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.
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Required Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:
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
Advertised Physical Requirements:
Experience in budget management
Master's Degree in Education or related field
Bilingual in Spanish
Supervision: 1-5 Staff
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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