The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University depend upon the quality of its part-time teaching and tutoring staff to provide instruction, academic support, and guidance to program participants during the summer and academic year programs.

Summer Program Instructor Positions

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs are now accepting applications for part-time instructor positions in Physics, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Mathematics Test Preparation, English Language Arts Test Preparation, Literature, and Writing. The instructor is responsible for teaching one to two sections of a test-preparation course during the spring after school program for college-bound high school students.  Classes are taught on the BU campus weekday evenings. Program dates are June 29, 2020 through August 7, 2020.

Educational Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, and/or related field with certification and/or teaching experience in appropriate content area.

Required Experience: Minimum one year teaching experience. Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content. Excellent interpersonal skills a must.

Compensation: $40 per instructional hour

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to program managers Taiomi Cruz (taiomic@bu.edu) and Nicole Sjoblom (nsjoblom@bu.edu), Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Fax: (617) 353-2395).

Priority deadline is February 28th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Tutoring Positions

Tutors provide academic tutoring and supervision of students during summer and academic year, provide leadership for assigned groups of students during program activities, and serve as role models. During the summer, residential and nonresidential positions are available.  Summer schedules vary, but here are examples of a Residential and Non-Residential schedule.  Summer Tutors work full time; it is generally not possible to take classes or hold another job while working as a summer tutor.

During the academic year tutors may work between 2 and 4 days per week. The academic year program operates from 4-8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays (spring only), and 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Educational Requirements: A high school diploma and at least a 2nd year college student. Two years of undergraduate coursework are required for summer positions.

Required Experience:1-2 years as an academic tutor or summer camp counselor, demonstrated leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of a diverse urban youth population.

Compensation: Tutors are paid $14.25/hour.  In the summer tutors are compensated for 35 hours/week and summer residential tutors also receive room and board for 7 weeks.

To Apply: Download the Tutor Application and return it with your resume to Adam Howard ahowar14@bu.edu.

Summer Dorm Supervisor

Description: The dormitory supervisor resides in the program’s summer dormitory, monitors program participants in the evening and overnight, and provides supervision on program field trips. The dormitory supervisor also supervises the residential staff and program tutors, who are primarily undergraduate students, and serves as a liaison between the Upward Bound staff and staff from Boston University’s Office of Residence Life. The dormitory supervisor also helps with delivering tutor training.

The dormitory supervisor is responsible for enforcing program policies and, in conjunction with the Office of Residence Life, responding to medical and non-medical emergencies. The dormitory
supervisor also coordinates evening tutorials and recreational activities for program participants. This is an eight week position which includes the week prior to and after the summer program. Housing is provided for seven weeks.  For more information please see Position Responsibilities and a Sample Weekly Schedule.

Job Requirements: Completed a Bachelors degree; 2 years experience as a residence hall assistant; 1-2 years experience working with high school age population; supervisory experience a plus; and satisfactory CORI check. Although not required, preference will be given to applicants with experience with Upward Bound.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Reggie Jean reggie@bu.edu or mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215.  The priority application deadline is February 28.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.