Summer Upward Bound Program:Counselors/Residential Positions

Job description

Category:: Other Positions
Department:: Upward Bound
Locations:: Springfield, OH
Posted:: Feb 12, 2019
Closes:: May 3, 2019 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Part-time Temporary

About Wittenberg University:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati. For additional information about the university, please visit our website at

Job Description:

Upward Bound at Wittenberg University conducts, each summer, a residential program for first-generation college and culturally diverse high school students who have the potential to succeed in college, but may need motivation, encouragement, strengthened basic skills, or a sense of how education can become meaningful in their lives. The program in one dimension emphasizes preparation in English, math, foreign language, literature, reading, study skills, and laboratory science, but offers courses in other areas. In addition, there are many activities, trips and other experiences designed to help students grow and mature. Upward Bound is neither a traditional summer school nor a summer recreation program. It is a place in which a unique community of study and play, of personal search and group concern, develops anew each summer, with the nature of each summer dependent upon what each student and staff member brings to the common sharing of life and thought.

We are presently accepting applications for Tutor Counselors (9 positions), Bridge Counselors (2 positions), Head Resident (1 position), and Assistant Head Resident (1 position) for our six week summer program which runs from May 30, 2019 - July 12, 2019.

Responsibilities vary by position. For detailed position descriptions, please visit our summer employment web page located at or contact the Upward Bound office at 937-327-7535

These are especially great opportunities for education majors, however, all majors will be considered.

The salaries range from $2,300 - $2,400 depending on the positions, and include room and board except Saturday and Sunday meals, which are at your own expense. The salary level for all positions is dependent upon prior program experience, teaching a workshop, and level of funding. These positions do not offer additional benefits.


Qualifications vary by position. For specific qualifications, please visit out summer employment web page located at or contact the Upward Bound office at 937-327-7535.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until May 1, 2019. Applications will not be accepted after May 1, 2019.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please view our Notice of non-discrimination housed on our website.

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

Application Instructions:

We require applicants to set-up an account and apply through our online system. Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references
  • College transcripts (scanned copies accepted)

All applicants must submit college transcripts and two (2) letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be typed on letterhead or printed on the Upward Bound Employment Recommendation Form located on the Upward Bound summer employment webpage and mailed directly to: Upward Bound, Wittenberg University, Blair Hall Room 109, P.O. Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501 OR faxed to 937-327-7541.

If you have questions about the positions please contact the Upward Bound office at 937-327-7535.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937-327-7517.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2019
Application Due: 5/4/2019
Work Type: