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Upward Bound Counseling Specialist

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Upward Bound Counseling Specialist

Posted: 08/22/2019


Tusculum University is currently accepting applications for an Upward Bound Counseling Specialist. This is a 12-month, full-time position requiring some evening and weekend 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 (requiring some 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.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed and must be received by September 13, 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, social or behavioral science, counseling, student personnel administration and management or a 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 a minimum of two years’ experience in an education, mathematics, or science field. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in overcoming barriers similar to those facing the target population.

Tusculum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, participates in E-Verify, and observes the guidelines as a Tennessee Drug Free Workplace employer. Applicants will be required to submit to substance abuse testing at a laboratory chosen by Tusculum University.

This position is subject to the results of pre-employment testing and a background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. All applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, the names & contact information of 3-5 references, Tusculum University application and Authorization for Background Investigation and Fair Credit Reporting Rights Act Summary (These two forms can be located at the top of the web page https://www3.tusculum.edu/hr/employment-opportunities) electronically to [email protected] Attn: Upward Bound Counseling Specialist




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 9/23/2019
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