Employment Opportunities

Academic Year | Summer

Academic Year

Tutor/Mentor

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What:

The USD Upward Bound Program provides academic instruction, group and individual tutoring, counseling, and mentoring to 60 eligible students from Kearny High Educational Complex High School who are low-income, first generation college bound high school students. Tutors will provide assistance in English, History, Foreign Language, Math and/or Science subject areas. Tutoring service is needed throughout the academic year (September - May).

Where:

Tutoring services is currently being provided at Kearny High Educational Complex High School by appointment from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Library/Student Center Monday through Friday. 

Who:

Current students enrolled at the University of San Diego who have been awarded Federal Work Study may apply for a Tutor/Mentor position.

How:

If you are interested in becoming a Tutor/Mentor for Upward Bound please download the application [PDF] and return to UMO 100-Q, (in the Law Lot, between the Law Library and Loma)

Contact:

Tutoring

Shelley Barajas-Leyva, Director
(619) 260-7555
shelley@sandiego.edu
UMO 100

Summer Program

Residential Advisor | Instructor

Residential Advisor

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Position:

Resident Advisor/Tutor/Mentor
Five-Week Summer Residential Program

When:

JOrientation/Training- TBD
Summer Program -TBD

Qualifications:

  • Must have sophomore standing and above with a strong academic record.
  • Enrolled or have completed EDLD 280 Leadership Through Service Course at the University of San Diego with the TRiO Student Support Service program.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Experience or knowledge working  with low-income, first-generation college bound high school students preferred.
  • Prior experience as resident advisor or camp counselor desired.

Duties:

  • Closely monitor and counsel approximately 10-12 students.
  • Tutor students in assigned academic courses.
  • Assist Head Resident RA with planning, organizing, and conducting social, cultural, and athletic events for daily free time.
  • Supervise students in the residence halls, participate fully in evening social, cultural, and counseling activities, as well as field trips and community service projects.
  • Conduct meetings with assigned student group and committee, and attend RA and staff meetings.

Deadline:

Once you have completed EDLD 280 course, you will be notified in May.

Compensation:

Free room & board (housing Sunday evening to Friday afternoon - no weekends).
40 hours a week at minimimum wage, plus overtime .

*cannot have two jobs at USD if offered this position

Contact:

Shelley Barajas-Leyva, Director
(619) 260-7555
shelley@sandiego.edu
UMO 100

Note:

This job requires some days where you will work on weekends, checking in on Sunday evenings, and two weeks where you will be on call/duty 24/7.

Instructor

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Position:

Summer Instructors for a five-week summer program.

When:

Pre-summer staff meeting - TBD

Orientation/Training - TBD

Summer Program- Begins one week after Kearny High School's Last Day of School and ends 5 weeks from that date. 

TBD - Between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, or evening meeting between 7-9 pm, Monday - Friday

Subjects:

  • English (i.e. English 3,4, World Literature. Journalism, Public Speaking).
  • History (i.e. World History, US History, Asian History, Chicano Movement, African Am. History).
  • Math (From Algebra to Calculus).
  • Science (i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Marine Science).
  • Foreign Language (i.e. Spanish, French, Sign Language).
  • Elective Course (i.e. Art, Computer Programming, *Web Design, Video Production).

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience teaching in classroom environment.
  • Teaching credential (or in the process of acquiring) or Master’s Degree in subject area(s) desired.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge working with low-income and first-generation college bound high school students desired.

Deadline:

We currently have rolling admission. Note: Please apply as soon as possible

Compensation:

Hourly Rate depends on credentials; Instructors can teach up to four courses in a 5 week period.  No room and board; only working on weekdays Monday-Thursday

Contact:

Shelley Barajas-Leyva, Director
(619) 260-7555
shelley@sandiego.edu
UMO 100

Note:

This job may require some days where you will work on weekends, checking in on Sunday evenings and other evening events during the week.