at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States
Upward Bound Advisor for Washington CountyPosting Number S00882JP Department Upward Bound 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 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 northern 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 enrichment.Education/Skills Requirements
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 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 Requirements and/or Equivalents
Prior experience working with high school-aged youth and people of economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds required.
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 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 and to travel throughout Maine is required.Standard Work Days and Hours
This is an hourly, casual position for the academic year 2021-2022. 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.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.Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 0.97 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Hourly 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? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 09/22/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
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.Supplemental Questions