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K-12 Tutor/Mentor Work Study Positions

The IU Student Success Corps is a K-12 tutoring, mentoring, college & career exploration, and family engagement program that is hiring tutors and mentors for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The tutor/mentor position supports elementary, middle, and high school students academically and socio-emotionally off-campus in schools and community centers in Indianapolis. The starting pay is $13.00 and goes up based on experience. The hours are between 7:30am-6pm with flexibility for scheduling around classes and other commitments. This position is for team players that want to positively impact the lives of local youth.   
IU Student Success Corps Values 
  • Equity of opportunity 
  • A more educated citizenry 
  • Support students’ college and career readiness 
  • Equip students to learn strategies independently 
  • Support families as they support students 
  • Develop civic-minded scholars 
Students of all majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Because tutoring, mentoring, family engagement, and outreach will be provided in-person, travel is required to locations which will likely be no more than 10-15 minutes from the campus.   
Please note that this position is an off-campus assigned position and DOES NOT meet the allowable work standards for F1 and J1 student visas. Before applying, make sure you are qualified to work off-campus. Please be reminded that not all students are allowed to work off-campus.   
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   
  1. Provide academic (Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies) and socioemotional (mentoring) support to K-12 students in schools and community centers.  
  2. Provide college and career readiness support to students which can include resume review, mock-interviews, panel discussions, and college fairs at high schools and community events.   
  3. Track data on each session with students in data system daily paying attention to details with descriptive notes and observations into the data management system.   
  4. Stay busy, engaged, and positively contributing to the school or class community.  
  5. Maintain professional attire, communication, and behaviors as a representative of the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement.    
  6. Attend all scheduled meetings and monthly professional development sessions.    
  7. Respond to emails, text messages, evaluations, and other communications within 24 hours of receipt.   
  8. Always maintain confidentiality of student data, behaviors, and information.  
  9. Take the initiative to build relationships with students.   
  10. Perform other duties as assigned (i.e., staffing outreach tables on and off campus, data input, and translating documents.) 
  1. Able to work collaboratively with K-12 students, educators, family members and staff of diverse cultures and backgrounds.    
  2. Able to work a set schedule each week up to 20 hours a week.     
  3. Commit to at least 1 semester.   
  4. Must be patient, empathetic, and willing to try new ways of engaging and supporting students’ growth and learning.    
  5. Capable of cataloging notes from tutoring/mentoring sessions, engaging with a payroll system, and completing other tasks with minimal supervision.    
  6. Must be able to communicate promptly with remote supervisors via text, email, and other methods of communication.    
  7. Skilled in problem solving and communication (verbal and written).    
  8. Able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with others including K-12 students, school staff, and IUPUI staff.  
Learning Outcomes:   
  1. Students in this position will gain cultural responsiveness, a better understanding of cultural differences, and recognition, appreciation and value for people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. 
  2. They will learn to be better communicators by building relationships with students, peers, school personnel, staff, and will strengthen their position as civic-minded scholars.   
  3. In addition, students in this position will gain enhanced employability skills through a robust professional development program.