Director, Project Upward Bound

Ypsilanti, MI
Sep 16, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
General Summary:

Manage, administer, and implement the goals and objectives of the Upward Bound pre-college program for underrepresented high school students.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan, organize, and direct initiatives of the program components including academic support and monitoring, career exploration, college preparation and personal growth and development of participants during both the academic year and the six-week summer residential components of the program.

Oversee the development of the Upward Bound proposal.

Develop and maintain department budget and monitor expenditures.

Supervise all efforts related to the recruitment, identification, selection, assessment, and placement of program participants.

Establish, approve, and evaluate department programs and staff.

Approve all personnel actions for the department.

Represent the department at professional conferences, meetings and on University committees.

Serve as liaison with the U.S. Department of Education and participating school districts.

Prepare administrative reports on program initiatives.

Perform related departmental duties as required.

Supplemental Information:
Please Note:
A cover letter and resume is required. Qualifications:

Knowledge and skills in educational program planning, student counseling,organization, and general administration, typically acquired through the completion of a Master's degree in guidance and counseling, education administration/leadership, curriculum and instruction, social work or related human service field is necessary.

Three years progressively more responsible experience administering an educational or human service program including program management and evaluation, fiscal responsibility, and staff supervision and development is required. Knowledge of and experience with U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs is preferred.

Knowledge of the psychological, behavioral, and educational issues affecting the learning potential of low-income, potential first-generation, multicultural youth is necessary.

Excellent oral and written communication skills is necessary.

Successful grant writing experience is necessary.