Employment Opportunities

Upward Bound provides employment opportunities for college students year-round.

Applications are now being accepted for summer staff positions with the Upward Bound Project at Occidental College. Due to COVID-19, we do not know if we will host a summer residential program or a virtual program. Housing will be available if we have a summer residential program. If we moved to a virtual program, all staff hired will be shifted to a virtual tutor position.

Our director is hoping to make a final decision by May 15. The Summer Program will place June 22-July 30, 2020.

The Upward Bound Summer Project employs (6) six college students as Resident Advisors to supervise, advise and tutor approximately (70) seventy students from Belmont, Franklin, Lincoln and Wilson High Schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Each Resident Advisor is assigned approximately (10) ten students. The Resident Advisor lives in the residence hall for a total of six weeks. Resident Advisors report directly to the Associate Director and are responsible for the following:

Be willing and able to work on a six person team as a contributor, leader, and negotiator;

Provide daily residential supervision for student participants throughout the tenure of the program. Complete weekly reports and other related program documents as required;

Develop and implement program activities to promote a sense of community within and outside of the residence hall as a team member and as an individual responsible for a specific RA group.

Be informed and able to instruct students regarding emergency procedures; assist in and implement crisis management procedures and reports;

Work with all residential staff to ensure that safety and health regulations are vigorously monitored and observed in the residence hall as well as the campus at large;

Be on-call 24 hours per day, six days per week.

Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled in a AA or Bachelor's degree program and completed two years of said program and be twenty years of age or older. One year of experience working with low income, first-generation, underrepresented students either as a tutor, teacher's aide or counselor assistant preferred. Applicant must be in good academic standing, maintain a cum 2.5 GPA and be in good standing at the current institution. One year of experience living and working in a college residential setting preferred. Bilingual skills highly desired.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2020

Pay Rate: $14.25 an hour ($15.00 after July 1st)

New Staff Application

Returning Staff Application

The Upward Bound Summer Project employs (5) five college students as Resident Tutors to provide supplemental instruction in Mathematics, English electives, Science and Foreign Language to (70) seventy LAUSD high school students.

Each Resident Tutor assists participants as a tutor in math, English, Science, Foreign Language, and Social Science electives in the Summer Program. The Resident Tutor lives in the residence hall for a total of six weeks and provides tutorial assistance in courses as assigned and daily supervision of all students. Resident Tutors report directly to the Academic Coordinator and are responsible for the following.

Assist instructors as classroom aides during the morning and afternoon courses;

Provide individualized assistance during study hall and lab session in the afternoon;

Plan and implement workshops and study review sessions in the evenings;

Assist Resident Advisors in the social, cultural and recreational events; supervise students to ensure safety and well-being.

Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled in an AA or Bachelor's degree program and completed two years of said program and be 19 years of age or older. A cum GPA of 3.0 or higher required; transcript required for verification of GPA. Must have completed high school math curriculum through Math Analysis/Trigonometry with a B or higher at each level; must have completed high school English curriculum with a B or higher at each level. In addition, one year of experience working with low income, first-generation underrepresented students as a tutor, teacher’s aide or counselor’s assistant, preferred. One year of experience living and working in a college residential setting preferred. Bilingual skills highly desired.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2020

Pay Rate: $14.25 an hour ($15.00 after July 1st)

New Staff Application

Returning Staff Application

The Upward Bound Summer Project employs (12) twelve college students as Tutors to provide supplemental instruction in Mathematics, English electives, Science and Foreign Language to (70) seventy LAUSD high school students.

Each Tutor assists participants as a tutor in math, English, Science, Foreign Language, and Social Science electives in the Summer Program. Under the supervision of the Upward Bound Professional, the tutor is responsible for the assigned classes online. In the online environment, the tutors are the interface between the faculty and the students. Tutors need to understand both the environment in which they are working and the tutoring techniques that are effective in this environment: “Good online tutoring requires from the tutor/moderator sound 'understanding' of this specific, newly created environment.” Tutors report directly to the Assistant Director and Program Manager based on assigned classes and are responsible for the following:

Assist students academically in assigned courses.

Evaluate students' progress in order to see where improvements can be made.

Motivate his/her students and provide them with confidence.

Sign in on to all assigned classes.

Promote the session through online class announcements and other marketing ideas.

Implement the Collaborative Learning Techniques into every session.

Develop proper Study Skills into every session.

Complete accurate paperwork to assist the Tutoring Program with data collection.

Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled in an AA or Bachelor's degree program and completed two years of said program and be 19 years of age or older. A cum GPA of 3.0 or higher required; transcript required for verification of GPA. Must have completed high school math curriculum through Math Analysis/Trigonometry with a B or higher at each level; must have completed high school English curriculum with a B or higher at each level. In addition, one year of experience working with low income, first-generation underrepresented students as a tutor, teacher’s aide or counselor’s assistant, preferred. Bilingual skills highly desired.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2020

Pay Rate: $14.25 an hour ($15.00 after July 1st)

New Staff Application

Returning Staff Application