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University of Northern Iowa Summer Program Assistant - Upward Bound Math & Science in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Summer Program Assistant - Upward Bound Math & Science

Job Category:Merit Temporary (

Type of Position:Temporary

Full Consideration Date:Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Advertising Started on:Thursday, March 14, 2024

Hiring Department:Upward Bound Math & Science

Department:Upward Bound Math & Science


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Pay Grade ( :TEMP UNC.1

Position Details

Percent of Time/Week:100%

Service Schedule:Other

Position Description:

Upward Bound Math and Science is a high school, college prep program that provides academic enrichment, retention services, post-secondary preparation, and a summer residential program to low-income and first-generation students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science (social, tech, health, environmental, etc.) while providing a fun, exciting summer experience to our students!

We are looking for passionate individuals to join our team as a Summer Program Assistant! Students attend our residential summer program for 5 weeks on campus and 1 week on a Classroom on the Road trip! Staff live in the dorms to help provide educational, recreational, and social activities and supervision to help students experience what life is like in college. Summer Program Assistants will be provided housing for the entirety of the summer program on campus, as well as provided meals during the scheduled programming.


Summer Staff Training: May 28th, 2024 - May 31st, 2024

Summer Residential Program: June 2nd, 2024 - July 12th, 2024

Responsibilities include supervise program participants, ensuring they are at each scheduled activity; plan, lead, and implement activities with 9th-12th grade students; provide high-quality educational and recreational opportunities and enjoyable experiences for participants; support and supervise students to ensure their safety, development, growth, and wellbeing; support students in completing homework during study tables; assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, attendance, and sign in/sign out sheets; know and understand emergency procedures associate with the summer program; participate in team meetings; and proactively communicate with Upward Bound Math and Science staff about any questions.

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include an undergraduate college student or higher with a 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale; at least one year of experience working with underrepresented students; sensitivity and awareness of program participants; enjoys being in the company of high school students; ability to live in on campus and participate for the entirety of the summer program; willingness and ability to support high school student's academics, recreation, physical, and emotional wellbeing; energetic and positive personality; and patient, reliable, punctual, and have good communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

Candidates with experience working with residential programs preferred.

Online Application Required Documents

Application Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Professional References:Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References: 3

Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

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Contact Information

Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact:Sarah Cohen ( -

UNI Ctr for Urban Educ

Phone: 319-273-4791

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. Applicant Accommodations

If you seek information or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at or call (319) 273-2422.

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