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Summer Program Assistant - UB Summer Program

The Upward Bound TRIO program at the University of Northern Iowa is looking for Summer Program Assistants to join the staff for the 2024 Summer Program.

The Upward Bound 2024 Summer Program is a 6-week college prep residential program for eligible high school students (scholars) from the Waterloo Community School District. Participating scholars live in a dorm setting and take courses on the University of Northern Iowa campus (Monday-Friday). Scholars and staff also take part in extracurricular activities that include college visits, theater workshops, and more. This year's program will run June 10-July 23, 2024.

Summer Program Assistants are responsible for supervising approximately sixty high school scholars. This position answers to the Assistant Dorm Coordinator and the lead Dorm Coordinator.

Qualifications: Current undergraduate student of sophomore status or older with the ability to work with and mentor high school students. Residence hall supervisory experience a plus, but not required. Experience working with diverse, low-income, and first-generation high school students is preferred. No outside activity or employment is possible during Upward Bound summer employment. Must have a valid driver’s license on file and pass a background check.

Duties and Responsibilities: Supervises Upward Bound scholars in their instructional classes, recreational activities, field trips and other events, and provides tutoring as needed. Assistants live in the residence hall and are available at all times when scholars are in the residence hall. Must be able to enforce rules, relate to high school students, and report any problems to the Assistant Dorm Coordinator, Dorm Coordinator, or UB Program Director. Mentors all scholars as needed, providing any assistance necessary to allow scholars to have a successful experience. Conducts scheduled conferences with assigned scholars and submits completed forms to staff, assists other residential staff as needed, attends all required pre- and in-service training sessions and staff meetings. Submits a three-page typed summative report and attends an exit interview at the end of the Upward Bound Summer Program.

Salary/Compensation: As agreed, paid every two weeks over the course of the program; room and board provided.