Utah State University

Upward Bound TRIO Academic Year Advisor Red Mesa High School

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 10 months ago(9/3/2021 4:48 PM)
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Student Programs & Services
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Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
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Percent of Time or Hours per Week
(12-15 hours per week maximum x 36 weeks) Academic school year
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
Minimum starting wage- $18.31/hour, Depending on education.


Upward Bound serves first generation, low-income, academically disadvantaged high school students to help them develop the skills needed to become successful college students. By assisting selected participants in the development of appropriate educational goals, guiding them in decision-making, directing them to resources that provide assistance in making career and academic major choices, and providing opportunities to develop social skills, cultural competence, study skills, and writing skills. Office located in Blanding, Utah.

  • (12-15 hours per week maximum X 36 weeks) Academic school year.
  • Hourly - $18.31 hour Depending on education.
  • Monday-Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 PM (flexible)


  • Assist in strategies for orienting faculty, staff, and interested individuals, organizations, community about Upward Bound.
  • Recruit and assist selection of UB participants based on requirements.
  • Provide academic advisement, counseling and tutoring to UB participants.
  • Organize, promote and conduct involvement to inform parents on higher education opportunities, financial aid, and financial literacy.
  • Implement services as per Upward Bound’s Plan of Operation.
  • Maintain participant records; monitor academic progress of participants and submit monthly student tracking and stipend reports.
  • Attend monthly UB staff meeting.
  • Pursue avenues to integrate successful strategies school wide.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Upward Bound Project Director and Coordinator.


  • Associate's degree required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling or related field preferred.
  • Must have minimum of two years’ experience working with disadvantaged students in promoting educational opportunities, college admission, and financial aid.
  • Knowledge in Upward Bound TRIO or other programs.
  • Experience in tutoring English, math and science.
  • Willingness to be a positive advocate for disadvantaged students.
  • Ability to work with parents and school administration and staff.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and accept supervision

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

Minimum starting wage- $18.31/hour, Depending on education.


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.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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 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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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