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Sponsor Funded Professional Project Director

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Sponsor Funded Professional Project Director

Educational Opps & TriO Program

Atlanta Campus

The Project Director of TRIO Upward Bound (Atlanta-Gwinnett and Math/Science) is responsible for the day-to-day leadership, operations, and the overall administration and supervision of the TRIO Upward Bound grants including planning, administering, budgeting, marketing, evaluating the program, and supervising professional staff.


· A flexible work environment

· Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, etc.

· A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with diverse partners.

· Professional development opportunity and mentorship

· A rapidly growing center within an academic setting


The Project Director is also charged with continually monitoring the progress of students to ensure they successfully meet the goals set out by the Upward Bound Grant Requirements (academic achievement, college matriculation, etc.) and ensure that university the policies, objectives, and standards of the US Department of Education guidelines for TRIO Upward Bound and federal regulations governing grant programs are met. The Project Director is the chief liaison to other university departments and the community and will report to the Senior Director for Student Success Programs.

Georgia State University Values
  • COMMUNITY: Fostering a distinctive shared identity and common purpose across our multi-campus university.
  • INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY: Respecting the dignity and value of all people and perspectives through honorable conduct based on engagement, fairness, access, equity, and civility.
  • TRANSFORMATION: Intentionally pursuing knowledge, practice, and scholarly rigor to inspire lifelong learning, and to make our community and the world a better place.
  • INTEGRITY: Adhering to our values, mission, and the truth through respectful cooperation and effective stewardship of resources.
  • EXCELLENCE: Achieving the highest standards and distinction in teaching, research and service.
  • STRATEGIC INNOVATION: Embracing invention and creativity in the pursuit of meaningful discovery using our collective talents.

USG Core Values Statement
  • The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia State prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia State community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia State prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

Background Check
Successful candidate must be able to pass a comprehensive criminal background investigation and other background searches as applicable to the job such as credit check and Motor Vehicle Record.

Qualifications :

Minimum Hiring Qualifications:

The candidate must have a Master's degree and 5 years of related experience; or a combination of education and experience.

Preferred Hiring Qualifications:

A minimum of a Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or a closely related field from an accredited college/university is required.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of full-time (or equivalent) professional-level experience managing support services programs or counseling students from first-generation, low-income, backgrounds or those with disabilities and academically underprepared college students is required.

The Project Director of Upward Bound must have a specific understanding of and sensitivity to multicultural differences/needs; ability to set goals based on participants needs, manage financial and human resources, and possess extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, Spectrum, PanthersMart, and Blumen. Knowledge of Financial Aid practices in higher education settings is preferred. The Director also must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Previous TRIO work experience is a plus.


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