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Temporary Hire: Tutor Mentor - GRANT-FUNDED

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Job no: 513384
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Seasonal - All Other

Tutor Mentor (Grant-Funded) - 6 Positions

Upward Bound Summer Program


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, 2022 – August 5, 2022. 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.
  • Additional Considerations:

    OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Tutor Mentor

    DIVISION: Academic Affairs

    DEPARTMENT: Upward Bound


    BARGAINING UNIT STATUS/SALARY: Temporary, non-benefited

    SALARY: $14.25/hr plus free room and board


    FLSA STATUS: Exempt

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


    Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

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

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    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.

    Advertised: 09 Mar 2022 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close:


    Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

    UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

    While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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