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Assistant Director for Upward Bound

Company: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Location: Newark
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Director for Upward Bound

Reports To:
Director TRIO Programs

Position Type:

Position Summary:
Under the leadership of the Director of TRIO Programs, the Assistant Director for the Upward Bound (UB) Program supports oversight of Upward Bound initiatives while maintaining a counseling caseload.

The Upward Bound Assistant Director, along with the TRIO Director and Upward Bound Counselor is responsible for the effective implementation and achievement of all goals, objectives and standards associated with the Upward Bound Program as outlined by the US Department of Education.

Saturday and off hour work is required. During the academic year there are 26 to 28 sessions on Saturday that run from 8:30 am until 2:30pm. There is also an afterschool program that runs Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. There are also Parent/Student Orientations and other activities that are typically scheduled between 6:00 and 8:00pm. During the summer a six week summer program is conducted, with four of these weeks being residential. Staff are expected to be available on campus for overnight supervision of students for the duration of the residential program and should expect to work longer hours during the day.

Essential Functions:
Essential functions of the Assistant Director for Upward Bound include, but are not limited to, the following:

Providing leadership for various programs and initiatives as assigned by the Director of TRIO Programs. Assisting with program planning and conducting evaluations.Assisting with hiring and supervising part-time and temporary personnel who are involved with instructing, mentoring and supervising students.Overseeing student participants enrolled in the Upward Bound Program.Assisting with developing, implementing, and assessing curriculum.Assisting with managing and developing budgets for Upward Bound initiatives.Engaging in grant-writing and other fundraising activities, to help sustain programs and support students.Assisting with preparation of the Upward Bound APR, as well as written/graphic reports on program outcomes and effectiveness for review and discussion with CPCP staff and other appropriate audiences.Assisting with establishing partnerships with private, public, and community stakeholders in college access for low income students and support for, Upward Bound sponsored activities.At the direction of the TRIO Director, Represent Upward Bound within the university and at local, state and/or regional levels to help advance the vision and goals of Upward Bound.Screen students for program eligibility, assess student needs, and execute appropriate counseling services for program participants.Saturday and off hour work is required.Must be available to stay on campus overnight for one week (5 days) during the course of the residential summer program component. Collect, analyze and maintain student data, including report cards, test scores, and Personal Educational Plans to improve service delivery to students and increase students outcomes.Develop and maintain a file on each eligible participant for use in education and career planning. Supervise and conduct group counseling, individual counseling and personal development activities. Organize and conduct career workshops, seminars and other educational activities. Must be willing to make off-site school visits on a regular basis.Conduct entrance and exit interviews of program participants.Assist the Program Director in program planning and evaluation, reviewing applications for admission, financial aid, assessing educational needs and goals of project participants.Additional Functions:
Perform other duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
A Masters' degree is required, the area of academic discipline should be Student Personnel Services, Counseling, Education, Social Work or a related field. Must have five or more years of experience in educational administration or educational counseling at the high school or post-secondary level.Must have strong project management skills, planning and organizational skills, experience in conducting testing and training activities and basic knowledge of the financial aid process.Must be available to work on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters.Must be able to provide overnight supervision on campus for the duration of the residential part of the summer program (overnight duties will be split between appropriate staff), all staff are on call 24 hours while the residential part of the summer program is in session. Must have a valid Driver's License and access to a vehicle.At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.Preferred Qualifications:
The preferred candidate has experience with STEM education, working with underrepresented and underserved students. Knowledge of TRIO programs helpful.Bargaining Unit:


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Keywords: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark , Assistant Director for Upward Bound, Executive , Newark, New Jersey

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