Utah State University

Part Time Upward Bound Site Coordinator

City Moab Campus
Posted Date 5 months ago(6/16/2023 10:42 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20 hours per week
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Student Affairs
Advertised Salary
$20.00 an hour
Telework Eligible


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 Site Coordinator 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
  • Assist in student travel for Upward Bound campus visits and activities
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in education, counseling or related field
  • Previous experience teaching
  • Part of the local school community

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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Patience in tutoring and nurturing social and career skills
  • Ability to relate to program participants

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume (to be uploaded during the application process)
  2. Cover Letter (to be typed during the application process)

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

Advertised Salary

$20.00 an hour


This position requires moderate physical effort.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 25 pounds, walking and standing.  Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

College/Department Highlights

This is a grant funded position; the current grant award extends until 2027.


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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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