Academic Coach, Upward Bound

Superior, Wisconsin
Jul 09, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Academic Coach, Upward Bound

UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to our mission.

POSITION:   Associate Instructional Specialist, 100%, Academic Staff, Renewable, 1 vacancy

DUTIES:        The Upward Bound Academic Coach will provide one-on-one academic guidance, support, and monitoring to ensure student success. This role will also provide minimal operational support of the Upward Bound Program through communication, reporting, and budget documentation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or another related field.
  • Experience working with high school students.

This position is currently ineligible for H1-B sponsorship. A qualification for this position includes independent eligibility to work within the United States upon hire date.


  • Experience in curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation of academic and diagnostic programs for high school students.
  • Experience in working with low-income and potential first-generation high school students.
  • Experience working at a camp.
  • TRIO experience.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity are especially encouraged to apply.

SALARY:      UWS offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance coverage for eligible dependents. Learn more here: Faculty/Academic Staff Benefit Summary 2021    

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible


For additional information about UW-Superior, visit;

For additional information about this position, contact search support Haley Carr at


Review of all complete applications will commence at 8:00am on Thursday, July 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Once an application is received, your user profile information remains in UW-Superior’s Talent Management System for future submissions.

To Apply:

  1. Select UW-Careers.
  2. Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required.
  3. External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account.
  • In the Search Jobs box enter the job number 22-09 Academic Coach, Upward Bound and hit Enter.
  • Click on the Position title.
  • Click on the Apply for Job button.

At any time, you may select the Save as Draft button to save your current progress. Once you’ve Submitted your application, the ability to change submitted materials will not exist.

Internal Applicants:

  1. Sign in using your login and password.
  2. Complete steps one through ten where you can upload the following required documents:
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Resume
  5. Names and contact information for only three (3) professional references
  6. Unofficial transcripts of all degrees earned

External Applicants:

  1. Click on the Register Now link to create your user name and password.
  2. Complete steps one through ten where you can upload the following required documents:
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Resume
  5. Names and contact information for only three (3) professional references
  6. Unofficial transcripts of all degrees earned

All Applicants:

  1. To submit your resume, cover letter, etc., you must add the document as an attachment.
  2. Click Next and complete the Preferences section – this tab is optional.
  3. Click Next to complete the Online Questionnaire – this tab is required.
  4. Click Next and if required, provide the contact information for three professional references by clicking the Add Reference link.
  5. Click Next and select your preference for the Request for Confidentiality section.
  6. Click on Next and complete the next section titled How did you find out about the position?
  7. Click Next and complete the Self-Identity sections – this tab is optional.
  8. Click Next and review your information.
  9. Once all sections are completed and reviewed, click on Submit; your application has been submitted.

Refer to the following links for troubleshooting:

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

UW-Superior, A Superior Place:

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notices given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate based on an arrest or conviction record.

Employment will also require a sexual harassment reference check. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics (Annual Security Report), visit: or contact the Office of Campus Safety at 715-394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusivity.


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