Upward Bound Hiring for Summer Employment

Truman’s Upward Bound program is currently accepting applications for summer employment.

The Upward Bound program exists to assist high school students who are the first in their family to attend college and from income-eligible backgrounds in building the skills and motivation necessary for college success. Upward Bound does this by providing students with academic skill development, tutoring, college/career assistance and social/cultural exposure through a year-round support program from the sophomore to senior years in high school. Rising 11th and 12th grade students also participate in a six-week in-residence summer session on Truman’s campus that provides academic preparation for classes taken in high school the subsequent year and ACT preparation, as well as personal support and motivation towards attainment of a college degree.

Summer session begins June 4 and ends July 12, with classes scheduled from June 5 through July 7. All courses are taught between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Instructors are expected to be available from 10-10:30 a.m. each day for individual student assistance. Selected instructors are required to participate in mandatory training sessions in late May and early June.

Open positions include: college reading instructor; college preparatory mathematics instructor; foreign language instructor; hall coordinator; residential mentor; yearbook editor; photographer and videographer; and night supervisor.

Interested applicants can access application materials at the Upward Bound website. Prospective applicants with additional questions are welcome to visit the Upward Bound Office in Kirk Building 220 or call 660.785.4244.

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