Job Opportunities


Upward Bound
W228 Thompson Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3521
Fax: (716) 673-4740

Positions available:

Program Assistant

Summer Instructor

Tutor

 

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT FREDONIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Upward Bound Program

Job Description
Program Assistant

Position Data:
Reports to: Summer Program Coordinator Status: Exempt

Position Summary: Program Assistants are responsible for the general supervision of Upward Bound students during daily activities. These include, but are not limited to residence life situations, mealtimes, field trips, guided study, transporting interns, and evening activities.

Qualifications:

  • At least Sophomore standing in college
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience working in intense team situations preferred
  • Ability to work independently and utilize problem solving skills
  • Previous residence life and relevant educational experience is desirable
  • Ability to act as a positive role model for students
  • Ability to relate positively and non-judgmentally to students of diverse backgrounds

Responsibilities:

  • Lives in residence hall Sunday evenings through Friday afternoons
  • Provides general direction to participants during the summer program
  • Provides supervision of planned activities, including workshops and field trips
  • Assists Summer Program Coordinator with preparation and implementation of evening programs and activities
  • Conducts guided study period with Upward Bound students providing supervision and assistance with portfolio
  • Ensures a healthy residential environment, conducting male/female suite meetings as necessary
  • Acts as catalyst for responsible decision making and personal growth of students
  • Enforces Upward Bound and SUNY Fredonia policies in the classrooms, cafeterias,
    recreational/meeting facilities and in any other program related location
  • Identifies students who may need to be referred for counseling services
  • Reports concerns to appropriate supervisor on duty
  • Attends meetings and Upward Bound functions as required, including but not limited to the following:
    • one staff training day prior to start of summer program
    • staff meetings as scheduled by Summer Program Coordinator
    • two evaluation sessions; scheduled for Monday mornings of 3rd and 6th weeks of program

Additional Responsibilities:

  • May be asked to transport Upward Bound students in state vehicle
  • Valid New York State driver’s license


STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT FREDONIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Upward Bound Program

Job Description
Summer Instructor

Position Data:
Reports to: Academic Coordinator Status: Exempt

Position Summary: Position is responsible for providing instruction in core subject areas such as English, mathematics, science, history, foreign language/culture, reading/writing or an enrichment course such as music, art, photography, drama, computers, etc., to Upward Bound students in the summer residential program.

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree required with appropriate certification preferred
2. At least one year of teaching experience or commensurate experience in the field of expertise
3. Ability to relate to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds
4. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
5. Good knowledge of New York State curricula

Responsibilities:
1. Teach daily over two-weeks of core subject or enrichment course according to summer schedule
2. May develop academic workshops to enhance and reinforce student learning
3. Works with other Upward Bound core staff to develop plans for supportive assistance
4. Maintains appropriate record keeping regarding student performance and attendance
5. In addition to regular teaching schedule, attends meetings and all Upward Bound functions as required, including but not limited to the following:
• one staff training day prior to start of summer program
• summer orientation meeting: first Sunday evening of program to meet parents & students
• guided study session each day of assigned instruction
• at least one evening of residence life programming during each week of assigned instruction
• student meetings: 6pm to 7pm Sunday evenings during each week of assigned instruction
• staff meetings: 12pm to 1pm Friday afternoons during each week of assigned instruction

Additional Responsibilities:
1. May be asked to transport Upward Bound students in state vehicle
2. Valid New York State driver’s license

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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT FREDONIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Upward Bound Program

Job Description
Tutor

Position Data:
Reports to: Field Supervisor Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary: Position responsible for providing academic assistance to Upward Bound students in core curriculum subject areas.

Qualifications:
1. At least Junior standing in college
2. G.P.A. 3.0 or higher
3. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
4. Ability to relate to diverse student population
5. Ability to work independently

Responsibilities:
1. Becomes familiar with individual student records in order to provide targeted academic assistance.
2. Provides feedback to students regarding assignments, work progress, etc.
3. Maintains contact with home school teachers regarding student progress, work assignment, etc.
4. Maintains required record keeping regarding student progress and attendance.
5. Attends meetings and Upward Bound functions as required

Additional Responsibilities:
1. May be asked to transport Upward Bound students in state vehicle
2. Valid New York State driver’s license

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