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Director of Upward Bound

Redlands Community College
El Reno, Oklahoma
$52,000 to $58,000 per year with excellent benefits.
Date posted
Jun 18, 2024

Job Details

Redlands Community College is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Director of Upward Bound position.  This is a full-time, federally funded grant position with excellent benefits. This position oversees all aspects of the Upward Bound program, which is designed to help low-income, first-generation students graduate from high school, prepare for college, and complete postsecondary education. Position reports to the Executive Director of Student Services and Grants. The salary range is $52,000 to $58,000 per year based on qualifications and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities include: Day-to-day operations of the project; program planning; monitoring; evaluation; compliance with federal guidelines; and preparation of all reports required by the U.S. Department of Education and Redlands Community College. This position is responsible for all aspects of a federal budget and has management oversight of both professional and support staff.  The director serves as liaison between target schools, target communities and the Upward Bound program. This position requires some travel and working nights and weekends for special student events. 

Qualifications include: The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Education, Behavioral Science or comparable discipline; previous administrative experience in TRIO or similar programs; experience working with disadvantaged populations; be articulate with strong written and verbal communication skills; and have excellent organizational skills. Applicant must be able to ride on school busses with teenagers for long (12 to 16 hours) field trips.  Preference given to applicants with a background similar to the students served in the program.

To apply: Qualified applicants are required to apply on-line at and upload a cover letter, resume, copies of college transcripts, and three references with names, addresses, and phone numbers.  Redlands Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position is open until filled.  As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States and pass a satisfactory criminal background check.


Redlands Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or status as a veteran, in any of its educational programs, activities, policies, practices, or procedures, including, but not limited to, admissions, employment, eligibility for financial aid, and educational services, in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and other federal laws and regulations.


Redlands Community College.

Redlands Community College is a public community college in El Reno, Oklahoma.

Redlands Community College provides a learner-centered environment committed to academic excellence strengthened through service and civic engagement.

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