Employment

Our Staff: 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. 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.

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Summer 2017 UB and UBMS Staff

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy:  Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status.

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 Wednesdays (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 $13.75/hour. In the summer tutors are compensated for 35 hours/week & summer residential tutors also receive room and board for 7 weeks.

To Apply: Download a Tutor Application & resume and return it to Adam Howard  or mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215.

Afterschool Teaching Positions

Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science are now accepting applications for part-time afterschool teaching positions for our Spring Afterschool Program which runs mid-January through mid-May. Teachers are responsible for planning and conducting instruction. Each Test Prep instructor is responsible for teaching 1-2, 1 hour and 50 minute weekly sections of MCAS ELA, MCAS Physics, MCAS Biology, MCAS Math, SAT Reading, or SAT Math Test Prep. 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: $25 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 Taiomi Cruz or mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215.

Summer Program Instructor Positions

Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science are now accepting applications for part-time Summer Instructor positions in our core subjects of Literature, Writing, Math (Algebra 1 through Calculus), Physics, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, as well as our electives which include Test Prep (SAT & MCAS), Latin, Life Skills and Computer Science. Core Classes meet 4 times per week (M,T,R,F) while electives meet 2 days per week (M&T or R&F). Teachers are responsible for planning and conducting instruction in specified subjects. Individuals interested in applying for summer teaching positions should submit a cover letter and resume by February 28.

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: $25 hourly pay for classroom instruction and prep-time (30 minutes per hour of instruction). 2018 Summer program instructional dates are June 28 to July 31 2, 2018. Teachers also attend one afternoon-evening trainign prior to the start of the Summer Program as the the Summer Awards Ceremony the evening of August 2nd.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Taiomi Cruz  or mail to: Boston University School of Education, Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215. The Priority deadline for summer Teacher Application is February 28.

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 the Dorm Supervisor Responsibilities and a Dorm Supervisor Job Description

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.

Compensation: The weekly compensation for this position is $604.10. Room and board are provided from June 17 – August 2, 2019

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

Additional Study Hall Coordinator

Description: The Additional Study Hall (ASH) coordinator coordinates the additional study hall room in the evening. The ASH coordinator resides in the program’s summer dormitory, monitors program participants in ASH, and provides supervision during other activities. The ASH coordinator also supervises the program tutors in ASH, who are primarily undergraduate students, and serves as a liaison between the Upward Bound staff and Boston University departments. The ASH coordinator may also help with additional duties. The ASH coordinator is responsible for enforcing program policies and maintaining accurate records in the ASH Binder. The ASH coordinator also provides nightly reports ASH attendance to the administrative staff. The ASH coordinator may also co-coordinate evening tutorials for program participants. In conjunction with the Upward Bound Dorm Supervisor and Boston University departments, the ASH coordinator also responds to medical and non-medical emergencies. This is a six week position, but may include duties the week prior to and after the summer program (depending on applicants’ availability). Housing is provided for six weeks.  For additional information see Sample ASh Coordinator Description and Sample ASH Coordinator Schedule.

Job Requirements: Completed a Bachelor’s degree; 2 years’ experience as a tutor; 1-2 years’ experience working with high school aged population; supervisory experience a plus; and satisfactory CORI check. Although not required, preference will be given to applicants with experience with Upward Bound. Applicants who speak multiple languages are also encouraged to apply

Compensation: Compensation for this position is $15 an hour (total hours vary weekly; typically between 15-20 hours/week), including prep time, and room and board for 6 weeks. Prep time is one hour for each day ASH is offered, which includes the time the ASH Coordinator uses for ASH preparation and to log and share ASH completion.

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