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Supervisor, Upward Bound

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Position Information
Highland Business Center
Monday - Fridays; 8am-8pm varies based on activities up to 40 hours per week and two Saturdays a month 9am-3pm.
Supervisor 4/121 ($44,645.00 - $63,780.00)
FLSA Status:
Reports To:
Director, Upward Bound Program
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job

Responsible for the oversight and success of the Upward Bound program in partnership with Austin Independent School District (AISD) Northeast and Travis Early College High Schools. Administration of program objectives and goals while increasing knowledge related to higher education, career assessment and life skills.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GRANT POSITION WITH FUNDING THROUGH 8/31/2022.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
  • Assists in planning and coordinating all education program activities, including hiring and training of academic and summer staff, scheduling and teaching classes; scheduling volunteers and outside agencies to facilitate classes, organize attendance at other educational fairs and events; developing and updating lesson plans.
  • Assists the director in conducting follow up activities to track the post-secondary achievement of former participants using evaluations of the effectiveness of the program components and assist in programmatic adjustments as necessary.
  • Works to identify agencies and community service providers to make presentations and/or support outreach activities; coordinates and schedules volunteers as necessary to conduct financial education or other seminars; builds relationships with local college career placement teams and local vocational school programs.
  • Assists with recruitment, selection, assessment, supervision, and year-end evaluation of all project participants; monitors/tracks participant's academic progress and provides academic advising and career information; assists Director with hiring, training, and evaluation of tutorial, instructional and summer staff.
  • Prepares and maintains statistical records on all education related activities; compiles and prepares monthly statistical reports for the director and ensures the accuracy and completeness prior to submission.
  • Tracks the post-secondary progress of all graduated participants and provides support to assist in the yearly matriculation until receiving a certificate of completion or degree within six years of high school graduation.
  • Works with graduating seniors to ensure college enrollment including SAT/ACT, Financial Aid, Housing and Freshman Orientation attendance of participants.
  • Manages the dual enrollment and AP course load of participants to track high school completion of a associate degree.
  • Additional Job Specific Duties

    1. Professional Development
    2. Summer Programming
    3. Academic Success Planning
    4. Virtual Programming to include recruitment and selection of participants
    5. Annual Performance Report
    6. Budget Management
    7. Manage a caseload of participants 30 12th graders
    8. Attend all Saturday Sessions ( 2 per moth)
    9. Ensure each program has 60 active participants per program
    10. Manages Advisors (4), and Summer Staff (13), and Tutors (10)
    11. Community Service Engagements
    12. Seeking collaboration and partnerships
    13. Oversees the dual enrollment and AP course load of participants to
    track high school completion of an associate degree.
    14. Compiles and prepares monthly statistical reports for the director and
    ensures accuracy and completeness prior to submission.
    15. Volunteer Engagement
    16. Oversees writing and developing program communications intended
    for the Upward Bound website, newsletter, press releases, and social
    media account, training and coaching of part-time staff to include tutors,
    summer staff, and academic success coach.
    17. Develops and maintains relationships with parents, schools, and other
    service providers
    18. Serves as the main point of contact for target high school key personnel
    19. Provides monthly feedback and information regarding the UB program
    to target personnel
    20. Compiles statistical reports for dissemination to college, high schools,
    parents, and community partners
    21. Parental Engagement
    22. Scholarship Tracker
    23. Each Senior receiving a minimum of $50,000 in scholarships not to
    include grant aid
    24. Senior Retreat
    25. Financial Literacy
    26. College Admissions
    27. Freshman Housing
    28. Freshman Orientation
    29. Student Shot Records (Meningitis)
    30. Preparation of TSI/PSAT/SAT/PACT/ACT, College entrance exams
    31. Assists in supervising and coaching part-time staff to include hiring
    and termination
    32. Create lesson plans
    33. Research data trends to aid in enhancing academic services and
    performance of participants.
    34. Tracking and engagement of UB Alumni of post-secondary progress
    of all graduated participants and provide support to assist in the yearly
    matriculation until receiving a certificate of completion or degree within
    six years of high school graduation.
    35. Community Outreach
    36. Assist with recruitment, selection, assessment, supervision of program
    37. Serve as the main point of contact for bilingual parents and participants
    38. Prepares and maintains statistical records on all education-related activities
    39. Uses information from the Academic Success Coach to discuss detailed
    academic coaching instructions and action item plan to parents whose
    students have fallen below 85 every three weeks.
    40. Ability to monitor students during overnight field trips lasting 2-8 nights.

    KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Knowledge of the college and financial aid application process. Knowledge of computer technology and applications. Applicable knowledge of Department of Education OMB Circular, EDGAR, Legislature. Supervisory principles, practices, and methods. Principles and methods of budget preparation, bid and purchasing procedures, and expense control.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Effectively use interpersonal and public speaking communication skills, including tact and diplomacy when working with diverse populations. Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy. Effective leadership, team building skills, and a strong customer-orientation when working with diverse students, faculty, administration, community and business leaders. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Demonstrated commitment to supporting academic needs of students facing barriers to educational success through academic coaching/advising, counseling, instruction, advocacy and/or education.Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database and presentation software. May also use social media, work with desktop publishing and update program webpage.Required Work Experience

  • Two years related work experience including one year of supervisory experience.
  • Completion of the ACC Supervisor Certificate Series Program will satisfy the supervisory experience required for this position.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Experience working with students and parents who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. One year experience providing assistance or advising students with post-secondary enrollment. Experience working with education equity programs or TRIO programs preferred.Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Preferred Education

    Master's degree or higher in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration.Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 lbs.Safety

  • Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/9/2021
    Application Due: 1/22/2021
    Work Type: Full Time