Director of Upward Bound

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Marist College

Director of Upward Bound

The Upward Bound program at Marist College seeks a full-time Director to oversee the operations of Upward Bound, and maintain responsibility for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the program goals, objectives, and activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years related experience required. Knowledge of and experience working with College students in a field closely related to the objectives of Upward Bound required. Candidates who offer experience working with populations from diverse ethnic, racial and/or socioeconomic backgrounds preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise all program staff; prepare performance appraisals and recommend development as necessary
  • Collaborate with Human Resources for the hiring, appointment, contracts, compensation, and termination of seasonal support staff
  • Promote the objectives and activities of the Upward Bound program through coordination with parents, the College, and local, regional, and national program service networks
  • Formulate, publish, coordinate, and administer all program services, meetings, and business functions, as well as procedures and standards of instruction and counseling for the program; monitor student, faculty and administrative conduct as necessary
  • Plan and recommend budget proposals to appropriate parties; manage and administer approved budgets within the program in accordance with all standards and procedures
  • Administer federal grants and private funding in accordance with EDGAR and other governing guidelines
  • Develop supplementary sources of funding and services for the program
  • Supervise the design, implementation, and evaluation of the core curriculum, instruction and counseling
  •  Oversee the identification and recruitment of program participants, and the coordination and implementation of formative evaluations, diagnostic placements, and tutorial, vocational, academic and cultural activities
  • Monitor procedures to recruit, counsel, enroll, and follow-up with program participants in postsecondary education programs
  •  Prepare and submit Upward Bound grant proposal and associated project reports

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who offer a Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, business, psychology, or a Master’s Degree in a relevant area of study.

About the Department and School

The Marist Upward Bound Program was founded in 1966. It is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary to persist in completing their secondary education and enter and complete a program of postsecondary education. 

About Marist

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs.  To learn more, please visit


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Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.