Manager Upward Bound Program

Leesburg, Florida
$35,700 – $45,419 Commensurate with Experience
Jul 11, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

TO APPLY: Go to and click on the “Employment” icon. Complete the Lake-Sumter State College application for the specific position in which you are interested.

A resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts must be included with your application for consideration.

Lake-Sumter State College serves over 7,500 students annually in Lake and Sumter counties in central Florida. Lake and Sumter counties offer it’s residents small town character, combined with the amenities of the major metropolitan city of Orlando while being just a stone's throw away from Florida’s coastal beaches. As a three-campus institution our Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont) and Sumter (Sumterville) campuses have become valuable assets in their communities. LSSC provides an accessible, affordable, and high-quality education that prepares students for transfer and career success, strengthens the regional workforce, and enriches the community.

We invite candidates to apply for our Manager Upward Bound Program position. The Program Manager will manage all Upward Bound (UB) activities and services designed for 63+ project participants from Eustis, Mt. Dora, Tavares, Leesburg, and Umatilla high schools. In addition, will facilitate services that would assist participants with placement into a post-secondary college or university upon high school graduation. The Manager will develop and coordinate an engaging academic curriculum and support services to be implemented throughout the school year, including two Saturday sessions per month and will maintain a regular presence in high schools and demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships with high school staff, students, and parents/guardians.  Candidate must demonstrate diverse teaching strategies and an ability to adapt instruction to students’ needs. In addition, will coordinate a six-week academic Summer Program that partially (1 week) includes chaperoning project participants at a college campus. The Manager will supervise full-time and part-time project staff. The position will be based at the Leesburg Campus. Responsible for demonstrating LSSC’s core value of Service Excellence; respect, competence, responsiveness, and collaboration, in all interactions.

Note: This is a grant-funded position. Multi-year grants are funded based on the fiscal years for the full grant cycle. However, there is no guarantee that funding is available year after year and employment with the college after each grant- funded cycle is not assured.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field. Minimum three years direct experience in K-12 classroom setting.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for 3 years direct K-12 classroom experience. Professional experience working with disadvantaged youth and grants preferred.

The college reserves the right to extend searches or, in the event of transfer or budget cuts, to not offer the position.