Upward Bound Academy Jobs

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Academy Positions (Closed)

Upward Bound conducts an annual four-week Academy (five weeks for Year 3) on the Northern Arizona University campus. The Academy provides an educationally, enriching, residential program, which introduces students from our four target high schools to the university environment while preparing them academically for institutions of higher learning. The major goal of the Academy is to enable students to successfully live in two worlds: their own, with its rich cultural heritage, and the other world of college life.

Service Learning Leaders

Our team of Service Learning professionals will facilitate a 45 minute Service Learning class, transport and supervise students at the assigned service learning site, and ensure communication among staff, students, and site coordinators.
Employment Dates: TBD
Service Learning Leader Job Description and Deadline:

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  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator, Sr. and Director
  • Supervise program participants (9th grade) at Service Learning volunteer site
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of tasks assigned by site coordinator at volunteer site
  • Transport program participants (9th grade) to Service Learning volunteer site
  • Facilitate a 45 minute Service Learning class prior to each volunteer site visit
  • Maintain a positive attitude throughout the program, and present a positive image of NAU and the Office of Student Affairs summer programs.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of Northern Arizona University and the Upward Bound Academy
  • Inform the Program Coordinator, Sr. and/or Project Director of events in a timely manner
  • All other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, Sr. and Director
Due to the demand of these positions, the ideal candidate should:
  • Possess Service Learning or other supervisory experience
  • Have experience with leading and engaging students in active learning
  • Maintain strong interpersonal, public relations and oral communication skills
  • Be enthusiastic, self-motivated, dedicated and creative
  • Have experience working with multicultural populations
  • Be motivated to work with limited supervision
  • Have a valid Driver’s License (required)
  • Pass Northern Arizona University van training (required)
Salary: TBD
Apply: nau.edu/Handshake
Non-NAU Affiliate: Download application
Application Deadlines: TBD

If you have any questions, call (928)523-2984 or email Verlinda.Folgheraiter@nau.edu

Supplemental Instructors 

Employment Dates: TBD

Supplemental Instructor Job Description and Deadline: 


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  • Participate in the Upward Bound student/parent Orientation.
  • Lead/participate in the Mountain Line trip to Coconino Community College for our high school students.
  • Attend Coconino Community College (CCC) course Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Communicate with CCC Professor
  • Utilize technology for classroom time and assignments
  • Conduct two afternoon SI tutorial sessions every week, Monday & Friday afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Provide individual and/or group assistance to students in assigned CCC subject  
  • Attend weekly Wednesday afternoon post-secondary preparation sessions from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Conduct weekly SI evening tutorial sessions, Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.
  • Assist students with study skills development necessary for CCC course
  • Cultivate supportive relationships with culturally diverse students
  • Submit required documentation (e.g. attendance, course evaluations, etc.) by designated deadline
  • Attend Academy graduation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled college student
  • Student tutoring experience
  • Technology experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Technology experience
Disbursed according to NAU Payroll schedule
  • TBD 
  • Approximately 19 hours per week for 5 weeks 
Application Deadlines: TBD
If you have any questions, call (928)523-6984 or email Diana.Betoney@nau.edu