Upward Bound Advisor

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0620-9086
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 525


Under the general direction of designated supervisor, advises and counsels high school students enrolled in an Upward Bound program and assists them in gaining admission to college.


  1. Serves as academic advisor to high school students enrolled in the Upward Bound program, with responsibility for advising them regarding academic choices and performance and for monitoring student performance and progress towards successful completion of high school program.
  2. Maintains close liaison with students, their families and high school staff.
  3. Participates in all program planning, identifies need for changes and recommends improvements in the program.
  4. Provides career and college counseling to assist students in appraising their interests, aptitudes and abilities and assists them in educational and vocational planning.
  5. Assists in planning and administering a comprehensive summer residential program designed to provide additional academic support for students enrolled in the program, with responsibility to assist in planning educational and counseling services, and other needed services.
  6. Counsels Upward Bound students regarding realistic college choices and assists them in gaining admission and obtaining financial aid or other needed services.
  7. Plans and organizes periodic group meetings for all program students.
  8. Participates in selection of new students by reviewing records, interviewing students and families and recommends final selection.
  9. Supervises and monitors a tutoring program designed to supplement high school courses, with responsibility to determine student needs, schedule tutoring sessions and monitor student progress.
  10. Supervises the daily activities of tutors; interviews applicants and recommends hiring.
  11. Assists in hiring instructors for summer residential program; interviews and recommends final selection.
  12. Administers diagnostic tests and develops an appropriate educational program accordingly, and monitors student performance and progress towards successful completion of high school program.
  13. Assists in developing grant proposals to fund program; participates in activities such as fundraising for scholarships.
  14. Prepares quarterly reports on each student, describing counseling activities for the reporting period and providing specific details regarding student progress such as course schedule, grades, problems and related matters.
  15. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Bachelors degree, preferably in counseling or related field
  2. Extensive experience working with teenagers in multi-racial environment, in guidance counseling, community work or social agency.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  4. Some administrative and supervisory experience
  5. Willingness to travel and work flexible hours and to live in the community of the sending high school.


  1. Some experience writing grant proposals.



Date Scored: 4/12/1985