Upward Bound Participant Mentors/Supervi...
Southwestern Oregon Community College - Coos Bay, OR

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Program is June 23 – August 1, 2013

Upward Bound is now accepting applications for Participant Supervisors/Mentors for the 2013 summer session, for the men’s and women’s residence halls.

Upward Bound is a federally grant-funded college preparation program for students in grades 9-12. Our goal is to develop the academic skills and motivation necessary to succeed in post-secondary education. During the 6-week summer academy, students live in SOCC housing and take a variety of classes, and also participate in cultural and community service projects. During one week in July, we take the students out of town for a camping trip.

Participant Supervisors/Mentors serve as role models and enforcers of program policy, and are responsible for developing evening activities. They must work as a team to maintain a safe living and learning environment in which to engage and guide student participants. Participant Supervisors/Mentors are required to live in residence halls with the students but are given their own rooms. Strict adherence to rules is expected of all Participant Supervisors/Mentors, and enforcement of all summer academy handbook guidelines is expected. The ability to discipline students appropriately, as well as taking the initiative to ensure that students obey all rules, is crucial to the success of the program.

Description of Duties and tasks:


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising youth in a consistent, equitable manner in a variety of structured and unstructured environments; facilitating activities; attending all meals and student outings; completing documentation and reports as assigned; maintaining a positive outlook and providing motivation; being sensitive to diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, lifestyle and other differences among students and staff; monitoring study halls.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Successful completion of a minimum of 60 hours of college credit by June 2013, in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must possess excellent time management skills, leadership experience, confidence, maturity, high energy, good communication skills and a positive attitude.

A valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required, and you will need to pass the Type 20 school bus drivers test. You may be required to drive a 15-passenger bus. We also require a background check, and current First Aid/CPR certification, which is paid for by SWOCC upon an offer of employment.


Individuals with experience facilitating student groups and who have residential life supervisory experience.

Additional Job Information:

****Positions are Open Until Filled****


Full room and board package for each week commencing on Sunday afternoons at 3:30 PM and ending on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 PM. All field trips travel and admission fees are included. A stipend of $1500.00 on top of the room and board is paid directly from payroll on the 10th of July and the 10th of August.

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