Upward Bound Program Advisor
Under the general direction of the Upward Bound Program Director,
the Program Advisor oversees a caseload of 60 participants from the
target area high school in Stockton, California. The Program
Advisor provides ongoing guidance, support and resources to 9-12th
grade participants from low income backgrounds in preparation for
them to enter and graduate from college.
This position is grant funded through August 31, 2027, position may
be eliminated at any time if grant funds are no longer
- Assist with recruiting, selection and recommending of
participants that meet eligibility requirements.
- Create programming and curriculum and facilitate/present
workshops and other instructional programs.
- Advise high school students during school visitations regarding
academic progress and course selection, personal and academic goal
setting, test preparation and registration.
- Assist with college preparation including SAT/ACT preparation,
college and scholarship application assistance and financial aid
- Recruit, hire, train and supervise program tutors and
- Assist with planning of and attend program events, some of
which will be outside of the normal workday.
- Plan and lead college visits each semester (requires some
overnight and weekend responsibilities).
- Monitor student academic performance and maintain appropriate
electronic and written documentation in student folders.
- Assist with data collection for annual performance
- Collaborate with target school personnel to provide appropriate
services to participants.
- Assist with program communication including website
maintenance, social media printed materials and mailings.
- Ensures compliance with University and federal
- Perform other duties as needed to meet the goals of the Upward
This position serves as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined
by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to
report crimes that are reported them.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and
inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and
employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that
demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways
socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality,
socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and
- Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, education, social work or a
closely related field.
- Two (2) years of experience working in an educational
- Master’s Degree.
- Experience working with public school personnel and community
- Experience working with educationally and economically
- Knowledge of the college admissions process; financial aid
opportunities and high school graduation requirements.
- Professional writing and public speaking skills.
- Ability to exercise good judgment.
- Strong organizational and planning skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks and adhere to
- Personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those
facing project participants.
- Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
- Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity,
and inclusion in a university setting.
- Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices
and knowledge in their work.
The physical demands described here are representative but not
definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Frequent standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and
reaching. Ability to stand for extended periods of time. Occasional
lifting up to 40 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment on
campus and offsite in local high school office and at other
educational institutions. Work performed during standard business
hours. May be required to work some evenings and weekends.
Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to
meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for
University business. The University and its insurance carrier
reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving
$18.09-$23.96 per hour. We consider factors
such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the
position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as
market and organizational considerations when extending an
Background Check Statement:
To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/27259