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Academic Coordinator, Upward Bound/TRIO

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Position Information

Position Title

Academic Coordinator, Upward Bound/TRIO

Position Type


Full Time or Part Time

Full Time

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)


Student Support and TRIO Programs





Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$51,851 - $56,670 / Annually

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Job Description Summary

Provides academic support and services to program participants in project high schools by maintaining positive relationships and monitoring participants’ academic progress. Responsible for planning, facilitating, and supervising project activities and events, fieldtrips and college visits during the academic year and summer program to student participants.

Budgeting for this grant-funded position ends 8/31/2027.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Reading, Mathematics, Science, Technology or related field from an accredited institution is required.

  • Two years full-time or equivalence part-time experience in providing direct services in an educational or social service environment working with at risk students (teaching/tutoring)
  • Minimum of one-year prior secondary school teaching and one-year supervisory experience in an educational or social service setting preferred

  • Knowledge of secondary student development theory and /or personality theory. Excellent listening and guidance skills, ability to easily relate to students and parents. Ability to communicate orally and in written format.
  • Ability to use current Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to organize and implement activities for high school students.
  • Ability to perform detailed work independently, and cooperatively in a team environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to participant’s academic and personal information.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and maintain flexibility in program planning.
  • Must have experience or demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth from diverse backgrounds including African American, Asian, and Latino youth.
  • Experience organizing/managing events and field trips involving large groups desirable.
  • Experience or training designing academic curriculum (secondary curriculum preferred) or corporate professional development components.
  • Knowledge or experience in college admissions and financial aid.

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Coordinate the selection, planning, organizing, and implementation of the academic curriculum.
  • Assist the Program Manager in recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of instructors and tutors.
  • Coordinate the academic assessment of participants, develop and monitor the Individual Academic Plans, progress reports, and participants’ overall performance.
  • Provide academic, financial aid, career, and personal advising to participants.
  • Schedule and facilitate group workshops and Saturday sessions.
  • Develop and coordinate the educational and cultural activities, planning and implementation of academic year field trips, group college visits, and Saturday workshops and assume primary responsibility for cultural and social activities.
  • Maintain productive working relationships with students’ parents, target school personnel, and community agencies.
  • Assist with the implementation of project activities.
  • Assess and evaluate project needs and provide the support, advisement, and leadership necessary to initiate and/or maintain appropriate quality services.
  • Represent the project at all meetings on and off campus.
  • Coordinate the after school tutoring program.
  • Assist the Program Manager in the supervision and evaluation of program instructors and tutors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Job Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions. Must possess the ability to continually record information, such as draft correspondence/reports/documents/policies/procedures, conduct interviews, prepare case narratives, or prepare other lengthy documents using handwritten or mechanical means.

  • Valid Driver’s License required – this position requires regular travel to assigned target schools, and other local area(s).
  • Must be willing to operate college vehicle(s) when needed.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required during the academic year, and extended hours during the six-week summer component
  • Must be able and willing to perform duties in Hybrid format (face-to-face and virtually), in order to carry out required responsibilities and meet program objectives
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

PGCC34411/12 GFF4

Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have three years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in providing direct services in an educational or social services environment working with at-risk students in teaching or tutoring?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States? As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must present acceptable documentation showing that they are a U.S. Citizen or a resident authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other


Prince George’s Community College has delivered a superior, affordable education since 1958. Our main campus is located in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. The National Harbor, University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, the Kennedy Center, the National Security Agency, and NASA are all nearby.

Student Success is the highest priority at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). The College serves all who seek a degree, want to boost a career, or are looking to learn new skills. Our leadership team is dedicated to making our college better every day. We give students a clear, direct path to their goals, which will help them save money, stay on track, and graduate faster. Each student is on a unique journey, and we help them stay connected along the way. Our students have become leaders in many career fields.

PGCC offers more than 200 academic and career training programs. New buildings with cutting-edge technology dot the 150-acre PGCC campus in Largo, Maryland. Five off-campus learning sites make classes more accessible to students across the county. Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) aligns its programs and resources with student and community needs. This is part of the College’s mission to enhance the economic vitality of the region.

Achieving excellence through people is how PGCC gets the job done! Join a winning team where we offer a comprehensive total rewards package including competitive healthcare, retirement plans, generous paid leave and other perks.


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