Academic Coordinator - Upward Bound Programs

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Feb 24, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number NC998P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/25598

Working Title Academic Coordinator - Upward Bound Programs

Position Number 16506

Department Residential Pre-College Programs

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate-leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



About the College/Department

Upward Bound is a grant-funded TRIO program of the U.S. Department of Education and is hosted by Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas.

Upward Bound partners with eight Northwest Arkansas school districts to serve high school students (9th-12th grades) from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

The program provides instruction and services to promote academic success, including Saturday Academies during the academic year, tutoring, mentoring, college and career planning assistance, cultural enrichment and volunteer opportunities, a six-week long residential Summer Academy, and a summer residential bridge program in which graduating high school seniors earn college credit before beginning postsecondary education.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Department Home Page ub.uark.edu

Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Academic Coordinator reports to the Director of Upward Bound Programs and is responsible for assisting with the management, coordination, and assessment of all academic support services provided by two federally funded Upward Bound programs and one Upward Bound Math/Science program. Primary responsibilities include: coordinating tutoring services for program participants; supervising and training program tutors; assisting the program director with curriculum development and oversight of academic activities associated with the Summer Bridge Program, the six-week Summer Academy, and monthly Saturday meetings; strategic planning as related to the implementation and delivery of required academic services; and facilitating the assessment of academic services including the collection of outcome results for three DOE annual performance reports. In addition, the Academic Coordinator will: assist in the development of workshops to promote college readiness; maintain ongoing communication with student participants and parents/guardians; create and maintain professional relationships with public school officials and campus and community partners; develop personal academic and career plans for program participants and monitor student progress; assist with new student participant recruitment; and assist student participants in completing college and financial aid applications.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. The ability to work occasional evenings and Saturdays is also required.



Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least three years of teaching experience and/or professional experience leading and supervising students in grades 9-12 in a high school to college transition program


Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience within a university/college Upward Bound or similar TRIO program
  • Experience coordinating tutoring or other academic services for high school or college students
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with program assessment and reports
  • Demonstrated personal success in overcoming the disadvantages or circumstances of the target population served by the Upward Bound program: potential first-generation college students from a low-income background with the potential to pursue post-secondary education
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Marshallese (ability to do verbal and written interpretation)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of personal, academic, and career counseling strategies and practices
  • Knowledge of academic requirements related to high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment, and post-secondary completion
  • Proficient skill and knowledge in curriculum development and/or implementation of academic support services for high school students
  • Proficient skill developing, organizing, and implementing information and activities related to college readiness to students in one-on-one, small group, and large group settings
  • Proficient skill communicating effectively with high school students, high school professional personnel, parents, and campus and community partners
  • Proficient skill recording, assessing, and evaluating program-related information and outcomes
  • Proficient skill using Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Ability to interpret and apply federal regulations and guidelines to ensure compliance
  • Ability to learn, evaluate, and synthesize detailed information related to secondary and post-secondary education completion
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model for program participants
  • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, and evaluate a large part-time staff of academic tutors and instructors


Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally

  • Climbing
  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking

Frequently

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking

Constantly

  • Hearing

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.



Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Uptown Campus West Building

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $40,000

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check


Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.





Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 03/21/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Keith Brink
Director of Upward Bound Programs
kbrink@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least three years of teaching experience and/or professional experience leading and supervising students in grades 9-12 in a high school to college transition program?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please very briefly describe your teaching experience and/or professional experience leading and supervising students in grades 9-12 in a high school to college transition program. In this description, be sure to include length of the experience and a differentiation between full-time and part-time.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of professional experience do you have within a university/college Upward Bound or other TRIO program?
    • No experience
    • Less than one year
    • At least one year, but less than two
    • At least two years, but less than three
    • Three years or more
  5. * If applicable, please briefly describe your experience coordinating tutoring or other academic services for high school or college students

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * If applicable, please describe your experience with program assessment and reporting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than one year
    • At least one year, but less than two
    • At least two years, but less than three
    • Three years or more
  8. * Have you demonstrated success in overcoming the disadvantages or circumstances of the target population to be served by the Upward Bound program (potential first generation college students from a low-income background)?
    • No, I was not a first generation college student from a low-income background.
    • Yes, I was a first generation college student, and/or I was a college student from a low-income background.
  9. * Are you bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Marshallese (able to do verbal and written interpretation)?
    • No, I am not bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Marshallese.
    • Yes, I am bilingual in English/Spanish.
    • Yes, I am bilingual in English/Marshallese.


Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
  4. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.
  2. Proof of Veterans Status

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