YA Teaching Application

Young Adult

Young Adult Program Educator Application

Scope of Position:

  • Well-rounded, accomplished teacher who has strong connection skills with young adult learners
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Thorough understanding of the social and educational factors that shape young adult learners
  • Keen awareness of the demands young people face in navigating the world of work, school, and life


Preferred Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in curriculum implementation
  • Prior experience in teaching young adults
  • Ability to mentor a diverse group of students



  • Maintain a positive learning environment
  • Deliver curriculum in an engaging way
  • Work with Director to foster an atmosphere of goodwill, open communication, and teamwork
  • Duties as assigned by Director


Specific Duties:

  • Prepare lesson plans in a thorough fashion
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for lessons, modules, and projects
  • Teach one-three hour lesson/week
  • Prepare all necessary materials prior to class session
  • Promote program in a positive way to the students, parents, and community
  • Adapt teaching methods to meet the diverse interests, needs, and learning styles of the students
  • Track and evaluate academic progress of students


Classroom Environment:

  • Establish and enforce behavioral and academic expectations for students
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, parents, coworkers, and supervisors
  • Create a safe, respectful, and inclusive classroom environment that supports new learning and taking educational/career risks
  • Encourage students and foster independent thinking



  • Use the certified, approved and provided curriculum
  • Augment the curriculum with appropriate materials and resources, as needed
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate of active engagement
  • Be well-versed in materials provided prior to delivery
  • Use Community Resources to strengthen presentations (Invite mentors and presenters (as appropriate) to share experiences to strengthen delivery of particular lessons)


 Skills and Strengths:

  • Communication skills
  • Hard-working
  • Passionate about youth and their success
  • Strong teaching abilities
  • Leadership skills
  • Empathize with challenges students face in/out of school environment
  • Maintain positive dynamic with students
  • Decision-making skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to deflect disruptive behaviors
  • Ability to mentor students and adults
  • Knowledge of relevant technology
  • Demonstrate effective multi-tasking and time management skills


Staff Support and Supervision:

  • Monitor and supervise support staff
  • Support professional growth of assistant by sharing materials, resources, information and providing helpful feedback and encouragement


Disclaimer: This Job Description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or additional duties may by assigned at any time, as determined necessary by the Director.


Salary will be contingent on qualifications of applicant. Salary Range: $18-$24/hr for a 10 – 15 hour work week.

Community Uplift Project, Inc. (C.U.P.)

Statement of Faith


The phraseology employed in this statement is not inspired, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to the CUP ministry.  No claim is made that it contains all truth in the Bible, only that it covers our beliefs regarding these fundamental matters:


The Scriptures Are the Inspired Word of God

The sole basis for our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each possessing all the attributes of deity. (Psalm 12:6: Psalm 119:105, Psalm 150:1ff; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16:2 Peter 1:20-21)

The One True God

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God's saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God's grace - not human effort - and must be received personally by repentance and faith. (Genesis 1:1,26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19:2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2)

The Deity Of The Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus entered the human race through a virgin birth. He lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4:1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13: Hebrews 4:14-15)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives within every follower of Christ from the moment of salvation. He provides the believer with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance for doing what is right and boldness to be a witness for Christ. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16: 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18)

The Salvation of Man

Salvation is a gift from God to each one of us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can one be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. John 1:12; 14:6; Romans 5:1; 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5

The Church

The Church exists to glorify God and make him known in all the earth. This is accomplished by focusing on five key priorities in our lives: Worshipping God continually through our actions, connecting with the church regularly, growing in maturity daily, Serving people unselfishly and sharing our faith effectively.  As part of the greater church body C.U.P exists and serves as an extension of the larger mission of the church with a specific charge of meeting the needs of the local community. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).