Director, OU Upward Bound

The University Of Oklahoma Norman , OK 73071

Posted 11 months ago

The Upward Bound Program is a component of the federal TRIO Program to assist low income/first generation, 9th through 12th graders to graduate from high school and enter post-secondary education. The Director is responsible for the overall implementation of the Upward Bound Program, the day to day operations of the program development and management of a comprehensive leadership program. The Director is responsible for program leadership, supervision of staff, and administration of the grant. The Director will assist with the establishment of a student culture where diversity is valued, and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership.

The Academic Year Program provides in-school advising, academic support, and community service events during the school year.

During the academic year OU Upward Bound provides

  • Saturday Session workshops focusing on financial awareness, career exploration, and college exam preparation,

  • Monthly academic advising visits from OU Upward Bound academic professionals,

  • College tours visiting Oklahoma colleges,

  • Community service events,

  • ACT test preparation support, and

  • College application, financial aid, and admissions support during the student's senior year.

The Summer Academic Institute is held on the OU Norman campus the second week of June through the third week of July. Students stay on campus from Sunday evenings to Thursday afternoons.

This program is in year two of a five year Department of Education grant.

Other Documents:

Please attach list of references

Required Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

  • 18-36 months experience with Federal TRIO programs, academic support programs or similar programs

Skills:

  • Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English

  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions

  • Basic computer skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information

  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines

  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff

  • Able to produce reports and complete work within deadlines

  • Strong initiative to solve problems

  • General office skills such as multi-line phone, copying, filing, faxing, and mail

  • Must be able to read and interpret policy as well as State and Federal regulations

  • Able to effectively evaluate projects/programs and produce comprehensive reports

  • Must be able to create and deliver effective training presentations

  • Composition and proofreading skills

Certifications:

  • Drivers license to drive university vehicles

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Working conditions during Summer Academic Institute and trips may include exposure to extreme temperatures and lifting/moving of supplies. Requires ability communication with students, parents and staff.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Experience in budget management

  • Master's Degree in Education or related field

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Supervision: 1-5 Staff

Special Instructions:

If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing


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