Assistant Director, Upward Bound

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Job Summary: Provide services to Upward Bound 1 project participants; maintain relationships with partner schools; coordinate day-to-day operations and schedule activities, programs, and speakers for the UB after-school program; coordinate academic support services; monitor academic progress of students; assist with the summer residential academic program. This is a full-time, exempt, grant funded administrative position located off-campus at a designated school site. Travel to the Chicago campus will be required during the summer session and for all scheduled program meetings. This position reports to the Director of Upward Bound Programs. The work schedule is Monday-Friday (This position requires some evening/weekend hours during the academic year and summer program). Upward Bound is a federally-funded program designed to assist low-income and first generation high school students stay in school, earn their high school diploma, and then transition to the post- secondary school or college of their choice. Services provided include group and individual academic support, tutorial assistance, advisement, financial aid processing assistance and clarification, and college selection and planning assistance.

Minimum Qualifications: See knowledge, skills and abilities required.

Job Type: Full-Time

Working Hours:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: A bachelor's degree in a related field. A minimum of 3 years' experience working in student support services or federally funded programs. Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and program development, implementation and evaluation required. Two or more years of professional experience working with first-generation and socially, educationally, and economically deprived populations required. Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Ability to exercise considerable judgement and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by embodying Roosevelt's core values, mission, and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty, staff and visitors. A positive and professional demeanor is a must. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.

Roosevelt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes women, LGBTQ, disabled, veterans, international and minority-classified individuals as applicants for all positions.

Organization

RICH AND VIBRANT HISTORY
Roosevelt University was founded on principle: Higher education should be available to all academically qualified students, regardless of class, racial or ethnic origin, gender or age. This 1945 “experiment” has been a success from the start. Today, Roosevelt is a national leader in educating socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and their communities.

The University offers diverse, differentiated academic programs at two campuses—both located in thriving commercial and cultural districts—and online. The northwest suburban Schaumburg Campus is a hub of environmental and scientific study, home to the College of Pharmacy. On the lakefront Chicago Campus downtown, a 32-story vertical campus houses classrooms, labs, student and academic services, and student residences. And the men and women Roosevelt Lakers sports teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.roosevelt_university3.jpg

RELEVANT, INNOVATIVE AND PROGRESSIVE ACADEMICS
Roosevelt’s collaborative learning environment, based around small classes, fosters supportive student–faculty relationships. More than 1,000 outstanding faculty and staff provide more than 6,600 students of varied backgrounds and ages the tools to succeed in the professional marketplace—through classroom and online course work, and through experiential and service-learning opportunities.

Students may select from 70 undergraduate and 50 master’s and doctoral programs across six colleges. Relevant curricula are developed with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation—for example:

  • ARTS AND SCIENCES, the University’s largest college—Doctor of Psychology, PhD in industrial/organizational psychology, the first social justice major in the Chicago area, and home to many of the University’s centers and institutes, including Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation
  • BUSINESS, among first U.S. business schools to sign the pledge of the UN-PRIME—master’s degree in real estate, the region’s first master’s in accounting forensics, and sustainability-focused courses on responsible business practices
  • EDUCATION—undergraduate and graduate programs in teaching, counseling, and leadership, and Office of Community Engagement that targets communities to promote child literacy and college readiness
  • PERFORMING ARTS, Music and Theatre conservatories—new BFA in musical theatre with dance emphasis, and fast-track MA in directing, a three-summer program for high school theatre teachers
  • PHARMACY, Midwest’s only three-year, year-round Doctor of Pharmacy degree program—offering health screenings, education, and flu vaccinations, plus new dual Master of Public Health degree opportunity
  • PROFESSIONAL STUDIES—accelerated paralegal studies degree, graduate program in training and development, Illinois’ only master of science in hospitality and tourism management, the first bachelor’s degree in sustainability studies, plus numerous fast-track bachelor’s degrees for adult studentsroosevelt_university1.jpg

EXCITING TIMES OF TRANSFORMATION
Roosevelt continues to expand, elevate, and enhance its offerings through pioneering academic programs, updated and newly constructed facilities, and extensive greening efforts.

  • Among the most diverse student populations, particularly among private institutions—fourth most ethnically diverse university in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Report, 2013)
  • Personalized instruction enabled by 12:1 faculty-student ratio, and average class size of 21
  • Entering freshmen with ACT composite scores consistently above the national average
  • Extensive sustainability initiatives that have garnered national recognition, including LEED-Gold certification (Wabash Building), Bronze Award by the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council, and first-ever Conservation at Work Award from the Conservation Foundation (Schaumburg Campus)
  • General education core curriculum centered around social justice (First Year Seminar, Primary Texts, and Grounds for Change)roosevelt_university2.jpg

 

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