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Director, Upward Bound (Grant Funded)

Lake Michigan College
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
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Full Time

Director, Upward Bound (Grant Funded)

Posting Number: 0000933
Reports to: Executive Director, DEI Programs
Department: Upward Bound
Classification: Exempt
Full or Part-time: Full Time

Job Summary:
This is a 40 hour per week full time, salaried position. Provides leadership for the Upward Bound project, having responsibility for the supervision of staff; conducts and coordinates planning, budgeting, staffing, the implementation of project activities and project evaluation.

Essential Functions:
1. Directs and coordinates and participates in all Upward Bound activities during the academic year, including monthly Saturday College Prep session and the six-week Summer Academic Institute.2. Coordinates activities of staff to ensure the purposes of Upward Bound are accomplished.3. Prepares/coordinates reports required by the U.S. Department of Education, Lake Michigan College, and the Upward Bound Advisory Council.4. Keep cognizant of federal regulations concerning the Upward Bound project.5. Ensures the project is operating within all applicable federal, state, local laws, and institutional regulations.6. Establishes and maintains good working relationships between students, the Upward Bound project, College, Benton Harbor High School, and other community agencies.7. Assists in coordination of instruction in mathematics, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language, with Benton Harbor High School teachers and College instructors.8. Schedules and may conduct in-service training activities. Monitors participants’ academic progress and generates data reports to ensure adequate progress is being made to meet program objectives.9. Makes presentations to inform the community of the Upward Bound project, its purposes, and how a potential participant applies to the Upward Bound program.10. Supervises the maintenance of a filing system, counseling activities, and participant records according to audit regulations; and conducts yearly audit of participant files.11. Develops and/or approves all written correspondence/materials generated by Upward Bound staff12. Interview and hires all personnel for the Upward Bound program, responsible for the orientation, professional development, and evaluation of all Upward Bound personnel.13. Conducts interviews with potential Upward Bound participants and parents/guardians; generates letters of acceptance/denial.14. Assists in the coordination of Upward Bound Early/Middle College potential students; serves as a liaison between the Upward Bound/Early Middle College students and Berrien County Fifty Year Early/Middle college program.15. Establishes and maintains the Upward Bound Policies and Procedures Manual.16. Manages and develops other people.17. To provide the best service to our external and internal customers, all positions at Lake Michigan College require regular and predicable on-site attendance as an essential job function. Under certain circumstances, the College may consider alternative work arrangements and will do so in compliance with and according to the parameters outlined in the College’s Flexible Scheduling and Remote Work Options policy.

Other Duties:
Other duties as assigned.

Under the limited supervision of the Executive Director, DEI Programs and the direction of the Upward Bound Advisory Council, is responsible for the overall direction of the project including day to day operation and supervision of all Upward Bound staff and activities.

Job Specifications:
Master’s degree in education, counseling or related area required. Three to five years experience in school/community service program administration required. Experience in managing budgets, supervision of personnel, and interpersonal skills required. Minimum of two years successful experience involving educational or counseling programs for at risk youth. Confidentiality required.

Salary Range:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Be a part of the Red Hawk family and apply today! Benefits start on first day of hire! Extensive paid time off (including Spring Break), College fully pays health insurance deductible, minimum of 10% employer retirement contribution per payroll, and much more!
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Official transcripts required upon hire.

Information on our standard hiring process: Lake Michigan College will accept applications on this position for at least 14 days. Please use a non-mobile device to fill out the application and upload documents. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications as received. Once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received and sufficient diversity of applicants achieved, those applicants will be passed along to the search committee. Once the search committee has determined which applicants they would like to interview, those applicants will be contacted. If this process extends beyond 21 days, a communication of the delay will be made to all applicants for the position. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at

Open Date: 12/21/2023
Closing Date:

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About Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College is a community college in southwest Michigan. We have three campuses --two of which are located ten minutes from our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.

Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our people - people who care deeply about our region’s future and who are committed to student success and exemplary educational programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging industries, and productive partnerships with the communities we serve.

Faculty and staff at LMC enjoy excellent benefits and a supportive and friendly work environment. LMC recently received a Capital Outlay grant from the State of Michigan and a new millage from the southwest Michigan community, so the college’s facilities will be getting innovative, sustainable upgrades in the next few years that will contribute to the comfort, productivity and collaborative environment for all employees.

Living in Southwest Michigan
Southwest Michigan attracts millions of tourists who come for our beaches, wineries, and nationally acclaimed golf courses. But many who visit, choose to stay for our great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of life.

LMC’s main campus is nestled in a watery and wooded wildlife sanctuary, yet it’s less than a half-day’s drive from major metro areas including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis.


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