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Academic Advisor- Upward Bound

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Academic Advisor- Upward Bound


This is a 12-month, full-time position requiring some evening and weekend work. The Upward Bound Academic Advisor provides educational and career guidance to high school students as part of a program designed to encourage high school and college completion. Duties include identifying, recruiting, and selecting participants; collecting and maintaining data; conducting small group sessions; designing and participating in program activities (some of which may require physical exertion); collaboration with school personnel and parents. The Upward Bound Academic Advisor also assists in facilitating the program’s 6-week Summer Academy. This immersive academy requires the academic advisor to provide on-ground services to program participants residing on campus. The Upward Bound Academic Advisor must have a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the program and excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • A bachelor’s degree is required and master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in TRIO Programs, education, social or behavioral science, counseling, student personnel, or related field;
  • Knowledge and understanding of disadvantaged students; and
  • Demonstrated competence in interpersonal skills.

How to Apply:

Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, name and contact information of 3-5 references, and Tusculum University application (located at the top of the web page electronically to Attn: Academic Advisor- Upward Bound


Working at Tusculum University

At Tennessee’s first college, join students from across the country and across the world who’ve come together  to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Our unique Civic Arts focus takes the liberal arts a step further in a nationally recognized approach to educating individuals of integrity and ideals.

wide range of majors – from museum studies to nursing – are combined with service learning and travel opportunities, an Honors Program and a Bonner Leaders Program.

Plus Tusculum offers scores of student-run clubs and projects to prepare you for anything!

If you’re seeking a smaller college away from urban stress and suburban sameness, Tusculum is the right size and in the right place. A small college like ours encourages you to be who you are and to try new things, knowing you’ll never be lost in the crowd. 

It’s easy to get involved at Tusculum. Organize campus events, become a resident assistant, direct a play, lead Freshman Orientation, hold an office in the Student Government Association, or join one of the many other clubs on campus.

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