Volunteer & Employment Opportunities
The Cornell Upward Bound program has been effectively working with 50 students in Southside and Elmira Free Academy High Schools in Elmira, NY and Groton High School since 2007 on their academic and life skills to prepare them for enrollment, and success in college. In June of 2012 Cornell’s UB program was successfully refunded to serve 63 students for 5 years and has expanded to include Newfield & Spencer – Van Etten School districts. As UB expands and new commitments are continuously re-shaping in and out of the office, staff and volunteers who are committed to promoting the pursuit of post-secondary education are always welcomed to contribute to the UB community.
For more information for both volunteer and employment opportunities within Upward Bound, please contact Jeremy Kinsman, UB Assistant Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UB volunteers are an integral component to the educational and enrichment services we offer our students. Volunteer opportunities for facilitating tutoring opportunities, and programming (van drivers, Saturday Academy program facilitators, etc.) are open throughout the academic year. If you are a Cornell student or community member interested in volunteering, we would be happy to discuss the various options—both in & out of our office.
Our work study students create the foundation of our program facilitation through the Cornell Public Service Center’s Community Work Study program. From providing weekly tutoring support, organizing UB files, tracking our students for reporting purposes to researching grant opportunities, work study students have the opportunity to truly experience the logistics and inner workings of a non-profit organization such as Upward Bound. If you are a Cornell student with federal work-study available, you could qualify paid employment opportunities with UB. Learn more by connecting with the Upward Bound office!
Employment Opportunities, Summer Session
Annually, Upward Bound hosts a 6 week summer program designed to provide students with the total educational experience including social, cultural, academic, and intellectually developmental activities.
For each six week session, Upward Bound employs NYS certified teachers as visiting lecturers to the Cornell campus to help facilitate and teach academically rigorous classes for our rising juniors and seniors. Specific course offerings can change from summer to summer, but include instruction in 4 core subjects: Math, Laboratory Science, English/Language Arts & Foreign Language.
If you are interested in joining our teaching staff, please email Jen Rudolph, UB Director at email@example.com
Apply for our Summer 2013 Summer Tutor Counselor!
Our Summer Tutor Counselors provide personal, academic and developmental support to our participating students throughout the entire summer session. Each summer we seek to hire motivated college students invested in making a difference in the lives of our Upward Bound scholars. Applicants for the Tutor Counselor position must have completed their sophomore year of college and have had a valid driver’s license for at least 3 years.
If you are interested in joining our Tutor Counselor staff, please email Jeremy Kinsman, UB Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
During the Residential portion of our program, including the Rising Sophomore preview weekend, Upward Bound employs 1 Night Counselor to provide overnight – awake supervision from 10:30pm to 6:30am. Applicants must possess the ability to stay awake through the entire shift, and be comfortable addressing any issues that arise.
If you are interested in the Night Counselor position, please email Jeremy Kinsman, UB Assistant Director at email@example.com