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Upward Bound Coach - South Hagerstown High School

Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, MD

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details


The Upward Bound Coach will work approximately 200 hours per contract with Upward Bound students. They will provide direct support to Upward Bound students, with academic planning, career planning, and tutoring at Washington County Public Schools (WCPS). Upward Bound Coaches will also be involved with supervising Saturday sessions and field trips throughout the academic school year as well as recruiting new students into the program.


The Upward Bound Coach reports to the Upward Bound Manager and coordinates most closely with the Upward Bound Advising and Assessment Specialist and WCPS staff. This position may also involve supervision of tutors.


The Upward Bound Coach will complete the following tasks:

1. Assist with the recruitment of new UB students for the upcoming academic year and during the academic year when vacancies occur.

2. Actively reviewing grades with students individually via StudentVue on a weekly or monthly basis to discuss progress. Make email contacts with the teachers of failing students (at least once per marking period) and parents (at least once per semester) about how to address the student’s academic progress and make any improvements necessary for school success.

3. Responsible for documenting student conversations/meetings about future plans, goals, etc. monthly to UB Manager or Advising/Assessment Specialist.

4. The UB Coach will supervise after-school tutoring sessions for one hour twice per week. Assist in scheduling additional tutors during weekly tutoring sessions at WCPS and ensure that attendance sheets are accurate and complete. During tutoring coaches will actively engage with students, mentoring them regarding secondary program of studies, future college plans or providing them with alternate college preparatory assignments when they have no homework.

5. Assist with all ten UB Saturday Sessions throughout the academic year.

6. Assist students with completion of UB Saturday session materials and surveys of program activities, and return to the UB Manager.

7. Work closely with the UB Manager and Advising/Assessment Specialist, reporting to them about student needs and progress; meeting periodically to discuss student progress and program activities.

8. Assist with the supervision and chaperoning a minimum of 80% of the field trips and UB activities.

9. Participate twice annually (fall and spring) in TRiO Upward Bound staff development.


Secondary Teacher Certification and bachelor’s degree required; will be a WCPS teacher working at South Hagerstown High School.


Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills; proficiency in computer applications; ability to work independently and accurately; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students and others of diverse backgrounds. WCPS has agreed to allow this part-time grant-funded position to access WCPS data systems for purposes of the Upward Bound project. Will meet frequently with the Coordinator and/or the Advising and Assessment Specialist to discuss student progress.


Predominantly classroom environment with the potential for student interruptions. Additional environments may include office environments, campus/school events, or field trips. Minimal lifting is required for this position.


Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as the first of its kind in Maryland. More than 100 programs of study are available for university transfer, career preparation, and personal enrichment. HCC also offers non-credit continuing education courses and customized training programs, as well as remedial and developmental courses to help students prepare for college-level offerings. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, HCC awards associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.


HCC employs approximately 540 individuals each year in full and part-time positions. Hundreds of student workers and campus volunteers also serve the campus community.

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11400 Robinwood Dr.

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