Summer 2018 Residential Tutor and Counselor Positions

Job Description

Upward Bound Summer Tutors and Counselors work residentially to ensure student success during the summer.  Tutors work as teaching assistants in the classrooms and provide academic mentorship throughout.  Counselors are primarily responsible for overseeing afternoon activities including free-time, athletics and dorm time.  Both are responsible for co-facilitating a creative workshop.  Further information on the specifics can be found in the attached positions. Candidates must be highly motivated, patient, and energetic.  This position is residential 5 nights per week for 7 weeks.

Tutor Position

Counselor Position


Orientation (mandatory): June 18th-22nd

Summer Program (Sunday afternoons-Friday afternoons): June 24th-August 3rd

Location: Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA (approximately 8 miles from Worcester, MA).

Compensation: $3,000 plus free room and board.


  • Matriculating college students (juniors, seniors and graduate students preferred) or college graduates.
  • Experience tutoring and/or working with students in a residential setting.  Experience working with low-income and/or culturally diverse students preferred.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of high school students.
  • Exhibit a high level of skill in English, math, and/or science.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate student activities.
  • Must be highly energetic.

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 students are low-income, first-generation college-bound high school students from Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury, who have shown a strong desire to attend college.  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.

How to Apply:

Please email the following items to (Applications will be reviewed as they are received):

Contact information for 3 references who can speak to your experience and abilities.
Completed Residential Summer Staff Application

Please email  or call 617-287-5845 with any questions