Utah State University

Upward Bound TRIO Academic Year Advisor Red Mesa High School

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 2 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 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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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.


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 Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@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


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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