Job Details
Upward Bound Program Assistant
Upward Bound

Upward Bound Regional Employment
September 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018


POSITIONS:                          PROGRAM ASSISTANT

                                                NORTH COUNTY – YHS, GE & EHS

                                                NORTH COUNTY – THS & BVHS

                                                SOUTH COUNTY – MSHS, GE & DHS


FILING DATE:                       OPEN UNTIL FILLED

                                                FIRST REVIEW: AUGUST 28, 2017



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.

NOTE:  All positions and salary levels are contingent upon funding by the U.S. Department of Education. 

*” 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.

Set up tutorial services and mentoring activities and provide needed services for Upward Bound Students.

Monitor progress of program participants, make recommendations, and provide needed services.

Assure that students complete necessary college entrance tests, admission applications and financial aid paperwork.

Maintain close working relationship with Siskiyou County high school counselors, instructors and staff.

Visit participating high schools weekly for ongoing student outreach.

Develop retention strategies to be implemented throughout the school year.

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to an AA and two years of recent experience organizing and supervising academic and social services for students. 

Knowledge of general functions, policies, rules and regulations of a community college.

Knowledge of proper office methods and practices including filing systems, letter and report writing.

Knowledge of computers and word processing programs and software including Word, Excel and Access.

Ability to understand and independently carry out oral and written instructions use appropriate and correct English, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Ability to be sensitive to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of students.

Ability to work independently and follow through on assigned projects. 


To be considered for this position candidates must submit all required documents prior to 1:00 p.m. on

August 10, 2017. Postmarks are not accepted.  Materials submitted in addition to those listed below will not be considered in the screening process.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received by the filing deadline. All materials submitted are for this position only, and become the property of the District.  Materials will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings.  Any travel expenses incurred are the applicants’ responsibility.


The following materials should be submitted to:

Human Resources

College of the Siskiyous

800 College Avenue

Weed, CA 96094


The Human Resource Office is located in the Administration Wing of the John Mantle Student Center on the Weed Campus.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 


  • Application Cover Sheet (Available at )
  • Cover letter which addresses Minimum and Desired Qualifications
  • Current Resume
  • Transcripts of any college work. (Copies are acceptable to apply.  The successful candidate must provide original transcripts upon hiring.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.)
  • A list of four references.  Include the reference’s title and current contact information.  (Three of the references should have no affiliation with College of the Siskiyous.)


Information about this position may be requested by writing, calling or emailing:

Human Resources
College of the Siskiyous
800 College Avenue

Weed, CA 96094

Phone: 530-938-5317

Fax: 530-938-5380



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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Light to moderate stress level.


Indoor work environment – normal temperature.

Occasional exposure to outdoor weather extremes.

Daily contact with students and District staff.

Occasional contact with parents, community members and outside agency personnel.


Valid California driver’s license and insurance.


Dexterity and physical condition to maintain a rigorous work schedule and meet standards of physical and mental health. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.