Utah State University

Upward Bound Site Coordinator

City Moab Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/1/2020 10:13 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Student Affairs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience


USU Eastern Upward Bound seeks a site coordinator who is sensitive to educational, economic, social and cultural diversities unique to Upward Bound students. The site coordinator will be located within GRAND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL and will work with Upward Bound students during and/or after school.

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.


The UB advisor will be expected to become personally familiar with each participant, know and understand his/her academic and non-academic needs, and exert every effort to help the participant find satisfactory solutions leading to success. Counseling support will continue throughout the duration of time the participant is enrolled.


UB coordinators and school counselors will collaborate to ensure that academic, motivational, career guidance, and college planning needs of participants are met. They will work closely with teachers, counselors and administrators in tracking student needs and progress.


  • 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


Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  

College/Department Highlights

This is a grant funded position; the current grant award extends until 2021.

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.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


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, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, 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.


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