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Residential Team Leader - Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a program to assist low-income youth to prepare for college. The program includes intensive academic enrichment for students in grades 9 through 12 and a college orientation (Bridge) program for the Class of 2020 high school graduates. Participants reside in the University residence halls and receive instruction in writing, literature, foreign language, mathematics, computer literacy, financial literacy and science. Supervised recreation, guidance and peer counseling, community service, and career exploration are also part of the summer experience.


• Live in the University Residence Halls with high school students participating in the Upward Bound program and be on duty twenty-four hours per day, Sunday evening through Friday evening, for duration of the 5-week program.

• Provide supervision, individual and group tutoring, mentoring, and peer advising.

• Assist instructors with academic program.

• Plan and supervise community service and social, cultural, and recreational activities.

• Supervise study halls.

•Possibly attend and supervise students on out of state college tour, 7/26 – 7/31. Attendance will be determined at a later date

Minimum Qualifications

• Must 19 years or older to apply.

• Have completed a minimum of two years of college, achieved junior status, and be in good academic standing (at least 2.0 cumulative GPA ) at the institution last attended.

• Be a responsible individual with good interpersonal skills who enjoys working with adolescents from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.

• Be available to attend required training prior to the beginning of the program.

• Prior experience in tutoring and/or peer counseling preferred.

• Driver’s license and good driving record.

• Taking University coursework during the summer program is strongly discouraged and requires prior approval of Project Director.

• Persons who have succeeded in overcoming economic and/or social barriers similar to those confronting the target population are encouraged to apply.

• Criminal background check required


Special Instructions Summary

Interviews by appointment beginning in March.

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Last Updated: 2/6/20