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Upward Bound Tutor

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Full Time
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Type of Position:Faculty - Non-Tenure (Clinical)

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Temporary (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:Upward Bound Math Science Program

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:Position Summary: Upward Bound Tutors will conduct group tutoring sessions to high school participants of the Upward Bound Programs in core academic subjects. Various subject areas will be needed to meet the needs to the participants in the program. The position reports to the Upward Bound Directors.


Required Education and/or Work Experience: Minimum qualifications include completed course work in the subject area with 3.0 or higher average grade point; sophomore or higher standing at a post-secondary institution; and well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Professional high school teaching and/or tutoring experience preferred.

Additional Information:

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide tutoring to Upward Bound students to assist with comprehension of course work, and work with program staff to improve student retention and success. (60%)
  • Promote effective academic readiness and good study habits. (19%)
  • Maintain attendance data and provide tutoring evaluations of student learning to ensure positive academic progress is achieved. (9%)
  • Enhance learning concepts and strategies; test preparation; and assist with skill building as needed. (9%)
  • Subject areas needed: English composition and literature; history; social sciences: all areas; Mathematics (Geometry, Algebra I, II, III, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Probability & Statistics); Science (Physical Science, Anatomy & PhysiologyBiology, Chemistry, and Physics); Spanish.
Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities (3% for all):
  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.
  • Maintains strong working relationship with staff.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties as requested or assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to display a positive attitude and be an academic role model.
  • Ability to present material using verbal, visual, and/or written methods.
  • Ability to incorporate technology into tutorial sessions.
Working Relationships: Tutors will work closely with Upward Bound staff and student participants.

List Employees Supervised: None

Special Job Dimensions: Tutors may work up to 12 hours per week. Tutoring takes place Monday – Thursday between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm and occasionally on Saturdays. Tutors will be scheduled based upon demand for subject, time availability and student needs.

Background Check Requirements. Criminal background check; Arkansas Mandated Reporters training; and MVR (motor vehicle registry) required for this position.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, and/or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with our without notice.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

HR (479) 788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Hearing, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:No
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