West Contra Costa After School Program Tutor 2017-2018

Sep 13, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About Mills College:
Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. Ranked one of the top-tier master's universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is also recognized as one of The Best 379 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.Since 1852, we've been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit http://www.mills.edu.

Summary of Position:
Mills College Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded TRiO program designed to enhance the academic skills of low-income first generation college-bound high school students in the Oakland and West Contra Costa Unified School District with the goal that participants will pursue a post-secondary education. TRiO is funded by the U. S. Department of Education.

The Upward Bound Program is recruiting after school tutors in Math, Science and English. Our after school program will take place at Contra Costa College this school year on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

During the school year Mills College Upward Bound offers an intensive but supportive after school program for our students. Tutors employment begins in September 2017 goes through June 2018. Primary responsibilities for tutors are to work with Upward Bound high school students in a weekday afternoon tutorial to provide academic support in various high school subjects. Establish and maintain effective and positive relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment. Communicate/work effectively with high school students who bring a range of educational backgrounds as well as a variety of learning styles. Work closely with WCC Program Supervisor regarding students' progress and needs.

Job Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of English, Math and Science.
  • Experience mentoring, tutoring and/or teaching low-income, first-generation college-bound students.
  • Skills and knowledge to effectively work with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Have completed sophomore year in college or university.
  • Be in good academic standing at college or university attending (3.0 and above).
  • Be able to exhibit strong customer service orientation for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public.
  • Be able to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
  • Be able to work safely in compliance with College Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
  • Knowledge of the Mills College Upward Bound Program's mission and vision.
  • Knowledge of child/adolescent cognitive development and different learning styles.
  • Be able to attend the academic staff training.
  • Enforce Upward Bound Program rules and regulations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Be punctual, positive, motivated, interactive, and flexible.
  • Be able to maintain a positive mental attitude throughout the program and present a positive image of Mills College Upward Bound to participants and guests.
  • Provide tutorial and academic assistance to Upward Bound Program students
  • Develop appropriate relationship with students. Work with students to complete assignments, prepare for tests and improve academic skills. Assess students' academic strengths and weaknesses, and help students set goals for improvement.
  • Monitor student grades and progress.
  • Assist in the set-up and breakdown of tutoring classrooms.
  • Support a program-wide culture of high expectations that includes college preparation and readiness for all students.
  • Participate in Upward Bound Program Tutor staff meetings.
  • Maintain accurate records (daily tutoring logs, student attendance, student's needs or difficulties).
  • Develop and maintain consistent communication with Academic Coordinator regarding progress of students tutored.
  • Ability to understand, abides by, and enforces all Upward Bound Program policies.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.
Additional Information:
This is a temporary part-time position that pays $14 per hour. The schedule is Tuesday-Thursday from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. We are interviewing for 2 open positions.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to http://www.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php

Application Instructions:

Please apply at http://mills.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89389
  • Please submit a cover letter specifying your qualifications and expertise, your resume and contact information for three references.
  • Before an offer can be made finalists will be required to pass a fingerprint background check.
  • Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; review of candidates will begin immediately.


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