Interim Upward Bound Advisor

Bowdoin College   Brunswick, ME   Full-time     Other
Posted on January 11, 2023
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Job Summary:

Bowdoin Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program providing college access services and support to 167 low-income, Maine high school students annually. The Interim UB Advisor provides one-on-one school-based academic, personal, career and college counseling to students in selected target high schools as well as small and large group activities outside of school. The Interim UB Advisor works closely with the director and with target school staff and families in to identify and recruit eligible new students as well as plan and implement regional activities including: tutoring, college visits, mentoring, job shadows and cultural enrichment. Some evening and weekend work is required. This role can be located in the Midcoast Maine or within Washington County, Maine and regular travel to local target high schools in the Midcoast Maine area as well occasional travel to Washington County Maine is also required.

Hourly range for this position is expected to be: Minimum $20.00 – Maximum $24.00 per hour

Standard Hours:

  • This is an hourly, benefits eligible position with the Upward Bound program.
  • Typical schedule will be Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm but will vary according to target high school schedules and operational need
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

Education/Skills Requirements:

  • Associates degree required. Bachelors preferred.
  • Effective writing and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to present effectively to small and large groups and to work productively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Proficient computer skills including use of social media, presentation, database and spreadsheet software.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Experience Requirement:

  • Prior experience working with high school-aged youth and people of economicallydisadvantaged backgrounds required.
  • Knowledge of high school or post secondary developmental and educational issues and some experience in a) academic/personal counseling, b) residential life, c) teaching, and b) financial aid required.
  • Familiarity with the state of Maine and knowledge of college admissions and financial aid are preferred.
  • A valid Maine driver’s license and the ability to comply with the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.
  • Ability to regularly work in the Downeast Region
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, occasional overnight travel is required.

About Bowdoin:

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

EEO Statement:

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.