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Upward Bound Associate Director

Tusculum University is seeking qualified applicants for Associate Director of Upward Bound. This 12-month, full-time position will report to the Director of TRIO Programs and requires some evening and weekend work. The Associate Director recruits and serves first-generation and low-income high school students in Greene County, Hamblen County, Unicoi County, and Washington County, TN. The Associate Director manages the daily operation of the program including oversight of staff as well as recruitment of participants and facilitation of program activities including but not limited to tutoring, college readiness services, field trips, cultural enrichment events, and an immersive six-week residential summer academy on campus at Tusculum University. Candidates for this position must be comfortable conducting on-ground and virtual meetings. Proficiency using virtual meeting platforms is required. Additionally, candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet program participants’ needs.

The Upward Bound Associate Director is additionally responsible for collecting, maintaining, and reporting student outcomes data in accordance with Department of Education guidelines for federal TRIO Programs. Applicants must have a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the program and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Candidates must have a master’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in TRIO Programs, education, social or behavioral sciences, counseling, student personnel, or related field; previous personnel management experience preferred. Candidates must exhibit a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the program.


Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, the names & contact information of 3-5 references, Tusculum University application and Authorization for Background Investigation and Fair Credit Reporting Rights Act Summary (These two forms can be located at the top of the web page electronically to [email protected] Attn: UPWARD BOUND


Working at Tusculum University

At Tennessee’s first college, join students from across the country and across the world who’ve come together  to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Our unique Civic Arts focus takes the liberal arts a step further in a nationally recognized approach to educating individuals of integrity and ideals.

wide range of majors – from museum studies to nursing – are combined with service learning and travel opportunities, an Honors Program and a Bonner Leaders Program.

Plus Tusculum offers scores of student-run clubs and projects to prepare you for anything!

If you’re seeking a smaller college away from urban stress and suburban sameness, Tusculum is the right size and in the right place. A small college like ours encourages you to be who you are and to try new things, knowing you’ll never be lost in the crowd. 

It’s easy to get involved at Tusculum. Organize campus events, become a resident assistant, direct a play, lead Freshman Orientation, hold an office in the Student Government Association, or join one of the many other clubs on campus.

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