Director of Upward Bound



Posting Details

Recruitment Number

964

Working Title

Director of Upward Bound

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Diversity and Inclusion

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion’s role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes a number of departments: Campus Climate, Access Center, Multicultural Student Services, Student Support Services, and Upward Bound.

Position Summary

The Director of the Upward Bound (UB) program serves under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Affirmative Action Officer in the Division of Diversity & Inclusion. The Director ensures that Upward Bound programs and services are provided to ninth through twelfth grade students and families in La Crosse and Monroe counties. The Director is responsible for monitoring and implementing the federally funded UB grant, training and supervision of staff members, adjunct summer staff and faculty and student tutors. In addition, the Director is responsible for writing, implementing, and maintaining the grant. The Director also represents the Upward Bound program on campus and in the community.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree required in education, psychology, sociology, or related field.
• Administrative and supervisory experience.
• Three years of experience managing and implementing similar projects.
• Requires the ability to be available for evening and weekend work with occasional overnight travel.
• Minimum of one-year experience of demonstrated ability to work with first generation, multicultural or diverse students in an educational setting.
• Must be at least 25 years of age (van driving) and have a valid driver’s license.
• Proficiency with social media.

Preferred Qualifications

• Grant writing experience.
• Federal TRIO experience.
• Experience planning and implementing education programs.
• Demonstrated ability working with low-income communities.

Physical Demands

Sitting for extended periods of time, operating a computer, walking, and lifting up to 15 lbs.

Working conditions and environment

Must be able to work flexible hours to include some local travel and regional depending on the time of year.

Miscellaneous Information

Position description should be reviewed annually, and new signatures obtained when changes are made to the position description.

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Design and implement all program services and activities that meet U.S. Department of Education grant objectives

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Recruit, determine eligibility, select, and retain students to maintain project enrollment of Ninety-five.
• Plan and implement academic year tutoring program.
• Plan, develop and supervise implementation of summer residential academic program for at least forty students.
• Plan and implement academic year and summer social, cultural and recreational activities.
• Plan and implement academic year and summer career exploration activities and college visits.
• Plan and implement program and student evaluation procedures.

Percentage Of Time

35

Essential

Responsibility Statement

Office Management and Supervision

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Hire and supervise up to four full-time annual professional staff.
• Hire, train and supervise three Graduate Assistants and one work study student
• Hire, train and supervise summer professional teaching staff.
• Address and resolve staff performance issues if concerns/conflicts arise.

Percentage Of Time

30

Essential

Responsibility Statement

Community outreach

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Initiate, coordinate, and maintain cooperative relationships with university personnel.
• Maintain regular, ongoing contact with target high school personnel, community organizations, local businesses, student participants and families.
• Participate in TRIO personnel and professional organizations.
• Monitor and oversee all social media accounts.

Percentage Of Time

15

Essential

Responsibility Statement

Write grant applications, proposals, and reports

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Write and submit Upward Bound Grant proposal.
• Consult with University Research, Assessment and Planning Office when gathering data for reports and grant proposal.
• Coordinate with the University Grants office for support with the submission of the grant.
• Submit annual performance reports to the Department of Education.
• Submit annual end of year report to Assistant Vice Chancellor and Affirmative Action Officer in the Division of Diversity & Inclusion.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Responsibility Statement

Prepare and administer budget

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Negotiate annual budget with the Department of Education and revise budget if necessary.
• Oversee budget disbursements and expenditures as defined by the Department of Education.
• Oversee annual budget allocation in coordination with Division of Diversity and Inclusion and Business Services liaisons.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Responsibility Statement

Additional duties and responsibilities

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

Essential

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

For your Reference Contact Information document, please include the name, email address and phone number of 3 professional references.

UW-La Crosse does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 608-785-8013.

Posting Date

03/16/2016

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

08/28/2020

Position Contact Name

Stacy Narcotta-Welp, Search and Screen Chair

Position Contact Email

snarcotta-welp@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. * Do you have a current valid driver's license OR have the ability to obtain a valid driver's license, meeting the criteria for driving a vehicle on University/State business?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you at least 25 years of age OR will you be by the anticipated start date? (This position requires the ability to drive a 15 passenger van)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral


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