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UB Employment Opportunities

Upward Bound (UB) provides fundamental support to first generation, economically disadvantaged college bound high school students. Each summer, UB offers local high school students the unique opportunity to participate in a 6-week Summer Academy on Cal Poly campus. Students have a “college-like experience" participating in residential life, campus dining, extracurricular activities, and academic work to prepare them for their upcoming year of high school.

Summer Academy 2024 dates will be released soon.

We are currently seeking to hire Instructors, Residential Advisors, and Teaching Assistants.

Instructor Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Preferred: Interest in teaching and/or credential student.


Residential Advisor Qualifications

  • Must be a Cal Poly student.
  • Preferred: Previous housing staff experience.


Teaching Assistant Qualifications

  • Must have completed one year of college.
  • Preferred: Interest in teaching and/or counseling.

General Employment Application

Click below to learn more about what it is like to be an Upward Bound instructor and resident staff member.

Instructor Recruitment from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.


Upward Bound Summer Academy Resident Staff Recruitment from Cal Poly IGEE on Vimeo.



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