The TRIO Upward Bound program is a federally funded grant that operates within the Student Affairs Division of Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to high school students in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to develop the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and increase the rate at which traditionally underserved populations enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. To accomplish the goals and objectives of the program, the Upward Bound Advisor manages a caseload of students at one or more of our target schools and provides academic advising, college/career exploration opportunities and social/emotional support to participants in the program. The program structure includes daily study sessions on-site at the target high schools, occasional Saturday programming with all participants, and a six-week summer program.
This position will serve students at Cambridge-Isanti High School. The primary office location will be Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus and the Advisor will travel to the high school Monday-Thursday in the afternoon to oversee study sessions during the academic year. For more information on each high school, please visit their high school web pages below.
Ability to motivate and empower low-income and first-generation students and have an understanding of the barriers faced by underserved populations
Demonstrated commitment and success working in a diverse multi-cultural and multi-racial community.
Demonstrated commitment to providing equitable and inclusive programming to meet student needs
Interpersonal and communication skills, including listening, speaking, writing and the ability to interact professionally with diverse populations in a positive, courteous, and helpful manner
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and work independently
Experience with or knowledge of TRIO programs or other educational opportunity programs
Knowledge of high school graduation requirements
Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize work with competing priorities
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Anoka-Ramsey Community College is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We are committed to responding to the educational needs of our changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment. Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success.
The aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) and Anoka Technical College (ATC) are members of Minnesota State. With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ARCC and ATC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965. We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning.
Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs. ARCC has campuses in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. The student population at ARCC is composed of 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 7% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.7% Hispanic of any race, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 70.1% White, and 4.7% multiracial and 24.8% post-traditional students.
Our college prides itself in our support for students' holistic needs and we have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, post-traditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQA. We are also committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees at ARCC, with 15% of our employee population being people of color. For more information about our college, please visit our website at http://www.anokaramsey.edu.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is a multi-campus institution and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The Coon Rapids Campus is located on the banks of the Mississippi River twentymiles north of downtown Minneapolis. The Cambridge Campus is located on west Highway 95 on the Rum River in Cambridge. Beginning in 1965 with 600 students in a wing of Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Anoka-Ramsey Community College has grown considerably. In 1967 the college moved to the current Coon Rapids Campus of approximately 103 acres. The Cambridge Campus opened in 1978 and has shown consistent growth in enrollment and facilities. In addition, students may complete many ARCC college courses at convenient off-site locations throughout neighboring communities. During the 2008-2009 academic year, more than 11,000 students completed credit classes at the college.