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Assistant Director of Upward Bound for Washington County

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 19, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

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Assistant Director of Upward Bound for Washington County

Posting Number: S01294JP

Department: Upward Bound

Job Summary:
Bowdoin College's Upward Bound/TRIO programs are grant-funded through the US Department of Education and designed to provide fundamental pre-college support to income eligible participants from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. Bowdoin College Upward Bound serves 14 target high school schools in two Maine regions - Washington County and Mid-Maine with the ultimate goal of ensuring students are successful in their pursuit and completion of higher education.​

​​The Upward Bound Assistant Director for Washington County is responsible for:
  • Providing direct student services to participants and parents in Washington County including academic, personal, career, college, and financial aid
  • Developing and coordinating parent outreach and regional programing
  • Providing development and implementation of college and career readiness programming across the academic year and summer sessions.
  • Managing key partnerships within Washington County target high schools, middle schools, local service agencies, and area postsecondary institutions.
  • Exercising independent judgement and discretion with regard to college and career readiness project development, programming and budgeting.
  • Managing calendar of individual student appointments and school visits with punctual and regular attendance to meet monthly benchmarks for services.
  • Coordinating the quarterly documentation of adequate participant progress for reporting and earning stipends.
  • Documenting all student contacts and student monitor progress toward grant objectives to in compliance with program policy and federal regulation.
  • Coordinating regional recruitment aligned with grant objectives.
  • Monitoring regional grant objectives and aligning regional program activities to improve performance.

Pay, Benefits, and Perks:
  • The salary range for this position is expected to be: $59,000 - $62,000. Compensation based on your professional experience and skills.
  • Generous Retirement Plan - 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26)
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid time off - Vacation, Personal, Holidays, and Special Days Off ( off.html).
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Access to many of the College's facilities including the gym and pool, including household.
  • Access to events, speakers, and sport events on campus.
  • Free fitness and wellness classes!
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Effective writing and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to present effectively to small and large groups and to work productively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Proficient computer skills including use of social media, presentation, database and spreadsheet software.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • A valid Maine driver’s license and the ability to comply with the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.
  • Ability to regularly work and travel throughout Maine.

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
  • ​​Minimum of 3 years of experience working in education or youth development.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • ​Prior experience working with families with low income.
  • Prior experience with advising financial aid and college admissions process.
  • ​Demonstrated ability to coordinate group activities and to provide supervision to assigned staff.
  • ​Familiarity with the region and area public school systems.

Standard Work Days and Hours:
  • This is an full-time, year round position (1.00 FTE).
  • Typical school day is 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Office days are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Summer program hours vary.
  • Schedule will vary considerably according to target high school schedules and program activities.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.
  • This position will work remotely in Washington County with occasional travel to campus.

About Bowdoin:
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.


Employment Category: Full Time Year Round

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Type: Salaried

Background Check Package Requirements: Administrative Staff + MVR

Is driving a Bowdoin vehicle an essential function of this job?:

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?: No

Posting Date: 07/12/2024

Applications Accepted Until:

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note: Applications will be reviewed by August 5, 2024.

EEO Information:
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin (rhymes with explodin') is a private, selective, liberal arts college, founded and endowed to benefit the common good. Our historic residential campus, located in Brunswick, Maine, is home to just over 1,800 students from all over the world.

Academic life at Bowdoin spans thirty-three departments, and is cooperative, not competitive: so we tend to attract students who like brainstorming with faculty, working in teams, and welcoming big, new, difficult questions.

We value kindness, diversity, creativity, and hard work.

There’s a lot to love about Maine. And this state is very much at the heart of the College. We simply wouldn’t be Bowdoin anywhere else.

According to one of our colleagues, “To teach at Bowdoin is to help train and educate future leaders—an unalloyed privilege in my experience and a rare one.”

We feel fortunate to live here and to be able to experience everything there is to see and do. Maine is renowned for its beauty—its iconic seaside fishing villages and beachesmountain vistas, and pristine forests. But the appeal is also very much about the people—their culture, sense of community, way of life, and welcoming, inquisitive, and energized spirit.

We’re not going to try to list all that Maine has to offer. But we will try to lead you in a few directions from which you can navigate your own journey of discovery—a very Maine thing to do too!

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