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Temporary Hire: Tutor Mentor - GRANT-FUNDED

Apply now Job no: 518030
Work type: Staff Full Time, Hourly
Categories: Other Staff Positions


DIVISION: Academic Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Upward Bound


BARGAINING UNIT STATUS/SALARY: Temporary, non-benefited                     

SALARY: $17.50/hour plus free room and board


FLSA STATUS: Exempt                                              

REPORTS TO: Director, Program Coordinator, Residential Supervisor, and Assistant Residential Supervisor


SUMMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To provide tutoring; serve as classroom instructional aid; and supervise a residential suite of students.


  • Tutor students individually and in groups in a variety of subjects
  • Teach study skills that assist students in preparation for postsecondary education
  • Provide and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and retaining material studied
  • Proactively organize programming to meet student’s emotional, social, behavioral, and developmental needs
  • Monitor and participate in daily meals
  • Provide supervision and assistance to students in library, lab, and study halls
  • Assist students in developing and employing effective study techniques
  • Monitor student progress with assignments
  • Supervise study hours
  • Supervise a residential suite of students
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, cultural and recreational activities
  • Monitor student compliance with Program rules and regulations
  • Assist residential staff in residential activities
  • Other program related duties, as assigned
  • On call for student needs during residential stay and rotating student supervision night shifts
  • Remain highly visible to students and staff throughout the course of each day

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The Upward Bound Tutor Mentor must be a sophomore or higher in college and must demonstrate a mastery of the subject area which he or she is designated to tutor. The Tutor Mentor must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or above. It is required that he/she exhibits sensitivity toward Upward Bound participants. It is preferred that Tutor Mentors have experience in peer tutoring, mentoring, and demonstrate a potential for leadership.

EDUCATION: College student, sophomore or higher, GPA 2.7 or higher.

OTHER: Ability to relate to students of diverse ethnic backgrounds This is a live-in position for 7 weeks starting June 20, 2023 – August 4, 2023. Key component is tutoring in English/Math/Science & mentoring.                                                                                                         


  • Experience living or working in a dormitory
  • Ability to relate to students of diverse ethnic backgrounds
  • Familiarity with disadvantaged student populations
  • Ability to provide a strong positive role model for students
  • Ability to promote academic excellence
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form

Important Notice
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Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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