There are many great ways to get involved with the Urban Scholars program! Volunteer and work positions are available both in the academic year and summer. Position descriptions and application instructions are listed below.
|Summer Tutors (paid, work-study or volunteer)||TBA|
Residential Counselor positions are currently available for the 2012. The Summer Residential staff will be employed for a three-week period, with an approximate start date of Sunday July 8, through Saturday, July 28. Additionally, there will be approximate three days of non-compensated training before and during the three-week period.
Residential Counselors’ (RC) primary charge is to provide supervision for Urban Scholars participants and ensure their safety and well-being while at the dorms of CMSV. RCs will be assigned a group of participants with whom you will supervise and interact with during the evening activities (primarily between 6:00pm to 9:00pm.) RCs are expected to assist with pre-session planning and preparation and post-session activities, participate in staff meetings, and lead and organize social and recreational activities. RCs are expected to serve as leaders, counselors, disciplinarians and role models throughout the program. Supervisory staff are available to the participants and residential staff, 24 hours per day during the summer session. RCs are usually off on weekends but are expected to assist if they choose to stay on campus. During the day when participants are in class at CCNY or on a field trip, counselors are usually off duty, but may be assigned to additional duties as the need arise. All resident counselors and participants live on the CMSV Campus.
Resident Counselor Responsibilities to Participants:
Resident Counselor Responsibilities to Dorm Staff:
Resident Counselor Administrative Responsibilities:
Salary and compensation:
Proposed Work Schedule:
Urban Scholars Office
City College of New York
NAC Building, R5/143
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031All application materials should be received by May 25, 2015 by 5pm. Once all applications have been reviewed, the Urban Scholars will contact the appropriate applicants for interviews.
The Dorm Coordinator (RS) is employed by the Urban Scholars program as liaison between full-time staff and other dorm staff. The Dorm Coordinator reports directly to the full-time faculty. The DC exhibits leadership and encourages team work and a positive atmosphere in the dorms. He/She is responsible for dorm activities, discipline, team supervision and record keeping. The Dorm Coordinator is to maintain the best possible group atmosphere. They coordinate and supervise all personnel aspects of the dorm staff, including scheduling, team management and communication. They also assist in other areas where and when appropriate. The DC helps to develop and carry out student extracurricular activities and will help supervise students on field trips. Finally, the DC is responsible for the guidance and supervision of the summer program students.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Dorm Coordinator/Residential Supervisor will:
The standard compensation for a Dorm Coordinator is $25/hr approximately $950 biweekly on a 19 hour per week work schedule or may receive a stipend of $2,500 – $3,000 and room/board will be provided
If you are interested in applying for a Dorm Coordinator/Residential Supervisor position:
Please submit your cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and current transcript along with the application by email at email@example.com or mail to:
Urban Scholars Office
City College of New York
NAC Building, R5/143
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031
All application materials should be received by May 25, 2012 by 5pm. Once all applications have been reviewed, the Urban Scholars will contact the appropriate applicants for interviews.
Summer instructors are responsible for developing and teaching a high school level introductory course or courses in Science, Math, Foreign Language, English, Social Sciences, SAT Preparation, or Study Skills. Instructors are also responsible for:
Click here to download a PDF copy of the job description and application instructions. Applications are due on a rolling basis until filled
Summer tutors assist students with homework and study skills during evening study hall hours. More details will be posted in April. This is a volunteer or work-study position.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in tutoring for us this summer!
|Academic Tutor (work-study or volunteer)||now accepting applications for 2015|
|Tutor Program Coordinator||now accepting applications for 2015|
|Tutor Coordinator||now accepting applications for 2015|
|Senior Adviser||now accepting applications for 2015|
|Administrative Assistant||Positions filled|
Multiple positions, 2-15 hours a week
Tutors are selected for Urban Scholars based on their prior tutoring experience and their commitment and ability to motivate students. Tutors are matched with five students based on their tutoring ability in a combination of subjects in which the student needs assistance. Tutor positions are primarily paid with work-study or volunteer positions. Responsibilities include:
Urban Scholars requires a full academic-year commitment from all tutors. You must be available to tutor on two (2) weekday afternoon per week. If you are not able to make the full commitment but would be willing to act as a substitute tutor, please indicate so on the application.
15 hours per week
The Tutor Program Coordinator coordinates all aspects of the academic year tutoring program. Responsibilities include:
10 hours per week
Tutor Coordinators work closely with tutors and students to coordinate tutoring at their target schools sites. Responsibilities include:
5-7 hours per week
The City College of New York Urban Scholars/Upward Bound Program provides low-income, first- generation college-bound high school students, who attend designated schools in NYC or reside in Harlem and Washington Heights, with the academic support and guidance necessary to prepare for a college education.
The College Advisor is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process. Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting a class of 20 – 30 seniors and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
Meet with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices. The College advisor also advises 9th and 10th graders on curricular choices, as needed.
Schedule information sessions with college representatives and invite program participants and guests students from target high schools.
Write letters of recommendation for each senior by gathering information from parents, teachers, school records and students themselves. Maintain records on seniors including PSAT/SAT scores, GPA, transcripts, college acceptance and rejection letters.
Purchase, maintain and share information on college, college guides scholarships, financial aid, and paying for college.
Create and update an annual College Search Handbook, a resource mailed to junior and senior parents each summer, an extensive assembly of information about the college search process. The College Advisor keeps parents informed through a monthly column, a newsletter for parents, and in letters about test dates, local college events, financial aid and scholarships.
Make informational presentations to parents, such as the annual presentations to parents of 8th graders, parents of juniors, new parents and the Parents’ Association.
Being aware of issues, and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintain membership in professional organizations, the College Board, the National Association of College Admission Counselors.
Maintain and disseminate information about standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
Act as lead advisor to the senior class as a whole and advising several individual seniors each year, providing academic and personal counseling.
Necessary skills include bilingual, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to make deadlines. Experience in college admissions or high school college counseling, teaching experience, and computer skills.
Ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; goals, objective and mission of pre-college programs; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions policies, financial policies and procedure.
Multiple position, 10-15 hours per week
The Administrative Assistant works with all program staff to maintain smooth functioning of US programs and operations. Responsibilities include:
Click here to download the Student Staff application in PDF format.
There are no full-time positions available at this time.