After School Program Tutor- Richmond Site

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About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

During the school year Mills College Upward Bound offers an intensive but supportive after school program for our students. Tutors employment begins in September 2018 goes through May 2019. 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 Academic Coordinator and the Academic Advisor regarding students progress and needs.


  • Strong knowledge of a variety of subjects such as English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra I & II, pre-Calculus, Calculus AB/BC, Mandarin, Spanish, and/or French.
  • 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 Programs 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.

    Additional Information:

    This is a temporary, non exempt part-time position that pays $16.00 per hour. The schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Location is at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA.

    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

    Please note that all positions are subject to a background check.

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please submit the following at

  • cover letter specifying your qualifications and expertise
  • your resume
  • transcript and,
  • contact information for three references

    Before an offer can be made finalists will be required to pass a fingerprint background check and show proof of negative TB test.

    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; review of candidates will begin immediately.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/4/2019
    Application Due: 3/12/2019
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