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Upward Bound Program Assistant

Apply now Job no: 493448
Work type: Staff (Temporary)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Pre-Collegiate Programs
Division: Student Affairs

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Our Service 
Excellence Philosophy:


At Rollins, we strive to be responsive, respectful, collaborative, competent, and inclusive in all that we do. Whether serving prospective or current students, alumni, local residents, or our fellow faculty and staff colleagues, these standards define the Rollins service experience.

Click here to learn more about our commitment to Service Excellence at Rollins College!

Primary Job Responsibilities:

The Rollins College Upward Bound Program is seeking highly motivated individuals who believe in the mission of the program. Individuals who are able to work with a diverse population, display dependable characteristics, and work well with others. The person selected for this position is responsible for working cooperatively with the Program Director and Coordinator to ensure an engaged program of academic excellence, diversity and leadership is being facilitated to participants.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with office and clerical duties such as copying, typing, calling and responding to program participants, community, and program/school partners.
  • Assisting Program Director and Coordinator with individual or group activities focused on promoting secondary school completion and enrollment in a post-secondary educational program.
  • Assisting with ideas and feedback in participants' college tours and events.
  • Assisting with taking pictures and documenting student activities for social media sites and program websites.
  • Assisting with creating promotional resources to advertise program events to participants and prospective students.
  • Participation in weekly staff meetings, staff development, and commitment to continuous learning of program objectives.
  • Assisting the Program Coordinator in seeking donations in the local community for special events.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to understand the different components in event planning.
  • Ability to communicate and build rapport with at-risk youth.
  • Customer service skills as it pertains to working with parents and community members.
  • Leadership and communication skills for facilitating workshops and other activities for program participants and perspective students.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school graduate.
  • Must be 21 years of age and up (Sophomore Status in College).
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time-management.
  • Positive, proactive approach to working with teenagers on their research papers, essays, projects, and homework during summer.
  • Ability to have reliable transportation if living off campus. 
  • Flexible schedule.

Level 2 Background Screening Requirement

As a condition of employment, the candidate must pass a Florida Level 2 Background Screening prior to their start date. The cost of the fingerprinting is the responsibility of the candidate. The cost is approximately $70.00+ and payment is collected when the appointment is scheduled.

The candidate cannot start working until all background screening results are returned and cleared or until they have received an approved exemption.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong consideration to currently enrolled college student. 
  • Experience working with teenagers and economically disadvantaged students in a school setting.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (optional)

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Position Information:

  • Employment Dates: June 5, 2023 – July 7, 2023 (July 12-15 Summer Trip Voluntary)
    • Ability to work at least one Saturday a month for program tutoring sessions.
    • Orientation/Training: June 9 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Schedule: Daily coverage time will vary. Program Assistants will work up to 25hrs Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00am - 8:00pm

  • Compensation: Approximately $15.00 per hour. This is an Upward Bound grant funded position through the U.S. Department of Education and is contingent upon grant funding.

  • There are no benefits associated with this position.

About Upward Bound:

Upward Bound is a campus-based college-preparatory program assisting 72 college-bound high school students from Orange County. During the school year the program provides college-prep advancement instruction, guidance in preparing for college admission, tutorial services and academic advisement to further enhance the participants' academic development and preparation for post-secondary educational opportunities and curriculum advancement for the school year. Our students are motivated learners from socioeconomic backgrounds considered statistically less likely to complete a four-year degree. They range from general level to honors to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.

To learn more about the Upward Bound Program please click here.

About Rollins College:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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