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Urban Scholars Tutors (Temporary, non-benefited)

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Position Type: Staff Part Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Urban Scholars
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General Summary: 

The Urban Scholars Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston is a year-round program featuring individual advising, college and cultural trips, tutoring, supervised study, and a 6-week summer institute that typically runs Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, from late June through mid-August. Urban Scholars serves academically striving Boston Public School students in grades 9-12. Most of our participants come from low-income backgrounds and/or are the first generation in their family to pursue higher education. We aim to prepare our scholars for college admission and to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed at the collegiate level.
Urban Scholars Tutors help our lead teachers create a learning environment that maximizes learning. They manage materials and attendance while assisting with lessons, class discussions, and group work. Tutors lead a team of about 25 students in competitions, workshops, college-prep seminars, field trips, and more. 

Examples of Duties: 

• Participate in staff orientation. Full participation is a condition of employment.
• Assist with assigned recreational/cultural workshops.
• Enforce UMass Boston Upward Bound rules and regulations.
• Monitor study hall sessions and assist students with class work.
• Provide one-on-one personal/academic counseling support to students as needed.
• Attend staff, and community meetings.
• Assist with student supervision at all times.
• Remain highly visible to students and staff throughout the course of each day.
• Assist in the supervision of field trips, cultural events and recreational activities.
• Monitor meals and engage students during lunch.
• Complete necessary evaluation forms distributed by administration.
• Communicate daily with administrative and other staff members.
• 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 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.
Urban Scholars is committed to empowering underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students from Boston high schools in their pursuit of excellence within STEM fields. Through tailored mentorship, academic support, and engaging activities we create dynamic learning experiences. 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. Urban Scholars students learn the skills necessary to be agents of change in their own lives, their communities, and the world at large.
Orientation (mandatory): Week of June 17th
Summer Program: June 24th-August 2nd
Location: UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
Compensation: $3,600.00

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three references. 

Review of candidates will begin immediately. 

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: Eastern Daylight Time

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