Overview of Assistant Director TRIO Upward Bound
The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with the
management, administration, and implementation of the Upward Bound
program at Purdue University Northwest. Since 1966, Purdue
University’s Upward Bound Program has helped hundreds of students
prepare for a successful college education. Purdue’s Upward Bound
Program is one of seven Federal TRIO Programs funded by the U.S.
Department of Education. All TRIO programs are vested in the notion
that all committed students deserve an opportunity of a higher
education (without regard to race, gender, national origin or ADA
status) regardless of their family’s economic resources and or
educational background. However, specific rules for acceptance and
participation vary by program type. TRIO Upward Bound is a
pre-college program providing supportive academic instruction and
tutoring in literature, composition, mathematics and science on the
PNW campus. Upward Bound offers special workshops and seminars
regarding careers, college admission and financial aid as well as
activities that encourage parental involvement, personal
responsibility, and positive self-esteem. Our program fosters
increased knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of people from
different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The Upward Bound program
is a federally funded program which is currently funded through May
31, 2027. Continued funding is contingent upon a competitive
Duties and Responsibilities of Assistant Director TRIO Upward
Benefits of Assistant Director TRIO Upward Bound
- Develop the curriculum and provide oversight of curriculum
planning for both Academic Year and Summer Academy.
- This includes ensuring Core classes are aligned with State
- Evaluates these components for efficiency and impact on student
outcomes and grant objectives.
- Assist the Director with the completion of the Annual
Performance Report. Monitor and refine program methods.
- Works with the Director in formulating and implementing
policies and procedures, decision making, collection and assessment
of data, and record management.
- Assure effective systems with eligibility, determining program
and/or participant needs, and working with both teacher and
- Conducts frequent site visits to partnering schools to monitor
the UB staff in order to ensure quality control of the rendering
and implementation of TRIO services.
- Assists with recruitment of program participants.
- Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability,
Retirement, Life Insurance and more
- Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’
vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
- University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting
- University contributions to Health Savings Account –
- Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University
- 10 paid holidays
- Employee Wellness Programs
- Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
- Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children
at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan
university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our
students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving
approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we
value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate
PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s
sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just
a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes
National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.
Education of Assistant Director TRIO Upward Bound
Experience of Assistant Director TRIO Upward Bound
- Master's Degree
- Master's Degree in Higher education, K-12 education,
counseling, social work, or similar field preferred
Core Competencies of Assistant Director TRIO Upward Bound
- 2 years of experience in a student support capacity. Student
support experience in K-12 preferred
- Graduate assistantships and/or other similar experience may
also be considered
- Demonstrated experience with designing challenging academic
curriculum, assessing student needs and supervising others.
- Demonstrated experience with assessment and evaluation
- Must have understanding of the Indiana state standards.
- Ability to comply with university, financial, and programmatic
policies and procedures.
- Ability to work independently, display strong decision-making,
excellent organization skills, and ability to multi-task and
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with a range of
stakeholders from community (students, parents, principals) to
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability
to work with a diverse group of people.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, and video
- Some nights and weekends will be required to oversee tutoring,
Saturday Academy, field trips, etc.
- Must have a valid driver's license
- Must be able to use personal vehicle to drive on behalf of the
- Must meet the Minimum Driver Qualifications as defined by the
Use of Vehicles for University Business Policy
Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of
employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful
background check along with a motor vehicle records check if
Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed
to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected
veterans are encouraged to apply.