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Upward Bound Summer Employment








Composition Instructor

Literature Instructor

Foreign Language Instructor (Beginning & Intermediate)

Math Instructor (Integrated Math 1 – Pre Calc)

Science Laboratory Instructor (Chemistry & Biology)


Residence Hall – Advisor (4 positions)

Residence Hall – Activities Coordinator (2 positions)

Residence Hall – Campus Safety (1 position)


2020 Summer Academy Dates of Instruction are 06/15/20 – 07/22/20


COMPOSITION INSTRUCTOR:  Design and implement a writing course that will acquaint students with the rudiments of the language. Curriculum should focus on material related to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) - English Language Arts (ELA) section.

Course scheduled for one week 2:00PM – 5:30PM; instructional aid provided for lab times.


LITERATURE INSTRUCTOR:  Design and implement a literature course that will acquaint students with the rudiments of the reading. Curriculum should focus on material related to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) - English Language Arts (ELA) section.

Course scheduled for one week 2:00PM – 5:30PM; instructional aid provided for lab times.



Design and implement a foreign language course that will acquaint student with the rudiments of the language.  The language will be taught with an emphasis on the entire culture, its mores, habits, foods and history. Languages that might be of particular interest are those generally encountered in the high school setting (e.g. French or Spanish); however, other languages may be considered.

Courses scheduled for Sundays 6PM-8PM.



Provide individualized instruction and group learning experiences to groups of students during the summer program. Ability to incorporate math test preparation actively into courses Students will be placed in various classes according to their ability, from pre-algebra to calculus. Curriculum should be focused on material related to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) - Math section. Creativity within the curriculum with projects and relating math to other core subjects is highly desirable. 

Courses scheduled for one week 2:00PM – 5:30PM; instructional aid provided for lab times.



Design and implement a theme-based course addressing main components of the biological and chemical sciences. Ability to incorporate the scientific method of inquiry with laboratory research and writing; use of computer technology, and a final presentation; ability to incorporate science reasoning, test preparation activities into courses.

Courses scheduled for one week 2:00PM – 5:30PM; instructional aid provided for lab times.


RESIDENCE HALL: Advisor and Activities Coordinator

Must live in the Residence Hall with the Upward Bound students to promote educational aspirations and performance; supervise students’ free time; lead small groups, including planning and facilitating educational, cultural, and recreational events; serve as an instructional assistant for one class throughout the summer; maintain communication with academic staff regarding students’ progress in classes; assume responsibility for one assigned aspect of the Residence Hall program; handle routine discipline problems; provide tutoring and advising to individuals and groups of students; assist in monitoring the Food and Nutrition Program; promote a community of mutual respect and trust.  Perform other duties as assigned by Upward Bound staff.



Under the general direction and supervision of the Director of Student TRIO Programs, performs duties related to maintaining the safety and security of District facilities and grounds, material and equipment; and insures the safety and protection of students in relation to the College of the Siskiyous Upward Bound summer component. Perform other duties as assigned by Upward Bound staff.



All applicants should clearly demonstrate in their application materials, experience with and commitment to underrepresented, ethnically diverse, and *disadvantaged youth, as well as expertise relevant to the particular position for which they are applying. Applicants must also be able to work closely with the entire staff and be available for all program events, including mandatory staff orientation and training, staff meetings, facilitation of afternoon and evening activities and evening study sessions. All personnel will periodically share responsibilities for transporting students to/from their home communities in College of the Siskiyous’ vehicles.


The specific requirements for each position are specified on the following pages. Applications must address the general requirements for all positions and the specific requirements listed for the particular position. For academic instructor positions, at least one reference must be able to comment specifically on the candidate’s level of academic preparation and teaching skill in the content area.


NOTE:  All positions and salary levels are contingent upon funding by the U.S. Department of Education. Salaries are set based on the experience of the individual.


*” Disadvantaged” according the U.S. Department of Education, signifies an individual who meets low-income guidelines and who is a potential first-generation college student.  A “first-generation” individual is a person whose parents have not earned a baccalaureate degree.

Instructor Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree; thorough knowledge of subject, ability to communicate course content clearly and creatively; experience with creating an innovative curriculum. Minimum one year’s teaching experience. The majority of the classes will be taught on the COS Weed campus. Must attend summer Instructor Orientation Wednesday, June 10, 2020. All curriculums must be submitted with applications. Curriculums shall include a 90-minute lecture and 90-minute lab component for each instructional day.  


Instructor Salary Range:

Subjects are to be taught weekly in the afternoons $25 - $30 per hour, including approximately 14 class hours, mandatory orientation, and advance planning and preparation time, to be agreed upon by director with each individual instructor.


Residence Hall Requirements:

Must have a solid academic record, excellent people skills, and experience supervising youth.  Experience leading small groups and tutoring is desirable. 

  • Must attend Mandatory Training for Residence Hall Staff, June 9 – June 13, 2020. 
  • Must travel with the program and live in provided COS facility with the students               June 13 – July 23, 2010.
  • If over 25, must have valid driver’s license; Class B license is desirable.
  • Must possess or obtain CPR and First Aid Training.
  • Must complete FERPA and Mandated Reporter Training provided by College of the Siskiyous. CPR and First Aid training will be provided March 14, 2020 in the TRiO Center.


Residence Hall Salary Range:

Residence Hall staff are paid by the day ranging $95 - $113. Salaries are based on years of service with the program. The program on behalf of residence hall staff pays all meal and rooming fees ($69).


Positions are open until filled.  To be considered for a position the following materials must be submitted to the Human Resource Office at College of the Siskiyous. If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.


  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Unofficial transcripts of college education

  • List of References


Conditions of Employment:

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States. A pre-employment physical examination may be required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Cover Letter, Resume, Unofficial Transcripts