Upward Bound

Job Opportunities

(5-10 hrs/week) $15 per hour

Upward Bound provides services year-round with the school year focus on tutoring and advising. We are seeking tutors who demonstrate the ability to tutor in English, math (all levels), sciences, and foreign languages. Ideal tutors are available to meet with students at their schools during lunch, study hall, or after school. They must also be able to commit to working for the full school year (September-June). Training and certification in tutoring is available at no cost to our tutors.

To apply, please download the following documents and submit the applications, and a cover letter to our office.

Tutor Job Description

Tutor Application (required)

College of the Redwoods Application (required)

Dear Prospective Instructor:

We are looking forward to our 31st annual Upward Bound summer residential program this year! Much of our success can be attributed to the enthusiasm and expertise of our teaching staff each summer. Teaching for Upward Bound is a great opportunity to work with dynamic youth who aspire to go to college but who need extra support to get there. You will help us provide underrepresented high school students with the opportunity to learn in a challenging but supportive environment. We invite you to be a part of the program this year by submitting an application, a cover letter, and a course proposal.  Instructors are paid at $25/hour with a BA/BS or $30/hour with a teaching credential or Master's Degree. Experience teaching and working with adolescents are desired qualifications.

We are seeking course proposals that offer project-based or hands-on learning opportunities and preferably courses that teach more than one subject-matter. For example, a class may have a theater arts theme that requires students to write, analyze literature, study history, and perform a monologue. Another may have an environmental science theme that includes laboratory projects, the scientific method, critical thinking, and expository writing. For more information about project-based learning, see http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-introduction-video

Please we aware that temporary staff at College of the Redwoods are only paid once a month on the 10th of each month so you will not receive your first paycheck until August 10th. 

Our schedule allows for 1 hour/day courses and 1.5 hours/day courses that meet for 18 days between June 29th and July 30th. You may propose more than one course. Teachers with strong course proposals and desired qualifications may be invited to teach more than one class.

Please use the following link to download a template for your proposal:

UB Summer Course Proposal Template

We look forward to receiving your proposal for our summer program.

Feel free to give us a call at (707) 476-4278 or (707) 476-4303 if you have any questions.

TO APPLY: complete the following 3 steps...

1) Fill out application. (PDF Here) Application is currently closed.

2) Create a course proposal using our template. You may submit more than one proposal for consideration. You will need to upload your course proposal to your CR Online Application before you submit your application.

3) Cover letter:


Our summer program residential staff are inspiring and influential mentors who help our participants realize their college dreams. Residential staff provide fun, safe, and rewarding experiences to participants who are living away from home for 5 weeks during the summer. All residential staff are expected to reside in the residence halls while the program is in session. In addition to hourly pay, residential staff receive room and board (bed and meals) at no cost to them. Residential staff also receive paid training. All positions require completion of at least one year of college. Ideal applicants will be recent college graduates OR were enrolled in college or graduate school during the 2018/19 academic year. Staff must also have certification in CPR and First Aid which is not provided as part of the Upward Bound training.

Please be aware that temporary staff at College of the Redwoods are only paid once a month on the 10th of each month so you will not receive your first paycheck until July 10th if you start in June and August 10th if you start in July. 

You are encouraged to apply for more than one position. Contact our office for any questions you may have.


Please return the following items by email attachment 

1) Your most recent unofficial transcripts (PDF).

2) A cover letter (Cover Letter Instructions).

3)  Residential Staff Application (requires adobe reader). 

*Priority is given to applicants who have been participants in outreach programs for disadvantaged youth or who have faced and overcome similar barriers as our participants.

We are seeking mentors for the following positions: (All pay rates are up to date as of 1/1/2020)

Residential Coordinator* (RC) $15/hour, (1 position): Tentative dates of employment are June 1 - July 30, 2020.

Assistant Residential Coordinator* (ARC) $14/hour, (1 position): Tentative dates of employment are June 1 - July 30, 2020.

Residential Advisor* (RA), $13/hour (multiple positions with day & night shifts):  Tentative dates of employment are June 22 - July 30, 2020.

Van Drivers and Lifeguards (hours and pay vary): Please contact our office for information on these positions and for application instructions.