TRIO Upward Bound

Be a Summer Academy Leader!

Position Summary

FLC’s TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Program (UB) seeks Leaders to supervise and tutor high school students during our summer residential college preparatory program. UB provides year-round academic and enrichment activities to 50 high school students who come from low-income families where neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree. The program offers a summer residential component focused on enhancing the academic skills of the participants and provides participants with fast-paced, intensive academic coursework and other social, cultural and recreational enrichment activities.

These are summer live-in, full-time/temporary positions scheduled from June 2-July 6, 2017 (approximately five weeks).  Weekends are off but leaders must report back to work on Sunday evening at 6:00pm (for student check in).   The Leader position provides experiential learning opportunities for college students wishing to gain practical experience working with youth in academic and social development. TRIO Upward Bound is not just a summer job; it is a commitment to educational equity and an extension of our service to the community. Our mission is not only to increase the number of students who go to college, but to also help shape our participants into future leaders. 

The Leader position is to be a priority over all other interests, classes, or employment. Leaders cannot be enrolled in FLC summer sessions II-V, and are discouraged from holding other jobs outside the TRIO Upward Bound Summer Academy when the UB students are on campus (Sunday nights through Friday afternoons, June 2-July 6, 2017). This position reports directly to the Leader Supervisor. 

Compensation:  $10.00 per hour (approximately 40-50 hours per week), plus room and evening meal.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5
  • Completed at least two years of college
  • Campus resident for least two semesters or equivalent
  • Valid State Driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Experience working with high school students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Tutoring experience in Math, English, Science, or Foreign Language (Spanish).
  • Experience with conflict resolution.
  • Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in team-focused work environment
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong organization skills.
  • Must have high level of maturity, be self-disciplined, and able to work successfully on a team.
  • Previous TRIO Program experience.
  • Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures.
  • Must be sensitive, respectful and understanding of needs of economically and academically disadvantaged, ethnically diverse high school students.
  • Must possess the commitment and stamina to participate constructively in stressful situations. 

How to Apply

If you're interested please download the application here to read more about Leader responsibilities and materials needed to apply for the position. Should you choose to apply please submit all materials electronically to Hailey Sands at hksands@fortlewis.edu.

If you have questions please contact:

Hailey Sands, program coordinator
(970) 903-0750

Marya Corrigan, program director
(970) 903-9998

Important dates:

March 3, 2017 - Application due by 5:00pm

June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017 - Leader's move into residence hall and complete Leader training

June 4, 2017 - July 6, 2017 - Upward Bound Summer Academy