Wharton Global Youth Teaching Assistant (TA)- Essentials of Personal Finance at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Wharton Global Youth Teaching Assistant (TA)- Essentials of Personal Finance





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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.


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Posted Job Title


Wharton Global Youth Teaching Assistant (TA)- Essentials of Personal Finance




Job Profile Title


Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt




Job Description Summary


Wharton Global Youth Teaching Assistants will be paired with a teaching fellow and have a designated high school(s) to work with. They will attend course orientation, closing ceremony and course trainings; assist live instruction by monitoring chat and answering student questions; grade student homework; attend weekly check-in briefs and provide final course feedback to both students and WGYP team.




Job Description





Background:




Wharton Global Youth Program collaborates with the National Education Equity Lab and SteppingStone in an effort to educate and inspire students in historically underserved communities, through an online course Essentials of Personal Finance. This course, led by Professor David Musto, is designed to teach personal finance concepts and financial decision-making to high school students. Across 10 weeks, students learn everything from defining and calculating simple and compound interest, to how the U.S. tax system works, to exploring ways to fund higher education and negotiate the best available financial aid packages. Read about this program in a Penn Today article.



Summary of Work:



Wharton Global Youth Program invites you to apply to serve as a teaching assistant in this course. Teaching Assistants will be paired with a graduate teaching fellow and have a designated high school(s) to work with. They will attend course orientation, closing ceremony, and course trainings; assist live instruction by monitoring chat and answering student questions; grade student homework; attend weekly check-in briefs; and provide final course feedback to both students and WGYP team.



Working Hours Commitment: 0.5-2 hours per week, 17-22 hours in total in a semester. **A TA can support multiple Teaching Fellows depending on course schedule, which can bring the weekly working hours to 5-10.**



Weekly Duties:


  • Pair up with a teaching fellow and assist live instruction by monitoring chat and answering student questions, for 10 weeks in a semester.

  • Attend a weekly check-in meeting with the whole teaching team.

  • Grade students' participation and discussion submissions.

  • Answer student questions through Canvas.






Training:


  • Dr. Musto and WGYP team will provide 1 hour of training on using the developed course materials (e.g. slides, quizzes, discussion prompts)

  • Week 10 features a Wharton Learning Lab simulation Hearts. 1 hour of training from Wharton Learning Lab will be provided.






Qualifications:



  • Current undergraduate juniors and seniors or recent graduate

  • Prior TA experience preferred but not required

  • Have a passion for teaching and social impact

  • Successful completion of background check/fingerprint review per Protecting Minors on Campus policy






Compensation: $15/hour



Other Benefits:



  • Serve disadvantaged communities through an impactful course

  • Community: Not only with Wharton Global Youth, fellows and TAs are involved in a bigger community through the network of National Education Equity Lab, including the participating schools, students and teachers.

  • Mentorship: For each teaching pair, we would like to match an undergrad junior/senior with a current MBA student. With that, we hope to build a strong mentoring relationship. This is a great opportunity for undergrads who wish to pursue an MBA to obtain more knowledge, and also for current MBAs to pass along their experience and lessons.






APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 25, 2022





Job Location - City, State


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




Department / School


Wharton School




Pay Range


$7.25 - $155.75




Affirmative Action Statement


Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.




Special Requirements


Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.





To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/SteinbergDietrich-Hall/Wharton-Global-Youth-Teaching-Assistant--TA---Essentials-of-Personal-Finance_JR00058428














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