Location: Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA (approximately 8 miles from Worcester, MA).
Orientation (mandatory): June 19th-23rd
Summer Program (Sunday afternoons-Friday afternoons): June 25th-August 4th
Compensation: $2,520 plus free room and board.
Job Description: Upward Bound Summer Tutors are responsible for assisting in classes, leading daily study sessions and co-facilitating a creative workshop. Tutors may at times be asked to assist in aspects of dorm life. Further tutors assist in special events and field trips. Tutors are responsible for being knowledgeable about content area and working with the teachers to stay current with what is going on in the courses. Additionally tutors are present in the dorms and at meals. Tutors are assigned a small group of students who they share a suite with and meet with for activities and mentorship regularly. Candidates must be highly motivated, patient, and energetic. This position is residential 5 nights per week for 7 weeks (one week of staff training followed by six weeks of youth programming). This position is grant funded. All offers are contingent upon grant renewal.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Participate in staff orientation. Full participation is a condition of employment.
Develop and implement recreational/cultural workshops.
Enforce UMass Boston Upward Bound rules and regulations.
Monitor study hall sessions and assist students with class work.
Provide one-on-one personal/academic counseling support to students as needed.
Attend staff, and community meetings.
Hold regular suite meetings
Assist with student supervision at all times.
Remain highly visible to students and staff throughout the course of each day.
Assist in the supervision of field trips, cultural events and recreational activities.
Monitor meals and engage students during breakfast and lunch.
Complete necessary evaluation forms distributed by administration.
Assist in dorm/event set up and clean up throughout the program.
Communicate daily with administrative and other residential staff members.
Live and work on-site for the duration of the summer program and training.
Carry out any other duties as assigned by the program’s administrative staff.
Matriculating college students (juniors, seniors and graduate students preferred) or college graduates.
Experience working with students in a residential setting. Experience working with low-income and/or culturally diverse students, preferred.
Demonstrated skills in an athletic or creative area preferred.
Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of high school students.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate student activities.
Must be highly energetic.
Ability to maintain positive, safe and professional environment at all times.
The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to provide participants with the skills and motivation necessary for access to and success in post-secondary education. Upward Bound students are low-income, first-generation college bound high school students from Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury, who have shown a strong desire to attend college. Upward Bound strives to help students develop confidence and a love of learning. Upward Bound offers an array of academic, personal enrichment, and college/career services designed to supplement high school education and tailored to address specific student needs, including a residential summer program. The summer program exposes students to life on a college campus, allows for intensive, rigorous academic work, and creates space for students to learn valuable social and decision-making skills. Upward Bound students learn the skills necessary to be agents of change in their own lives, their communities, and the world at large.
How to Apply:
Please email the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received:
Contact information for 3 references who can speak to your experience and abilities.
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