Assistant Director, Upward Bound Program
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Application Deadline: 10/25/2012
Vacancy ID #: NF0000310
The Upward Bound Program was established at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1966 and annually serves 99 low-income and first-generation high school students, assisting them in building the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to ensure success in post-secondary education and lifelong learning. The Upward Bound Program is one of two TriO Programs and part of the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) Office. The Assistant Director of Upward Bound reports to the Director of TriO Programs and is responsible for assisting in the planning, coordination, assessment and supervision of significant components of the Upward Bound Program. The Director of the TRiO Programs reports to the Director of CHEOP and has day-to-day responsibility for overseeing the activities, programs, and operations of the TriO Programs. Specific responsibilities of the Assistant Director position include:Program development, implementation, and evaluation-The Assistant Director oversees the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Upward Bound curriculum, summer programming and cultural activities administered at UNC-Chapel Hill through supervision of program staff and monitoring of programmatic activities and participants. Program evaluation is an essential responsibility to ensure thorough documentation of achievements and accountability for program outcomes. Strategic planning-The Assistant Director generates long and short-range strategies to ensure high quality educational and academic counseling services to effectively serve the needs of high school students. Fiscal and administrative oversight and fundraising-The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing Upward Bound budgetary matters, including annual budget development and reporting and day-to-day oversight; developing grant proposals and providing oversight of grants and contracts; fundraising; supervision of Graduate Assistants, Work Study students, Tutors and High School Coordinators. External relations, partnership development, and collaboration- The Assistant Director supports the TRiO Programs Director as an official representative to internal and external constituencies, responsible for developing and maintaining productive relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, and students from affiliated high schools, community leaders and social service administrators.
A minimum of a Master’s degree in psychology, education, or a related field is required.
Qualification and Experience:
This position requires three years or more of experience in TRIO programs or similar programs or experience working with first generation, low-income youth and or those from disadvantaged backgrounds and populations as a counselor, caseworker, researcher, teacher or administrator. The Assistant Director must demonstrate strong communication and organization skills along with an understanding of working with disadvantaged youth and populations. Knowledge of college preparation at postsecondary and secondary levels, with secondary experience preferred; experience in curriculum development, college access and experiential education is highly recommended. S he must have experience in program development and implementation of curriculum, summer programming and cultural activities. The Assistant Director also needs to understand college readiness or remediation programs and possess strong writing skills and grant writing experience. S he also must have evidence of excellent interpersonal skills reflected through successful work with teachers, administrators, community persons, and or counselors. Some evening and weekend hours required. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter indicating interest and summarizing qualifications, and a list of three references. All applications must be submitted electronically. To apply, go to:http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8762
Department Contact Name: Jennifer Trenor, Administrative Assistant
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