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Upward Bound Academic Advisor Part Time - (Re-posted)

Laredo College

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Academic Advisor will prepare individualized educational plans and provide academic advising to program participants. Will monitor academic progress, class attendance, and serve as a liaison with target school personnel for retrieval of academic data.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist the Assistant Director with recruitment and identification of eligible students.
  2. Review applications and serve as a member of the student selection committee.
  3. Collect student grades from each high school grading period and document GPAís annually.
  4. Assist in providing transportation for off-site program activities.
  5. Assist the Assistant Director with overseeing of the Upward Bound Program.
  6. Provide academic advising to program participants and guide them towards college prep coursework.
  7. Assist the Assistant Director tutoring component for the academic and summer sessions.
  8. Provide weekly follow-up on Bridge studentís academic progress during the summer sessions.
  9. Assist the Assistant Director with follow-ups of UB graduates.
  10. Assist students with college admissions, financial aid information and testing.
  11. Coordinate and organize scheduled college visits.
  12. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Project Director.†


NOTICE: Required Documents†To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your high school diploma or unofficial transcript or GED certificate. †If recommended for this position an official transcript(s) will be required. †If a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.


  • Bachelorís degree or higher in school personnel, counseling, psychology, sociology, social work or a related field.
  • Knowledge of academic advising, FAFSA, standardized testing, college admissions, etc.


  • Experience in Academic Advising in Secondary Education.
  • Experience working in TRIO or similar programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Proficiency in computer applications, specifically Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals (or groups of individuals) as necessary.

Additional Information

Supervision Exercised† †


Supervision Received

Upward Bound Director

Upward Bound Assistant Director

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. †
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. †
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds. †
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

Work is performed in a standard office environment. ††
Work-inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time. †
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


Required to work safely and follow safety rules. ††
Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. †
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions

Immediate supervisor may assign other duties.†
May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed. †
May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

EEO Statement

†In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.†

Foreign Degrees

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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