Project Advisor II, TELACU Education Foundation, Upward Bound Program

Job Code: TEF-UBPA-1117
(Full-Time, Non Exempt) 

Continuation of this position is contingent upon continued grant funding.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision and direction of Project Director; administers, coordinates and implements Program services to assigned high school participants of the Upward Bound Program (Program). This position works in alignment and collaboration with Project Advisor I, by ensuring Program services are rendered to ninth through twelfth grade participants at Woodrow Wilson and Bell Gardens High Schools. 

Essential Functions:

  • Supports Project Director in administering, coordinating and implementing Program services at two (2) target high schools; including, but not limited to: coordinating tutoring services; assisting in secondary school course selection; preparing and registering for college entrance examinations and completing college applications; applying for financial aid; seeking and applying for internship opportunities; facilitating workshops on career and self-development, financial/economic literacy and resources for post-secondary education
  • Conducts outreach, recruitment, verification, and selection of eligible target high school participants
  • Advises and monitors high school graduation, college admissions/acceptance, and financial aid requirements for twelfth grade Program participants
  • Facilitates academic and career planning for Program participants
  • Assesses, manages, and implements Annual Academic Plans and rigorous secondary school program of study (a-g requirements) for assigned Program participants
  • Provides Program participants with information on available dual enrollment programs at their high school and local community colleges
  • Coordinates tutoring services to: integrate reading, writing, and mathematics; address areas of need; and support passing of the Smarter Balance Summative Assessment (SBSA) in collaboration with Project Advisor I
  • Schedules, organizes, and chaperones all educational, cultural, and career-related field trips for Program participants
  • In collaboration with Project Advisor I, ensures material is prepared for daily activities/events
  • Develops rapport with Program participants while maintaining a professional relationship
  • Maintains positive relationships with school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and community agencies
  • Provides reports on assigned target high school participants’ academic status to Project Director
  • Inputs student information i.e. grades, attendance and service contacts in the Blumen database system
  • Supports Project Director and Grant Specialist in maintaining and ensuring accuracy of participants’ data in files and database in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Guidelines in the preparation of the Annual Performance Report and other Program-related reports
  • Supports Project Director in the planning, development and implementation of the Summer Instructional Component. Respective responsibilities will be defined upon the design of the Summer Instructional Component (includes residing at the college dormitories during residency component)
  • Attends appropriate TRiO conferences and/or professional development trainings as required
  • Ensures all forms of written communication (i.e., letters, memorandums, e-mails, etc.) for parents, Program participants and the public meet the TELACU Corporate Communication Group Standards
  • Develops, coordinates and implements other Program-related projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

Must have a Bachelor’s in Education, Sociology, and Counseling or related field of study from an accredited college or university. Minimum two years’ experience administering, coordinating and implementing direct services to the target population, or three years’ experience in academic advisement at the high school level. Knowledgeable in rigorous secondary school programs of study (a-g requirements), admission and application requirements of postsecondary institutions, preparation and registration for college entrance exams, financial aid processes and financial/economic literacy. Must be familiar with the career and self-development needs of the target population being served. Must possess good interpersonal skills, be able to work in a cooperative management setting, and be at ease working with students individually and in groups. Must have good organizational skills; possess effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as public speaking experience; display professional demeanor, positive attitude and self-image; have the ability to multi-task; be flexible in adapting to changing assignments as priorities arise; and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Applications with the ability to learn database management applications. Bilingual in English and Spanish is required. Preference for candidates who have held a prior position within a university/college EOP, TRiO Program or other student support service program.

Must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of first-generation and/or low-income students; understanding of cross-cultural values regarding education; and the ability to establish positive rapport with target population.


Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends and travel as required. During the Summer Instructional Component will be required to dorm five to seven days a week for up to five weeks at a university campus in Southern California.

Must receive favorable clearance reports from background check, Live Scan fingerprinting and a tuberculosis test.

Must have a valid California Driver’s License, proof of current vehicle insurance, a driving record that meets the TELACU Education Foundation insurer’s criteria, and be able to use own vehicle in course of work. Valid First Aid and CPR certification also required.

Physical Job Description:

Manual Dexterity: Work requires regular speed and accuracy for most of the working day. Physical Effort: Work requires frequent driving to evening and/or weekend events. Infrequent physical demands, such as lifting 25 pounds or less of boxes containing educational material/supplies and normal bending or reaching to access and maintain files. Working Conditions: Normal office conditions. Hazards: Little or no exposure to hazards. Equipment Use: PC, keyboard, copier, and fax.

The statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a résumé and cover letter to Please specifically reference the full position title for which you are applying and include the job code associated with the position.

The TELACU Education Foundation is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion or religious creed, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, citizenship status, uniform service member status, military and veteran status, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other federal, state, or local protected status.