Tutor/Counselor (PT)
Research Foundation of The City University of New York - New York, NY

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Program: Upward Bound Program Program Description: Upward Bound provides support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families or high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. Students are offered academic assistance in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Additional support is given through tutoring, counseling, mentoring, and cultural enrichment. Services are provided during the school year and during a residential summer program. Position Description: Program Counselor (Part Time) Under the day-to-day supervision of a Senior Specialist or a high level supervisor , applies some independent judgment, in providing social services or support of a standardized or technical nature to Upward Bound students, a relevant target community and parent groups. Designs and leads intermittent workshops, seminars, tours, etc. in areas of specialization. Meets with individual participants. Researches and prepares reports, collects and analyzes data, drafts manuals, drafts policies and procedures, creates forms, makes presentations, and keeps confidential records. Utilizes sponsor reporting and tracking systems when required. Organizes field trips and other cultural events. Coordinates with community programs and services. Makes appropriate student referrals. Carries out plans for ceremonies, job fairs, etc. of varying size and complexity. Make visits to participants’ schools so as to confer with participant and or school personnel to discuss and plan out intervention strategies to assist participants on an academic and or social level. Monitors and supervises students during program activities and or trips/events. Position Reports Directly to: Program Coordinator and Program Director
Other Duties:
Other program related activities or special projects as assigned by Program Director. Salary: $18 per hour for 6 hours a week; from May 1st to August 30th, 2013

Core Competencies/Qualifications:
Qualifications: A Bachelors Degree in a directly related field of study from an accredited institution, an appropriate certification of specialization, and no fewer than (3) years of progressively responsible experience of related work; OR Core Competencies/Qualifications:
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records, as appropriate;
• Ability To participate in training of moderate complexity, and, in turn, train others in new or upgraded theories, techniques, applications, practices, etc.;
• Ability to work on a team, as well as independently;
• Working knowledge of an information, learning, counseling or coaching specialty as evidenced by study, training or certifications; and or by prior instructional, counseling, or technical experience;
• Ability to communicate effectively; ability to listen and respond to the concerns/ideas of others;
• Ability to respond calmly to emergencies and to fashion solutions to student , administrative or technical problems; ability to seek assistance when needed;
• Ability to write clearly and produce/edit accurate, well organized, and understandable reports;
• Ability to work under deadlines, with changing priorities;
• Ability to convey simple to somewhat complex concepts to clients, peers, administrators, instructors, students, a relevant target community, and parent groups;
• Experience working with Upward Bound Programs; OR
• An advanced degree in a related area of study from an accredited institution, an appropriate certification of specialization, and (1) year experience performing responsible related work; AND
• Possession of the core competencies determined to be required at the time of hire.