Assistant Director of Upward Bound

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

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.


  • Demonstrates
    • Trustworthiness
    • Confidence
    • Enthusiasm
    • Initiative
    • Flexibility
    • Sound work ethics
    • Good customer service
  • Proven Skills
    • Listening skills
    • Team player


  • 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.


  • Twelve (12) month position

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