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Upward Bound Program Assistant-Temporary

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Upward Bound Program Assistant-Temporary

  • 499300
  • Professional Staff
  • Temporary
  • Opening at: Feb 12 2024 at 09:00 CST
  • College of Education

Job Summary:

The Upward Bound Program Assistant is responsible for providing support during the TCU Upward Bound Summer Program in the following capacity. (1) provide classroom support (2) assist UB Staff with organizational and clerical work; (3) lead/chaperone small student groups during college visits and cultural enrichment trips; (4) assists with UB special events.

*UB Program Assistant must be available to work Monday - Friday for the entire Six-Week Summer Program, starting June 10 – July 19, 2024. *

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Provides individual and group tutorial services to participants (grades 9-12) within the Upward Bound Summer Program or provides individual and group tutorial services to participants within the Upward Bound Bridge Program that are transitioning from high school to college.
2. Assists student participants in improving course grades and curriculum content.
3. Works with Upward Bound participants to improve overall academic achievement.
4. Assists in the day-to-day program operations, including recordkeeping/office support.
5. Leads and chaperones small student groups during college visits and cultural enrichment trips.
6. Assists with UB special event support.
7. Provides feedback to Upward Bound Director regarding each participant's unique and individual needs and attends staff development/in-service training.
8. Supports Upward Bound participants outside of the classroom by attending Upward Bound special programs.
9. Provides regular and timely submission of student attendance, grades, and reports.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Completed 1 year of college
• 1 year of experience working with students
• Experience working with students from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Experience working with youth programs.
• Knowledge of/experience with TRIO Programs

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Ability to conduct and facilitate small group sessions
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Knowledge of developmental issues of minor-aged students
• Ability and understanding to work cooperatively with a wide variety of students and staff.
• Knowledge of developmental issues of minor-aged students
• Ability to maintain student confidentiality.
• Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at all levels of interaction with program participants.
• Knowledge of barriers to secondary and post-secondary education faced by low income and first-generation students.
• Professional or personal experiences in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Participants.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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