Upward Bound Programs Residential Mentor

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Pennsylvania State University
Upward Bound Program
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Upward Bound Programs (UBP), which includes Upward Bound (UB), Upward Bound Migrant (UBM), and Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) is seeking fifteen (15) Residential Mentors (RMs) from June 3 through July 20, 2018. Responsibilities include establishing a supportive, encouraging, and welcoming environment in the residence hall; serving as a role model who exhibits sound judgment, maturity, and common sense; ensuring the well-being and safety of all students and other staff members; enforcing UBP and University regulations in a consistent and objective manner; working with a small group of students to complete an assigned project; planning and leading academic, social, and recreational activities; providing tutoring (where needed) and occasionally attending classes with students; working closely with the program’s teachers, office staff, and other individuals; chaperoning groups of students as they participate in activities both on and off campus; monitoring study hours and tutoring sessions for students; attending daily staff meetings; completing program documentation and evaluations by established deadlines; performing regular monitoring duties such as free time check in, meal check in, and sick duty as scheduled; and assisting with cleanup of the residence hall at the end of the summer program. This position is on-call 24 hours/day when high school students are on campus for the 6-week program. Successful candidates will have earned a minimum of 59 credits by the beginning of June 2018 and either be a current Penn State student or UBP alumni currently enrolled at another institution. Preferred candidates will have experience working with youth in a residential setting. Candidates cannot schedule classes or hold additional employment while employed by UBP. Housing and meals will be provided from June 3rd – July 20th. If interested, please submit résumé and cover letter, and complete the PSU web application. Review of materials will begin after January 25th. UBP is a federally funded program at Penn State that prepares low-income, first generation high school students for future success in college. The 2018 Summer Academy for Creative Studies hosts approximately 120 students at the University Park campus during a six-week residential camp and offers a taste of college life as well as assistance with academic courses. For more information about UBP, please visit our website: http://equity.psu.edu/ub.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088