Utah State University

College Launch Summer Counselors 2023

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/28/2023 6:03 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
4 weeks (May 27 - June 24, 2023)
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$3500 for 4 weeks
Telework Eligible


USU Blanding Campus is accepting applications for candidates to serve as counselors/tutors to participants in the 2023 College Launch Summer Program. This 4-week comprehensive programs offer assistance to first-generation and/or low-income students in academic subjects such as Math, science, STEM, and study skills. Counselors are required to live in the residence hall and will mentor and tutor participants on a daily basis. Room and board will be provided along with a salary of $3,500 for the four weeks. College Launch works with high school seniors. Summer employment begins May 27, 2023 and continues through June 24, 2023.


  • Assist College Launch (CL) participants in improving academic achievement either in a group or individually by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills.
  • Must be able to tutor participants in Math, Science, STEM, Public Speaking, and Health courses.
  • Assist participants with financial aid applications and scholarships.
  • Monitor attendance and academic performance of participants on a daily basis.
  • Meet with CL Directors regularly to ascertain participants' progress and address any concerns.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of the USU Blanding Campus and CL Program.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of social, cultural, and recreational activities.
  • Maintain a productive, positive attitude and confidentiality with other counselors, instructors, and CL staff.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the CL Director.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a solid academic background in Math, Science, STEM, and/or Health.
  • Must have completed at least 24 credits of college work at the time of application.
  • Must have superb analytical, problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Experience in conducting team building and other group activities.
  • Must possess the ability to handle high levels of stress.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diverse population of students.
  • Applicant cannot be enrolled in summer classes or other employment.
  • Must adhere to the USU travel and driving policies.
  • Candidates must complete and pass a background check before hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Navajo or Spanish.
  • Bachelor's degree in any Educational field.
  • Preference given to applicants from socio-economic backgrounds similar to CL participants.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV 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

$3500 for 4 weeks


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 employs 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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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 11/2022


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