Summer Program Class Assistant, Upward Bound

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Jun 27, 2022
Part time / Adjunct Other Administrative Positions

Job Description



Position Requisition Information


Job Title Summer Program Class Assistant, Upward Bound
Department Upward Bound
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Job Type Contingent/Seasonal/Temporary
Employee Type Part Time
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Grant Funded  
Work Year Temporary
Work Year-Other Information  
Typical Work Schedule
To be determined based on program enrollment.
Bargaining Unit Eligibility No
Work Week Other
Work Week-Other Information  
Application Review Begins  
Special Instructions to Applicants
Position Information for Posting


Position Introduction
Multiple positions available for dynamic, versatile, and committed class assistants for a Summer Academic program at McHenry County College. This six-week, position includes 1 training week, four days of supervision of 30 high school youth in an academic pre-college program, and 1 week of evaluation 
Position Summary
Actively work with staff in implementation, supervision, and support of youth in all phases of programming activities. Supervise and support 7-10 students during class/tutoring sessions.
Supervise and assist 7-10 students during afternoon work study/ career exploration. Mentor and advise student participants in their pursuit of post-secondary education Plan and supervise evening recreational activities during residential component. Chaperone one scheduled field trip each week.
Supervise and maintain order among youth at all times. Attend all staff meetings and maintain required records.
Reports to Director of Upward Bound Program
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Provide general assistance and support to Upward Bound staff and summer instructors during 6-week summer program
- Monitor and oversee students
- Perform data entry and assist with maintaining electronic and hard copy filing system as needed
- Assist staff with keeping accurate and detailed records of services rendered to participants
- Maintain strict confidentiality of participant's information in accordance with FERPA
- Provide general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning, faxing, printing and copying for staff as needed
- Assist and support Upward Bound staff in the office, at summer site, etc. with the planning, preparation, coordination, and implementation of services and activities such as participant workshops and group coaching sessions, classroom instruction, correspondences, general communication (telephone and email contact), newsletters, and field trips, etc.
- Assist with chaperoning TRIO participants on college tours, educational and cultural activities and field trips.
- Create, and/or modify documents including correspondences, program flyers, reports, drafts, memos, emails, etc.
- Attends to and initiates calls to students and parents as needed.
- Call, send mailings, text messages, and voice recordings to participants and parents as needed.
- Manage social media accounts
- Perform other duties as assigned and/or directed
Required Education High School Graduate or equivalent plus specialized training
Other Required Qualifications
- Applicants must be a high school graduate and registered for college with a strong academic record and a valid driver's license
- Possess excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills, as well as effective organizational and time management skills
- Must be comfortable wearing professional dress attire
- Be able to follow directions/directives, as well as be conscientious and detailed oriented.
- Provide excellent customer service and possess the ability to foster positive interactions with the Upward Bound staff, school administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents, and the general public
- Be sensitive to the needs of a diverse populations
- Be a quick starter and learner and be able to take initiative
- Have the ability to travel to various summer sites to provide onsite support to assist the Upward Bound staff
- Be able to pass a criminal background test
- Be available the first week of June for a week of training
Desired Qualifications
- TRIO alumni or experience working with TRIO students
- Experience working with teenager in a camp setting or a residence hall
- Relevant academic background that reflects a commitment to academic excellence
Skills and Specifications
- Strong knowledge of academics
- Ability to work under pressure
- Good judgment skills
- Communicates and listens well
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Adaptive to different academic levels and needs
- Open and encouraging, yet appropriately assertive
- Punctual and dependable
- Takes directions well, but also offers ideas
- Works well with other staff members
- Positive outlook and demeanor
- Available day and/or evening hours
- Ability to perform all the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position
Location Main Campus

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