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Academic Advisor, Upward Bound


Lawton, OK
ID: A2631C

Academic Advisor, Upward Bound


The Academic Advisor of Upward Bound at Cameron University is critical to the success of the Upward Bound program and its students.

Job Duties as Academic Advisor include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop both summer and academic year curriculum.
  • Assure all assigned Upward Bound students are served weekly.
  • Plan, supervise, and teach bi-weekly Saturday Sessions.
  • Share in the chaperoning of social and cultural enrichment activities during the academic year.
  • Assist in transporting, and supervising students on college visits.
  • Maintain accurate electronic and paper records concerning program activities, course materials, student forms and contacts.
  • Recruit, select, hire and train teachers during the summer and tutor/mentors during the academic year.
  • Supervise the activities of the teachers and tutors and evaluate them at least once per year.
  • Compile grade reports and analysis each grading period.
  • Monitor all student grades and intervene as needed to improve student performance.
  • Monitor and manage tutoring program during the academic year.  Prepare tutoring schedules and letters to parents and students each grading period.
  • Accompany and supervise students at campus visits, social and cultural activities during the academic year and summer components.
  • Live in-residence hall with students as assigned during the week.
  • Other duties as requested by the Program Director.



  • Bachelor’s degree and/or extensive experience working with youth
  • Background similar to that of Upward Bounds’ students
  • Evidenced progression towards a master’s degree
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and management ability



  • Master’s degree
  • Experience working with disadvantaged youth


SALARY RANGE: $35,000.00 


Cameron University ( is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master's-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many other studies. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University’s Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at  

Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by April 30, 2024 are assured of receiving full consideration.

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This position is located at 2800 W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK. View the Google Map in full screen.