CARE Pre-Collegiate Programs/Upward Bound Program Manager

Job description

Job ID: 43108

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE)


This position is responsible for coordinating CARE's Pre-Collegiate Division. The individual selected will be responsible for managing the Upward Bound Program and the College Reach-Out Program, as well as other pre-college programs within the Department responsible for serving middle and high school students from populations who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. In addition, the position serves as a member of the CARE Leadership Team, representing the Department on various institutional committees.

Overall, the position is responsible for the following:
• Planning and directing all CARE Pre-Collegiate Division operations, including developing/coordinating programming and monitoring objectives, policies, and procedures
• Developing, managing, and monitoring annual budgets in compliance with University, State, and Federal guidelines/policies
• Coordinating with middle/high school administrators, guidance counselors, instructors, and support personnel at targeted schools for recruitment, selection, orientation, and engagement of participants
• Recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating employees (includes assisting in selecting and training volunteer undergraduate mentors for program participants)
• Supervision of employees and staff, including recruiting, hiring, and training of full-time/part-time staff and volunteer undergraduate mentors
• Developing and coordinating Community and Parent Advisory Boards, including managing quarterly meetings and communications with stakeholders
• Completing program evaluations, including quarterly, interim, and annual performance reports
• Assisting in designing academic year and summer program curriculum
• Maintaining complete and accurate confidential student database and files using BLUMEN
• Assisting in development/submission of funding proposals to support the Department and Pre-Collegiate Division
• Collaborate with campus, community, and other educational agencies serving disadvantaged student populations
• Coordinate with FSU departments and programs to support the University's efforts to increase access into higher education for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education
• Initiating communication with the U.S. Department of Education personnel, FL Department of Education, TRIO Program Directors, Congressional staff, parents, participants, and targeted high schools
• Supporting alumni through development of engagement network to ensure post-graduation outcomes
• Assisting CARE in supporting targeted traditionally underrepresented students at FSU


Candidates must have the following qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and four years of experience or post high school education with experience equal to eight years.

Experience or the ability to work with student from a diverse population.

Experience in supervision and management

Experience in grant writing and grant management

Experience in fiscal management and budget preparation/monitoring

Strong written and oral communication skills

Experience in advising, mentoring, and/or counseling traditionally underrepresented student populations

Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously

Experience with assessment and program evaluation, including data analysis techniques and methodology

Knowledge of college academic and financial aid procedures

Experience working with programs serving traditionally underrepresented in higher education populations

Experience in designing, managing, and/or implementing TRIO programs, summer residential programs, and/or academic support programs for economically disadvantaged students

A Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain one.


• Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Social Sciences, or related field

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated hiring salary range is mid to high $40,000 level

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is funded from a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is currently in Year 1 of a 5-Year cycle. The position is, therefore, considered time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 7/24/2018
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