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CONNECT Instructor

Location: West Point, NY - Herbert Hall
Job Code: 305
# of Openings: 10


CONNECT Instructors

The mission of West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is to “Serve West Point and the Long Gray Line.”  WPAOG is both the alumni association and foundation for the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. Our vision is to ensure the Long Gray Line remains the most highly connected alumni body in the world. USMA is renowned as the world's preeminent leadership development institution. The student body, or Corps of Cadets, numbers 4,400, and each year approximately 1,000 cadets graduate and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

The WPAOG is seeking Instructors for the CONNECT Program, a part of the Alumni Support Department. As a part of the Alumni Support Team, these individuals will assist and directly report to the Director of the CONNECT Program. CONNECT is an after-school program supported by the West Point Association of Graduates (AOG) in collaboration with the Highland Falls Intermediate School and part of the AOG Hudson Valley Project (HVP) in the WPAOG-HVP, LLC. CONNECT is an AOG initiative and supports West Point and AOG as it enhances the quality of life for prospective USMA Staff and Faculty, and the overall community.

CONNECT Instructors are needed to provide exciting extracurricular enrichment courses to students in grades 3-8 and help instill beneficial skill sets to help students learn, create, excel, and lead in science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts, math (STREAM) and the humanities. Instructors are part-time employees and work in segments of the CONNECT curriculum based on the incumbent’s skills and experience.  Instruction segment areas vary from social studies, English, sciences, tutoring, activities, fitness, health, culture, music, etc. 


  • Work with the Director of CONNECT to implement hands-on-multi-sensory, project-based lessons and activities to children, which are provided in the context of academically stimulating lessons based on the thematic curriculum. 
  • Submit lesson plans to the program Director for approval according to submission schedule. 
  • Work with the Director to plan lessons and provide supervision during all activities for about 20 students per class. 
  • Participate in curriculum and other professional development trainings as required.
  • Use creative/innovative teaching strategies that enhance and encourage an increase in literacy skills, social-emotional learning, and STREAM.
  • Work with the Director to develop and plan culminative event activities that will showcase learning and creativity.
  • Engage and communicate with parents and families as required by the Director.
  • Monitor authorized parent/guardian pick up.
  • Participate in community outreach and meetings as required.
  • Flexibility to work across all after school programs to provide coverage when needed.

Qualifications: Associate’s or BA/BS diploma desired; credit hours in either Education, Psychology, Social Work, counseling, Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, or related fields is desired, experience in the education field is desired, a teaching degree is a plus. Must enjoy working with children. Background in STREAM, visual performing arts, or sports coaching a plus. Native or fluent Spanish language skills is a plus.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Schedule is flexible with a maximum of 3 hours per day, 5 days per week from August 2022-June 2023. Some nights and weekends may be required.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and three (3) letters of reference.   Additionally, the incumbent must live within commuting distance of West Point.

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