The advisor will help to identify students who meet UB eligibility criteria, especially those who are low-income, first-generation, those who have potential for completing high school and entering postsecondary education, and those who are considered higher risk. They will also help determine if the student has the motivation or interest in improving his/her academics, and willingness to pursue a postsecondary degree.
The academic advisor will provide supplemental support services, such as academic advisement, career guidance, financial aid counseling, tutoring, and other motivational and intervention strategies. They will ensure that participants are familiar with educational opportunities and aware of financial aid and scholarship options. They will help with all necessary applications.
- Aid in identifying, recruiting and selecting participants
- Develop educational plans for each student in coordination with the director and program coordinator
- Develop and administer all academic year curriculum for Junior and Senior students
- Individualized tutoring
- Act as a voice for Upward Bound at target school staff meetings
- Advocate for participants to target school administration
- Develop personalized relationships with participants
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree in education, counseling or related field
- Previous experience teaching
- Part of the local school community
- Patience in tutoring and nurturing social and career skills
- Current teaching licensure
- Previous experience teaching at site
- Master's degree in education, counseling or related field
- Experience working with economically disadvantaged youth
- Similar background to that of participants
USUE TRIO programs have consistently maintained a policy of employing staff and faculty who are representative of the individuals that will provide socio-economic diversity to the maximum extent possible. Through its policies and programs, USUE undertakes to comply fully with all federal, state and local laws relating to equal education and employment opportunity in the provision of hiring practices to promote employment of individuals who have overcome barriers similar to the target population by implementing strategies in the following areas: Advertising, hiring committee, potential applicants, interview and selection.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, email@example.com, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266;Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.
For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.
Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.
USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.