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Assistant Director of Upward Bound

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK
Closing date
Jul 25, 2021
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Assistant Director of Upward Bound

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Annual Hours:

12 Month

Placement Range:

$50,000 - $55,000

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Job Category:

Exempt (Managerial)

General Description:

The Assistant Director for Upward Bound will work with the Director of TRIO Grant Programs to develop, plan and implement a program of educational services which result in project participants being successfully prepared for and motivated toward post-secondary education.

Upward Bound is a federally funded grant program that serves a target group of 75, 9th through 12th grade students from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds with the goal of increasing high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment. The grant began 09/1/2017 and may be renewed for up to 5 years.

Reports To:

Director of TRIO Programs

What position(s) reports to this position?:

Upward Bound Advisor
Upward Bound Tutors
Upward Bound Summer Office Assistants
Upward Bound Summer Instructors

Minimum Education/Experience:

Master’s Degree

Two (2) years experience in working with financially and educationally disadvantaged youth.

Previous experience in working with grant-funded programs.

Valid driver’s license.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and community.

Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of economically and/or educationally disadvantaged youth.

Strong organizational skills.

Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel or similar software.

Ability to relate to diverse populations.

Personal experience in overcoming academic and economic obstacles to success.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Light work: The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 20 pounds of force to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

This position requires the person to frequently move about the office or classroom to assist students and perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to frequently remain in standing and stationary position.

This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer, other office equipment and mobile devices to perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to students, staff, and faculty to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.

This position performs the essential functions in an indoor, classroom, or office setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual English/Spanish.

Required Training:

Annual Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training

Work Hours:

The work hours are generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, there are some weekend and evening hours to support the program requirements.


Upward Bound

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HR Contact:

Jennifer Allenwood

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume and transcript conferring required degree.Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

Serve as an advocate for low-income, first-generation students.

Plan and participate in activities and events, which enhance the educational and cultural experience of participants. Activities may include extensive bus travel, strenuous physical activity, or driving a van to transport students.

Identify, propose, or select presenters to facilitate workshops for participants on relevant topics such as career, behavioral, and academic-related issues.

Develop and present workshops for participants on relevant topics such as career, behavioral, and academic-related issues.

Develop and facilitate a summer mini-college experience and summer bridge program for eligible participants. This includes supervising instructors and summer office assistants.

Actively assist in the assessment, advisement, and counseling of students.

Design and implement intervention strategies in response to student needs or make appropriate referrals to campus and community resources.

Maintain positive relationships with students, parents, target high schools and colleges/universities.

Develop and initiate activities to improve the campus climate concerning students who are low-income and first-generation.

Coordinate the identification and selection process of eligible participants to the program.
Manage the tutoring component, including budget monitoring and the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of appropriate tutors.

Monitor participant and alumni progress and maintain accurate student records.

Meet regularly with the TRIO Director for monitoring of program and participant activity expenses.

Assist TRIO Director with a compilation of annual performance reports and other information requested by the College and the U. S. Department of Education.

Participate in Co-Curricular Assessment as needed.

Serve as a designated Campus Security Authority and take all associated required training.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Complete training in Mental Health Awareness and Resources.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation, shelter in place drills, and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

This position has been identified as having significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The individual holding this position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to report crimes they become aware of to the Reporting Structure at Oklahoma City Community College. Annual CSA training is required for individuals holding this position.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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