The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy is searching for student-centered, compassionate, outcomes-oriented, energetic, and innovative individuals for our Tutor Positions associated with its 2014-2015 Academic Year Component. Upward Bound is an intense pre-college academic program that assists youth from the Champaign, Urbana, and Rantoul, IL areas.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS
*Must be at least a third year college student, a graduate student, current or retired teacher, or experienced professional.
*Students must have earned a “B” or higher in the tutoring subject -- evidence required. All students must be in good academic standing.
*Current or retired teachers or experienced professionals must provide evidence of competency in tutoring subject (e.g., transcript, copy of diploma in discipline, reference letters, certifications, citations).
*Preference given to individuals with experience working with economically challenged/first generation college bound students and/or previous tutoring experience.
*Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
TIME COMMITMENT: Must be available to work Mondays and Wednesdays during 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours subject to change depending on operational and students’ needs.
SALARY: $9.00 per hour minimum. Eligible campus employees may be considered for work in excess compensation.
BACKGROUND CHECKS: Chosen candidates are required to pass an extensive background check prior to starting the position. New background checks may be required for individuals employed previously by Upward Bound and/or who work in other areas of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or off campus.
TO APPLY: Please apply by emailing the following items to email@example.com: (1) a clear indication of the subjects in which you wish to tutor and (2) a résumé with contact information (name, position, relationship to you, email, phone) for at least three relevant references who can address tutoring abilities. Transcripts, report cards, proof of degrees, certifications, or other documents will be requested if selected for the position but such items may be submitted in advance. Please send all information at one time to ensure fair and quick consideration.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.
PROGRAM WEBSITE: http://www.omsa.illinois.edu/collegeprep/upwardbound.html
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