Working as a Ross Counselor

The Ross Program will hire several counselors to work at the online program planned for 2021. Each counselor is expected to be available during the entire six weeks of the Program:

    June 27 through August 6, 2021.

Application materials for the 2021 session will be posted in January. Look for updates at Apply.

Application Requirements

A Ross Counselor needs a strong background in mathematics, and good social skills. We prefer applicants who are either math graduate students or undergraduate math majors who have completed at least two years of college. Applicants are expected to have completed a college course on Abstract Algebra, and to have some experience with elementary number theory.
Prior knowledge of all the Course Topics is not required.

Each counselor needs to pass a standard background check. Depending on your citizenship status, you might need to obtain an appropriate US visa to earn a salary at the Ross Program.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Counselor Responsibilities

Counselors are role models for the younger students. Each counselor leads daily Zoom meetings with a group of 5 students, and evaluates (grades) the mathematical work they submit, providing gentle hints and advice to help inspire students to focus on their math problems. Counselors also participate in one or two math courses at more advanced levels, and are also encouraged to organize and present their own Zoom lectures on mathematical topics of interest.


In exchange for six weeks of work, the Ross Foundation provides each counselor with a salary. We expect to offer a base salary of $3000 for six weeks of work, with opportunities to earn extra pay for additional duties as needed.