COLLEGE READINESS COORDINATOR-UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM (WILLACY
Number of Vacancies:
Rio Grande Valley
College Access & K-12 Partners
Scope of Job:
Provide guidance to program participants on academic or other areas
relating to the program to ensure academic preparedness and college
success. Plan, implement, and evaluate intentional services to meet
program goals and objectives intended to promote academic
achievement and post-secondary success.
Description of Duties:
• Provides information and support to assist students and
families/guardians in completing essential post-secondary
transition processes such as: guidance on college planning, college
entrance and placement exams, submitting college applications,
applying for financial aid, and college selection.
• Coordinates the student recruitment process by interviewing,
evaluating, and selecting eligible program participants.
• Monitors and assesses student academic progress in collaboration
with school personnel to provide services aligned with student
• Plans, implements, and evaluates enrichment opportunities such as
summer programming, conferences, workshops, college visits,
educational field trips, service learning, and other appropriate
activities. Proposes new programs to leadership as identified
• Coordinates tutoring/mentoring services designed to increase
academic achievement and promote transition to post-secondary
• Collects and maintains participant and program level data for use
• Provides information and support services to students in
collaboration with school administration, counselors and
• Provides opportunities for students to enhance social and
emotional learning competencies such as positive decision making,
self-concept development, resiliency, and conflict
• Acts as the liaison between the program and parents, school
personnel, and post-secondary institutions for implementation of
• Conducts student and parent workshops on a variety of topics to
ensure college readiness of students and families/guardians.
• Based on area of assignment hires, trains, and supervises
tutors/mentors in coordination with the supervisor.
• Participates in other program related assigned duties.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Two (2) years of experience working in K-12 or Higher Education
performing duties related to the job duties listed above, including
experience in college readiness programs, post-secondary awareness
and outreach, student recruitment/retention, or other student
program or academic support services in K-12 or university
Experience with program evaluation, partnership development, and
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and some periods of frequent
evening and weekend programming. In addition, summer work and
programming may be extensive.
Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Ability to interact
in a professional manner with university and school district
personnel, students and the public. Excellent verbal and written
communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills working
with students and families. Independent decision making and
problem-solving ability. Must demonstrate effective project
promotion skills, and, the ability to develop and maintain strong
working relations with internal and external agencies and
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/40144