Employment

The Upward Bound Math Science program at Boston University depends upon the quality of its part-time teaching and tutoring staff to provide instruction, academic support, and guidance to program participants. Upward Bound Math Science employs numerous tutors and teachers during the summer and academic year programs. Please see the job descriptions that are listed on this site. In person interviews are required of all applicants.

UB UBMS Summer 09 Staff

UB UBMS Summer 09 Staff

Afterschool Teaching Positions

Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science are now accepting applications for part-time afterschool teaching positions.   Teachers are responsible for planning and conducting instruction. Each Test Prep instructor is responsible for teaching one 1 hour and 50 minute section of MCAS ELA, MCAS Physics, MCAS Biology, MCAS Math, SAT Critical Reading, SAT Writing or SAT Math Test Prep, which will be once a week during the spring program. Course materials will focus on test taking techniques, practice tests, and reinforcement of content areas. Each Test Prep instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, and provide written evaluations of students’ performance (midterm and final) as well as attending one Saturday Parent Open House.   Most classes meet 4-6pm, some SAT classes meet 6-8pm.  Classes max at 15 students.

Educational requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferable, in specific academic discipline or secondary education with certification or teaching experience in appropriate content area.

Required experience: Minimum 2 years teaching experience with high school students, strong teaching skills, demonstrated understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth, ability to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches to instruction, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Compensation:  $23 an hour, plus prep-time. Teachers are paid for 30 minutes of prep-time for each hour of classroom instruction.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to lthach@bu.edu and acox@bu.edu or mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound, 621 Commonwealth Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215.

Summer Program Instructor Positions

Each Spring Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science accept applications for part-time Summer Instructor positions in Literature, Writing, Math (Algebra 1-Calculus), Physics, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology,  Chemistry, Test Prep (SAT & MCAS), Latin, Life Skills and Computer Science. Teachers are responsible for planning and conducting instruction in specified subjects.  Individuals interested in applying for teaching positions should submit a cover letter and resume by March 31.

Educational requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferable, in specific academic discipline or secondary education with certification or teaching experience in appropriate content area.

Required experience: Minimum 2 years teaching experience with high school students, strong teaching skills, demonstrated understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth, ability to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches to instruction, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Compensation: $23 hourly pay for classroom instruction and prep-time.  2015 Summer program dates are June 28 to August 7, 2013

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to lthach@bu.edu and acox@bu.edu or mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound, 621 Commonwealth Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215.

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. 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 Wednesdays, and 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Educational requirements:a high school diploma and at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework.

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.

To Apply: please download Academic Year Tutor Application or the Summer Tutor Application.

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.

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@bu.edu and acox@bu.edu or mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound, 621 Commonwealth Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215.  Application deadline is March 31st.

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