2018 Summer Employment

Instructors, Instructor Assistants, Resident Advisors

Note: All applicants must consent to and pass a background investigation before a hiring decision is made.Three CUUB residential staff members taking a selfie

Interested in working with Native American High School students in an educational setting? The CU Upward Bound Program is a six-week pre-college preparation program held every summer. This summer’s academic institute will be held Saturday June 9 through Friday July 20, 2018.

Located at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colorado, the CU Upward Bound Program serves American Indian high school students from over 15 reservation communities throughout the country.

Application deadline is December 31 for Instructors, December 31 for RAs/RS, and January 31 for IAs, or until all positions are filled. 


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

  • Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre Calculus)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Creative Writing
  • Non-English Language (Navajo or Spanish I 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: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Download the CUUB Instructor application here!

Instructor Assistants (IA)

CU Upward Bound is seeking qualified Instructor Assistants in the following areas:

Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Electives: Print Journalism, College Prep, Study Skills, Spanish, Counseling, Careers

Math: Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, ACT Math

English: Creative Writing, Native American Literature, Research and Writing, ACT English

Application deadline for Instructor Assistant positions: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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 2018 Summer Academic Institute.

Application deadline for RA and RS positions: Sunday, December 31, 2017

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

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