Upward Bound Academic Support Program Specialist

General Summary:

Assist in the development and implementation of student academic development/support services.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Advise program participants on academic, career and college planning issues.

Collaborate with program staff in planning and implementing residential component.

Supervise staff and student participants during residential component activities (evening/overnight supervision).

Develop and implement workshops and field trips to aid student development (some evenings and weekends).

Train residence hall staff in program process and rules.

Coordinate activities of Student Advisory Board and Parent Support organization.

Annually recruit, interview, and select new program participants.

Collaborate with program staff in data collection, program planning and report development.

Represent the program at meetings, conferences and other events on camps, at targeted high schools and in the community.

Perform related departmental duties as required.

Supplemental Information:
Please Note
: A cover letter, resume, and writing sample (outlined below) is required.

Your task is to write a newsletter article for Upward Bound Headlines, the bi-monthly publication sent to participants, their parents, teachers and counselors at the high schools, EMU departments, deans, V.P.'s, the Board of Regents, and U.S. Congresspersons and Senators.
This article will chronicle a recent field trip with the details below. Your 250 word article will be evaluated for spelling, grammar, punctuation, content, clarity, style and overall written communication skills.
  1. Who: 15 EMU UB participants, 200 UB participants from Michigan
  2. Where: Michigan State University
  3. What: Upward Bound Student Leadership Summit
  4. Why: Attend workshops on study skills, careers, financial aid; compete in an academic quiz bowl; attend a dance (social activity); attend academic awards banquet
  5. When: Saturday, March 27, 2016

* This position is 100% grant funded with funding through 2022* Qualifications:
Knowledge and skills in student development/learning concepts and techniques typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field is required.

One year of teaching, counseling, and/or youth development work experience is required.

Experience working with youth from lower-income and multicultural backgrounds is preferred.

Capability to plan and implement programs and projects is required.

Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills are required.

Strong computer skills including knowledge of MS Office, Publisher and social media platforms are required.