External opportunities

Through our external opportunities listings, we welcome students and professionals alike to explore a range of positions across various industries that are not affiliated with Spark!. While we don’t endorse these job listings, we empower you to explore your options.

Opportunities for Students


The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Summer Program Tutor

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.

Tutors provide academic tutoring and supervision of students during the 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 Tutors work full-time; it is generally not possible to take classes or hold another job while working as a summer tutor.

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 $16.75/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, please download the tutor application and return it with your resume to Tchorzky Eugene
(tchorzky@bu.edu)

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The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Summer Program Instructors

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.

Positions Available: Instructors in high school level Math, Science, Literature, Writing, Latin, Test Prep (MCAS and SAT), Computer Science, and Life Skills for summer academic programThe position is part-time. Program dates are June 23, 2024, through August 2, 2024.

    Educational Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education 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 the creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must.

    Compensation: $45 per instructional hour

     To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sandy Nguyen (sandyn@bu.edu) and Emily Walton (ewalton@bu.edu) with the subject area(s) you are interested in teaching in your cover letter. Include both of the above contacts when applying to the following address.
    Upward Bound / Upward Bound Math Science
    2 Silber Way
    Boston MA 02215

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    Full-Time Employment


    Full-Stack Developer at Metropolitan Area Planning Council

    Location: Boston, MA

    Salary: $83,000.00 – $95,000.00 Annually

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (a public sector agency in Boston, MA) seeks a Full-Stack Developer to join the MAPC Digital team to support and build web-based digital tools. We are looking to hire a versatile individual to meet a range of software development and digital infrastructure needs, both backend and frontend.  

    The Digital team—a small working group that includes 1-2 full stack developers, and is typically supported by designers, and an intern or fellow—is part of MAPC’s Data Services Department, a team of planners, analysts, researchers, software developers, and IT professionals dedicated to using data and technology to support informed civic decision-making. The developer in this role will work in a collaborative, respectful environment on a small team using modern web technologies and open-source frameworks. The tools we build and maintain serve a variety of users and purposes related to our agency’s mission to advance smart growth, equitable development, and municipal collaboration within the Greater Boston region. This is an ideal position for a technology generalist with an interest in local government and/or public policy who is seeking a mission-driven organization where they can apply and practice a diverse set of software development skills. 

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    Experiences


    Public Interest Technology Roadtrip with Roadtrip Nation

    If you’re passionate about increasing access to healthcare, housing, healthy ecosystems, or education; if you want a career where you can advance the common good; if you want to create a world where justice and dignity for all people is the norm instead of an afterthought, there’s a place for you in the world of public interest technology. 

    Roadtrip Nation is seeking out participants for a combination of a road trip and a public television series about how people find their paths in life. Those selected will meet with a diverse group of professionals working in public interest technology along various stops. Roadtrip Nation will highlight a variety of career paths, skills, and experiences, showing the impact of PIT on real-world issues. Along the way, road trippers learn how they can find where they fit in building a future that works for all of us.

    Apply by June 2nd!

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