Upward Bound Math & Science Academic Advisor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $35,000
Maximum: $40,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



1202 E. Montgomery Ave.
United States


Position Summary

LNESC is looking for a well rounded, energetic, outgoing, candidate who is interested in assisting Hispanic youth reach their fullest potential.

Interested candidates should email LNESC Center Director Shane Weller directly at sweller@lnesc.org.

This full-time, grant funded, position, reports to the Program Director and is responsible for the following:

  • The supervision of work studies located in targeted schools.
  • Supervision of Summer Precollege Academy instructional staff, and year round tutoring staff.
  • Providing direct support services to all students enrolled in the program including academic advising and instruction, creating and co-monitoring ISPs (Individual Service Plans).
  • Assisting students with ACT and ACCUPLACER preparation, and college prep course selection.
  • Assisting students with FAFSA and College Application Process.
  • Provide academic assessment to ensure adequate progress, including early alert and academic interventions.
  • Plan and lead workshops on a variety of precollege preparatory topics as well as activities related to cultural enrichment, STEM, leadership development and service learning.
  • Planning and attending field trips with students.
  • Play a leading role with other staff members in planning, coordination, curriculum development, and participation in the program's six-week Summer Precollege Academy and Bridge Program.
  • Creating and leading presentations for students, partners, schools, and community members.
  • Responsible for outreach and recruitment of students and for sustaining positive and effective working relationships with established partners and colleagues in target schools and the community.

Administrative responsibilities will include:

  • Student file maintenance.
  • Reporting on student progress, activities, and support services provided to students.
  • Data entry.
  • Regular program-related communications with students and parents.
  • Stipend disbursement and managing the Upward Bound Math & Science Academic Program and other duties as assigned.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

This position will perform the following:

  • Provides direct support services to all students enrolled in Upward Bound Math & Science including academic advising, monitoring, and assisting all students with ACT and ACCUPLACER preparation. Serves as a liaison with students and their families. Plans and coordinates cultural enrichment and leadership development and service learning activities. As part of a staff team, plan, coordinate, develop, implement, oversee academic curriculum for After School Program, and participate in the program's six-week Summer Precollege Academy and/or Bridge Program for graduated seniors. Responsible for retention of program participants once enrolled. Administrative responsibilities include; monthly reporting on all student services conducted, student data entry, regular program-related communications with students and parents, stipend disbursement and managing Upward Bound Math & Science Academic Programming.
  • Supervises and evaluates Site Coordinators located in the target schools and monitors each student's academic progress both with quarterly grade checks, early intervention, and throughout the tutoring component. Communicate electronically and in other forms with school district coordinators, teachers, and administrators, and parents. Supervises Summer Precollege Academy instructional staff and year round academic and tutoring staff.
  • Prepares and conducts presentations for both student-centered and parent-centered workshops, seminars and create and produce assessments to determine each student's progress; address parent's need for support with their student's academic progress and to evaluate program and student services effectiveness. Plans, organizes and conducts educational, financial literacy, college preparatory workshops, and other various events for participants.
  • Documents each student's progress on a computer database and provides electronic reports on students that describe activities and specific details regarding student progress such as pre-collegiate course selection; Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate, course schedules, grades, problems or related matters.
  • Together with the Director and other staff, the Academic Advisor will be responsible for recruiting new students.
  • Qualifications Required of Project Academic Advisor
  • Bachelor's degree required in education, psychology, sociology, education or a related field.
  • Minimum of two years of appropriate and relevant professional experience working in a TRIO federal program or similar program with low income and first-generation students.
  • Formal training and/or work experience in fields related to improving report grade grades and scores on standardized tests; student participation, rigorous

coursework, and project retention; promoting postsecondary enrollment and college persistence rates for low-income and potential first-generation college students.

  • Experience in providing high school youth and parents with academic advising services and college, career, and financial aid information.
  • Must indicate either professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the target population from which participants will be selected.
  • Bilingual abilities preferred, but not required.


Medical, Dental

Level of Language Proficiency

The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English and Spanish

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Important Information

Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references including names, addresses, and phone numbers. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process.

LULAC National Educational Services Center is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but is not limited to criminal history, national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

LULAC National Educational Services Center reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate. Applicant materials received by September 30, 2018 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

LULAC National Educational Services Center an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with all Federal and State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements in all programs. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, CSU-Pueblo is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.