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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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*.
* The UB tutoring schedule and delivery model will be determined in relation to Boston Public School, Chelsea Public School, and Boston University stipulations. Up-to-date schedule information will be shared with candidates during their interview and the tutoring staff as it becomes available. Hired tutors will be sent a survey to indicate their available shift hours.
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 $15.75/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 and return it with your resume to Melisa Santizo email@example.com
- Tutor Job Opportunity Flyer
- Spring 2022 Tutor Application (Word Doc)
- Spring 2022 Tutor Application (PDF)
- Summer 2022 Job Opportunity Info Sheet
- Summer 2022 Tutor Application (Word Doc)
Summer Program Instructor Positions
Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs are now accepting applications for part-time instructor positions in Math (all levels), Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology), ELA (Writing and Literature), and Latin, Computer Science, Life Skills and SAT/MCAS Test Prep. The instructor is responsible for teaching two to five sections of a course during the six-week summer program for college-bound high school students. Classes are taught in person at Boston University. Program dates are June 26, 2022 through August 5, 2022.
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. Experience with virtual and online learning is a plus.
Compensation: $40 per instructional hour
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to program manager Emily Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Priority deadline is February 28th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
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 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.
Compensation: The weekly compensation is $612. Room and board are provided from June 21 – August 5.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Reggie Jean email@example.com and or mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215. The Priority Application deadline is February 28.
Description: The Wellness Coordinator provides school guidance counselor services to Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science students and staff, addressing barriers that limit a student from receiving full benefit from their educational experience; provide referrals or services in response to recommendations from program administration and teachers; assisting families in accessing appropriate community resources; and provide professional development to staff around social-emotional learning/mental health. The Wellness coordinator also co-coordinates recreational and Wellness activities for program participants. The Wellness Coordinator is responsible for enforcing program policies, communicating with families, and maintaining accurate records. This position also helps with delivering staff training the week prior to the six-week summer program and intermittent trainings as needed. The Wellness Coordinator provides supervision during program activities and serves as a liaison between the Upward Bound staff, and staff from community organizations and Boston University Health Services. The Wellness Coordinator will also help with additional duties as assigned.
• Analyze information gained through student record reviews and interviews to determine environmental impacts and appropriate resource needs to share with the program director and other personnel;
• Co-coordinate and attend wellness and recreational activities and events (field trips, Talent Show, play performance, etc.);
• Contact students and parents to discuss issues related to attendance and develop a plan of action;
• Provide career, academic and personal advice during arranged individual and/or group meetings;
• Provide consultation and training to teachers/staff regarding social-emotional learning and pertaining to specific students when needed
• Maintain an ongoing liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet student needs, and refers parents and student to agencies when appropriate; perform home-visits when needed;
• Provide evaluation of risk for students expressing suicidal ideation/thoughts of self-harm, and along with program director refer to appropriate agencies for follow-up;
• Attend and participate in staff meetings; and
• Perform related work as required.
Job requirements: Completed a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in education area of counseling, social work, or related fields. 2 years’ experience in similar jobs; 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 who speak multiple languages. Applicants with experience with Upward Bound or similar educational opportunity programs are also encouraged to apply.
The Wellness Coordinator works from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. (Subject to adjustments.)
The compensation for this 7-week position is $896 a week
To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications being accepted until the position is filled. Priority application deadline is February 28.
Evening 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 co-supervises the program tutors in ASH, who are 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 of 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 seven weeks (June 21 to August 5).
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 for this position is $16 an hour, and includes room and board from June 28 to August 7. The ASH Coordinator is also expected to attend an evening staff in-service training during the week of June 22.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound, 2 Silber Way, 4 and half floor, Boston, MA 02215. Applications being accepted until the position is filled. Priority application deadline is February 28.