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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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.