Senior Seminar & Events Program Manager

City University Schools

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City University Schools

City University Schools is a network of open-enrollment college preparatory schools established under Tennessee charter school laws in under-resourced communities throughout the state. Since its founding in 2004, City University Schools strives to meet the need of public education as well as the demand for alternative institutions committed to post-secondary preparation. Each school operates on the principles of providing a valuable, well-rounded academic experience through the support of a diverse and dedicated group of qualified educators and administrative staff, an extended school year and rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Mission City University Schools will prepare its students with the necessary skills to be twenty- first century scholars and citizens. As college preparatory schools operating as Centers of Excellence for Student Development, City University Schools will provide academically rigorous and socially enriching educational opportunities for its scholars. Upon graduation, these scholars will be better prepared to enter secondary education and college as intellectually sophisticated citizens with vigor for learning.

Position Goal

To instruct scholars by delivering a set curriculum. Teach effectively, utilizing a group- focused instructional system and keep in mind the end goal is student learning. Coordinate planning, developing, promoting and implement senior events and programs reflective of the culture and traditions of City University Schools that involve senior scholars.The coordination of such events and programs will take place on and off campus and heavily rely on the skills of advance planning, effective communication, budget analysis, and proposal presentation to ensure detailed, on-schedule successes.

Classroom Responsibilities


Plan/organize lessons—includes homework, tests enrichment and remedial material.

Motivate students, focus instruction, use point system, and make clear presentations.

Check the learning, use group and group leaders, review or re-teach as needed.

Evaluate and provide feedback to scholars from diagnostic assessment tools to identify leaning strengths and needs of every scholar for the purpose of intervention and/or acceleration toward academic excellence.

Give presentations, explanations, and directions in a manner understood by scholars.

Maintain scholar attention in class—involve scholars by asking questions, and encouraging participation.

Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter through a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media with best practices, specific content knowledge, and the needs and capabilities of the scholar(s).

Classroom Management

Maintain a safe classroom environment by implementing precautions to assure safe surroundings in the classroom and for all scholars.

Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and is developmentally suitable to the maturity and interest of the scholars.

Uphold The Student Scholars Code of Conduct.

Prevent behavior problems by keeping scholars engaged and intervening early before an issue arises.

Reinforce/reward appropriate social and academic behavioral rubric.

Participate in general supervision through the school.

Maintain accurate, complete and correct records of the scholars as required by law, school policy, and administrative regulations.


Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching based on results of student achievement (student performance on tests, standardized tests)

Rapport with Scholars & Parents

Work with students enthusiastically, interact with students effectively, and contribute to the success of student life.

Offer time outside of classroom time to speak with parents/guardians by phone/email to address questions/concerns regarding their scholars’ grades/classroom issues.

Sponsors scholar activities/sports/clubs/organizations.

Professional Relationships

Parents (professionalism in all aspects)

Colleagues (respect, help others)

Administrators (cooperation, willingness to try new ideas, ability to acceptconstructive criticism and improve)

Commitment to Organization

Take initiative in promoting/marketing the school.

Maintain and project a positive image of the school.

Actively participate in the general success of the school.

Involvement in school improvement—bring issues/concerns to administration for resolution.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Professional Growth (self and others)

Learn/study—become a student of learning

Read and promote reading to scholars

Share expertise/ideas with others and help them develop professionally

Pursue higher education and life-long learning activities

Senior Events Program Manager

  • Communicate closely with school administration, program directors and internal colleagues to determine advance special event dates/times for the school year, needed personnel, and school facility/equipment use.
  • Mandatory attendance and participation to annual planning meeting in Early June.
  • Promote certain senior events while maintaining extreme confidentiality (primarily events related to Senior Scholars).
  • Conduct advance event site research, vendor meetings, and site visits.
  • Deliver creative solutions for negotiations which will help the school obtain the highest level of service for the best price, respective of provided events budgets.
  • Work with program directors to produce a realistic digital and/or print communications strategy and timeline for events.
  • Manage payment records and provide accurate, real-time updates to the appropriate school administration, program directors and internal colleagues for registration accuracy.
  • Oversee all event-related vendors (examples include catering, equipment rental, security, audiovisual support, florist, guest speakers, etc.).
  • Train, prepare and supervise all scholar volunteers.
  • Ensure proper pre-event setup, day-of-event coordination, and post-event cleanup/communications/documentation.
  • Prepare funding analysis, budget reports and proposals in timely manner in order to ensure approval of resources and on-time delivery of programs and services.
  • Work closely with colleagues and supervisor in order to ensure scholars are engaged in co-curricular field experiences in all applicable classes.
  • Ensure all college preparatory programs are developed, organized and shared accordingly, to include College Tours, Rep Yo College, College Visits, College Fairs, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or directed in order to support the overall success of all schools on one campus.
  • To perform all other duties as assigned.

Reports to

School Counselor & Chancellor

Terms of Employment

This is a 12-month, year-round position reporting to work station daily, no later than 8:00 a.m. and leaving no earlier than 4:30 p.m. Anytime differing will be reflected in salary and benefits.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $40,150.45 – $58,353.23 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • After school
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • You are available for some weekend event work?


  • Events management: 2 years (Required)


  • Tennessee Certification (Required)

Work Location: In person

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