Summer 2015 Residential Tutor Counselor Positions

Job Description

Upward Bound Summer Tutor-Counselors (TCs) are responsible for leading all afternoon activities including study hall, athletics and cultural/creative workshops.  Further TCs assist in special events and field trips.  TCs, in their role as 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 TCs are present in the dorms and at meals.  TCs are assigned a small group of students who they meet with for activities and mentorship regularly.  TCs will perform night duty shifts on a rotating basis. Candidates must be highly motivated, patient, and energetic.  This position is residential 5 nights per week for 6 weeks.


Move-in: June 23rd or June 24th

Orientation (mandatory): June 24th-26th

Summer Program (Sunday afternoons-Friday afternoons): June 28th-August 7th

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

Compensation: $2,520 plus free room and board.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Participate in staff orientation. Full participation is a condition of employment.
Develop and implement recreational/cultural workshops and activities for students.
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 daily 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.
Conduct workshops and run weekly floor meetings.
Monitor meals and engage students during meal time
Patrol residence hall during night duty.
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 .
TCs will be responsible for keeping up to date with assignments and lessons covered by teachers in their specific academic area, which includes but is not limited to reviewing weekly lesson plans, being in contact with teachers and assistant director and sitting in classes as needed.


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 by April 11th (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 with any questions