Upward Bound Cocke/Hawkins Associate Director

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Upward Bound Cocke/Hawkins Associate Director


Tusculum University is seeking qualified applicants for Associate Director of Upward Bound Cocke/Hawkins. 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 Cocke County and Hawkins 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 summer program. Candidates for this position must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet program participants’ needs.

The Upward Bound Cocke/Hawkins 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 and Tusculum University application (This form can be located at the top of the web page https://www3.tusculum.edu/hr/employment-opportunities) electronically to [email protected] Attn: UPWARD BOUND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR


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