Program Manager - Upward Bound

Employer
UNT Dallas
Location
Dallas, TX
Posted
Jan 12, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number STA - 201000000698
Job Title Program Manager - Upward Bound
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Program Manager - Upward Bound.

The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/
  • This position is open to internal candidates at the University of North Texas Dallas.

The Upward Bound Program Manager is a key member of the department of College Readiness and will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the Upward Bound Program. The Upward Bound Program is a component of the federal TRIO Program to assist low income/first generation, 9th through 12th graders to graduate from high school and enter post-secondary education. The Program Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the project including planning, implementing, overseeing the budget, developing educational programs (tutoring, college/field trips, Academic Saturday classes and summer programs), preparing monthly and annual institutional and federal reports, and working with key personnel in the high school to identify potential students.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage daily operations of the Upward Bound Program.
  • Manage the work of the Upward Bound Administrative Coordinator.
  • Recruit and communicate with at least 60 students the expectations and considerations of the Upward Bound Program.
  • Create and implement educational programs to assist students in preparation for a post-secondary education that include: tutoring, financial aid, financial literacy, advising, and career services.
  • Work closely with the Office of Student Access and Success for programs related to financial aid, academic advising, and career services.
  • Create and coordinate a tutoring program for Upward Bound Scholars.
  • Meet with counselors, teachers and students regularly to monitor the implementation of Upward Bound academic initiatives.
  • Prepare monthly and annual institutional and federal reports.
  • Maintain compliance with UNT Dallas policies and procedures as well as Federal regulations.
  • Track statistics, gather data, and write reports.
  • Manage and expand program partnerships.
  • Development of individualized service plans.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in education, counseling, or public administration from an accredited college or university and four years of experience with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar project/programs for disadvantaged students. Additional qualification includes the following,
  • Formal training and/or work experience in programming that improves academic performance as measured by grade point averages.
  • Formal training and/or work experience in programming that improves academic performance on standardized tests.
  • Formal training and/or work experience in programming that improves secondary school retention/graduation rates.
  • Formal training and/or work experience promoting the completion of a rigorous secondary school program of study.
  • Formal training and/or work experience increasing postsecondary enrollment rates.
  • Formal training promoting college degree attainment rates for low-income and potential first-generation college students.
  • Knowledge of services that include: academic advising, career, financial aid, and economic literacy programming for low-income and disadvantaged students.
  • Development of individualized service plans
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of administrative organization and management
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, rules and regulations
  • Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Knowledge of basic computers skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and conduct internal Project evaluations (formative and summative)
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; ability to provide professional leadership and establish effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of barriers to postsecondary education faced by low income and potential first generation college youth in the target area.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • Master Degree in education, counseling, or public administration from an accredited college or university and six years of experience with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar project/programs for disadvantaged students.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm


Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • This position is open to internal candidates at the University of North Texas Dallas.

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.


Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Linked In
    • Indeed
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Company Website
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
    • Other (Specify Below)
  2. Please specify source from above
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in education, counseling, or public administration from an accredited college or university?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 4 years of experience with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar project/programs for disadvantaged students?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you a current UNT Dallas employee?
    • Yes
    • No



Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Veteran Preference (DD-214)

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