Academic Coordinator (Student Services Professional 1 - MR07 )
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
The Academic Coordinator position supports the academic progress of
Upward Bound participants. This position coordinates the academic
portion of the monthly Saturday sessions and conduct remedial
instruction as necessary. Other responsibilities as detailed in the
Upward Bound Grant Application and to help insure that program
objectives as mandated by the Dept. of Education (funding agency)
are met annually. This position will:
Conduct assessments and provide educational, career and personal
counseling to UB participants. Coordinate academic portion of the
monthly Saturday sessions and tutoring in approved college
preparatory courses, develop action plans for project participants
and take necessary steps to ensure that students adhere to their
plans. Teach up to two courses during the academic year and
participate in summer program activities (including overnight
responsibilities). Assure that students are participating in
courses and completing the necessary assignments. Create
evaluations and assessments when necessary to counsel participants.
Help recruit, train and supervise summer Resident Assistant staff
and assist when necessary with other staff during the summer
residential program. Assist with presentations and new participant
recruitment. Assist in tutor training, oversee and report tutoring
progress. Assist with planning of college visits, cultural and
social events each semester (may include overnight stays each
Visit target schools and consult with school officials weekly to
recruit, enroll and maintain a roster of the approved number of
project participants per academic year. Ensure that eligibility
requirements and applications for new participants are complete
according to Upward Bound federal regulations. Collect report cards
and other necessary documents to determine specific needs of
individual participants and contact parents when necessary to
ensure students are on track academically. Communicate with UB
Director when necessary for added support and other
Document and maintain proof of services provided to project
participants (new and continuing) based on school visits and other
contact with students and/or parents. Enter documentation of
contacts in the program database (BLUMEN) on a weekly basis.
Prepare and submit reports as required by the CCCE Executive
Director, UB Director and others as required in accordance to
federal regulations and/or UTC policies. Generate statistical
reports and assist in submitting the Annual Performance Report
annually and UB proposal for continued funding.
Assist UB participants in choosing colleges, schedule/plan and
conduct workshops designed to assist students in the college
entrance process. Provide assistance in finding scholarship
opportunities, college entrance exams and completion of the
Assist in the process of recruiting, hiring, training, supervising
and evaluating a team of qualified instructors, tutors, and other
support staff and implement other administrative duties and
responsibilities as assigned by the UB Director. Promote the
program within the community and other stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media
platforms, knowledge in the post-secondary process: FAFSA, ACT
Prep, the college admission process, financial aid, college life
and ability to develop rapport with students while holding them
accountable for meeting program requirements.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Experience working with high school aged students and
- Knowledge working with high school advising and high school
- Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a
diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven
strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse
- Ability to work occasional overnight stays for college visits,
meetings and cultural/social program events.
Review of applications will begin September 27, 2021 and continue
until the position is filled. Applications received by this date
will receive priority consideration.
: Bachelor’s Degree in Education,
Counseling or related fields; two years delivering educational
and/or counseling services for disadvantaged populations, including
assessing needs and developing service plans with secondary and
post-secondary goals/strategies. Must have valid driver's license.
Weekends and occasional evening shifts required.
: Master’s Degree in Education,
Counseling or related fields; knowledge of Federal TRIO programs
(i.e. TRIO programs); experience with curriculum development,
student advocacy, supervision and tutoring or mentoring.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title
VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified
applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will
not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability,
or protected veteran status.