Assistant Director of Upward Bound
The Assistant Director of Upward Bound works with low-income, prospective first-generation, and academically underrepresented high school students. The Assistant Director of Upward Bound assists the Director with all aspects of administration of the Upward Bound Program.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education and/or other related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
- 2-3 years’ experience in an educational setting.
- Experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of academic programs and activities for high school students.
- Successful experience in working with low-income, first generation, and at-risk high school students.
- Demonstrated skills in supervising and motivating students and staff.
- Knowledge of and experience with federally funded programs for economically disadvantaged persons are preferred.
- Must have good interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with people from varied social, educational, and economic backgrounds.
- Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must be able to work without constant supervision, make decisions, and have good judgement.
- Must be computer literate – Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist with developing, implementing, and facilitating professional development training, meetings, and activities for the staff.
- Assists in the development and implementation of the summer and academic year components.
- Maintains a close working relationship with target school counselors and teachers.
- Develops and conducts activities designed to give educational thrust and/or perspective of cultural programs and its relevance to the academic and social elements of Upward Bound.
- Assists in the planning and implementation of orientation and in-service training programs and assists in selecting and training project tutors.
- Responsible for recruitment and selection of project participants.
- Assists in the preparation of all project evaluations, annual reports, and grant proposals.
- With the Director and other Upward Bound staff, assist in the hiring and training of full-time and part-time staff, including summer staff. Provide supervision and evaluation of student employees and summer academic staff.
- With the Director and other Upward Bound staff, plan, implement and travel to the academic-year activities including but not limited to college visits; educational field trips, cultural enrichment, workshops on leadership, career and educational development, college admissions and financial aid; and other regularly scheduled events for Upward Bound.
- Responsible for monitoring, maintaining the electronic student database Blumen.
- Assist the UB Director in the weekly balancing and tracking of the UB budget.
- Assist program staff in the monitoring and tracking of all participating and graduating TRIO program participants.
- Conduct meetings and workshops to provide advisement and guidance for high school and post-secondary success: ACT/SAT test application, scholarship applications and college admissions applications.
- Responsible for ensuring all UB equipment is properly secured, stored, and returned to the department.
- Assist with the submission of the Annual Performance Report (APR) to the United States Department of Education.
- Oversee the academic achievement and progress of students
- Conduct intake interviews with program participants and their parents/guardians
- Responsible of tracking participant’s academic progress including six week and semester grades along with annual standardized test scores.
- Conduct regular participant academic checks to assure participant is on satisfactory academic schedule.
- Meet and communicate with parents as need arises
- Perform other job related duties as assigned.
QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
- Sound work ethics
- Good customer service
- Proven Skills
- Listening skills
- Team player
SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION
- Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the immediate supervisor in accordance with provisions of the Jarvis Christian College Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
- Success in the workplace depends on a strong commitment to the tasks assigned, respect for others and confidentiality in handling, and dealing with prospects, and sensitive constituent information.
- Honesty, integrity, and treating others with respect are expected at all times.
- Good presentation skills which include, but not limited to, professional dress/business attire, excellent personal grooming, and excellent verbal, as well as, written skills.
- Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development, keeping current of best practices in area of responsibility
- Adhere to the Jarvis Christian College Code of Ethics.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Twelve (12) month position