Upward Bound

Student Assistant


  • Prepare program documents and materials.
  • Assist in dissemination of program materials to interested persons.
  • Handle telephone, email and in office inquiries about program and application process.
  • Accept information form applicants and assist in processing completed applications for review and approval.
  • Assist in maintenance of confidential program, institutional and federal documents, files and reports, consistent with professional office practices and standards.
  • Type and process personnel, payroll documents, process forms for the procurement of supplies and services.
  • Assist in the development and reproduction of instructional materials.
  • Assist with the implementation and evaluation of program activities/events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to learn and perform college and/or professional office responsibilities including the operation of computer software applications
  • Enter information into electronic database
  • File information in physical (hard-copy) records
  • Collate and disseminate program materials
  • Perform day-to-day institutional support activities such as answer phones, take messages, type documents, enter/maintain database information, assist with supply and equipment inventory, assist with implementation of program activities/events, assist with the maintenance of program forms/documents, personnel records, materials and resource procurement
  • Be reliable, able to follow instructions and work independently with limited supervision
  • Be available to work evenings and weekends.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior successful Upward Bound or similar educational equity program work experience
  • Desire to work with high school students/parents
  • Personal experience overcoming academic and/or economic barriers similar to those typically encountered by the Upward Bound target population enroute to attaining a postsecondary education.