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Center for Urban Education Employment

Work with Urban Students and Communities

CUE recruits, hires and trains MSU Denver students to serve as tutors and enrichment instructors in the afterschool program, academic tutors for Credit Recovery during the summer and as mentors for the 9th Grade College Readiness Camp.

We are currently hiring tutors and site coordinators for our afterschool programs which begin in September. Apply Today!

The deadline to apply for the first round of hiring for Fall Positions is Monday, August 15th, 2016.

Interviews and hiring meetings will start Thursday, August 18th.

Becoming a Tutor with the 21st Century College Readiness Center:

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) is seeking Academic Intervention Tutors and Enrichment Program Facilitators for the 21st Century College Readiness Center (21st CCRC) that are offered in seven Denver Public Schools identified as high-needs: Abraham Lincoln High School, Bruce Randolph School, Kepner Middle School, Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, Manual High School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College, and West Campus.  21st CCRC serves high-need urban youth through four primary goals: (1) Increase academic achievement in mathematics, reading and writing; (2) Increase school participation and engagement; (3) Increase postsecondary education readiness; (4) Increase parent engagement and support of student achievement and postsecondary education readiness.

Work Schedule:

  • September 2016– May 2017
  • The 21st CCRC anticipates for programming to start between September 5 – 12th, 2016
  • Planning and training sessions will begin the week of August 29th, 2016
  • The 21st CCRC has a targeted start day for programming on Tuesday, September 5, 2016
  • 4-5 days per week (depending on site location) starting at 3:00 pm and ending by 6:00 pm; plus staff meetings, planning sessions, and trainings at the CUE Office. Some weekend and evening activities will also be scheduled.
  • Please note: If you are unable to work all five days, but are interested in applying, please do– just note that applicants with the most availability will receive priority consideration.

Starting hourly rate: $11/hour


Mentoring/ Tutoring:

  • Partner with site coordinator and school liaison to coordinate and plan tutoring support in math, language arts, science and other academic subject areas that reinforce classroom instruction
  • Monitor student progress through frequent assessment
  • Assist in data collection (attendance, and others)
  • As needed, assist students in credit recovery

Enrichment and College Readiness Activities: Special hands-on programs that engage students and help them develop a love of learning

  • Collaborate with MSU Denver professors on enrichment activities
  • Provide support in instruction for enrichment programming for students focused on 21st Century College Readiness skills
  • Collaborate and plan for enrichment activities with the site coordinator and other tutors/instructors
  • Attend occasional on-campus community events and weekend field trips with DPS students and their families


  • Pre-service teaching experience and content knowledge in one or more of the following areas: math, language arts, science, and other academic content areas (preferred, not required)
  • Previous experience in tutoring or mentoring urban high-need youth.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving high-need urban youth and families
  • Ability to engage and motivate students
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Understand and be able to implement culturally responsive instructional and pedagogical strategies that are strategically aligned with policies, protocols, and practices of the schools, their teachers and staff
  • Ability to build relationships with designated teachers to ensure that students' needs are being addressed as they transition from in-school and out-of-school programs
  • Special consideration for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility 

Benefits of Participation:

  • Enhance your resume while building your network
  • Build pedagogical skills
  • Network with school and district leadership
  • Develop knowledge needs in high-need schools
  • Opportunity to participate in a grant funded project. The 21st Century College Readiness Center is funded through the Colorado Department of Education
  • Be included in the hiring pool for CUE summer tutoring and mentoring programs

Application Instructions:

Please send attached application and availability to Carla Mirabelli, Center for Urban Education: or drop off a hard copy in Tivoli 129 to a member of the CUE central staff. Please include a resume if you have one on file – however submitting a resume is not a requirement for your initial application.

Tutor Application 2016-2017

To be considered in the first round of hiring, submit your application by Monday, August 15th. CUE will begin contacting staff by Wednesday, August 17th to set up interviews.

 Interviews and hiring meetings will start Thursday, August 18th.





Becoming a 9th Grade College Readiness Summer Camp Mentor:

The Center for Urban Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver is currently recruiting 15 mentors for two 3-week 9thGrade College Readiness Camps. DPS Students will be divided into small teams and matched with college student mentors who will support their active engagement in sessions that are focused on integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Mathematics (STEAM) and Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral Language) with critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork.

Session Dates/Hourly Rate:

  • Two three-week camps: June 13-July 1, 2016 and July 11-29, 2016- You can apply to work at either or both camps
  • The daily schedule runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Tutors will be paid $13 per hour for 7 hours per day, five days per week
  • All tutors will be required to attend an orientation, trainings and various de-brief sessions throughout each of the 2 camps (paid).

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

The over arching goals for the 9th Grade College Readiness Camp are to motivate participating students to care about their learning and build their aspirations for college and career attainment.Mentors will collaborate with college professors to support instruction during classes.Mentors will serve as the primary adviser, counselor and cheerleader to 9th grade students, including:

  • Help 9th grade's build a vision for high school success and future college participation
  • Pass on knowledge, insights and expertise about college preparation
  • Offer 9th graders guidance and support their understanding of knowledge and skills introduced during the three classes
  • Assist 9th graders in setting goals
  • Be an active listener
  • Encourage 9th graders to aspire to excellence

Becoming a DPS Summer Credit Recovery Tutor:

The Center for Urban Education (CUE) at Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Denver Public Schools (DPS) are collaborating on a special summer tutoring program that begins on June 13, 2016 and goes until July 22, 2016. The program will focus on intervention support and credit recovery in mathematics, language arts, science and social studies for high school students at five regional sites across the city – Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm each day.

CUE is hiring 40 tutors for DPS’ Summer Credit Recovery Program. MSU Denver students in all discipline areas may apply, however, we are seeking students with academic backgrounds and content experience in Algebra I and II, Geometry I and II, reading strategies, American Literature, Science courses such as Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science; and Social Studies courses such as U.S. History, Geography, World History. Tutors will be paid $15 per hour, 4 hours per day, five days per week. All tutors will be expected to attend a paid orientation and training on Monday, June 6 from 9:00 – 1:00 pm, a site-based orientation at the site the week prior to start-up and a de-briefing session at the end of the tutoring assignments.

The Regional Tutoring sites are:

Far Northeast: Martin Luther King Jr. Early College, 19535 E. 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80249

Central: West Generation Academy, 951 Elati Street, Denver, CO, 80204

Northwest: North High School, 2960 North Speer Boulevard, Denver, CO 80211

Southeast: George Washington High School, 655 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224

Southwest: John F. Kennedy High School, 2855 S Lamar St, Denver, CO 80227


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