2020 Summer Employment

Instructors, Instructor Assistants, Resident Advisors

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Note: All applicants for any summer position with CUUB must consent to and pass a background investigation before a hiring decision is made.

Interested in working with Native American high school students in a college-prep capacity? The CU Upward Bound Program offers a six-week long, fully immersive pre-college preparation program each summer. This year's Summer Academic Institute will be held from Saturday June 6 through Saturday July 18, 2020.

The CU Upward Bound Program serves low-income and first-generation college going high school students from 12 high schools located on or near 6 American Indian reservation communities in 5 states.

Application deadline is February 28, 2020 for Instructors, Instructional Assistants, and RAs.



CU Upward Bound is seeking qualified Instructors in the following areas:

  • Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre Calculus, Calculus, Financial Literacy)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Other Science)
  • ACT Prep
  • Creative Writing
  • Non-English Language (Spanish I, American Sign Language, or Indigenous North American Languages preferred)
  • Native Pathways I, II, and III  (Combination of college readiness plus cultural competency and resiliency for rising sophomores, rising juniors, and rising seniors)
  • Elective Courses (Outdoor fitness, Astronomy, Broadcast Journalism, Music production, and more. Feel free to pitch us ideas!)
  • Native American Literature 
  • Research and Writing 

Application deadline for Instructor positions: February 28, 2020

Email completed Instructor Applications to Tanaya.Winder@colorado.edu 

Download the CUUB Instructor application here!

Instructor Assistants (IA)

CU Upward Bound is seeking qualified Instructor Assistants in all of the subjects listed above.

Application deadline for Instructor Assistant positions:  February 28, 2020

Email completed IA Applications to Tanaya.Winder@colorado.edu 

Download the CUUB Instructor Assistant (IA) application here!

Resident Advisors (RA) and Resident Supervisor (RS)

CU Upward Bound is seeking to fill 8 Resident Advisor (RA) positions and 1 Resident Supervisor (RS) position for the 2020 Summer Academic Institute. 

Each RA is charged with looking after a group of 10-14 students in their group and committing to their general safety, wellness, and growth for the duration of the summer. RAs report directly to the RS, who oversees all residential aspects of the program. The RS reports directly to the Assistant Director. 

Room and board is included for RA and RS positions.

See the applications in the links below for minimum and preferred qualifications for consideration.

Application deadline for RA positions: February 28, 2020

Application deadline for RS position: February 28, 2020

Email Completed RA and RS applications to Cassie.Sando-1@Colorado.edu 

Download the CUUB Resident Advisor (RA) employment application here! 

Download the CUUB Resident Supervisor (RS) employment application here!

CUUB Night Staff

CU Upward Bound is seeking to fill 2 Night Staff positions, responsible for participant safety after hours in the residence dorm.

The Night Staff is essentially CUUB's after-hours safety and wellness team, patrolling the residence hall and making nightly reports. See application in the link below for additional information about this position, as well as minimum / preferred qualifications for consideration.

Note: CUUB will provide room and board for the Night Staff positions.

Application deadline for Night Staff position: February 28, 2020

Email Completed Night Staff applications to Cassie.Sando-1@Colorado.edu 

Download the CUUB Night Staff employment application here!