Program Director, Upward Bound

Jun 30, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

About Mills College:

Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. Since 1852, weve been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit

Job Description:

Reports To: Dean of the School of Education

The Mills College Upward Bound Program (UB) is a federally funded college preparatory programs that offer assistance to low-income and first-generation college-bound students. The Upward Bound Program is dedicated to helping participating students in the Oakland Unified School District graduate from high school with a solid foundation (i.e. completion of required coursework and possession of a strong GPA) necessary for entering college. UB continues to support participants to ensure continued college enrollment and, ultimately, graduation. The Mills Colleges Upward Bound Program has been serving the Oakland Unified School District since 1966.

The Program Director is responsible for managing and conducting student recruitment process, supervising and training academic advisors and residential staff.

  • Recruit, train, and supervise advisors and residential staff
  • Conduct and document student recruitment process, career & academic counseling services, caseload contact and evaluation reports
  • Serve as a liaison to the target schools, community agencies, and general public
  • Serve as liaison to admissions, financial aid, housing and recreational departments on campus
  • Reside in the residence hall and supervise residential and academic activities
  • Identify and secure classrooms, tutorial facilities, textbooks, and other classroom needs

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in education or related field and 5 years equivalent work experience for a UB/TRIO/Educational Equity Program of similar size and scope that includes a summer residential program
  • Masters degree desirable
  • Counseling and supervisory experience
  • Residential experience
Skills & Knowledge:
  • Excellent verbal, written & computing skills
  • Expertise in budget management, personnel training and development
  • Successful grant writing and development
  • Ability to work with college and community personnel
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with LIFG students or from a background similar to that of participants
  • Familiarity with target area and community resources
  • Experience with database operations and in filing Federal reports such as APR
Additional Information:

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills non-discrimination policy, please go to

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following at
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references


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