Upward Bound Advisor
* This position is based out of Washington County
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 UB Advisor provides one-on-one
school-based academic, personal, career and college counseling to
area students as well as small and large group activities and
training/oversight of area tutors and mentors. The UB Advisor works
closely with target school staff and families in southern
Washington County to identify and recruit eligible area students as
well as plan and implement regional outreach activities including:
tutoring, college visits, mentoring, job shadows and cultural
Baccalaureate degree required.
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
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 Requirements and/or Equivalents
Prior experience working with high school-aged youth and people of
economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
Knowledge of high school or postsecondary developmental and
educational issues and some experience in a) academic/personal
counseling, b) residential life, c) teaching, and b) financial aid
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 and to travel
throughout Maine is required.
Standard Work Days and Hours
This is a full-time, benefits position. 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.
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.
Full Time Year Round
Background Check Package Requirements
Support Staff + MVR
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle,
rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled
Type of Posting
Special Instructions to Applicants
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
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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- Cover Letter