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Upward Bound Program Residential Tutor (Temporary, non-benefited)

University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 522978
Position Type: Staff Part Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Upward Bound
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Date opened: 13 May 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 27 May 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary:

Upward Bound summer tutors are responsible for assisting in classes, leading daily study sessions and co-facilitating a creative workshop. Tutors may at times be asked to assist in aspects of dorm life. Further tutors assist in special events and field trips. Tutors are responsible for being knowledgeable about content area and working with the teachers to stay current with what is going on in the courses.Additionally, tutors are present in the dorms and at meals. Tutors are assigned a small group of students who they share a suite with and meet with for activities and mentorship regularly. Candidates must be highly motivated, patient, and energetic. This position is residential 5 nights per week for 7 weeks (one week of staff training followed by six weeks of youth programming).

Examples of Duties:

  • Participate in staff orientation. Full participation is a condition of employment
  • Enforce UMass Boston Upward Bound rules and regulations
  • Monitor study hall sessions and assist students with class work
  • Attend assigned classes, assist instructor and substitute if needed
  • Provide one-on-one personal/academic counseling support to students as needed
  • Attend staff, and community meetings
  • Hold regular suite meetings
  • Assist with student supervision at all times
  • Remain highly visible to students and staff during your assigned shift
  • Assist in the supervision of field trips, cultural events and recreational activities
  • Monitor and engage students during meal times
  • Complete necessary evaluation forms distributed by administration
  • Assist in dorm/event set up and clean up throughout the program
  • Communicate daily with administrative and other residential staff members
  • Live and work on-site for the duration of the summer program and training
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the program’s administrative staff


  • Matriculating college students (juniors, seniors and graduate students preferred) or college graduates
  • Experience working with students in a residential setting. Experience working with low-income and/or culturally diverse students, preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in an athletic or creative area preferred
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of high school students
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate student activities
  • Must be highly energetic
  • Ability to maintain positive, safe and professional environment at all times
Program Objectives:The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to provide participants with the skills and motivation necessary for access to and success in post-secondary education. Upward Bound strives to help students develop confidence and a love of learning. Upward Bound offers an array of academic, personal enrichment, and college/career services designed to supplement high school education and tailored to address specific student needs, including a residential summer program. The summer program exposes students to life on a college campus, allows for intensive, rigorous academic work, and creates space for students to learn valuable social and decision-making skills. Upward Bound students learn the skills necessary to be agents of change in their own lives, their communities, and the world at large. Compensation: $3,600 plus room and board. Tentative dates:Orientation (mandatory): June 17-21, 2024Program Dates (Sunday evenings – Friday afternoons): June 23 – August 2, 2024*Please note that Sunday, June 23rd is student move in day, which will be in the afternoon. All following Sundays start in the evening. Location:Dean College, 99 Main St, Franklin, MA 02038*Roundtrip transportation provided How to Apply:Please email the following items to Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until all positions are filled:1. Resume2. Contact information for 3 references who can speak to your experience and abilities.3. Completed application

Review of candidates will begin immediately.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

This is a non-benefited, temporary, non-exempt position.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact or 617-287-5150.

Applications close: 27 May 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at University of Massachusetts Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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