our Human Resources Department at HRDepartment@mdc-hope.org

Mailed inquiries may be sent to: MDC, 945 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402; Attention: Human Resources Department. Mailed submissions need to include a cover letter and resume, along with identification of the job position of interest. Please do not contact Board Members or staff directly about job postings or your resume as they will be unable to respond to any inquiries. If you have questions concerning your application, please email hr@mdc-hope.org, DO NOT CALL.

MDC offers to all their full-time employees, medical, dental, company contributed 403B retirement (4% plus another 4% matching any employee contribution) after 120 day probationary period, Flexible Spending Account, Company Paid Life Insurance & Long Term Care Insurance, 13 days vacation a year, 13 days sick time a year, plus one floating holiday, and 11 paid holidays per year. Free parking and located along bus routes.

MDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classifications protected by applicable laws.

MDC’s organizational values include “inclusion” and “equity”.  As such, MDC actively seeks and strongly encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Notice: For any open positions, job candidates must successfully pass a criminal history background check which may include fingerprinting.

License, Certificates and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Washington State Teaching Credential with the proper content-area endorsement
  • Master’s Degree in education related field (preferred)