Tutor - Upward Bound

Job description

Requisition ID: req2730

Job Title: Tutor - Upward Bound

Department: Upward Bound

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Part-Time Professional

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation: $13.00

Schedule: Will vary 

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation.  Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. 

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

Position Summary

The Upward Bound Tutor works closely with program staff to support the academic development of student participants in grades 9th-12th and fosters a culture of college enrollment and completion. During the academic year, tutors provide direct supervision, leadership and direct academic assistance through virtual and on-campus (when accessible) mediums for participants during Upward Bound’s after-school tutoring program and other related activities/events. 

Core Competencies

Professionalism, Positive Approach, Managing Work, Quality Orientation, Continuous Improvement, Earning Trust, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Communication, Collaboration, Guiding Interactions



Assists in developing, designing and leading program components (in a virtual and in-person setting) that result in positive outcomes for Upward Bound student participants. Provides engaging, ongoing opportunities for Upward Bound student participants to experience success through academic activities. Develops and maintains a safe, supportive learning environment to achieve positive results. Builds strong, positive relationships with Upward Bound participants. Provides time and group management while offering homework and tutoring assistance. Creates and maintains discussions for program and participant improvement.


Reports to site on time and prepared, as directed. Models professional behavior with student participants, parents, and staff. Handles disruptive behavior with respect, following guidelines, processes and procedures, and reports any issues to Upward Bound Supervisor, Advisor, and/or TRIO Director.


Assists with snack/bus pass distribution, student participant sign-out, and facilities clean-up. Assists with off-campus and weekend activities/events, when needed.


Actively participates in staff development workshops which contribute to personal and professional growth. Attends all required department meetings and training. Ability to work flexible schedule, including weekends, as required to support department goals. Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required. Access to a consistent, stable internet connection and computer/ laptop with a camera and microphone is also required.Usual Physical Requirements:

The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others via videoconferencing software, in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision. Employee may occasionally lift or exert force of up to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes, or other materials.

Working Conditions:

Virtual, and when accessible, typical office/academic environment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: English word usage, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation; computer software, programs and applications; child development; refugee/immigrant experience; k-12 education systems.

Skill in: excellent verbal and written communication; organization; customer service; conflict resolution; application of job software including word processing and spreadsheets; performing mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals, percentages and fractions; planning & scheduling.

Ability to: develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, students, and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; use good judgement; excellent listening skills and participant in collaborative work; develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the College; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively; exhibit a pleasant public manner; originate correspondence; work independently demonstrating initiative; maintain accurate and complete work records; apply analytical thinking; maintain good public relations; maintain a flexible schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).   

Preferred Qualifications: At least a Bachelor's degree.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/5/2021
Application Due: 8/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time