Upward Bound Coordinator III - TRiO

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Upward Bound Coordinator III - TRiO
Elgin, IL

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.


Implement academic programs for Upward Bound participants; coordinate selection and monitor the participants' academic progress. Advise and counsel participants regarding academic requirements, standings and financial aid.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate educational support services (academic, financial, personal, social / cultural, and career related assistance) for eligible participants, ensuring participants receive all necessary information to succeed, while maintaining compliance with regulations of funding agencies and the U.S. Department of Education.
2. Provide advice and counsel for Upward Bound participants regarding program academic requirements, standings, financial aid, etc.
3. Assist with in-service activities and assessments for high need students, e.g., arrange for tutoring assistance and computer lab time/training.
4. Coordinate personal growth opportunities (cultural, social, and personal) for students, and develop participants' IEPs.
5. Provide assistance to Upward Bound management in evaluation of activities.
6. Assist management with writing and submission of grant proposals.
7. Collect and maintain accurate participant data; run routine reports management.


1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
2. Two years experience in education and/ or human services.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

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Posted: 8/20/2019
Application Due: 10/19/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with experience