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We are now accepting applications for a Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant to Upward Bound Math-Science Program - Lyon College seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant to the Upward Bound Math-Science Program, a grant funded program.  The successful candidate will provide general clerical support to the program.  Required qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent (some college preferred), file management and general office experience, experience with Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel, use of email, excellent word processing and data entry skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, and the ability to communicate, organize tasks, and manage time effectively. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Mr. Donald R. Taylor, Director of Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501 or electronically to jobs@lyon.edu with “UBMS Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Lyon College go to www.lyon.edu. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer.

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We are now accepting applications for our summer tutor-mentor positions.
The deadline to apply is Friday, February 24. Interviews will be held the week of February 27-March 3.

Dates of Employment: May 31-July 16

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What is UBMS?

Upward Bound Math-Science, or UBMS, is a federally funded program at Lyon College that serves first generation, low-income high school students in central and eastern Arkansas.  The goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunities, skills, and motivation needed to successfully complete college and beyond - with a focus on STEM majors and careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).


What is a Tutor-Mentor?

A Tutor-Mentor, or TM, is a position we hire to assist us with the summer residential component of our program.  Tutor-Mentors work under the supervision of the Director, Project Services Coordinator, and the Resident Staff Supervisor (RSS). The UBMS high school participants come to Lyon for six weeks to experience college life. They take classes during the day, do research with Lyon faculty, and go on cultural and educational trips.  Our Tutor-Mentors are just that: Tutors and Mentors. They work closely with students to help them adjust to their new surroundings and be away from home (some for the first time), and facilitate the students gaining the self-esteem and confidence necessary to become successful college students.  Tutor-Mentors live on campus with our students and provide support by assisting us in supervising them during all activities - such as, getting around campus to classes, going on trips, tutoring, and generally helping the students adjust to college life.  Interaction with their roommates and with program staff is a very important element in helping the students gain self-confidence and skills to be successful college students and facilitating this interaction is a major responsibility of the TM.


Gain valuable transferable job skills!

  • Management & supervision of others
  • Teamwork
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • Teaching experience
  • Research experience


  • Salary PLUS Room & Board
  • All expenses paid on fun field trips
  • Lifelong friendships
  • Opportunity to help high school students succeed in college and beyond
  • Gain excellent references & build your resume!
  • Work with Lyon Professors


  • Follow a schedule
  • Supervise students
  • Tutoring
  • Occasional van driving (we will train you)
  • Being a positive role model


Valuable job skills.    Lifelong friendships.  The chance to make a difference. 

Apply Today!