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Academic Tutor - Upward Bound

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# Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and be able to provide proof of insurance. # This is a grant funded position through 08/31/17. Continuation contingent upon future funding.

Position Information-Job Vacancy

Position Information

Position Title Academic Tutor - Upward Bound
Position Type Staff
Full Time or Part Time Part Time
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Department Upward Bound
FLSA Non-Exempt
Grade 4
Salary Range
Hiring Salary Range $12.46/Hourly
Union/Non Union Non Union
Job Description Summary

During the Academic Year (September to Early June) & Summer Six-Week Component (Mid June to Early August), Upward Bound Tutors will work with UB instructors in academic areas and lead/supervise students during cultural, recreational and social activities.

During the summer, you must be available for student field trips that may require overnight stay or staff coverage. For the overnight field trip, which occurs, one or more times during the summer component, tutors are responsible to chaperone students on a 24-hour basis.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. High school diploma or equivalent. Currently enrolled (College junior or senior) or completed education at the college level preferred.
  2. Twelve to Eighteen months related experience and/or prior advisor experience.
  3. Previous experience working with high school youth.
  4. Must be able to show proof of completing at least one of the listed courses below obtained from an accredited college or university with a grade of “A” or “B”. Copy of transcripts required with application.
  5. Applicant must have a strong academic focus in one or more of the following subject areas: English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, Technology or Careers

CRITERIA:The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your application and attached documents address the criteria listed below.

  1. Represent the College in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors and general public.
  2. Must be enthusiastic and energetic in performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  3. Must be a self-starter and have an ability to function under limited supervision.
  4. Must have the ability to efficiently perform tasks in an environment of frequent interruptions.
  5. Must have the ability to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgement when making decisions.
Job Requirements
  1. Tutors are responsible for students during their assigned work shifts between 8:00am–4:00pm, Monday through Friday (Summer)
    and 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on Academic Saturdays, with possible additional hours including during specific evening and weekend activities. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written Standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U. S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work in the U.S.
Is Background Check Required? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PGCC07011/12 GFF4
Open Date 04/10/2014
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Background Check Statement

A fingerprint supported background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Special Instructions to Applicants
  1. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and be able to provide proof of insurance.
  2. This is a grant funded position through 08/31/17. Continuation contingent upon future funding.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have 12 to 18 months of related experience? See minimum qualifications for this position.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please explain your extent of experience working with individuals and small groups of students in tutoring and/or similar educational activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have previous experience working with high school youth?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Other