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Upward Bound Counseling Specialist

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Upward Bound Counseling Specialist

Posted: 07/02/2019


Tusculum University is currently accepting applications for a Upward Bound Counseling Specialist. This is a 12-month, full-time position requiring weekly travel to schools and occasional evening work. This position 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 entails physical exertion); collaboration with school personnel and parents. This individual must have a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the program and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Only complete online applications will be reviewed and must be received by July 19, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Materials received after this date and time will not be accepted.


Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in education, counseling, social or behavioral science, or related field. The successful candidate must have experience and familiarity with disadvantaged student populations. Preference will be given to candidates with previous TRIO experience and/or guidance, educational and/or career counseling as well as experience in overcoming barriers similar to those faxing target population.

Tusculum University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. In addition, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Tusculum participates in E-Verify and observes the guidelines as a Tennessee Drug Free Workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer Applicants will be required to submit to and successfully complete (1) substance abuse testing at a laboratory chosen by Tusculum University and (2) an employment background check which includes a criminal background check, employment verification, license verification (if applicable) and credit history (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, resume, Tusculum University application and Fair credit Reporting Rights Act (FCRA) form to [email protected] Attn: Upward Bound Counseling Specialist.




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 7/20/2019
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