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Director of Upward Bound - Vincennes, IN

Vincennes University
Vincennes, IN
$46,000 - $48,000
January 25, 2023


Vincennes University

Director of Upward Bound


• Master's Degree in counseling, education, administration, or related field with 3 years of experience, preferably in fields related to the objectives of the project.

• 3 years of administrative experience (fiscal budgeting and project administration).

• Knowledge of postsecondary admissions and financial aid policies.

• Experience supervising and training staff.

• Sensitivity toward the needs and interests of educationally disadvantaged individuals.

• Prefer applicants who have been successful at overcoming barriers similar to UB participants.


• Coordinate with school personnel in all target schools, including Evansville, for the identification, recruitment, and selection of participants for Vincennes University Upward Bound.

• Develop, oversee, and monitor participant services to help students prepare for college.

• Supervise and monitor all aspects of grant operations and ensure compliance with Department of Education regulations.

• Produce monthly newsletters to disseminate information regarding program activities.

• Manage social media accounts, Remind account, and other online platforms.

• Utilize a variety of virtual platforms to conduct virtual meetings for students on a regular basis.

• Compile and submit annual performance reports.

• Recruit, select, train, and evaluate Vincennes University Upward Bound staff.

• Monitor budget allocations and expenditures for the grant.

• Represent Vincennes University Upward Bound at both university and community meetings.

• Plan and coordinate academic year and summer components activities.

• Provide academic advisement and career counseling to support students in college preparation.

• Attend monthly Saturday campus meetings.

• Perform other duties assigned by the Vice President of Workforce Development/Community Services.


• Grant writing and management.

• Ability to work with first generation, low income, and/or at risk populations.

• Ability to read and understand financial/budget statements.

• Experience in staff management (hiring process, timesheets, evaluations, etc.).

• Ability to multi-task and remain organized.

• Understanding of FERPA requirements.

• Ability to travel within the target area.

• Ability to utilize a variety of technology to provide services to students.


Normal physical demands for successful work in a normal office environment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to . Applications will be accepted until filled. Applicants may be reviewed concurrently with the application period.

Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.