Upward Bound Math and Science Summer Residential Tutor (Part-Time, Temporary)

Edmond, OK
Jun 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 2018-5071
Posted Date 2018-06-11
Category Professional Staff
Org Number 022274
Department Upward Bound Math & Science 2017
Division Vice President for Student Services
Location US-OK
Targeted Job Start Date 6/4/2018
Hours Per Week 35
Weeks Per Year 9

College/Department Overview

The University of Central Oklahoma's Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program provides services to 62 eligible participants who attend five high schools in Oklahoma City, OK (Capitol Hill, Crooked Oak, Douglass, Northeast, and Star Spencer). The services include after school tutoring; advisement and assistance in secondary/postsecondary course selection to include Advance placement and dual enrollment courses; ACT preparation workshops; information on financial aid programs, loan forgiveness, and scholarships; assistance in completing financial aid applications; entry into postsecondary education; financial/economic literacy; cultural activities, career exploration; and college visits. The program includes a six-week college-simulated summer component at UCO where students receive instruction in mathematics through pre-calculus, laboratory science, foreign language, composition, and literature. The summer component also involves a 3 week residential session and educational field trips.

Position Overview

Provide in-person and/or online academic tutoring to students. Maintain an effective and positive learning environment.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Supervise, advise and tutor approximately 40 high school students from low-income and first-generations families for six-seven weeks during the summer. Room and board will be provided during the residential weeks. Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing of recreational, social, cultural, and academic events and activities. Transporting participants to/from events and assigned pick-up/drop-off locations. Maintain discipline and balance relations in the residence hall. Participate in all evening activities and field trips each Thursday. Participate in in-service training sessions as scheduled. Provide tutoring in qualified areas to participants. Supervise participants to ensure their safety and well-being is maintained at all times. Serves as positive role model for participants. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Requires a university degree in related field or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in chosen filed that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Valid drivers license and experience driving passenger vans required. Completed at least 60 college credit hours. Minimum 2.50 GPA. Major in STEM degrees preferred. Possess strong leadership skills. Background similar to program participants. Possess effective oral and written communication skills. Experience supervising adolescents from diverse backgrounds in a residential or similar setting. Previous TRIO staff experience highly desired. Bilingual (Spanish) highly preferred.


Excellent communication skills both written and oral. Detail oriented. Required character traits: dependability, thoroughness, and initiative. Have sensitivity of intercultural communication and good interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.

Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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