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St. John's University


Tutor/Mentor- SJU GEAR UP/NYGEAR UP Programs


Queens, NY
ID: 218719-951

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.


A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 





Location: Long Island City High School; Various NYC Colleges & Universities (School Based Programs). *Staff will be assigned locations/programs based on need. This position is available thru July 2021 only.


Job Purpose: To provide academic, social and college preparedness support to "at risk" students that will increase their academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education


Job Responsibilities: *Please note that many of these services are currently taking place remotely, however some direct services will be required depending on the pandemic and NYS guidelines.


  • Provide academic support to high school students and/or first year college freshman
  • Serve as mentors for HS participants and assist with college preparedness tasks (i.e.- completion of FAFSA, scholarship searches, college applications and research etc.)/ Provide college orientation services for our first-year college students (i.e.- acclimating them to college, course selection, assisting with soft skills which will help them be successful such as time management, organization etc.)
  • Provide workshops to include: college readiness, social emotional support, enhancing soft-skills, budgeting, financial aid assistance etc.
  • Provide academic advisement to project participants
  • Assist with outreach and the collection of project services data (i.e.- attendance, event sign-in sheets, registration forms etc.)
  • Participate in supervision meetings & trainings (mandatory)


Minimum Qualifications:


  • A least two years of postsecondary education completed
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with high school underserved student populations or with college students either in mentoring or college readiness  programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in any of the following HS academic areas is a bonus (Math, English, Social Studies, Science and College Preparedness)



All persons hired are required to be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”




  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e.- Microsoft Office)
  • Commitment to supporting positive youth development
  • Bilingual strongly encouraged


Work Schedule:


  • This position has been modified to a remote work position due to the pandemic (this may change with notice)
  • Schedules may vary based on sites/needs (i.e.- you may be based at different sites)
  • Typically, Monday-Friday within the hours of 12:00pm- 8:00pm
  • Some Evenings/Saturdays may be required for special events 


Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Required Skills


This position is located in Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.