Veterans Upward Bound Tutor

Position Overview

The mission of Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is to assist veterans in returning to post-secondary educational programs. VUB provides instruction in math, reading, composition, literature and computer skills. The Tutor will provide instruction in one-to-one, small group, and workshop settings. Successful candidate will adhere to the principles of promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education.

This position is located in Kansas City, KS, but travel within the five-county target area is also expected.

Job Description

  • Present subject matter and facilitate learning in math, reading, composition, literature and computer skills.
  • Provide instruction or tutoring in developmental academic skills, particularly basic math and reading.
  • Facilitate independent study (individualized instruction using computer assisted learning and other available resources).
  • Adapt curriculum to individual student and project needs.
  • Maintain academic support resource library for project participants.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops on educational topics (i.e. study skills, testing, etc.)
  • Be available (on a scheduled basis) to respond to student questions.
  • Maintain accurate records of participant activities and attendance.
  • Maintain complete, accurate, and confidential client records.
  • Monitor progress of project participants.
  • Assist with maintaining the project's focus on achieving project objectives.
  • Adhere to deadlines and regulations regarding required project documentation, reports, data collection, and forms.
  • Coordinate with VUB Director in implementing each participant's Student Success Plan.
  • Assist VUB Director in evaluating program activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

This position will include a combination of in-person tasks and remote work, dependent on the needs of the program.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. At least one year of related professional experience working in adult education or with low-income individuals/families, first-generation students or veterans.
  3. Excellent written skills as demonstrated by application materials.
  4. Demonstrated ability to use the Microsoft 365 as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in teaching and motivating adult learners.
  2. Veteran status.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues and problems experienced by veterans.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with target population.
  5. Experience working independently and complying with program guidelines.
  6. Willingness to work flexible hours – some evening hours may be required.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  • Resume
  • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For priority consideration, please submit your application by 7/12/23. The search will continue until a qualified applicant is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Steven Mutz,

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

Work to be performed during regular business hours.

Application Review Begins

Wednesday July 12, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday July 24, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25541BR
  • Department:  Achievement & Assessment Inst
  • Primary Campus:  Kansas City, Kansas
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  12-Jul-2023

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