Utah State University

Upward Bound Summer Counselors

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/28/2024 4:09 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
40 hours a week for 5 weeks
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$3,500 - 40 hours a week for 5 weeks
Telework Eligible


Join the USU Blanding Campus team as a counselor/tutor for the UB Summer Programs. This 5-week intensive program is dedicated to supporting first-generation and/or low-income students in key academic subjects such as English, math, science, foreign language, and study skills. As a counselor, you'll play a vital role in the academic and personal development of participants, providing mentorship and tutoring support on a daily basis.

  • Live in the residence hall throughout the duration of the program.
  • Mentor and tutor participants, offering guidance and support in their academic pursuits.
  • Conduct engaging activities to promote team building and foster a supportive community environment.


  • Room and board provided for the entire duration of the program.
  • Competitive salary of $3000 for the five-week period.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students from diverse backgrounds.

Important Dates:

  • Summer employment commences on May 28, 2023.
  • Program concludes on June 29, 2023.


Don't miss out on this rewarding opportunity to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to empowering students for success. Apply now to make a difference in the lives of aspiring scholars!



  • Assist UB participants in improving academic achievement either in a group or individually by meeting with them on a regular basis to complete class assignments and work on study skills.
  • Must be able to tutor participants in English, math, science, PE, and/or Foreign Language.
  • Monitor attendance and academic performance of participants on a daily basis.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of the USU Blanding Campus including housing and Upward Bound Program.
  • Meet with director, program coordinator, and teachers regularly to ascertain participants' progress and address any concerns.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of social, cultural, and recreational activities.
  • Assist participants with financial aid applications and scholarships for fall semester.
  • Maintain a productive, positive attitude and confidentiality with other counselors, instructors, and UB staff.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Upward Bound Director and Program Coordinator.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or have completed at least 21 credits of college work at time of application.
  • Must possess the ability to handle high levels of stress.
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check 
  • Must complete and adhere to the USU travel and driving policies.
  • No other employment during the summer program and minimal college class load to ensure focus on position responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in conducting team building and other group activities.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diverse population of students.
  • Bilingual in Navajo.
  • Preference given to applicants from socio-economic backgrounds similar to TRIO and College Launch participants.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have a solid academic background in English, science, math, and/or Foreign Language.
  • Must have superb analytical, problem solving, and communication skills.

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” 


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

Advertised Salary

$3,500 - 40 hours a week for 5 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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all 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. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. 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 04/2024

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

*updated 09/2023


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