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The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton University Upward Bound Math-Science Summer Peer Counselors in Binghamton, New York

Upward Bound Math-Science Summer Peer Counselors

Category:Support Staff


Department:Upward Bound Math-Science

Locations:Vestal, NY

Posted:Feb 27, 2023

Closes:Open Until Filled


Position ID:159428


About The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton :

The Research Foundation, founded in 1951, exists to serve SUNY and to capitalize on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an engine of New York State's innovation economy. We are the largest comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country.

The RF is mission ( focused and serves SUNY by providing essential administrative services that enable SUNY faculty to focus their efforts on the education of students and the performance of life-changing research. As a private not-for-profit corporation, we support nearly $1 billion in SUNY research activity annually, providing sponsored programs administration and commercialization support services to SUNY faculty performing research in numerous disciplines.

The RF is committed to diversity, inclusion and a working environment that enhances productivity, creates personal and professional opportunities, unleashes everyone's full potential and fuels innovation. We hold the organization and each other to the highest standards of integrity, accountability and ethical behavior.

Job Description:

The Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) program at Binghamton University is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen participating students' math and science skills. The program's goal is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science and, ultimately, careers in the math and science profession. UBMS will have a six-week residential summer program for twenty high school students at Binghamton University, including an additional orientation week. We plan to hold a residential summer program, but depending on COVID-19 policies at Binghamton University, the program may be virtual. The Peer Counselor is a part-time position during the summer program.


Peer Counselors will work from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon. Hours will be based on program needs. The Summer Program is from June 26th to August 9th, including a week for orientation and training.

Peer Counselors have many responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Create a community that enhances a student's University experience.

  • Facilitate the resolution of conflicts through mediation and counseling. Refer the student to the Academic Counselor or Director as appropriate if needed.

  • Coordinate ongoing formal and informal activities to help UBMS participants connect with each other.

  • Engage students via virtual platforms such as Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.

  • Promote participant involvement in activities offered by UBMS.

  • Create opportunities for students to provide feedback and evaluate UBMS programs and services. Channel student feedback to the appropriate sources.

  • Coordinate interactive meals with participants through a virtual setting and assist with enforcing behavioral standards and expectations.

  • Implement programs and activities to support participants academic and life successes.

  • Work collaboratively with UBMS staff, Summer Faculty, and other campus/off-campus agencies to facilitate social programs and activities.


  • College Sophomore and above in good academic standing

  • Experience working or mentoring high school students

  • Detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience using Zoom, Google Classroom, and other virtual platforms preferred


  • Recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply

  • Previously held leadership positions highly desirable

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $15.00 per hour for 40 hours a week

Important Notice: Employment is contingent on background checks as required by theSUNY Child Protection Policy. ( Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this prerequisite.

Employee Benefits:The Research Foundation for the State University of New York offers a comprehensivebenefits package ( that is a valuable part of total compensation. This includes medical, dental, vision, dependent care subsidy and other benefits such as SUNY Tuition Assistance. Furthermore, our10 Perks of Working at the RF ( provides an at-a-glance view of our top benefits that make us a great place to work.

Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, not for profit corporation and is a separate employer from SUNY and the State of New York and offers separate compensation and benefit plans.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Resume or CV

  • Cover letter/Letter of Interest

  • Names and contact information of three references.

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